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Google Glass Hints Future Features Including 3D Model Creation

Google Glass was recently graced with another firmware update, something the folks over at Android Police have dug into for a detailed look. With this latest software comes hints of a slew of new features that Glass owners could expect to see in the future, among them being the ability to tune an instrument and […]

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Learning How To Market My 3D Modeling Services (Week 16)

This week I decided to attend a marketing seminar to learn how to market my custom 3d modeling services better and generate more business. It was only a one day workshop… which I felt was great. Day one began with us all introducing ourselves and then been put into groups of fives. Unfortunately, for me […]

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Box World Effects Template Tutorial – ConnectFX Graphics Template For Autodesk Smoke

The Box World effects template features a series of dynamic 3D cubes that can easily be customized to display your own content on the cubes’ sides. The scene is fully customizable so you can rotate and move the cubes around and adjust the camera angle, lighting, and textures in the scene. Visit AREA to download […]

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Halloween (Week 17)

This week was Halloween and I was actually very busy trying to deliver all the last minute Halloween themed 3d modeling jobs on my plate. So nothing much happened as I was hunkered down in my apartment all week working like a dog to ensure I meet all the aggressive deadlines. However, on Halloween day […]

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New 3D Model Virus Explains The Lack Of Common Cold Cure

With all of the medical advances in recent history, it is sometimes surprising that we have not yet found a cure for the common cold. But a new model for rhinovirus C shows unexpected structural differences, creating potential for the development of new cold drugs. Researchers from the University of Wisconson-Madison, led by Prof. Ann […]

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How Game Freak Built The New Creatures And 3D Models Of Pokemon X And Y

Pokemon X and Y is a big hit worldwide, selling 4 million copies in the first two days of worldwide release (2.3 million in Japan alone as of this week). It’s heady times for Ken Sugimori, character art director at Game Freak and the main man responsible for the franchise’s look and feel. “My first gut […]

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3D Model Job (Week 18)

Last week I somehow got my friend’s 5years old son (little Kelvin) suspended from school for wearing an inappropriate Halloween costume. So I started the week off reluctantly having to call and apologize to the principal of his elementary school to rescind on the suspension. The cheeky principal guy was not satisfied with my phone […]

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3D-Printed Gun Made Out Of Metal

Every part of the gun except for the springs is made with “direct metal laser sintering,” or DMLS, a technology that constructs metal parts from a 3D design by blasting powdered metal with a laser.

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Working As A 3D Modeler (Week 19)

Last week I started a new contract 3d modeling job and was unfortunate enough to have a weird guy sitting next to me in the next cubicle.  Now, it has been a while since I worked in an office environment and so having to wake up early to go into the office everyday has really […]

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Smithsonian Makes 3D Imaging Push

The Smithsonian Institution is launching a new 3D scanning and printing initiative to make more artifacts accessible to schools, researchers and the public worldwide.

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3D Artists Can Have Fun Too! (Week 20)

With the Thanksgiving holidays, this week was pretty slow. Most people took off on vacation and the rest of us had more time to goof around in the office. We had our annual potluck celebration and I was tasked with bringing a dessert treat. I chose to bring almond pound cake and brought two cakes […]

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Now You Can Make A Perfect 3D Model From The Palm Of Your Hand

MIT researchers have developed handheld milling machines, also known as the FreeD, that allow users to maintain a level of personal style while also ensuring that the final product is still recognizable as a piece of artwork. Using the same principles as a 3D printer, the machine relies on a 3D model on a computer. […]

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Selfie Of A 3D Artist (Week 21)

On Tuesday, I received a selfie of Marie. She was topless and sent it to me while in the office with a text message saying “Lets do lunch baby”. For those of you that don’t know what a selfie is it is a photograph of yourself taken with your camera phone by you. Now, Marie […]

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Your Smartphone As A 3D Scanner

3D scanning aims to capture the geometry of the 3D world. However, most existing solutions require a complicated setup, are often hard to use and might not always work outdoors. Marc Pollefeys, professor at the Institute for Visual Computing and his group found a way to develop a software that works with existing smartphone technology […]

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How To Get Hired As A 3D Artist (Week 22)

Last Saturday was our company’s Christmas party and as you know if you read my last weeks post, I was wondering if I should take my girlfriend Katrina to the event.  I chose to do so only because she insisted that she wanted to be there. It was a great event as there were a […]

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