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Nvidia DesignWorks offers interactive photorealistic rendering for design tools

Nvidia DesignWorks offers interactive photorealistic rendering for design tools

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 […]

Lattice3D Studio update simplifies creating 3D PDFs for technical communication

Lattice3D Studio update simplifies creating 3D PDFs for technical communication

The new template approach to creating interactive 3D PDFs does not require programming or scripting. 3D manufacturing models are seen by many eyes, not just the people who use CAD to create and review them. Lattice Technology has long been one of the leading companies in the narrow niche of making tools to view complicated […]

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Adding cloud to the Windows render farm

Thinkbox Deadline adds one-click access to Microsoft Azure New templates from Thinkbox Software allow its render-and-compute management software Deadline to support one-click access to Azure, Microsoft’s cloud computing platform. Starting today, Deadline is now available in the Azure Marketplace, a download site for acquiring Azure-compatible software and utilities. Because Deadline controls compute resources on both […]

Zombies stalk E3 and VR haunts the game industry

Zombies stalk E3 and VR haunts the game industry

Game developers Starbreeze are rethinking gaming with their VR headset the StarVR. The company is building immersive games with a kick.

Visualizing the airline passenger experience in 3D

Visualizing the airline passenger experience in 3D

Dassault Systèmes introduces interactive tools for aircraft design, manufacture, and marketing. By Kathleen Maher Dassault Systèmes brought some virtual reality (VR) pizazz to the recent Paris Air Show as part of its Build to Operate package of products and processes. Build to Operate has been developed around Dassault’s Delmia Apriso. The company introduced its digital […]

Oculus makes new friends reveals new products

Oculus makes new friends reveals new products

Oculus unveils new headset, prototype hand controls, and a relationship with Microsoft to get out ahead of the news onslaught coming with the E3 game conference.

V-Ray for 3ds Max update supports Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear

V-Ray for 3ds Max update supports Oculus Rift and Samsung Gear

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, […]

KeyShot workflow now available in ZBrush

KeyShot workflow now available in ZBrush

Two years after an initial joint venture, KeyShot is now available as a fully integrated rendering option. The popular 3D sculpting tool ZBrush now offers the option of using KeyShot as a fully integrated rendering solution. The combination is possible with the current release of ZBrush (Version 4 Release 7), and two new purchases of […]

Webinar to explore 3D virtual workstations

Webinar to explore 3D virtual workstations

JPR’s Alex Herrera to lead free webinar on how to deploy virtual workstation solutions. Virtual workstation solutions are finally ready for prime time across a vast spectrum of graphics-intensive applications—but not so many IT departments are ready for the transition. Jon Peddie Research Senior Analyst Alex Herrera will lead a technical Q&A webinar panel on February 11 […]

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Heads-up roundup from CES 2015

Google Glass is out, Sony Smart Glasses are in.   Google has given up on this round of its Google Glass experiment. The com­pany has announced it is ending the Explorer program and it will spin out the Google Glass group as a stand­alone project headed by Tony Fadell, formerly of Apple and founder of […]