Tiny new processors are driving innovation in a wide variety of industries. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) today launched a new quarterly report covering the fast-growing Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. VPUs are specialized processors currently capable of running 10-bit or 12-bit datasets of tens of megapixels at rates of up to 60 or 120 frames […]
WorldViz CEO Andrew Beall predicts industrial use will drive adoption of VR in 2018.
Expensive CAVE systems can soon be replaced by consumer-class viewers. Dassault Systemès is at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week, demonstrating how its “3DEXPERIENCE” approach to engineering can take advantage of the new generation of business oriented head-mounted display (HMD) virtual reality devices. Dassault says headsets such as the HTC Vive will soon be […]
Bentley and drone manufacturer DJI team up to add value to DJI’s products.
Avoiding virtual reality motion sickness was a key criteria for the development team. A startup with years of experience in telepresence technology has introduced a new visualization tool for architecture that promises an immersive virtual reality experience without the motion sickness. ImmersaCAD made its public debut in November at Autodesk University. The technology combines the […]
Autodesk to streamline online consumer CAD portfolio. Autodesk has informed users of its various free online 3D design tools that early in 2017 it will consolidate the product line. Many existing applications including the 123D series of design and 3D printing tools will cease to exist as stand-alone products; the features from these apps will […]
Researchers from Autodesk and Dartmouth College create software to design freeform wind instruments. A team of researchers has created Printone, a design software tool for creating 3D printed simple freeform wind musical instruments. Printone provides feedback as the user works in the interaction of shape and sound. Created by a team from Autodesk Research and […]
Luxion still betting on CPU processing power in a field becoming dominated by GPU rendering. The most recent revision of Luxion KeyShot for 3D rendering and animation focuses on expanded support for import libraries required by the users of 3D design tools for product development. Extended support in this release updates KeyShot’s support for current […]
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 […]
Rapid growth of virtual reality is causing platform fragmentation; Khronos is in a unique position to create a common set of VR APIs. The Khronos Group has announced an open call to vendors to participate in a new initiative to define a cross-vendor, royalty-free, open standard for access to modern virtual reality (VR) devices. […]