Digital Reality

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Minko + Oculus + Leap = Everyman as Tony Stark

Aerys debuts its 3D world editor and supporting 3D engine, and showing off applications in both engineering and game development. Thousands of engineers and game developers overheated when the first Iron Man movie debuted in 2008. It wasn’t about the action scenes or the characters; it was about the holographic design technology, an interface to [...]

Matterport brings 3D cloud tools to the masses soon

Matterport brings 3D cloud tools to the masses soon

Cloud-based point cloud camera to shrink in size and price. As the Matterport Pro 3D camera gently spins, it captures the colors and contours of a space—and calculates dimensions and spatial relationships between objects. Unlike more expensive laser-based systems that require significant hours of work to create a single 3D model, Matterport claims their Matterport [...]

Art and technology come together at the Whitney Jeff Koons retrospective

Art and technology come together at the Whitney Jeff Koons retrospective

Jeff Koons worked with Direct Dimensions and spent 8 years creating a version of the Liberty Bell. The piece was first shown at the Koons Retrospective at the Whitney.

The end of 3D Modeling: Project Tango at Google I/O

The end of 3D Modeling: Project Tango at Google I/O

Details about Google’s Project Tango, 3D vision for mobile devices, have been available since February but at Google I/O project lead Johnny Lee demonstrated the latest device featuring Nvidia’s K1 Tegra and put some flesh on the bones of an undeniably cool idea.

Hollywood mocap allows quadriplegic to drive race cars again

Hollywood mocap allows quadriplegic to drive race cars again

A team lead by OptiTrack and Ball Aerospace put former IRL driver Sam Schmidt back behind the wheel. A former Indy Racing League driver who has been a quadriplegic since 2000 due to a racing accident got behind the wheel several times during race week at this year’s Indianapolis 500. His laps—some over 100 mph—were [...]

Transforming interfaces: Metaio’s Thermal Touch

Transforming interfaces: Metaio’s Thermal Touch

Metaio reveals thermal imaging R&D as possible I/O interface for headsets at Augmented World Expo 2014

Neuro-gaming growing by leaps and bounds and mental truck tosses

Neuro-gaming growing by leaps and bounds and mental truck tosses

This year’s NeuroGaming Conference was four times larger than last year, and four times more interesting. By Jon Peddie Can you control a computer, a car, your appetite, golf swing, or com­puter game with your brain? Alright, yes maybe, yes some of the time, but not yes all the time, reliably and repeatedly. However, with [...]

D-Day engineering marvels recreated for immersive 3D

D-Day engineering marvels recreated for immersive 3D

A Dassault Systèmes team virtually reconstructs Mulberry Harbor, the Waco glider and other key innovations. The results will be part of a documentary on PBS.   Working from a variety of drawings and artifacts, a team from Dassault Systèmes has used the Catia 3D CAD and other company products to virtually recreate some of the [...]

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Autodesk reveals impatience with 3D printing innovation rate

Introducing a new software platform and a reference design for a 3D printer, Autodesk wants to shake things up in 3D printing the way Google shook up the smartphone market.   Today Autodesk jumped with both feet into the 3D printing industry, with a software platform meant to simplify connecting CAD to printers, and a [...]

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC’s big picture is getting bigger

PTC has been tirelessly outlining its strategy for an extended view of PLM that integrates design, software, service, and operation. GfxSpeak sums it up.