Tag: 3D

GrabCAD and SpaceClaim offer Lagoa cloud visualization

GrabCAD and SpaceClaim offer Lagoa cloud visualization

Users of both products can offer browser-based photorealistic 3D product views to their users.   When cloud-based 3D product visualization platform Lagoa debuted in 2013, it initially found a market with the makers of high-end luxury goods. But in recent weeks Lagoa has made deals with two vendors that will place it squarely in the [...]

Autodesk powers new Smithsonian 3D web presence

Autodesk powers new Smithsonian 3D web presence

Custom educational tool gives general public virtual access to rare artifacts and specimens.    The Smithsonian today launches its new Smithsonian x3D Explorer, an interactive 3D-enabled website. Autodesk built the underlying technology exclusively for the Smithsonian to “democratize access” to prized specimens and artifacts. Many irreplaceable objects from the Smithsonian’s vast collection have been digitized, [...]

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CAD toolkit maker Tech Soft 3D introduces new product suite for cloud and mobile

CAD toolkit maker Tech Soft 3D introduces new product suite for cloud and mobile

Vendors are eager to build new apps for mobile; these SDK’s mean they don’t have to start from scratch. Tech Soft 3D (TS3D) is introducing a new suite of software development tools to help engineering software developers build new mobile and cloud-based applications. Tech Soft 3D is best known for its HOOPS technology for 3D [...]

Seeing depth through a single lens

Seeing depth through a single lens

Mathematical image processing creates a 3D movie of any scene, using just two frames from a stationary camera or microscope. The key is to use clues encoded within rays of light. Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) have developed a way for standard cameras and microscopes to create a 3D image through [...]

3D Systems acquires TeamPlatform

3D Systems acquires TeamPlatform

Collaborative workspaces are the new frontier for CAD. 3D Systems now has all the fundamental pieces for its fifth growth initiative. 3D Systems has acquired TeamPlatform, a cloud-based, collaborative design and project management platform. 3D Systems plans to immediately integrate the TeamPlatform technology into both its professional and consumer offerings, including Geomagic Solutions and Cubify.com. TeamPlatform allows product design, [...]

The coolest booth at Siggraph

The coolest booth at Siggraph

Oculus is showing off the next version of its Rift virtual reality gaming goggles by appointment only. In a back corner of the exhibition hall at this year’s Siggraph conference in Anaheim sits a 10×10 white box with a door, a temporary private office used at trade shows. To knock on the flimsy aluminum door [...]

3D needs its Napster moment

3D needs its Napster moment

The Khronos Group wants to do for 3D what formats like MP3 and JPEG did for audio and video. At Siggraph in Anaheim this week a small army of researchers, artists, programmers, and vendors are showing off the newest ways to fill an empty screen with technically complex and visually gorgeous or occasionally gory 3D [...]

Aras brings first 3D PDF conversion to PLM platforms

Aras brings first 3D PDF conversion to PLM platforms

By using 3D PDF Aras avoids the need to work with competing proprietary 3D data formats, making an open visualization standard the center of its PLM social visualization strategy.    Aras says its new CAD-to-3D PDF converter, embedded in its PLM vault server, is a first for the PLM market place. The addition means Aras [...]

Sunglass adds Cadenas PartSolutions 1 million item 3D parts library to its cloud CAD worksite

Sunglass adds Cadenas PartSolutions 1 million item 3D parts library to its cloud CAD worksite

The Sunglass Parts Library is the first example of a 3D parts library linking directly to an interactive design site. Cloud-based product design collaboration site Sunglass today launches a new online parts library, assembled in a partnership with Cadenas PartSolutions, best known as the creator of digital parts catalogs for manufacturing. The Sunglass Parts Library [...]

Sunglass updates interface, adds 3D web embedding

Sunglass updates interface, adds 3D web embedding

The well-funded start-up continues to build out its browser-based design collaboration site. Browser-based 3D design collaboration site Sunglass is rolling out new features to its users this week. The well-funded start-up continues to pursue the dream of making any browser the portal to collaborative product design. Sunglass is one part interactive 3D viewer and mark-up [...]

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