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Taking virtual prototyping beyond visualization

Taking virtual prototyping beyond visualization

Virtence helps its automotive clients including Audi and Volkswagen integrate high-quality visualization into engineering and design. Today, virtual prototyping is fundamental to the design and engineering process. Virtual prototyping entails looking at a design, virtually built, in every aspect. That implies much more than realistic rendering. For Virtence GmbH customers like Volkswagen and Audi, virtual […]

By November 2, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

Training entrepreneurs for the Internet of Things

A new partnership between PTC and the University of Utah will help equip a novel student think tank. The new $45 million Lassonde Studio at the University of Utah will become a state-of-the-art collegiate think tank when it opens Fall 2016. One part student residence, one part research center and one part maker garage space, […]

By September 29, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
What would you do with a battery-powered welder?

What would you do with a battery-powered welder?

Using PTC engineering software, Fronius International has brought to market the first manual arc welder that runs from a rechargeable battery. Electrical products manufacturer Fronius is gaining a reputation as an innovator. Recently the Austrian manufacturer introduced a line of electrical inverters that offer new convenience in storing and reusing renewable energy. Now they have […]

How Whiskytree runs its “Work Smart” CG pipeline

How Whiskytree runs its “Work Smart” CG pipeline

Successful VFX for films including Elysium, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier are among the projects organized in Thinkbox Deadline. Since its inception in 2007, Whiskytree has grown from a talented matte painting shop into a full-service CG powerhouse known for creating complex visual effects for feature films, commercials and video […]

By February 14, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Autodesk wind simulation to enhance Fox Sports Super Bowl coverage

Autodesk wind simulation to enhance Fox Sports Super Bowl coverage

Swirling winter winds can affect a football game. For the first time, viewers can see exactly what the wind is doing in the stadium. Technology originally developed for working with industrial plastics will find its way onto millions of TV screens on Super Bowl Sunday, as Fox Sports uses Autodesk wind simulation tools to show […]

Amazon Web Services deploys Nvidia GRID GPU-on-demand service

Amazon Web Services deploys Nvidia GRID GPU-on-demand service

Otoy and Autodesk are on-board immediately, working on demonstrations and converting existing applications to take advantage of GPUs in the cloud. It got a bit easier to use compute-intensive engineering and design software in the cloud today, with the announcement Amazon Web Services (AWS) has added Nvidia GRID technology, allowing cloud-aware software to offer GPU-on-demand […]

Using rendering technology to revolutionize yacht design

Using rendering technology to revolutionize yacht design

Architect Greg Lynn is pioneering a new language of form, taking advantage of real-time ray tracing hardware and software from Imagination Technologies to see light and shadow at the earliest design stages.   The recent America’s Cup yacht racing championship in San Francisco (see “More than a boat race”) brought attention to how the application […]

More than a boat race

More than a boat race

The America’s Cup boat race is entering the last leg of a long journey and it’s now down to BMW Oracle and Emirates New Zealand. These boats have pushed the limits of design and their sailors are pushing themselves to win. Each America’s Cup series pushes the limits of design, humans, and physics.  Suddenly, San […]

By September 13, 2013 2 Comments Read More →
Putting faces on child mummies with 3D technology

Putting faces on child mummies with 3D technology

3D organic modeling software, digital force-feedback and 3D printing enable museums to show what mummified children looked like 2,000 years ago. By Bob Cramblitt Earlier this year, Richard III took the world by storm after his bones were discovered under an English parking lot and his face was recreated using 3D organic modeling software. While […]

By April 29, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Volvo racing team integrates analysis and simulation into design optimization

Volvo racing team integrates analysis and simulation into design optimization

Polestar Racing uses Mode Frontier to study the interrelationships of weight, aerodynamics and braking. Polestar Racing, the official Volvo racing team, leveraged its use of advanced simulation technology to claim first prize in the 2012 Touring Car Team Association (TTA) championship in Sweden. Now the Polestar team  is getting ready for the 2013 season, again […]