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A model of a UConn competition car. How a team from UConn used 3D scanning in a competition The Formula SAE competitions challenge teams of university undergraduate and graduate students to design and fabricate a small, formula-style vehicle. There are very few restrictions to the overall car design. Teams typically spend eight to twelve months […]

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E3 expo highlights virtual reality’s challenge to get real

LOS ANGELES — When Elizabeth Ching took off her headset, she was panting. She had just finished playing a new virtual-reality boxing game called “Creed: Rise to Glory” at E3, the nation’s biggest video-game convention, and she’d knocked her computer opponent out cold. With the exception of a few boxing classes she’d taken, this was […]

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Unity Gives Developers the Keys to ARKit 2.0 Capabilities via Updated Plugin

With developers chomping at the bit to play with ARKit 2.0, Unity has updated its ARKit plugin to enable access to the new augmented reality superpowers of the toolkit. The updated plugin is available now for developers via Bitbucket. “Apple announced exciting news for AR developers last week at WWDC, including ARKit 2. Unity has worked closely […]

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A New Layer Of Architectural Innovation Has Arrived For CAD Artists

The evolution of Computer Aided Design, a.k.a. CAD, made drafting easier, more precise and gave artists the ability to produce a quicker turnaround time. With this new technology, drawings suddenly came to life with 3D representation difficult to replicate by hand. Drawing precisely to scale became possible. Designs could be rotated in three dimensions, and […]

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Six Top Tools to Build Augmented Reality Mobile Apps

Augmented reality (AR) has become the new trend in the digital world and you can hardly meet a person who is not familiar with it after the boom that Pokemon Go brought into the lives of the average mobile user.  Though many people consider AR to be only an entertainment technology, it’s actually widely used in multiple industries like healthcare, e-commerce, architecture and […]

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Creating 3D Models from Photos

The general rule of thumb is that you want sharp, well-exposed photos, however, the software will automatically reject images that aren’t good enough. This means that photos from any camera will work and, indeed, the proof-of-concept for SfM was crowdsourcing photos from the internet. However, the quality of your 3D model will depend upon the […]

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iOS 12: ARKit 2 extends Apple’s lead in mobile augmented reality

Apple is serious about augmented reality. Tim Cook has been clear about how important it is, saying it will “change the way we use technology forever.” With ARKit in iOS 11, Apple brought AR capabilities to hundreds of millions of phones. With iOS 12, Apple brings developers ARKit 2 with enhanced capabilities like 3D object […]

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Ultimaker Releases New and Improved Cura 3.4 Beta

Ultimaker is releasing a new beta version of its popular slicing software. You can download Cura 3.4 from the company’s website. As always, the software is free. When it comes to its popular 3D slicing software Cura, 3D printer manufacturer Ultimaker is known iterate fast. After releasing the latest stable version of the Cura 3.3.1 […]

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EXTEND3D Projects 3D CAD Models Directly on Production Floor

Spatial Corp, a leading provider of 3D software development toolkits for design, manufacturing, and engineering solutions, and a subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, has announced the results of its collaboration with EXTEND3D with the release of EXTEND3D Werklicht 3D software, bridging 3D CAD models to the shop floor. For the first time, all EXTEND3D Werklicht laser […]

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How To Make A Game In Unity – Beginners Tutorial

Want to create an RPG game like Zelda, Skyrim or Final Fantasy? Well, now you can create using these Unity Tutorials. Welcome to the RPG Unity Tutorials for beginners where Jimmy Vegas will be building own RPG. You’ll take elements from many different RPG games out there, as well as create a few of our […]

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10 CAD Tools for Your Small Manufacturing Business

Computer-aided design, or CAD, is an essential tool for any manufacturing or product design business. There are plenty of different software programs out there that can help you with this function, but knowing which ones to choose can be a bit tricky. Dan Taylor, content analyst at software review and research platform Capterra said in an email […]

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FARO introduces As-Built Software platform for 3D digital modeling

Lake Mary, Florida: FARO, the world’s most trusted source for 3D measurement and imaging solutions for factory metrology and construction BIM, announces the availability of the FARO As-Built software platform that enables efficient and cost-effective transfer of 3D reality capture into Autodesk design tools to create ready to use CAD and Building Information Modeling (BIM) deliverables. As-Built […]

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Sinterit launches benchtop Lisa 2 platform based on selective laser sintering process

Sinterit, a Polish 3D printing vendor, has announced the Lisa 2, a follow up to its flagship desktop selective laser sintering (SLS) machine. The new and improved platform has been brought to market on the back of customer feedback, and while boasting many of the properties of its smaller sister, the Lisa 2 is a benchtop […]

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Interview With a Designer Who Creates Animal-Inspired Chairs

When we first came across Spanish designer Máximo Riera’s Rhino Chair in 2011, we were blown away by its incredible likeness to the endangered animal. Featuring a surprisingly comfortable-looking throne that merges with the upper half of the rhino’s body, it was the second sculptural design added to Riera’s Animal Chair Collection—the first being the equally-majestic Octopus Chair. Since […]

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Printed 3D Models Refinement

One of the problems that all fans of FDM 3D printing is ribbing of external surfaces. Since the technology itself is based on the successive application of plastic layers, this effect can not be avoided. You can, of course, make it less visible by increasing the vertical resolution of the printer (ie, applying thinner layers), […]

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