What architecture software should I learn
October 2, 2011 12:16 PM Subscribe
What architecture or rendering software should I learn in order to make myself more marketable to architecture firms?
posted by daniel striped tiger to media & arts (11 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
I'll be graduating from architecture school this May, with skill set that is kind of out of the ordinary. At my school, we put heavy emphasis on hand-drawing and drafting, and watercolor rendering. As a result, I didn't touch a computer until my fourth year of school. What programs should I try to pick up/get better at to improve my chance of getting a job in this market?
Currently, I have a basic proficiency in AutoCAD (meaning I can do everything I can do by hand on AutoCAD; I understand layers and blocks, and get the general idea of an xref but don't really understand how to use it in a workflow). Also, I am quite good at rendering in Photoshop, and can get by pretty well in InDesign, Illustrator, and Google Sketchup.
I've spent much of my life on computers, and tend to pick up new software pretty quickly. I personally own a Mac, but also have access to a few big time rendering towers at school. Where should I go next?