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VR Helps Designers Magically Sketch 3D Models

“Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo” — as Cinderella’s fairy godmother sang these three words and motioned the tip of her magic wand, everything turned into what she imagined them to be. Yes, it’s magic in a film. The exact thing can’t happen in real life. But what about something like it? With virtual reality, researchers at the Korean Advanced Institute of […]

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Where Blender Functionality is Better Than Maya’s

It’s no surprise that Maya is known as the No. 1 3D application in the industry right now, and for good reason too. It’s an extremely powerful program that allows you to model, texture, render, run simulations and animate. Blender, on the other hand, is an underdog and for the most part, lives in Maya’s shadow. Does that mean Blender […]

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Autodesk’s 3D Printing Toolset Gets 2019 Update

Autodesk has announced the newest version of Netfabb, their additive manufacturing, and design software. Netfabb provides a toolset for managing printers, setting up models, simulating prints, and generating lattices. Netfabb 2019.0 brings enhancements to simulation, latticing, cloud storage, machine workspaces, and more. To begin, Netfabb 2019 has overhauled the way users access their different machines, […]

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Unreal Studio: A platform for making custom AR/VR visualizations

By Sean Higgins Epic Games, the makers of Unreal Engine, have noticed in recent years that their visualization toolset is making huge leaps in popularity in the AEC space. That’s why they’re doubling down on the AEC market with the beta release of Unreal Studio. Unreal Studio offers VR visualization tools that will appeal to users […]

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Robotic Camera Rig Creates 3D Animations With Light

 Instead of repeatedly standing in front of a camera and waving an LED bulb to create long-exposure light paintings, Josh Sheldon automated the process with an impressive photography rig that takes orders directly from 3D animation software. The resulting animations, made with precise camera moves and robot-controlled lights, are like nothing you’ve ever seen. https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s–A9fwGSy9–/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/xmxhjgxvz6aux552j4ff.mp4 But don’t […]

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A Beginners Guide to 3D Modeling

3D modeling brings designs to life in a three-dimensional space through the manipulation of polygons, edges, and vertices in a 3D space. It can be done with the help of specialized 3D software and a lot of dedication and imagination. What It Takes To Be A 3D Modeler The most important traits of a 3D […]

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Six Essential Tools for SOLIDWORKS Users Working with Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing, also commonly referred to as 3D printing, is a manufacturing process by which material is added, layer by layer, to build a part. The process starts with a 3D model that is designed in the user’s native CAD program. That part is then analyzed and sliced into in many sections to create a […]

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A 3D model of a human heart ventricle

Harvard University researchers have bioengineered a three-dimensional model of a human left heart ventricle that could be used to study diseases, test drugs and develop patient-specific treatments for heart conditions such as arrhythmia. The tissue is engineered with a nanofiber scaffold seeded with human heart cells. The scaffold acts like a 3D template, guiding the […]

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Virtual Surveyor 6 streamlines workflow, UI

Virtual Surveyor has announced the sixth version of its drone-based surveying software suite, touting significant workflow and interface enhancements. Designed for processing UAV-derived imagery, the Virtual Surveyor software suite is primarily aimed at stitching together orthophotos and digital terrain models to create interactive 3D models of a surveyed area. Touting themselves as bridging the gap between […]

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Best 3d Modeling Software 2018

Whether you are looking for the right software to fuel your latest design project or picking the best engineering program for a company or class, here’s the best 3D modeling software — and what makes them such popular picks.Keep in mind, however, this software can be taxing on your system. It’s a good idea to carefully examine […]

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Tinkercad Coding Tricks To Automate Modeling

If you want to do a quick design for 3D printing, Tinkercad is pretty easy to use. Although it was briefly in danger of going out of business, it was bought by AutoDesk who have made a lot of improvements. It is possible to program and simulate an Arduino in the same tool — which […]

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How to create 3D models for Android game development using Blender

Being able to create your own 3D models is something that can come in handy for a wide range of reasons. Whether you want to create some attractive 3D art, design a product to get 3D printed, or even make animations and special effects. Of course, 3D models also come in very handy for game developers, so […]

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Oculus Medium 2.0 makes the VR-based 3D modelling and sculpting software even more creative

 3D artists will find a lot going on under the hood in the latest iteration of Oculus Medium. It’s only been 18 months since VR big name Oculus released its immersive creation platform Medium, but a new version of their flagship sculpting tool is now out, offering artists some of their biggest wish list requests. The […]

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2018’s Best Free CAD Software (2D/3D CAD Programs)

CAD software is an important tool for professional architects, engineers, animators, and graphic designers. With the proliferation of open-source projects, free CAD software is in many cases no less sophisticated than its commercial counterparts. But given the many differences between the CAD programs, it can be difficult to choose the right one. This selection is […]

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Best Architecture Software 2018

Designing buildings is a complex task that’s all about detail as much as the grand vision of the designer. The architectural software enables the original concept to be honed into a practical work or home space. The first computing tools to aid architects addressed the logistical issues of producing the numerous drawings needed for any […]

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