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Giant burrowing snake machines create London Crossrail tunnel

Giant burrowing snake machines create London Crossrail tunnel

Designed in PTC Creo, eight 1,000-ton units are cutting through 26 miles of widely varying conditions. For years the Crossrail project has been burrowing tunnels for a new rail line directly under London. More than 26 miles in total have been carved out by gargantuan tunnel boring machines (TBMs), purpose built for Crossrail by German […]

Growing dragons challenge Game of Thrones CG team

Growing dragons challenge Game of Thrones CG team

Pixomondo created the babies, growing in capabilities as the dragons grow in stature. HBO’s Game of Thrones is popular for many reasons, most of them beyond the scope of our coverage here. But some of the appeal surely lies in the realistic visual effects that give mythic realism to the unfolding story of endless battles […]

Holographic visualization gives design firm a leg up

Holographic visualization gives design firm a leg up

Britto Charette found a way to help the “spatially challenged” understand the plan.   The architectural firm Britto Charette specializes in luxury interiors for a global clientele. Their work has been in leading design publications, and their staff is well-traveled and multilingual. But it wasn’t just a striking design plan or a packed resume that […]

Kung Fury rocks the 80s action movie genre with heavy CG

Kung Fury rocks the 80s action movie genre with heavy CG

David Sandberg scooped up $630,000 on Kickstarter and put together a hilarious short film in Autodesk Maya and 3ds Max. Please forgive me, I’m laughing as I write about Kung Fury, a new online movie that premiered recently at Cannes. I’m not laughing at the artistry or the technology, which are both top notch, but […]

New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

New report says Vectorworks top BIM software in UK

Government mandate is forcing AEC firms to re-evaluate what software they use. According to results from the fifth annual NBS National BIM Report 2015, Vectorworks Architect is the most popular building information modeling (BIM) architectural software in the United Kingdom. Twenty-nine percent of respondents said they use the solution for designing with a BIM workflow. In […]

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 […]