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Qualcomm shows off real-time facial animation

Qualcomm shows off real-time facial animation

High-res, high-color, high-speed and in your pocket. At Siggraph Qualcomm had a quiet display of a lady’s face expressing happiness, anger and confusion, seriously difficult facial animation expressions. It was all running on a Snapdragon 820, driving a 4K screen, and in real-time. The long-rumored, and long-awaited, successor to the maligned Snapdragon 810, the Snapdragon […]

By September 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Nvidia says Grid 2.0 is 2x better than Grid 1.0

Nvidia says Grid 2.0 is 2x better than Grid 1.0

More users, more OSs, more GPU horsepower. By Jon Peddie Nvidia launched Grid 2.0 at VMworld this week, adding the Maxwell GPU to the product line. Nvidia says Maxwell can be mounted on blade servers which will greatly increase compute density, and therefore the number of users that can be served. The company also claims […]

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The new Basemark has a new benchmark

The new Basemark has a new benchmark

  OpenGL ES 3.1 and Metal can now be tested and easily compared across OSs After having gone through a management buyout just three months ago, the newly formed Basemark has introduced a suite of mobile benchmarks for iOS, OpenGL ES 3.1, and Metal. That’s impressive in of and by itself, but even more so […]

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Autodesk buys a piece of the Internet of Things for the Cloud

Autodesk buys a piece of the Internet of Things for the Cloud

SeeControl has created a cloud service platform for IoT development. Acquisition price was not disclosed. Autodesk has signed an agreement to acquire SeeControl, a San Francisco-based developer of an enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) cloud service platform. The move gives Autodesk a footprint in the competitive emerging space for IoT for manufacturing. Autodesk says the […]

Cyon Research opens global survey of engineering software users

Cyon Research opens global survey of engineering software users

The annual survey explores technology plans of firms that use CAD, CAE, PDM, PLM, and BIM software. A copy of the results are free to qualified survey participants. Cyon Research has launched its 2015 Global Survey of Users of Engineering Software. The annual survey is open to employees of firms that use CAD, CAE, PDM, […]

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 […]

InspectionXpert update introduces one-click ballooning

InspectionXpert update introduces one-click ballooning

Quality reports are generated much faster with significant error reduction compared to manual input. CAD tools vendor KeyToData has added automated capture of inspection data to InspectionXpert, its software for preparing first-article inspection quality reports from CAD and PDF files. The new one-click ballooning feature extracts dimensions and tolerances and other manufacturing data embedded in […]

IMSI/Design TurboCAD Mac PowerPack fixes 3D models

IMSI/Design TurboCAD Mac PowerPack fixes 3D models

Models made to be manufacturing diagrams often need editing to be ready for 3D printing. As 3D printing reaches beyond the largest manufacturers and into small businesses and the hobbyist community, people are discovering that models made to be 3D manufacturing diagrams are often not good enough to be directly manufactured via 3D printing. Edges […]

Onshape releases Android app

Onshape releases Android app

The browser is good enough on the desktop, but CAD works better on mobile devices with a dedicated app. CAD startup Onshape has released its second dedicated mobile app this week with the launch of the Onshape for Android app in the Google Play store. As with its sibling app previously released for iOS, Onshape […]

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 […]