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Autodesk ReCap Photo - Photo scan software for image-based modeling

You can now create high-quality textured 3D mesh models and point clouds from photos for digital or physical use with Autodesk® ReCap™ Photo, an advanced professional-grade service. Capture and upload photos into this cloud service where you can automatically stitch them together to create an image-based model, as well as add survey points or known distances for improved precision.  ... read more »

Mr Tapia - The Nasty 3d Director (Week 13)

I met Mr. Tapia last weekend at a friends wedding. He was sitting on the same table with me and so we got talking. I discovered that he was a 3d Art Director at a production studio in Hollywood. We exchanged business cards and I setup an appointment to meet with him on Tuesday for lunch at his office.   I arrived at his office early for lunch and decided to use the restroom while the... read more »

3Doodler gadget makes handheld 3D modeling possible

The 3Doodler, a sort of handheld 3D modeler.The gadget extrudes heated plastic, similar to an electric glue gun, that allows users to make a variety of objects. The company plans to offer stencils on its website for beginner users to make everything from the Eiffel Tower to a horse-drawn carriage. See the 3Doodler in action in the video below: read more »

2015 Ford Mustang Rendered in 3D [Video]

Even though the 3D rendering is far from being finished, with minor changes to be added in the future - the author says the quarter window “may need a little tweaking” and the taillights are obviously similar to those on the current musclecar - this “360 degree spin” video is one that Mustang enthusiasts can’t miss. Compare with the 2013 version below: read more »

Why 3D Artist Gain Weight (Week 12)

Like every 3d artist that I know, I spend countless hours a day on the computer working on one 3d modeling project after another. With most projects having aggressive deadlines it is almost impossible not to work long hours in order to meet the timelines. This of course means lots of sitting in front of the computer with no time to exercise thus leading to weight gain or worst of them all... read more »

New Sensor That Turns Your iPad Into A Mobile 3D Scanner

Capture a 3D model of a room, or create 3D images of objects, just by walking around the space or the objects with a tablet Relevant Products/Services equipped with a clip-on sensor. That's the idea behind the first 3D sensor specifically designed for mobile Relevant Products/Services devices. read more »

Google Earth No Longer Accepting Hand-Built 3D Models

With only a few weeks left until new 3d models in the Google 3D Warehouse are no longer loaded into Google Earth, we are seeing that 3d modeling is becoming more of a specialized industry for 3d artist that continue to build amazing 3d models.    While we can appreciate that Google is pushing more toward 3D Imagery instead of hand-built 3d models, it will be a long time before the... read more »

Soccer 3D Modelers (Week 11)

It has been several years since I played the game of soccer or as some will say football.  My buddy Larry who is an avid soccer player told me over the weekend that two of the guys that play on his soccer team were 3d modelers. He said that they were also brothers and very well connected in Hollywood with access to key people at some of the top production studios. So I decided to go with him... read more »

Software That Can Make 3D Models From A Single Photograph

Most image-based modelling packages can recreate 3D models from two or more reference photos of an object. 3-Sweep goes one better – or rather, one fewer. This magical software can almost instantly turn a still photo into a 3D model.   Demonstrated at Siggraph Asia 2013, the software only requires the user to define the three dimensions of an object in a photo by swiping along them with a... read more »

The Beach (Week 10)

Last weekend was very hot in Los Angeles, so my girlfriend Katrina and I decided to go hang out at the beach. I brought my laptop, speakers and camera with me to the beach. My goal was to use the beach environment to stimulate my imagination to create.   While chilling on the sand listening to Swedish House Mafia, I got inspired and decided to use the opportunity to work on some 3d models... read more »

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