Using Autodesk VRED, Ford has become the first automotive company to equip its design team with 4K real-time virtualization. In recent years Ford Motor Company has become a leader in exploring new technology for design and engineering. The company’s newest initiative is the Ford Immersive Vehicle Environment (FIVE) Lab, led by Elizabeth Baron, Ford […]
MIT researchers say their system can convert MRI scans into 3D-printed, physical models in a few hours. Researchers at MIT and Boston Children’s Hospital have developed a system that can take MRI scans of a patient’s heart and, in a matter of hours, 3D print them to create a tangible, physical model that surgeons can […]
The Chief Content Officer at HTC and JPR’s Jon Peddie are among this year’s speakers. Toronto is becoming a hub for work at the intersection of 3D and immersive technologies. Last year we told you about a new conference designed to connect creative professionals in gaming and media with the toolmakers and investors of immersive […]
Companies are sucking up data and using it to find out everything they can about whatever it is they care about. So far, it’s been a way one deal: data flows from us and into the monster maw of enterprise servers. Banjo has it both ways.
A combination of existing tools and new technologies, DesignWorks extends the potential reach of physically based rendering. Nvidia DesignWorks is a new set of software tools, libraries and technologies for design software developers. It gives application developers a way to take advantage of Nvidia’s work in both physically based rendering (PBR) and physically based […]
Models made to be manufacturing diagrams often need editing to be ready for 3D printing. As 3D printing reaches beyond the largest manufacturers and into small businesses and the hobbyist community, people are discovering that models made to be 3D manufacturing diagrams are often not good enough to be directly manufactured via 3D printing. Edges […]
Divergent Microfactories CEO Kevin Czinger unveils the Blade prototype, a car built from 3D printed components. Divergent is selling a process and that process, says Czinger could help save the planet.
The update also enhances GPU ray tracing and volume rendering. Chaos Group is getting on the virtual reality (VR) bandwagon in a big way, starting with its update of V-Ray for Autodesk 3ds Max. Version 3.2 adds VR rendering capabilities and multiple V-Ray GPU ray tracing enhancements. This free update—now available—also includes improved volume rendering, […]
Leading AR tools and app developer Metaio of Germany has been acquired by Apple. The company is now cloaked in darkness but we’re waiting for a cloud of AR butterflies to emerge from Apple.
In a bid to accelerate the 3D printing market, eleven companies have formed a consortium to promote, distribute, and maintain the open source 3D printing format 3MF. Two years ago, Microsoft announced its intention to “fix” 3D printing by enabling 3D printing from within Windows just like conventional printing; to make 3D printing as easy as hitting […]