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Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

A SmartTech 3D scanner and Geomagic Design X help a small Polish manufacturer customize 100 vehicles a year. Too often stories about new uses for 3D design technology focus on things like aerospace manufacturing, skyscraper construction, or feature films. But more mundane professions are also finding ways to incorporate 3D data into their work. BOCAR […]

By February 22, 2017 Read More →
Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Demand for more powerful graphics processing continues to rise even as PC sales continue to drop. Shipment of graphics add-in boards (AIB) jumped 21% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the year-ago period, according to a new market research report released today by Jon Peddie Research. By comparison, sales of desktop PCs fell […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

The toolmaker for 3D technical applications is riding the wave of WebGL and simultaneous app development.   3D technology development vendor Tech Soft 3D has updated its suite of development platforms to be equally valuable for desktop, cloud/browser, and mobile app software development.    HOOPS Native Platform 2017, HOOPS Web Platform 2017 and HOOPS Platform […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →
Carl Bass steps down as Autodesk CEO

Carl Bass steps down as Autodesk CEO

A transition team is in place, with two senior vice presidents sharing interim leadership responsibilities. Two activist shareholders will leave the board of directors. Autodesk today announced Carl Bass will step down as president and chief executive officer, effective February 8. In a statement released to the media, Autodesk says its board of directors has […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design

Onshape extends its 3D cloud CAD with sheet metal design

“Simultaneous Sheet Metal” technology lets users work concurrently on flat, folded and bend table representations. Onshape today released new sheet metal design capabilities for its cloud-based mechanical CAD design system. The new tools allow creation and refinement of sheet metal parts with simultaneous generation of editable, synchronized flat, folded, and tabular views. Other CAD systems […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Jon Peddie Research launches new Visual Processing Unit market report

Jon Peddie Research launches new Visual Processing Unit market report

Tiny new processors are driving innovation in a wide variety of industries. Jon Peddie Research (JPR) today launched a new quarterly report covering the fast-growing Visual Processing Unit (VPU) market. VPUs are specialized processors currently capable of running 10-bit or 12-bit datasets of tens of megapixels at rates of up to 60 or 120 frames […]

By February 7, 2017 Read More →
Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Discovering the importance of lighting in creating immersive 3D

Game studios are using real-time lighting to improve realism, but it will take a graphics ecosystem to take VR content to the next level. A driving goal for the visual motion arts (video, cinema, games) has always been the creation of an immersive experience. The suspension of disbelief can be engaged with compelling stories  — […]

By February 3, 2017 Read More →
Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

Hexagon to acquire MSC Software for $834 million

MSC revenue in 2016 was below 2009 revenue.   [Editor’s note: see also our January 13, 2017 article, “MSC Software acquisition rumors flying.”] Engineering software and services conglomerate Hexagon AB today announced it will acquire MSC Software, an industry pioneer in computer-aided engineering (CAE) software. The purchase price is $834 million on “a cash and […]

By February 2, 2017 Read More →
Managing media content in the drone’s-eye view era

Managing media content in the drone’s-eye view era

Kyno offers a new all-in-one approach to video management, designed for terabytes of data in a variety of formats. Rapidly dropping video hardware prices and a matching rise in production quality have created a democratized market for video and filmmaking. Multimedia experiences and production quality once available only to high-budget production teams is now accessible […]

By January 31, 2017 Read More →
Chaos Group co-founder wins Science/Engineering Academy Award

Chaos Group co-founder wins Science/Engineering Academy Award

Vlado Koylazov honored for original work on V-Ray ray tracing rendering software. A co-founder of rendering software specialist Chaos Group  has won a Scientific and Engineering Award from The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for the “original concept, design and implementation of V-Ray.” Vlado Koylazov is receiving the award the Academy gives to […]

By January 25, 2017 Read More →