Hardware

Review: Nvidia Shield tablet

Review: Nvidia Shield tablet

Thin, light, and remarkably powerful—what’s not to like? By Robert Dow The K1 processor in the Shield tablet far outperforms any mobile processor that we have tested. The K1 is a 192-core Kepler GPU matched with a 2.2-GHz ARM Cor­tex A15 CPU with 2 GB RAM which drives an 8-inch 1920 x 1200 touch dis­play, [...]

By October 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Review: Digging into the Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation

Review: Digging into the Dell Precision M2800 mobile workstation

Dell now has three 15-inch mobile workstations. Tom Lansford takes a close look at the newest in the line, the Precision M2800. Today, Dell offers three models of 15-inch mobile workstations. At first glance, more than one 15-inch mobile workstation seems like two too many. In this review I’ll take a look at the newest [...]

By October 19, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Review: Nvidia’s GTX 980 Maxwell monster graphics board

Review: Nvidia’s GTX 980 Maxwell monster graphics board

If you’re a gaming enthusiast, this is the AIB you’ve been waiting for.  By C. Robert Dow When Nvidia introduced Maxwell GPUs in their midrange add-in boards (AIBs) in February, we thought how they did it was odd. Usually AMD and Nvidia bring out top-of-the-line products first and then dribble out the remaining products over [...]

By October 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →

Digital Reality

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

Goodbye lost wax casting for gold jewelry

A partnership between 3D printer manufacturer EOS and precious metals provider Cooksongold results in a new printer. Sculptor and jewelry designer Johannes von Stumm came up with his latest design for a set of puzzle rings, he knew he needed to create them directly using 3D printing rather than use traditional lost wax casting. “I create [...]

By September 18, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Design for Manufacturing Summit; discounts for GfxSpeak readers

Design for Manufacturing Summit; discounts for GfxSpeak readers

Design for Manufacture Summit offers discount to GfxSpeak readers

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Aerys debuts its 3D world editor and supporting 3D engine, and shows off applications in both engineering and game development. Thousands of engineers and game developers overheated when the first Iron Man movie debuted in 2008. It wasn’t about the action scenes or the characters; it was about the holographic design technology, an interface to [...]

MFG & PLM

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

CorelCAD 2015 adds parametrics, Windows Ribbon UI

Corel and Dassault Systèmes both use the Ares CAD platform from Graebert Software as their foundational technology, enhancing it for their respective user bases. CorelCAD, one of two drafting products based on the Graebert Ares CAD platform, has released its 2015 update. Among the new features are dimensional constraints (parametrics), and a new user interface [...]

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

Kubotek adds part comparison to KeyCreator 2015   

The first MCAD direct modeler to be acquired by a larger firm continues to be a popular tool in automotive design. Kubotek has added its CAD comparison technology to the 2015 release of KeyCreator. The KeyCreator Compare module was formerly distributed as a separate product.  The inclusion of CAD comparison technology makes KeyCreator the only [...]

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

Graebert Ares Commander update includes new Android 2D CAD

With more than 6 million active users, Graebert has become a considerable force in DWG-compatible drafting. Graebert GmbH today announced its 2015 product line-up, which extends the triple-OS Ares Commander desktop CAD platform to the Android mobile OS.  Graebert sells Ares Commander as a dwg-compatible alternative to AutoCAD on Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux. Graebert [...]

DCC

Adobe bets big on mobile, casts a bigger net

Adobe bets big on mobile, casts a bigger net

The recent Adobe Max conference drew 6,000 Creatives who are rapidly moving from buyers to subscribers. By Kathleen Maher Adobe Max is a celebration—our creative heritage, says CEO Shantanu Narayen—and it is a lush affair in every sense of the word. For starters, the company produces an opening multimedia extravaganza that people would probably happily [...]

3D printing forms basis of cougar stop-motion animation

3D printing forms basis of cougar stop-motion animation

Maya 3D, Adobe After Effects, and a Stratasys Fortus 360mc printer were the tools to create the short film. Recently graduated from Northumbria University (UK) with a degree in filmmaking, Fin Crowther found himself with time on his hands while looking for work. Crowther decided to take advantage of available technology and do a study [...]

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

Award-winning Substance Painter exits beta

The 1.0 release adds an updated user interface and new shaders. Substance Painter, the award-winning particle painter for game asset creation, exits beta today with new features to help users more accurately depict age, decay, and fractures. The flagship product from French startup Allegorithmic won “Best New Application” in this year’s CG Awards from 3D [...]

BIZ

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

Nvidia wants to give you $100,000

If you have a small company with a big idea on how to use GPU technology, there might be a check waiting for you at the next Nvidia GPU Technology Conference. Nvidia wants to hand somebody a check for $100,000. Not just anybody, but the CEO of a small company with a big idea on [...]

And then there were two

And then there were two

How the HP split will benefit shareholders HP will do what Meg Whitman said shouldn’t be done when she took over—spin off the PC group. Evidently the purchasing power Whitman referred to in her reasons for not selling off the PC group haven’t produced the ROI shareholders want, and it’s time for Plan B. HP [...]

By October 13, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Virtualization for the rest of us

Virtualization for the rest of us

The results of a recent Jon Peddie Research survey on remote graphics and virtualization for design and engineering turned up surprising results. By Jon Peddie A few months ago we conducted a worldwide survey of engineers and managers in the design and engineering field. Our goal was to find out what the level of awareness [...]

By October 10, 2014 0 Comments Read More →