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Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

Dassault Systemès adds support for virtual reality viewer

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 […]

By January 6, 2017 Read More →
DJI to offer Bentley’s ContextCapture with its commercial Drones

DJI to offer Bentley’s ContextCapture with its commercial Drones

Bentley and drone manufacturer DJI team up to add value to DJI’s products.

By January 2, 2017 Read More →
ImmersaCAD brings virtual reality to architecture without the puke factor

ImmersaCAD brings virtual reality to architecture without the puke factor

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 […]

By December 21, 2016 Read More →
Goodbye 123D

Goodbye 123D

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 […]

By December 20, 2016 Read More →
Designing wind musical instruments for 3D printing

Designing wind musical instruments for 3D printing

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 […]

By December 19, 2016 Read More →
Keyshot update enhances 3D CAD support

Keyshot update enhances 3D CAD support

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 […]

By December 16, 2016 Read More →
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 →
Khronos launches VR standards initiative

Khronos launches VR standards initiative

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. […]

By December 7, 2016 Read More →
WorldViz previews virtual reality design review platform

WorldViz previews virtual reality design review platform

Codenamed Skofield, the cloud-based application is targeting aerospace, automotive, and architecture. Virtual reality (VR) applications developer WorldViz has introduced a new VR-based communications platform for such complex visual tasks as collaborative interactive design review. Codenamed “Skofield,” the platform was presented in public for the first time this week at Autodesk University in Las Vegas. “Accurately […]

By November 17, 2016 Read More →
Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Trimble debuts SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens

Microsoft bills HoloLens as a “mixed reality” portal suitable for a new approach to design review. Trimble has announced a new SketchUp viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. Trimble describes it as a “mixed-reality solution” for design and construction review. The new viewer is the first extensible commercial HoloLens application to be listed in the Windows Store. […]

By November 8, 2016 Read More →