Tag: 3D

Wild new Airbus twin-fuselage patent designs in glorious 2D

Wild new Airbus twin-fuselage patent designs in glorious 2D

The cutting edge of aviation thinking must still go 2D when submitting a patent application. All current commercial aircraft are either single or dual aisle with the engines mounted on (turboprop) or under (jet) the wings. But that doesn’t stop aeronautical engineers from thinking out of the box about the future of air travel. Unfortunately, […]

Lattice updates XVL Studio digital mock-up software

Lattice updates XVL Studio digital mock-up software

New features include 64-bit native support, multiple search conditions, graphics accelerator auto-detect, and more. Lattice has sold more than 500,000 seats of its various 3D tools. Lattice Technology has released an update to XVL Studio, its market-leading software for repurposing 3D manufacturing data for downstream use. New features and enhancements in XVL Studio 11.0a include […]

Hexagon acquires myVR for 3D GIS interactive viewing

Hexagon acquires myVR for 3D GIS interactive viewing

The Norwegian company creates software that enables high-resolution real-time viewing of interactive maps over low bandwidth. Technology conglomerate Hexagon AB has acquired all shares in the Norwegian company My Virtual Reality Software AS. Known as myVR, the company provides software for 2D, 3D and 360-degree viewing for desktop and mobile. myVR has developed a patented […]

Sketchfab puts 3D content on the web for free

Sketchfab puts 3D content on the web for free

New website allows anyone to publish interactive 3D content online; all it takes is a WebGL-compatible browser. Sketchfab went live today with new technology making it easy to publish interactive 3D content online. The free service does not require any third-party application installed on either the client side or the server. All Sketchfab needs is […]

SPEC updates Siemens NX benchmark

SPEC updates Siemens NX benchmark

The new version tests NX 6 or 7 on 64-bit Windows 7.The benchmark is available at no charge from the SPEC website. SPEC, the non-profit group that creates performance evaluation benchmarking software for the technical graphics industry has released a new benchmark for Siemens PLM Software’s NX 3D CAD software. SPECapc for Siemens NX 6 […]

ZBrush update adds realism to fiber, fur, and hair

ZBrush update adds realism to fiber, fur, and hair

Other new features in ZBrush 4R3 include vector displacement maps and a 3D noise feature. Pixologic is now shipping an update to ZBrush, the popular 3D digital sculpting and painting program.  New features center on the ability to create, manipulate and export detailed geometry for fur, fiber, and hair. FiberMesh allows the real-time creation of […]

An  Open Letter about the future of Collada from the Khronos Group

An Open Letter about the future of Collada from the Khronos Group

The growing use of Collada as an open, non-proprietary file format for 3D asset exchange presents new challenges and opportunities. [Editor’s Note: The following is an open letter from the Khronos Group Board of Directors about the future of Collada. GraphicSpeak is publishing the letter as a service to the 3D digital content industry.] March […]

IMSI/Design releases first 2D/3D DWG viewing app on Android

IMSI/Design releases first 2D/3D DWG viewing app on Android

The boutique CAD vendor is taking the high ground; surely others will quickly follow. Drawing on its market-leading experience with the iPad, IMSI/Design has released the first Android app capable of viewing 3D DWG drawings. The free app, TurboViewer v1 for Android, is now available from the Android Marketplace. The iPad version of this app […]

IMSI/Design updates free TurboViewer

IMSI/Design updates free TurboViewer

The only iPad CAD viewer that supported 3D DWG now adds SHX and TrueType font support.  IMSI/Design has released version 2 of its free TurboViewer app for iOS (iPad, iPhone, iPod touch). IMSI says it is the only iPad CAD viewer that provides native support for 3D DWG files. New features in this release include: […]

Infinite Z launches zSpace virtual holographic 3D display for designers

Infinite Z launches zSpace virtual holographic 3D display for designers

Five years in the making, zSpace delivers a highly realistic 3D experience. zSpace will initially ship with support for Autodesk Maya and Showcase. After five years of development, Silicon Valley start-up Infinite Z is now ready to ship the graphics industry’s first virtual holographic 3D interactive display for design work. The device, called zSpace, is […]