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Author Archive: Randall Newton

Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Thinkbox Deadline adds one-click access to Microsoft Azure New templates from Thinkbox Software allow its render-and-compute management software Deadline to support one-click access to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Starting today, Deadline is now available in the Azure Marketplace, a download site for acquiring Azure-compatible software and utilities. Because Deadline controls compute resources on both […]

Holographic visualization gives design firm a leg up

Holographic visualization gives design firm a leg up

Britto Charette found a way to help the “spatially challenged” understand the plan.   The architectural firm Britto Charette specializes in luxury interiors for a global clientele. Their work has been in leading design publications, and their staff is well-traveled and multilingual. But it wasn’t just a striking design plan or a packed resume that […]

CineSync jumps on the Shotgun bandwagon

CineSync jumps on the Shotgun bandwagon

Remote video and animation reviewing in the fast-growing Autodesk Shotgun ecosystem Cospective CineSync Pro is the latest video content editing product to build an extension to the Autodesk Shotgun video production management system. The Academy Award winning synchronized review and approval tool is already in use at several major film production companies. Connecting with the […]

Airbus to acquire 30,000 Aras PLM seats

Airbus to acquire 30,000 Aras PLM seats

Old PLM systems never die at Airbus; Aras Innovator will connect the past to the future. PLM vendor Aras today announced a strategic partner agreement with Airbus to use the Aras Innovator PLM platform for engineering business processes for up to 30,000 users or more. A key use of Aras Innovator will be in the […]

Autodesk updates Fusion 360 with distributed design

Autodesk updates Fusion 360 with distributed design

There are also improvements to sketching, 2D drawing, 3D printing prep, and links with new partners. Autodesk continues its rapid pace of innovation for Fusion 360, its cloud-based MCAD software. New this week are a variety of updates topped by new ability to have multiple designers working on a model at the same time. Autodesk […]

Former Mainframe2 nets $10 million in VC funding

Former Mainframe2 nets $10 million in VC funding

Renamed Frame, the cloud-based hosting service for software is becoming popular with graphics software vendors. Frame (formally known as Mainframe2) an online platform that lets users run any software in a browser, announces securing $10 million in Series A funding from a trio of Silicon Valley venture capital firms. Dr. Nikola Bozinovic started Frame in […]

Visualizing the airline passenger experience in 3D

Visualizing the airline passenger experience in 3D

Dassault Systèmes introduces interactive tools for aircraft design, manufacture, and marketing. By Kathleen Maher Dassault Systèmes brought some virtual reality (VR) pizazz to the recent Paris Air Show as part of its Build to Operate package of products and processes. Build to Operate has been developed around Dassault’s Delmia Apriso. The company introduced its digital […]

A workflow look inside a great auto showcase video

A workflow look inside a great auto showcase video

From Catia to 3ds Max to V-ray to Nuke, the artists at Ink solved the challenge of putting a new Land Rover in the best possible light. Land Rover recently introduced the Discovery Sport, a new entry into the competitive compact SUV market. The marketing team was tasked with trying to find a way to […]

CG artistry move the plot along in Avengers: Age of Ultron

CG artistry move the plot along in Avengers: Age of Ultron

Fictional user interface designs enhance realism and visually explain technically sophisticated story elements. In the blockbuster movie Avengers: Age of Ultron (now in theaters) there are several crucial plot points not centered on dialog or action, but on the appearance of visual elements than can only be created by computer graphics. Two studios separated by […]

Nvidia to acquire TransGaming game portability technology

Nvidia to acquire TransGaming game portability technology

Nvidia pays $3.75 million to speed up the porting of games to its Android Shield environment. Nvidia is acquiring technology assets and related customer lists from Canadian software house TransGaming Inc. (TSX VENTURE: TNG). Nvidia will use the new tech to strengthen its gaming initiatives, including porting existing games for their new line of Android Shield devices. […]