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Eli Harris has been with vCAD since the beginning. He is a lead developer and a key player with multiple skill sets to offer. His interest in computer science, as well as business, has played a huge role in the success he has reached while at vCAD. He believes in the product because he knows the ins and outs of the whole conversion process since he helped create it. Learn more about Eli below!
Fernando Turpin is a Landscape Architecture graduate student at the University of Tennessee, in the College of Architecture and Design. Fernando, or Fern as some call him, found his interest in landscape design in a round about way. All of his past experiences have built the path he is currently on. See how Fern has engaged with vCAD in aid of integrating VR and Visualization into the workflow of the Landscape Architecture faculty at the University of Tennessee!
"vCAD is a solution that makes it easy, fast and simple to view and share 3D models of spaces that don't exist yet. I can share them on smartphones, tablets, laptops, desktops and virtual reality." -Dan Smigrod
Jacob is a recent college graduate and has been a part of the vCAD team since last May. He has brought many skills to the table and has learned many new things to better the company and the product. Currently he is focusing on CAD building and rendering. Jacob is also a Nike athlete for pole vaulting at UT. We caught up with him to see what he thinks about workign at vCAD and what vCAD has to offer.
Anna Zhilyaeva is an amazing artist who works in a variety of mediums- including Tiltbrush. At the VR Awards this year, she painting a piece, via Tiltbrush, to a musical performance and with a live audience. Anna tried out vCAD with some of her artwork and here are the results!
vCAD is a tool that can be used to match the needs of any user. During the design process, there are many ideas and iterations one goes through before reaching the final result. The quick upload and turnaround process allows for immediate changes and edits. vCAD recently worked with Mary Morgan Smith, an Interior Architecture student at the University of Tennessee, to convert her CAD model into a fully navigable experience. With this project, Mary Morgan won the prestigious Brinkmann Scholarship as well as a summer internship with Gensler, one of the largest architecture and design firms in the world. She was asked to present her project, using vCAD, to the Chancellor of the university as well as to attendees at a fundraising exhibition and dinner to represent the College of Architecture and Design. We caught up with Mary Morgan to see what she thought about vCAD.
Previously, we introduced Rachel Hunt – a student of interior architecture and industrial design, and creative director at vCAD since the launch in 2016. This summer she parlayed her experience into an internship at the prestigious SOM design firm in San Francisco.
At first glance, vCAD may seem like a powerful tool mainly for professional use. We’ve shared many examples of how it elevates designs for industry work, as well as communication with colleagues and clients. But we want to let you in on a hot tip: it’s never too early to start using vCAD. It is an amazing tool for students too.
The resume of vCAD founder, Dr. Lee Martin, is an impressive one: successful entrepreneur, recipient of many prestigious awards, holder of 20 patents, published author, accomplished academic with several engineering degrees, director of the engineering entrepreneurship program at University of Tennessee, board member, and now founder of vCAD.