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Economic viability of VR games development

Economic viability of VR games development

‘VR games development’ should be driven by passion, not by an idea of making profits. In last few years, virtual reality has gone from predated technology to a household name. Recent research reveals that 9% of U.S. broadband households plan to purchase a virtual reality headset within the next year. While gaming still tops the […]

By July 17, 2017 Read More →
AMD offers Radeon ProRender for Blender and SolidWorks

AMD offers Radeon ProRender for Blender and SolidWorks

Is this exciting news? AMD has announced its free ray-tracing engine ProRender will run within Blender, as well as Maya, 3ds Max, and SolidWorks. AMD says ProRender uses a physically-based workflow, which allows multiple materials to be expressed in a single, lighting-independent shader, making it easy to color objects and have them usable in any […]

By July 12, 2017 Read More →
Foundry launches Modo 11.1

Foundry launches Modo 11.1

Latest installment of the Modo 11 Series features a client-server bridge to Unreal Engine 4. Creative software developer, The Foundry has launched Modo 11.1, the latest in the 11 Series. It offers new and improved features to help 3D artists and designers work more efficiently. The Foundry introduced its subscription-based pricing model for Modo in April 2017. […]

By July 6, 2017 Read More →
Turn down the power, turn up the performance

Turn down the power, turn up the performance

Can you really do that? Gaming is a major social and technological phenomenon, engaged in by a third to a half of humanity. Unfortunately, the associated energy use has been understudied, and passed over in most energy policy and planning initiatives. Seeking to correct an important oversight in the relationship between energy use and computers, […]

By July 5, 2017 Read More →
Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

Doing the numbers on 3D printing in aerospace

The new LEAP engine contains 3D printed nozzles that improve efficiency by 15%. GE Additive, the 3D printing products and services division of industrial giant GE, is reporting brisk sales this week at the Paris Air Show for the next-generation LEAP jet engines. These new engines work with a variety of mid-range airliners including the […]

By June 23, 2017 Read More →
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 →
NASA’s hybrid reality astronaut training system uses 3D scanners

NASA’s hybrid reality astronaut training system uses 3D scanners

3D scanning technology is becoming vital tool for space exploration missions. NASA established Hybrid Reality Lab in late 2015 based on Unreal Engine 4 and incorporating consumer-grade VR, physical mockups and models, wearable technologies, and room-scale technology to create training environments. One of the applications of the lab is a detailed mixed reality (MR) replica of […]

By June 21, 2017 Read More →
Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

Varjo Technology announces “eye resolution” virtual reality for professional use

The Finnish start-up claims resolution of 70x all current shipping and announced products. Product design and architecture are key early markets. Varjo — Finnish for “Shadow” — emerges from the shadows of stealth development today by announcing what it calls the first human eye-resolution headset for immersive display in virtual reality (AR). Today’s announcement is […]

By June 19, 2017 Read More →
Explore 3D capabilities of the web in a live festival setting

Explore 3D capabilities of the web in a live festival setting

Autodesk is co-sponsoring the 3D Web Fest that is presented by the art and tech communities to illustrate the 3D capabilities of the web. The 3D Web Fest is like a film festival – with a focus on the best of the 3D Web. The first ever 3D Web Fest came into existence in year 2015. The event  showcases […]

By June 16, 2017 Read More →
Seeing in augmented reality is hard

Seeing in augmented reality is hard

The next step for pixels and eyeballs is smart glasses. Jon Peddie sees many challenges ahead before we all wear them. Smart glasses are the next wave for augmented reality (AR), says graphics industry pioneer and analyst Jon Peddie. They will be quite popular in industrial settings, and somewhat popular in the consumer marketplace. But […]

By June 12, 2017 Read More →