All the constancy of blue combined with the energy and excitement of red. This year, Pantone announced a brand new color to the color pantheon, Veri Peri. The association’s Laurie Pressman, vice president of the Pantone Institute, said the group’s members felt they had to come up with something special and something that expressed all the feelings and moods associated with … [Read more...] about The pantone color of the year is Very Peri
The vendor neutral format is based on the famed Pantone color charts. Leading CAD 3D rendering specialist Luxion Keyshot has added support for the Appearance Exchange Format (AxE), a vendor-neutral format that enables full communication of visual appearance data in a single, editable file to improve the design virtualization process. KeyShot says support of AxF allows … [Read more...] about KeyShot adds support for X-Rite Appearance Exchange Format
Designers can create digital renderings of real-world objects with precise capture of lighting and color. X-Rite Pantone recently introduced its new Virtual Light Booth (VLB), designed to simulate and compare the appearance of physical and virtual materials. As part of the company's Total Appearance Capture (TAC) suite, the VLB allows for the precise capturing of factors … [Read more...] about X-Rite Pantone introduces Virtual Light Booth
Autodesk, Luxion, and Nvidia are supporting the new AxF format in selected products. A name synonymous with professional use of color is launching a new appearance file format for use in design and visualization software. The AxF format from Pantone (a subsidiary of X-Rite) offers a standardized way to store and share critical material appearance data. The format launches … [Read more...] about New Pantone file format stores complex appearance data for 3D design
Just in time for your Christmas shopping, the Pantone Institute announces its Spring color palette for 2014. Who picks your colors? Did you honestly think you did? Did you think you suddenly work up and said to yourself, you know what I need, I need a pair of persimmon slacks? Well, you did not. You had help. The little color elves went into their cave and the white smoke came … [Read more...] about Who picks your colors for you?
Luxion also adds new lighting placement flexibility, Pantone libraries, and more. A tighter connection to several 3D CAD products tops the list of new features in KeyShot 4, just released by Luxion. The CPU-based 3D rendering and animation software continues to do well in the small but highly competitive product development visualization space. New Live Linking … [Read more...] about Live linking to CAD tops list of KeyShot new features