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Sketchfab gives its 3D web viewer a virtual reality sidekick

Sketchfab gives its 3D web viewer a virtual reality sidekick

Initially supporting Google Cardboard, Sketchfab’s “virtual cube” approach to 3D will soon extend to all leading VR headsets. When Sketchfab founder Alban Denoyel talked to GraphicSpeak in 2012 about the launch of Sketchfab, he said the motivation “was to provide 3D artists a great tool to show their work online. Many of them have portfolios […]

By January 13, 2016 Read More →
Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

Cloud-based Cl3ver supports unconnected presentations for AEC and manufacturing

A new app for Windows and Apple devices can store cloud-based presentations locally.    The current update of Cl3ver—a cloud-based platform for interactive web and mobile 3D presentations in AEC and manufacturing—includes the ability to run presentations without a live Internet connection and enhancements to visual quality. Architectural and engineering projects are often presented in […]

By January 11, 2016 Read More →
uMake brings sketch-model paradigm to iPad

uMake brings sketch-model paradigm to iPad

Draw a few lines, then manipulate them in 3D space. A team that includes some of the original developers of what became AutoCAD 360 have created a new iPad app turns sketching into a 3D design experience. The company and the app are both called, uMake, now available in the Apple App Store. The market […]

By November 23, 2015 Read More →
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, […]

By November 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
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 […]