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Adobe reveals AI-driven imaging

Adobe reveals AI-driven imaging

Automating the process of style transfer, asking the software to add the style of one photo to another. Adobe has released a paper on Deep Photo Style Transfer revealing work from Adobe and Cornell researchers (Fujun Luan, Cornell University, fujun@cs.cornell.edu; Sylvain Paris, Adobe, sparis@adobe.com; Eli Shechtman, Adobe, elishe@adobe.com; Kavita Bala, Cornell University, kb@cs.cornell.edu) who tinkered […]

By May 31, 2017 Read More →
Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis unveils HIM 2017 integrating haptic feedback & VR audio

Optis introduces a new version of its virtual reality design tool at the GPU Technology Conference. Applications of digital models in the product development to manufacturing process are increasing. Visualization, simulation, and analysis inform the process to an increasing degree resulting in more useful virtual prototyping. The goal today is to create a digital model that behaves […]

By May 22, 2017 Read More →
3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

3D Systems bundles 3DXpert with direct metal printers

The process of going from art to part with 3D printing is still cumbersome. 3D Systems today said it will start bundling its 3DXpert software with every model in its line of direct metal printers. The timing comes with announcement of a significant upgrade to the software, due to ship later this year.   3DXpert […]

By May 9, 2017 Read More →
New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

New book by Jon Peddie explains our Augmented Reality future

Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live makes a clear distinction between AR and other forms of immersive graphics.  A new book by computer graphics pioneer and researcher Dr. Jon Peddie takes a close look at the impact and potential of augmented reality. Augmented Reality: Where We Will All Live provides an in-depth exploration of the […]

By May 6, 2017 Read More →
Virtual reality solutions from BIMobject for visualizing construction projects

Virtual reality solutions from BIMobject for visualizing construction projects

BIMobject VR and BIMobject AR will help users visualize their construction projects using information from BIMobject Cloud.   At the AIA Conference 2017 in Orlando, Florida, BIMobject revealed two virtual reality solutions for manufacturers of construction products and BIM projects: BIMobject VR and BIMobject AR. Both solutions utilize digital versions of real products created by […]

By May 5, 2017 Read More →
Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

Autodesk ceases Ember 3D printer production

While support continues, Autodesk has announced that future Ember development will be dependant on the 3D printing community. Autodesk recently announced that it has halted production of its Ember line of 3D printers. The company, best known for its large library of engineering and design software, will continue to provide customer support to current owners. […]

By April 27, 2017 Read More →
Privacy versus security in an augmented reality world

Privacy versus security in an augmented reality world

Can the next leap in technology help us reduce fear of the unknown? Is privacy obsolete?   By Jon Peddie Privacy is about the things you want to hide, whereas security is about the things you want to protect. And, I think they are two totally different things. I recently gave a lecture on augmented […]

By April 7, 2017 Read More →
New Wohlers Report says 3D printing industry grew by 17% in 2016

New Wohlers Report says 3D printing industry grew by 17% in 2016

More than 90 manufacturers produced and sold industrial additive manufacturing systems in 2016. Metal 3D printing is almost 50% of the service market. The newest edition of the Wohlers Report on the state of the 3D printing industry shows worldwide revenue growth of 17.4% in 2016, to $6.063 billion. This is a drop from 25.9% […]

By April 4, 2017 Read More →
Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Medium for sculpting and Quill for illustrative storytelling will be bundled with new hand-held controllers for use with the Rift VR headset. Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset recently released its new Oculus Touch controllers with two new VR art applications. The applications, Oculus Medium and Oculus Quill will allow […]

By March 3, 2017 Read More →
DotProduct unveils Handheld 3D imaging anywhere, anytime, anyplace

DotProduct unveils Handheld 3D imaging anywhere, anytime, anyplace

The new DPI-8X works with an Android tablet to offer a more portable option for project scanning. DotProduct recently released its new DPI-8X handheld 3D scanner, a device aiming to put portable, durable, and easy-to-use 3D imaging tools directly into your hands, literally. The DPI-8X works in tandem with an Android tablet and DotProduct’s proprietary […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →