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Now It’s Easy Reverse-Engineer 3D Models

Researchers at MIT have developed a new way of editing CAD models. Described in the paper, InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees, this method makes it easier and time-effective to customize 3D models and recover their metadata. If coupled with 3D printing, the researchers believe this method could become a powerful tool for reverse engineering,… Continue Reading Now It’s Easy Reverse-Engineer 3D Models

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The most bizarre and brilliant projects from a Dutch design fair

At the Design Academy Eindhoven’s presentation for Dutch Design Week, graduating students presented brilliant pieces made using unexpected techniques. Femke Rijerman, courtesy Design Academy Eindhoven Peruse the shelves of any shop and you’re likely to encounter products made from a very short list of techniques: injection-molding, slip casting, pressing, and maybe CNC machining. These processes have… Continue Reading The most bizarre and brilliant projects from a Dutch design fair

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Finding the Right 3D Modeling Software For You

Looking for the best 3D modeling software? Look no further! This simple guide will solve your problem and get you moving in the right direction. Whether you are new to 3D design or at the professional level, there are several 3D modeling software packages to meet your needs and level of expertise. Having the correct… Continue Reading Finding the Right 3D Modeling Software For You

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Universal 3D Character Creation Platform for Unity, Unreal

Reallusion’s CC3 completes the 3D game character pipeline for game developers. Access a highly optimized game character base for mobile, AR and VR developers then integrate InstaLOD’s model and material optimization technologies to generate game-ready characters that are animatable on-the-fly with multiple LOD outputs. CC3 is introducing a new Game Character Base with its topology… Continue Reading Universal 3D Character Creation Platform for Unity, Unreal

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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… Continue Reading 3D Printing Simulation: Where Are We Now?

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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… Continue Reading A 3D model of a human heart ventricle

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Character Animation 101: Creating a 2D Mesh

Gamasutra started a really awesome guide for Character Animation, let’s check it. Learn the basics of 2D character animation for film and game design through this introductory series, led by artist and DeepMotion intern, Frances Sierra. Follow her as she uses Creature for the first time, bringing to life an original character. This series will… Continue Reading Character Animation 101: Creating a 2D Mesh

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Reverse Engineering

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… Continue Reading Reverse Engineering

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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… Continue Reading A New Layer Of Architectural Innovation Has Arrived For CAD Artists

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Let’s Look At Archicad 22

GRAPHISOFT has introduced ARCHICAD 22, the latest installment in its line of ARCHICAD building information management (BIM) software. Here are some of the highlights from the new edition. Better Facades The new Curtain Wall tool, open over top of a 3D model. The pattern in the tool can be repeated across the building, making it… Continue Reading Let’s Look At Archicad 22

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Artificial Intelligence Helps CAD Users

AI is not the stuff of the far-off future; it is already incorporated within the SOLIDWORKS portfolio to support a variety of design goals. Within the category of optimization, AI helps generate more intelligent designs that are lighter, stronger, and more economical, as is the case with Live Parts, which “grows” part models in a manner… Continue Reading Artificial Intelligence Helps CAD Users

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How To Reverse Engineer And Model Mechanical Parts

Step 1: Determine units Start by asking yourself where the part was made, and more specifically where it was designed. A part originating outside of the United States is probably metric, but what if it was designed by an American company and simply manufactured overseas? Alternatively, what if it was designed overseas, but with the purpose of… Continue Reading How To Reverse Engineer And Model Mechanical Parts

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PlastiSketch Allows To Create Sculpted 3D Objects Using Vectors

PlastiSketch offers another technique for 3D modeling that is an alternative option to well-known tools. It is intended for those that want to make sculpted 3D objects, yet do not have the creative artfulness required by the likes of Zbrush and Blender. In clarifying his new creation, PlastiSketch, Marcel Urbanek additionally depicts his own disappointment… Continue Reading PlastiSketch Allows To Create Sculpted 3D Objects Using Vectors

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6 tools to render your SolidWorks project

The rendering software may have features including animation tools which can integrate with animation programs to bring life to images. These can be used for movies, games, architecture and other uses. There are numerous SolidWorks rendering programs available but we have compiled the very best below in terms of functionality.   3Ds max 3Ds max… Continue Reading 6 tools to render your SolidWorks project

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RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality.

We often see robotics and 3D printing combined, as well as 3D printing and augmented reality (AR). Cornell University researcher Huaishu Peng, whose 3D printing work has made headlines multiple times, has been working on a project that combines robotics, 3D printing combined, augmented reality. We see a wide variety of really interesting and innovative research and projects in this field, but the Robotic… Continue Reading RoMA: Robotic 3D Printing and Augmented Reality.

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