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Cloud storage expert Panzura finds gold in AEC

Cloud storage expert Panzura finds gold in AEC

Global file system addresses construction collaboration pain point. Autodesk CEO joins advisory board. Venture-funded startup Panzura has in recent months found a ready market among architecture and construction firms for its cloud-based global file management technology, and has decided to pivot its business to focus on AEC. “We have traction in AEC because we uniquely [...]

The Foundry weighs in with Nuke Studio for an industry shakeup

The Foundry weighs in with Nuke Studio for an industry shakeup

The Foundry announces Nuke Studio, takes on Autodesk, Avid, and Adobe

Project Gooseberry puts Blender to the test

Project Gooseberry puts Blender to the test

The crowd-funded open production will unite 12 global teams to create a feature-length animation using only open source tools, including new Blender Cloud. The non-profit Blender Institute has launched a crowd-funded, open production computer animation movie project. The Gooseberry Project will use the open source Blender 3D animation suite and the newly launched Blender Cloud [...]

Graphisoft Unveils BIMcloud in Tokyo

Graphisoft Unveils BIMcloud in Tokyo

An architectural software leader in Asia but not in North America, Budapest-based Graphisoft assembles the press to introduce its technology to a wider audience. By Ralph Grabowski Graphisoft is a small CAD company from a small country, Hungary. This is a curse and a blessing. The curse is that the company does not get as [...]

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia VMware partnership will extend high-performance graphics throughout the enterprise

Nvidia now has access to VMware’s 76% market share in enterprise computing. By Jon Peddie Last week at Nvidia’s annual GPU Tech Conference (GTC) in San Jose, the company announced VMware is adding virtualized GPU (vGPU) support to vSphere, an enhanced suite of tools for cloud computing. That will bring Nvidia GRID technology to its [...]

Siemens PLM offers NX via private cloud technology

Siemens PLM offers NX via private cloud technology

The virtual desktop infrastructure uses Nvidia GRID. Turkish Aerospace has already deployed the system. Siemens PLM now offers its NX 3D design software in an optional private cloud environment. This allows NX to run inside a corporate data center, increasing security and improving the efficiency of administration compared to the support of desktop installations. The [...]

Nvidia GTC keynote announcements pack a wallop

Nvidia GTC keynote announcements pack a wallop

A new GPU architecture, a new way to increase CPU-GPU data transfer  bandwidth, and a supercomputer in a mobile form factor were among the surprises. Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang loves to get his geek on when he takes the stage every year at Nvidia’s GPU Technology Conference (GTC). He always shows off the latest from [...]

Virtual Reality makes a comeback at Game Developers Conference

Virtual Reality makes a comeback at Game Developers Conference

Sony demos prototype VR system called Project Morpheus.   By Kathleen Maher You didn’t ask for it, you didn’t know you wanted it, but the game developing world thinks you might be ready for another round of virtual reality (VR) products. The breakthrough is made possible by the proliferation of low-cost sensors and small screens [...]

Autodesk 2015 Entertainment Creation Suites last for Softimage

Autodesk 2015 Entertainment Creation Suites last for Softimage

The addition of Bifrost to Maya is a bridge to the future for users who will miss Softimage’s extensibility. Autodesk today announces its 2015 update to its Entertainment Creation Suites, with an emphasis on improving everyday tasks. The release is a milestone for two reasons: Maya LT joins the M&E product line — but not [...]

LinceoVR moves product simulation into augmented reality

LinceoVR moves product simulation into augmented reality

Real-time rendering and Microsoft Kinect hooks offer new ways to examine products in Altair HyperWorks. Microsoft’s decision to provide easy third-party access to its Kinect 3D scanner continues to reap benefits years later, far beyond its gaming roots. The latest wrinkle marries augmented reality and product simulation. LinceoVR from Seac02 renders 3D models in real [...]