I recently had two amazing things happen to me as we started out this new year.
“Top Speaker Award for RTC-Europe” First, while I was at a ‘pre-AU’ party with some really great friends in the Lounge of the Mandalay Bay listening to some really good Rock & Blues……the Founder, along with the American Committee Chairman of the Revit Technology Conferences held up his iPhone to show me that I had received the “Top Rated Speaker” award for the RTC-Europe which was just held in Dublin, Ireland. He then showed me that my second class I presented was the next highest rated class! Considering all of the amazing speakers who presented in Europe, that was quite an honor! Thank you!
“RPC Star of the AEC” Secondly, while attending AU this year, I was invited to a party hosted by Randall Stevens, founder and president of ArchVision, who created and sells RPC images & materials for our renderings. Jim Balding introduced me to Randall a few years ago while presenting at the RTC-Vancouver asking me to show him what I had done to his people and tree RPC’s. He wanted to know more about how I did it, and more importantly, why. If you have attended one of my Graphics Classes, you will know how I modified his RPC’s for all of my non-rendered views rather than using them only for finished renderings, which is what Randall originally intended his content to be used for. (ArchVision’s ‘place holders’ in non-rendered views are merely that….little paper cut out type markers to show you where the entourage is and was never intended as a finished product.) I pulled out a thumb drive and handed it to him and told him that he could have all of my families in order to fully understand how I did what I did. He gave me a very weird look, like “are you kidding!?” and then shook my hand and thanked me. Well, a couple of years later….. At this year’s AU, he showed me his new “Entourage Workshop” which is a beta version of my some of my ideas and techniques. As a thank you, Randall turned me into an RPC! You can now download me and use me in your own renderings! (A bit ‘project specific though….LOL) Very humbling, yet, very cool! Thank you Randall!