Hardware and Software News
At Microsoft's Worldwide Partner's Conference (WPC), Autodesk has demonstrated how the HoloLens would integrate with Autodesk's Maya 3D modeling and animation software.
Following a long beta testing phase, McNeel & Associates has released the Mac OSX version of Rhino, the popular NURBS modeling software.
Photoshop is the undisputed industry standard digital imaging solution, and is also widely used for sketching and painting. However there are many valid alternative specialized applications, either free or with an affordable price point.
UMake is a design app for iOS currently under development that aims at offering designers a 3D natural sketching experience. They are currently looking for talented creatives to join the beta test team.
Autodesk announces Spark 3D printing platform to be embedded in Windows 10 and intent to make digital 3D models interoperable with Microsoft HoloLens.
At the CES 2015 Wacom has launched the renewed Cintiq flagship model, which gets a 27-inch screen with 2.5K resolution, and the second generation Cintiq Companion tablet.
To further develop Local Motors' 3D printed cars - Strati - the company is collaborating with Autodesk to utilize Spartk, a new open platform for 3D printing.
Autodesk is selling its Shape Modeling Plug-in for Rhino - formerly VSR Shape Modeling - with a 72% discount, valid until March 7, 2014.
"I Get It", an online learning platform for engineers created by Tata Technologies, has launched a free video course on Autodesk SketchBook Pro.
Autodesk has completed the acquisition of technology assets from Virtual Shape Research GmbH (VSR), a developer of a class-A surface 3D modeling plug-in for Rhino.
Autodesk has published a new Showreel dedicated to the automotive design industries, showing its range of products, from the well-established Alias to new solutions like Fusion 360.
At SIGGRAPH ASIA 2013, researchers from Scientists Tel-Aviv University in Israel and Tsinghua University in Beijing have presented an experimental software capable of recognize and extract 3D models from simple photographs.
Wacom has presented the much anticipated tablet model line-up called Cintiq Companion, which combined the features of the Cintiq 13HD with the practicality of a stand-alone device.
La Tienda del Cad has launched the second edition of its 3-day workshop "Car Design with Rhinoceros", which will take place in Barcelona on July 15-17, 2013.
Adobe has announced that the next releases of software (CS7) will be available only through their Creative Cloud subscription plans, which is raising a controversial reaction from the existing user-base.
Wacom has presented the Cintiq 13HD, the new compact, entry level version of its Cintiq model line up. It features a 13.3-inch, full HD display, compact dimensions and a lightweight, slim design.
Following a long beta testing period, the final version of McNeel's Rhino has more than 3,000 enhancements and new features. Until tomorrow it is possible to upgrade from previous versions at a reduced price of 345€/$.
Color science and technology company X-Rite has developed a new capturing technology for creating digital materials that enable physically correct simulations.