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The latest in my ongoing series: How Architects and Interior Designers can Design on the iPad Pro. This one shows the process we used to design and present a visitor experience for a major league interactive sports museum. We didn't have enough time or information for digital images, so we had to rely on the most powerful computational platform: the hand.

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Slowly but surely updating this popular post about 15 of the dumbest things you'd ever want to know about watercolor--that work every time. Click bait, anyone? Why did I have to update the post? See last paragraph about transition from Squarespace 5 to Squarespace 7.

http://www.akersarchitecturalrendering.com/blog/2010/3/4/15-of-the-dumbest-things-youd-ever-want-to-know-about-waterc.html?rq=15

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The Procreate app is a great way to brainstorm ideas with a group. Not only does the software record every jot, but you can edit it to show your thought process, then share the video with the group.

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Any golfers out there? Procreate's Instant Replay feature coupled with iPad Pro and iMovie provided the fun for this birthday card for a guy with a Big Kahuna sized swing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vu2cVVhJUso

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A gallery of 30 aerial architectural renderings--set to sweet music by Bare Naked Ladies--for your consideration.

https://youtu.be/oun3mt_mcxg

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Another tutorial showing how iPad Pro can be used to make some pretty fast and kick ass renderings. Please subscribe to the Youtube channel to see a bunch of new things with more on the way.

https://youtu.be/w7DTKK2fQNk

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http://www.akersarchitecturalrendering.com/howto-videos/

One of the most underrated features of using Procreate App with a tablet and stylus is the "instant replay" feature. It automatically records every brush stoke you make while designing, whether you work in plan, elevation or 3-d sketch. These videos can then be edited in iMovie or the PC equivalent to produce a marketing video that both delights your client and subtly reveals how much time and effort you put in to each design. In this example, I help Rockwell Group in developing the details of a proposed hotel meeting room lobby.
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Check out my latest video demonstrating how architects, interior designers and construction industry professionals can enhance their design and communication talents using the Procreate app with a tablet and stylus.

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Against all odds, architectural rendering by hand is making a comeback in the Digital Age
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