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Drone maker DJI buys majority stake in iconic Hasselblad

Drone maker DJI buys majority stake in iconic Hasselblad

Another sign from DJI on how it wants to own the drones-for-enterprise market. Tech and business publications are reporting today that drone maker DJI has acquired a majority interest in Hasselblad, the high-end and iconic Swedish camera company. Cost of the acquisition was not disclosed. Hasselblad and DJI (based in Shenzhen, China) are both privately […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
AMD Radeon software update includes real-time game play record/playback

AMD Radeon software update includes real-time game play record/playback

Other new graphics tools include virtual reality stitching, power consumption control tied to frame rate, and performance boosts for professional graphics applications. Graphics hardware vendor AMD has released its largest update to the supporting graphics software suite. Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition has features for professional users, gamers, and developer. Leading the update is new […]

By December 12, 2016 Read More →
AMD Radeon GPUs headed to Google Cloud

AMD Radeon GPUs headed to Google Cloud

Google Compute Engine and Cloud Machine Learning services will have FirePro boards as compute accelerators. One more unknown success story for open source code.   AMD has scored a big win in cloud technology, with the recent announcement that its Radeon GPU technology will be available to Google Cloud Platform users. Starting in 2017, Google […]

By December 8, 2016 Read More →

Digital Reality

Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Expensive CAVE systems can soon be replaced by consumer-class viewers. Dassault Systemès is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, demonstrating how its “3DEXPERIENCE” approach to engineering can take advantage of the new generation of business oriented head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices. Dassault says headsets such as the HTC Vive will soon be […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
DJI to offer Bentley’s ContextCapture with its commercial Drones

DJI to offer Bentley’s ContextCapture with its commercial Drones

Bentley and drone manufacturer DJI team up to add value to DJI’s products.

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
ImmersaCAD brings virtual reality to architecture without the puke factor

ImmersaCAD brings virtual reality to architecture without the puke factor

Avoiding virtual reality motion sickness was a key criteria for the development team. A startup with years of experience in telepresence technology has introduced a new visualization tool for architecture that promises an immersive virtual reality experience without the motion sickness. ImmersaCAD made its public debut in November at Autodesk University. The technology combines the […]

By December 21, 2016 Read More →

MFG & PLM

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
SolidWorks-based die design tool ports to BricsCAD

SolidWorks-based die design tool ports to BricsCAD

3D direct modeling and constraints for the .dwg crowd, without a subscription to AutoCAD. A specialized mechanical CAD developer with roots in SolidWorks is now shipping a new version of its progressive die design toolset which works in .dwg-based BricsCAD. The SolidWorks version of DSTools allows tool designers to generate die set designs and a […]

By January 16, 2017 Read More →
Formula 1 racecar designer turns to Onshape for open access engineering

Formula 1 racecar designer turns to Onshape for open access engineering

Anyone can view the public files; Nicolas Perrinn chooses who joins the design team. A veteran Formula 1 racecar designer is creating his latest car as a team effort, with an unusual twist. While some 30 designers and engineers are employees of Nicolas Perrinn’s design firm, another 200 team members are racing enthusiasts scattered across […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →

DCC

Chaos Group lands partnership with Adobe

Chaos Group lands partnership with Adobe

V-Ray rendering technology will be integrated into Adobe Creative Cloud. Render 3D assets, then use for design work. Chaos Group and Adobe today annouce a strategic partnership to integrate V-Ray rendering into Adobe Creative Cloud products. The goal is “push-button” 3D rendered composites. The first expression of the partnership is Project Felix, a public beta […]

By January 10, 2017 Read More →
Four-armed robot gives ad agency a technology advantage

Four-armed robot gives ad agency a technology advantage

Robic has four fully programmable arms that move cameras over 100 miles per hour for shots at 2,500 frames per second. Usually when an advertising agency promotes their business, they do things like show off work for other clients or display the creative power of their staff artists. But Triptent has found a way to […]

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
Elementacular cloud sculpting in Maya gets an upgrade

Elementacular cloud sculpting in Maya gets an upgrade

Pass the volumetric clouds directly to Arnold or RenderMan for final rendering. The Alexandra Institute says its most recent update to Elementacular — an interactive cloud sculpting plug-in for Autodesk Maya — adds support for newer GPUs, the newest editions of Maya, adds support for the OpenDVB standard, and makes several fixes to the software. […]

By December 28, 2016 Read More →

BIZ

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Materialise and Siemens forge Additive Manufacturing partnership

Siemens is fighting for leadership recognition in Industry 4.0 with GE; 3D printing is one battle in a larger war. 3D printing software specialist Materialise NV and Siemens PLM has entered into a partnership to improve the design and manufacture of parts using additive manufacturing. The two companies will work together to integrate Materialise technology […]

By January 17, 2017 Read More →
MSC Software acquisition rumors flying

MSC Software acquisition rumors flying

Investors who stayed with MSC when it went private could get a nice payout, even though we think the rumored price is low. Business news sites are reporting officially unconfirmed claims that computer-aided engineering (CAE) developer MSC Software is in talks to be acquired. MSC was a public company from 1983 to 2009. The reports […]

By January 13, 2017 Read More →
New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

New JPR white paper explores the future of GPUs

The astronomical growth in computation graphics technology has created new opportunities far removed from the original objectives. The market for — and use of — GPUs stretches from supercomputers and medical instrumentation to gaming machines, mobile devices, automobiles, and wearables. Just about everyone in the industrialized world has at least a half dozen GPUs, and […]

By December 26, 2016 Read More →