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Author Archive: Amina Saeed

Amina Saeed is a technology journalist specializing in computer graphics for professional applications.

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Facecake app brings augmented reality to choosing new eyelashes

Facecake app brings augmented reality to choosing new eyelashes

Battington makes silk eyelashes; Facecake shows how they look on you. A new augmented reality (AR) app provides the opportunity to see how new eyelashes will look on you. Battington has been creating silk lash collections for years, but claims its new iOS app Facecake — created by a development team of the same name […]

By June 22, 2017 Read More →
New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

New 3D printing method produces low-cost, high-quality medical implants

The University of Florida researchers are building stronger, more comfortable and less expensive implants with a soft silicone printing process. Researchers from the University of Florida have devised a new process for 3D printing in soft silicone to manufacture medical implants like ports for draining bodily fluids, implantable bands, balloons, soft catheters, slings, and meshes. […]

By June 2, 2017 Read More →
Blender Institute strikes again with cult comic Agent 327

Blender Institute strikes again with cult comic Agent 327

A three-minute teaser is out for a forthcoming feature film based on the work of Dutch artist Martin Lodewijk’s classic comics. By Amina Saeed After producing many award-winning shorts and raising over a million dollars in crowdfunding for 3D application development, Blender Institute introduces its new project, based on the work of Dutch artist Martin […]

By May 30, 2017 Read More →
Prototypo lets users customize their own fonts

Prototypo lets users customize their own fonts

Creating customizable typeface through an application allows designers to cut months from the font creation process. The startup Prototypo — built by a team who loves both fonts and code — has already found its way to more than 20,000 graphic arts professionals worldwide. Designers are overburdened by the time-consuming task of finding original fonts to […]

By April 26, 2017 Read More →
Disney Animation’s Matterhorn advances particle graphics

Disney Animation’s Matterhorn advances particle graphics

Initially creating snow for Frozen, it now works with mud, foam, sand and more. By Amina Saeed Disney graphics scientists have recently published a paper on Matterhorn, the physics-based graphics simulator behind the 2013 Disney hit Frozen. Matterhorn uses Material Point Method (MPM), which it says is “highly efficient at simulating large amounts of snow […]

By August 19, 2016 Read More →
Shapr3D offers iPad Pro-only 3D CAD

Shapr3D offers iPad Pro-only 3D CAD

Intended for early design work, Shapr3D supports common 3D export formats. Don’t expect Android anytime soon. Shapr3D is gaining attention as a 3D CAD app made specifically for the Apple iPad and the Apple Pencil. Developer Istvan Csanady saw developing 3D CAD specifically for the iPad Pro as an opportunity to re-invent the 3D modeling […]

By August 11, 2016 Read More →