Ah...what a fitting post. Why? I can't believe I'm saying this, but I'm writing this on my brand new Macbook Air. I must admit, my cumulative time on a Mac in 28 years is about 15 minutes. This thing is so freakin' lightweight. I can't believe I bought a Mac. If I told you that I bought Microsoft stock in 1987 when it first went public (...and sold it way too soon afterwards), I've been a Microsoft user since 1982 and DOS 1.2. I've replaced a Dell Precision M90 with this sleek and beautiful piece of machinery. The odd part is that they both have the same processor and amount of RAM. At least the SSD hard drive makes things feel faster. I've even installed AutoCAD for Mac. I have no idea how to use it but I did manage to draw some crooked lines. That darned Ortho command.
I switched to the Mac since I'm always on the road and this laptop boots up in 18 seconds, has a 7 hour battery and feels like it weighs less than my iPad. I still refuse to get an iPhone and my DroidX will never really feel safe.
Anyway, to the point of this blog post. I was introduced about a month ago to an iPad app called Epic Citadel. It's a free program that lets you walk through a medieval town. The graphics are amazing, the rendering quality is beautiful and it's so fast. I'm thinking it's the perfect future for 3D walkthroughs ala Navisworks. The future of the free world rests in the capable hands of the iPad and all that it can do in its lightweight, easy to use interface. There's just nothing that compares to it. Walking through the town in Epic Citadel is truly amazing and very impressive. You can even download their SDK for free and play with it. Check out the post below and look forward to lots more cool technology like this that you 2D year olds will just never create, experience or appreciate.
Now, if I could only figure out how to right mouse click on this damn Mac!!!! Oh well, I'm sure it's all part of the future of BIM.
Source: http://www.engadget.com/2010/11/08/epic-games-id-software-show-off-jaw-dropping-new-iphone-games/Epic Games, Id Software show off jaw-dropping new iPhone games: "
We've already seen Epic Games and Id Software show off their respective game engines for iOS devices, but they're only now finally giving folks a look at the first actual games that will use them. The first of those to roll out will apparently be Id's Mutant Bash TV, which looks as impressive as the Rage demo promised (although that's aided in part by being on rails), and will cost just $0.99 for the standard version or $1.99 for the Retina Display-enhanced version. Seemingly even more impressive than it, however, is Epic Games' Infinity Blade, the game counterpart to the Unreal Engine 3-based 'Epic Citadel' demo that was released back in September. While it may look like yet another God of War clone, it sounds like Epic has something quite a bit different in mind -- the game's creative director (of Shadow Complex fame, incidentally) recently described it as a mix of Karateka, Dragon's Lair and Punch-Out. Head on past the break to check out the trailer, and hit up the link below for Touch Arcade's preview of Mutant Bash TV (no video for it just yet, unfortunately).Permalink Ars Technica | Touch Arcade | Email this | Comments"