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Sep 2, 14
Your Projects from Architecture School are Silly
Projects in architectural school tend to be somewhat outrageous - designing something to exist on the dark side of the moon isn't all that unlikely. But what is the point of designing these incredibly odd and silly projects [more...]
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This week in upFront.eZine: Generating 3D models from annotated 2D drawings
Issue #829 In this week's issue of upFront.eZine, Alexander Yampolsky is back wtih another technical article on automated drafting. This time he describes a system for generating 3D models from specifically annotated 2D drawings. You can read all about the [more...]
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Small Victories Lead to Major Reward
At the age of 13, I purchased my first automobile. A navy blue 1972 Camaro. It took three summers working at my dads gas station, sweeping the pavement, cleaning tools and pumping gas, to save the $1,200.00 required to make the deal. The 72 was part of a well developed plan to earn enough to [… [more...]
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Featured artwork by Pascal Raimbault: "Faora - Man of Steel"
Hi friends. I've found a very nice new artwork by Pascal Raimbault. Pascal used 3D-Coat for the retopo of the girls armor. Maybe some of you know Pascal from CGfeedback . He is currently working at Weta Digital. I hope you like the image the same like me. :-) Some technical infos: Base mesh in Maya Armour block out and detailing in Zbrush Armour retopo in 3D-Coat Texturing in Mari Rig in Maya Face sculpt in Mudbox Rendered with  G [more...]
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New Architectural Visualization Solution Coming from French-based Twinmotion
A new architectural visualization solution is on the horizon called Twinmotion, or least that is the company's name which appears based in Franc [more...]
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podcast 192 - Using the Project Tool for 3-D Modelling
I'm a big fan of using the Project tool, because it so powerful for 3-D modelling. You can use it to trim a NURBS surface to suit a planar shape, you can also use it to project planar objects onto a 3-D object. In my recent 3-D Modelling Special Interest Group, the topic of the project or came up. Many of the users were surprised at how powerful this tool can be. http://youtu.be/M-ZeEfiTXjs   Posted with Blogs [more...]
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Galileo Galilei's Telescope Inspires Us To Make One Ourselves
Of the many titles conferred on Galileo Galilei, The Father of Modern Observational astronomy, is perhaps the most apt one in context of todays topic Telescopes. We all know... The post Galileo Galileis Telescope Inspires Us To Make One Ourselves appeared first on SolidSmack [more...]
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Google enters the world of scalable Cloud Rendering with Zync acquisition
Google acquires ZYNC cloud rendering service star and aims to serve Hollywood with its Google Cloud Platfor [more...]
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Lithoz ceramic 3D printers gets a boost from EOS investment
Lithoz ceramic 3D printers have received investment from EOS' founder and CEO, boosting the chances of scaling this technology Lithoz , the TU Vienna spin-off company specialising in high performance ceramic 3D printing, has announced that EOS ' founder and 3D printing angel investor has invested in the company. Dr. Hans J. Langer, in his role as founder and CEO of EOS, made the company a world leader in the field of laser sintering. Although no m [more...]
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3D-Coat - Update 4.1.14
Improvements Quick access to layer's blending options - hover layer, press small triangle that appears on the right. "Rotate along stroke" tuned to avoid trajectory twisting, many surface brushes got trajectory improvement that should lead to more predictble sculpting. Retopo with symmetry improved. Points will be automatically snapped and welded to the symmetry plane. It is especially important in non-virtual mirror mode. Fixes Slide edges correct [more...]
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Planes, Projections and Picking Points
Here is a query and some sample code from a Revit API newbie that led to several different interesting topics, in particular some ruminations on planes, projections, picking points and common extension methods that I hope will be of use [more...]
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Research Heralds 3D-Printed Organs and even Hearts
Written by Catherine Bolgar Few would have guessed the trajectory from 1970s inkjet printers to 3D printed organs consisting of human cells, yet, thats where were headed. 3D printers apply layers of melted plastic to create complex objects, from the silly to the serious, including personalized prostheses such as eyes, ears or knees. A patient at [more...]
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Interpreting 2D drawings is Unnatural
He couldnt see it. There I was, in a Drafting 101 class at the University of Kentucky engineering school. Looking to my left, I was watching a fellow student peer at the drawing on his desk. I was waiting for the look of understanding to cross his face. He scanned to the right-hand side view. [… [more...]
