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Khronos updates computer vision specification

Khronos updates computer vision specification

OpenVX 1.2 adds neural network acceleration and feature detection among many new features. A version for safety critical systems is also announced. The Khronos Group has released a significant update to its OpenVX specification for computer vision applications. OpenVX is a high-level, graph-based API for creating real-time mobile and embedded computer vision platforms. As with […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →
JPR issues visual processing unit market report update

JPR issues visual processing unit market report update

VPUs poised to become indispensable to image processing, machine intelligence, augmented reality and other cutting edge applications.   Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, today released its latest quarterly report on the Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. The second quarterly edition of this new report analyzes the […]

By April 28, 2017 Read More →
Nvidia unleashes the Titan Xp

Nvidia unleashes the Titan Xp

Nvidia’s most powerful GPU to date is the first that can also be used with a Mac. By Johan Keyter Nvidia this month unveiled the newest addition to its top-tier GPU line-up in the form of the Titan Xp, and when it comes to graphics cards you know we need to look at some nerd […]

By April 12, 2017 Read More →

Digital Reality

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis introduces a new version of its virtual reality design tool at the GPU Technology Conference. Applications of digital models in the product development to manufacturing process are increasing. Visualization, simulation, and analysis inform the process to an increasing degree resulting in more useful virtual prototyping. The goal today is to create a digital model that behaves […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

The process of going from art to part with 3D printing is still cumbersome. 3D Systems today said it will start bundling its 3DXpert software with every model in its line of direct metal printers. The timing comes with announcement of a significant upgrade to the software, due to ship later this year.   3DXpert […]

By May 9, 2017 Read More →
New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live makes a clear distinction between AR and other forms of immersive graphics.  A new book by computer graphics pioneer and researcher Dr. Jon Peddie takes a close look at the impact and potential of augmented reality. Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live provides an in-depth exploration of the […]

By May 6, 2017 Read More →

MFG & PLM

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis introduces a new version of its virtual reality design tool at the GPU Technology Conference. Applications of digital models in the product development to manufacturing process are increasing. Visualization, simulation, and analysis inform the process to an increasing degree resulting in more useful virtual prototyping. The goal today is to create a digital model that behaves […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
PTC and ANSYS deliver Industrial Internet of Things simulation connections

PTC and ANSYS deliver Industrial Internet of Things simulation connections

The digital twin can now be used for predictive maintenance. PTC and Ansys are working together to deliver connection technology to pair up Ansys simulation expertise with applications built on the PTC ThingWorx Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) platform. The goal is to give manufacturers a way to integrate intelligence simulation into Internet-connected products.  The […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Vires makes simulation software that will aid in developing the Hexagon “autonomous X vision.” For years, Hexagon has been acquiring companies in a variety of 3D-related technologies for engineering disciplines of process and power plant design, civil engineering, and related geographic data applications, including 3D scanning. More recently, the company has been buying companies in […]

By May 15, 2017 Read More →

DCC

Faceware Live enhancements include new animation workflows

Faceware Live enhancements include new animation workflows

Producing facial animation in real time allows digital characters to interact with live audiences. Faceware Technologies has made a significant under-the-hood upgrade to Faceware Live, its real-time motion capture (mocap) and animation software. Much of the new technology comes from its parent company, Image Metrics, which is creating commercial/consumer apps including L’Oreal’s MakeupGenius and Nissan’s […]

By May 23, 2017 Read More →
Interview: Andrew Baum, President of WeVideo

Interview: Andrew Baum, President of WeVideo

With over 22 million accounts, WeVideo is still in the process of making video editing tools cost effective and easily accessible to all. Video processing had been associated with high costs as well as complex hardware and software resources. But today it is no more the exclusive domain of professionals. Online video editing platforms like […]

By May 19, 2017 Read More →
Adobe Creative Cloud for video

Adobe Creative Cloud for video

Latest updates focus on video tools with new capabilities in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, motion graphics, live animation, and audio. Adobe has revealed a major update for video tools in its Creative Cloud solution, meant for filmmakers and video producers. Now available, the latest update delivers new features for graphics and titling, animation, polishing audio, […]

By May 2, 2017 Read More →

BIZ

ODA Teigha to introduce version history to .dwg

ODA Teigha to introduce version history to .dwg

The Open Design Alliance returns to Prague for a third straight year to introduce new technology to its member companies.  The Open Design Alliance (ODA) announced today it will return to Prague for the Teigha Developer Conference 2017, September 11-12. New versioning technology is scheduled to be unveiled to ODA members.   “Our new version […]

By May 17, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Hexagon acquisition points to autonomous driving strategy

Vires makes simulation software that will aid in developing the Hexagon “autonomous X vision.” For years, Hexagon has been acquiring companies in a variety of 3D-related technologies for engineering disciplines of process and power plant design, civil engineering, and related geographic data applications, including 3D scanning. More recently, the company has been buying companies in […]

By May 15, 2017 Read More →
PTC holding the course and sticking to its story

PTC holding the course and sticking to its story

Revenue for the second quarter of 2017 grew 3% year-over-year. By Kathleen Maher PTC says it is happy with the way its current strategy is going. The company is transitioning its customer base to subscription, which will smooth out the company’s revenues and it is building new business in IoT. The company hopes to see […]

By May 6, 2017 Read More →