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Complex systems expert to deliver COFES keynote

Complex systems expert to deliver COFES keynote

Melanie Mitchell will explore the “sciences of complexity,” a multi-discipline approach to adaptive behavior in complex systems. An expert in complex systems will deliver the keynote address at COFES 2017, the annual think tank event for the engineering software industry.   Melanie Mitchell is “an intellectual leader in the field of complex adaptive systems and […]

By March 6, 2017 Read More →
Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Game studios are using real-time lighting to improve realism, but it will take a graphics ecosystem to take VR content to the next level. A driving goal for the visual motion arts (video, cinema, games) has always been the creation of an immersive experience. The suspension of disbelief can be engaged with compelling stories  — […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →
Business applications will drive VR adoption

Business applications will drive VR adoption

WorldViz CEO Andrew Beall predicts industrial use will drive adoption of VR in 2018.

Tim Sweeney’s practical guide to reaching the visionary Metaverse

Tim Sweeney’s practical guide to reaching the visionary Metaverse

The founder of Epic Games and the co-creator of the Unreal Engine for game development sees how get to immersive social virtual reality — soon. We don’t often post items here for the purpose of sending you somewhere else, but VentureBeat has a great interview (as in “I wish I had done it.”) Dean Takahaski of Venture Beat sat […]

By December 13, 2016 Read More →
Moore’s law is not dead

Moore’s law is not dead

Lawrence Berkeley Lab reveals semiconductor research resulting in the first transistor with a working 1-nanometer gate.

By November 9, 2016 Read More →
Taking the pain out of CAD translation at Millbrook Group

Taking the pain out of CAD translation at Millbrook Group

ITI CADfix turns a job that took days into one that takes minutes. Some engineering companies work with multiple CAD systems because of legacy issues, or because somebody can’t make up their mind on how to standardize. At Millbrook Group working with data from multiple CAD systems is essential to their business. But just because […]

By October 12, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk opens second BUILD center in Boston

Autodesk opens second BUILD center in Boston

New Maker space offers tools and space for construction innovation. Autodesk has been reaching out to the Maker market with a variety of products and services in recent years. One of their more high-profile endeavors was the opening of the BUILD Space in downtown San Francisco, a combination workshop, studio, and practical R&D center. Now […]

By October 7, 2016 Read More →
Autodesk to launch new stock repurchase plan; why?

Autodesk to launch new stock repurchase plan; why?

The answer may be about next year’s earnings per share. Autodesk has announced a new program to repurchase up to 30 million shares of its common stock. This new repurchase program is in addition to the approximately 1.5 million shares that remain to be repurchased from previously announced share repurchase programs. As a public company, […]

By September 22, 2016 Read More →
Versus is quite possibly the best video introduction for a software update this year

Versus is quite possibly the best video introduction for a software update this year

In 1:28 the main new features of Cinema 4D Release 18 are presented without a word. I was gobsmacked by the new short video (below) that introduces Maxon Cinema 4D Release 18. The trained eye will recognize the new technology, while the rest of us will just appreciate how clever and visually appealing “Versus” is, introducing […]

By August 24, 2016 Read More →
MIT Media Lab streamlines process of 3D printing hair

MIT Media Lab streamlines process of 3D printing hair

Cilllia automates design of individual hairs, bypassing manual methods in existing CAD tools.   By Amina Saeed MIT Media Lab researchers have developed a method to print hair with an innovative software technique replacing traditional 3D CAD. The pixel-mapping printing technique allows users to model and print thousands of hair-like structures rapidly. Previously, it took hours […]

By July 5, 2016 Read More →