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The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

The CAD market returns to growth; reaches $8 billion in 2014

New JPR report says a software giant once dismissed as mature sprouts green shoots. Jon Peddie Research (JPR), the industry’s research and consulting firm for graphics and multimedia, announces the new edition of its CAD market study, which includes historical data and forecasts. JPR’s CAD Report tracks suppliers of CAD software and related products and […]

By April 24, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Blender to drive creation of animation feature

Blender to drive creation of animation feature

Popular Dutch comic book character Agent 327 will appear on the silver screen for the first time. The Amsterdam-based Blender animation studio and film production company Fu Works will make a feature length animation movie based on Agent 327, a popular Dutch comic book character. Hendrik Ijzerbroot, AKA Agent 327, is a secret agent working […]

The Foundry introduces Modo 901

The Foundry introduces Modo 901

Modo 901 is planned for the end of May 2015. In the meantime, the Foundry’s Brad Peebler and Shane Griffith offered a sneak peak of the new features.

The personal robot is coming for you and your job

The personal robot is coming for you and your job

Robots are coming to takes up the slack in human endeavor. What are some of the projects going on that promise to change everything about the way we live and work today.

Adobe Comp, Adobe’s latest mobile tool strengthens Adobe’s links with iOS

Adobe Comp, Adobe’s latest mobile tool strengthens Adobe’s links with iOS

Adobe introduces Comp, its latest mobile app for iPad. The new app lets people sketch out layouts with images and type and sync or share them for further work. So far, it’s iPad only.  It has been kind of quiet on Adobe’s mobile front lately, but the company wants you to know mobile is critically […]

Artoo in Love: guerilla filmmaking Cadillac style

Artoo in Love: guerilla filmmaking Cadillac style

Autodesk inaugurates its new robotics lab at Pier 9 with screening of Artoo in Love by Evan Atherton

Otoy reveals big rendering agenda

Otoy reveals big rendering agenda

A new media format designed for virtual/augmented reality is just the tip of the iceberg. Otoy seems to believe in the sports cliché “go big or go home.” This week at the GPU Technology Conference in San Jose, the well-funded start-up introduced a new free application for creating photorealistic content for virtual and augmented reality […]

Real 2015 explores the intersection of reality and computers

Real 2015 explores the intersection of reality and computers

Autodesk threw a fair and invited a few other software vendors to celebrate the emergence of capture–compute–create workflows.  By Kathleen Maher In a burst of hey-kids-let’s-put-on-a-show, Autodesk kicked off its Real 2015 conference on a beautiful Feb­ruary day at San Francisco’s Fort Mason. The site, a reclaimed military base, is a longtime center for the city’s […]

Review: Lenovo ThinkStation P900

Review: Lenovo ThinkStation P900

Alex Herrera examines the most powerful deskside workstation we’ve ever tested. By Alex Herrera Let’s make it clear right off the bat:  the Lenovo ThinkStation P900—especially the way it’s configured—is not for everyone. That’s not to say the majority of profes­sionals wouldn’t want one; the price tag will scare off the vast majority of buyers. […]

By March 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Redefining CAD for a new generation; Onshape debuts

Onshape is the latest entrant to the elite club of professional CAD products. A cloud-based tool designed to foster collaboration, Onshape represents a new approach to design. Will the CAD community accept work flows based in the cloud? This team of veterans from SolidWorks and other CAD and high tech pioneers thinks so.