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Benin Summer School Week 1, Part 1: Get to Know the Students
The third edition of the Benin Summer School is in full swing! But what is the Summer School all about? And who are the students our Materialise volunteers are working with? I Proudly Introduce You to the Summer School in Benin! The Summer School in Benin is a place where two Materialise employees work with Beninese students ... Tags:  Baobab Express , Run for Beni [more...]
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Sneak Peek: 15 Features coming in SOLIDWORKS 2015 - SOLIDWORKS Model Based Definition
Each year SOLIDWORKS releases a new version of it's flagship product. This year, during the 15 days prior to the release of SOLIDWORKS 2015 we're taking a look at 15 … Continued Author information Jeremy Regnerus Senior User Advocacy and Community Manager at SOLIDWORKS CSWE, SOLIDWORKS Geek and connoisseur of all things geeky and nerdy. Twitter Facebook LinkedI [more...]
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4 reasons why you should visit Dassault Systèmes' booth at #IMTS 2014
If you plan to attend the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) in Chicago from September 08, 2014 to September 13, 2014, dont miss Dassault Systmes booth E-3125. Heres what we have in store for you: You will see our solutions tailored to the Industrial Equipment industry. We focus on what our customers and their customers value [more...]
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Happy Labor Day from Autodesk Labs
Autodesk employees in the United States have the day off in honor of Labor Day. As noted on Wikipedia, Congress enacted the holiday in 1882 as "a day off for working citizens." The holiday signals the end of summer. Many [more...]
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Rolo Bikes' revolutionary bike frame engineered using HyperWorks
The Rolo road bike frame, at 710g, claims to be the lightest and stiffest in the world Rolo Bikes has unveiled its results of a joint development project with Altair , producing a road cycle weighing in at a featherweight 710g. Using Altair's HyperWorks Suite, Rolo's engineers took the design through a process of optimisation and virtual testing with the goal of achieving world leading levels of performance for weight, stiffness and comfort for a [more...]
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Five things to see at 3D Printshow London
Featuring some of the most interesting 3D printing users, the 3D Printshow returns to London If there's one thing that can shake off the 'first of the month blues' its that there's the zippity return of the 3D Printshow to London's fair streets, taking over Old Billingsgate from 4 - 6 September. Yes, it's a consumer-packed desktop-FDM-printer-athon. Yes, it will be full of wide-eyed, awestruck newbies and school trips. Yes, you probably won't find a [more...]
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Be Audacious
One of the keynote speakers at this years PLM Connections in Orlando was Erik Wahl. It was my favorite session of the conference. It was very different from past keynotes that I can remember it didnt focus on how some company used PLM to make something better or more efficiently or some cool new [… [more...]
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Apple Campus 2 construction video - August 2014
The video, below, of the Apple Campus 2 construction site, shot with a DJI Phantom 2 with GoPro Hero 3+ Black edition micro copter, is well worth taking a look at, not just because its Apple new head quarters, but because there is so much to see about a large site, the set up and most […] The post Apple Campus 2 construction video - August 2014 appeared first on Konstrukshon CPD Weblog [more...]
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Nvidia Quadro professional 3D graphics review extended with hands on testing of K4200 and K5200
The double height Nvidia Quadro K5200 nestled inside our Scan 3XS GW-HT10 test machine Last month we put the Nvidia Quadro K2200 (4GB) through its paces, one of five new professional GPUs launched by Nvidia at Siggraph in August. But this was only the first part of the story and weve now emerged from our labs to share results for the high-end Quadro K4200 (4GB) and Quadro K5200 (8GB). While performance of the Quadro K2200 in DS SolidWorks and PTC Creo [more...]
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AutoCAD Layers Deep Dive Series: Paper Space Layouts
Mike 'The Wizard' Thomas demonstrates his slight of hand in this post. Check out how he controls the visibility and properties of the layers per viewport, and the many tools for making it easy to accomplish [more...]
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Vero and HASCO collaborate at Interplas
Vero and HASCO to demonstrate design collaboration HASCO, one of the world's leading suppliers of modular standard mould units and accessories will be featuring demonstrations on its stand at Interplas, showing how VISI, from Vero Software can connect to the HASCO libraries, leverage the digital data and automate the design and [more...]
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