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Vectorworks Releases 2019 Version of Its Software

On September 12, Vectorworks released the 2019 version of its BIM software, including updates to add-ons Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals, Designer, Bracework, and Vision. The move comes less than six months after the company released its 2018 version of the software. As usual, Vectorworks asked for user feedback on what changes it should make, then […]

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2D design still has a place in a world with 3D AR and VR

One of the earliest use cases in both AR and VR was using these new mediums as a canvas for different creations. From Google’s Tilt Brush to paint in 3D space in VR to their “Just a Line” app to draw in 3D space using their AR framework, ARCore. Magic Leap also launched its highly anticipated mixed […]

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A Look at 3D Modeling in VR with Gravity Sketch for Oculus

Virtual reality (VR) started off as science fiction, but over the past few years, the fiction behind the science has gradually faded away, as cutting-edge VR technology has popped up here and there. One such technology is the Gravity Sketch—an Oculus-based 3D creation app created to bring out the creativity in artists and designers. VR […]

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Best Computer for 3D Modeling and Rendering

The most interesting thing about looking for a Computer / Workstation for 3D Modeling and Rendering is the fact that 3D Modeling and (CPU) Rendering are two very different use cases that use the Hardware of a Computer in very different ways. CPU Rendering CPU Rendering in itself uses all cores of a CPU 100% of the […]

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3D Printing Simulation: Where Are We Now?

3D printing simulation is a fairly broad term that covers any simulation aspect of the 3D printing process, ranging from the melting of particles in a feedstock to the actual toolpath simulation required to build a part. As you can imagine, there is a range of different companies offering simulation solutions for each and every […]

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These Stunning Designs Show What Our Future on Mars Might Look Like

A recent contest challenged participants to create utopian designs of future human Mars settlements, and their creations are stunning. In the HP Mars Home Planet Rendering Challenge, over 87,000 people from all over the world flexed their creative muscles to design the perfect colony on the Red Planet. Last summer, when HP launched the challenge, the participants […]

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Interview with 3D Team Lead for Klotzen! Panzer Battles

Back in May, we released an interview with a developer of Klotzen! Panzer Battles. That time, we talked with the head of the game development about what got him into developing the game and how different it is compared to the competition. In this interview, you will get to know about a man responsible for […]

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MAXON’s Cinema 4D Release 20 Available Now

Leading 3D modeling, painting, animation and rendering solutions developer MAXON has launched Cinema 4D Release 20 (R20). The next gen professional application offers high-end tools and features for VFX and motion graphics artists, including a major expansion of the MoGraph toolset, new volume-based modeling tools, simplified CAD files import and node-based material system. “Cinema 4D R20 delivers […]

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Unite LA Is Back, And Uniting Industries As Far-Reaching As Architecture, AutoTech, And VR/AR

Unite LA 2018 aims to bring a drilled-down industry focus to the ongoing Unity Technologies conference series. Over the past decade, Unity Technologies has carried its goal of “democratizing game development” to a level far beyond the scope of its beginnings as a powerful new game engine. Since 2004, it has become the most widely […]

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Download. Print. Kill? The rise of 3D printed guns in Australia

Australia’s gun enthusiasts aren’t particularly enthused about 3D printed plastic guns. “Any experienced shooter is likely to say – no thanks, I like these five fingers. And two eyes!” said Graham Park, president of the Shooters Union, which represents around 200,000 of the country’s firearm owners. “In shooting circles they’re considered a joke because they’re […]

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How to Use a Drone to Create a Detailed 3D Context Model

While working in 3D-visualization software such as Lumion, features such as OpenStreetMap (OSM)and satellite ground planes can provide some context for your design. They are suitable options for quickly building urban or rural environments relevant to your project’s location, but they’re also limited. For instance, OSM only provides rough building shapes, rendered white, and the satellite maps […]

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Unreal Studio Powers Photorealistic VR and AR for Product Design Teams

While Unreal Engine has been established as a pioneering software for real-time rendering since the late 1990s, it wasn’t until the more recent boom in virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR), that those outside of the gaming world understood its power for industrial applications. As architects, engineers and product designers began […]

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The 3DNA Eyewear system

Eye-DNA, an optical solutions company based in Hong Kong, has launched its latest interactive virtual kiosk – the 3DNA Eyewear system – which integrates 3D scanning and design to provide user-designed and precisely fit eyewear. “3DNA turns buying eyewear into a new, collaborative experience,” said Dennis G. Zelazowski, Founder of Eye-DNA. “Instead of trying on […]

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Review of Wings 3D and 3D Slash.

Wings 3D Wings 3D is a free and open source tool available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Using it is straightforward. You can add objects by right clicking and picking from a menu of primitives, which includes the usual set of regular 3D polygons. It also has extras, such as a spiral and the torus […]

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Should CAD Users Switch to Fusion 360? Why and Why Not?

Are we tired of hearing about “paradigm shifts?” Sorry, but Fusion 360 may actually be one. There are a few situations where Fusion 360 provides real advantages over the traditional CAD systems. There’s a Tool for That Fusion 360 makes a comprehensive set of tools available to the user. Aside from the standard modeling tools, Fusion […]

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