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Experimental 3D Printer Offers a Clever Way to Eliminate Waste

One of the unique challenges of 3D printing is that models that feature structures hanging in mid-air, like the spout of a teapot, also need temporary structures to support the soft extruded plastic until it hardens. This can result in a lot of wasted material, because those supports are just discarded afterwards. A …Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Printer, 3d Modeling, Computer Printers, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Technology Internet, Secondary Sector Of The Economy, Applications Of 3d Printing, 3d Printing Processes


Epic Games buys photogrammetry software maker Capturing Reality

Epic Games is quickly becoming a more dominant force in gaming infrastructure M&A after a string of recent purchases made to bulk up their Unreal Engine developer suite. Today, the company announced that they’ve brought on the team from photogrammetry studio Capturing Reality to help the company improve how it handles 3D scans of environments and objects. Terms of the deal weren’t disclosed. Photogrammetry involves stitching together multiple photos or laser scans to create 3D models of objects ...
Tags: TC, Gaming, Tech, Tencent, Laser, 3d Imaging, Epic Games, Bratislava, Unreal Engine, 3d Modeling, Computer Graphics, Forward, Video Gaming, Photogrammetry


This Rapid 3D-Printing Method Could Be the Secret to Developing 3D-Printed Organs

We may not have flying cars yet, but 3D-printed organs? That sci-fi fantasy just got one step closer to reality thanks to a rapid 3D-printing method developed by University of Buffalo engineers.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, 3d Modeling, Biomedical Engineering, University of Buffalo, Emerging Technologies, Stereolithography, Hydrogel, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Technology Internet, Health Medical Pharma, Secondary Sector Of The Economy, Ruogang Zhao


Polaroid Made a Pen That Lets You Draw Pieces of Candy

There are 3D-printing pens that let prolific doodlers turn their drawings into three-dimensional sculptures, but all users are really left with is a piece of art. Polaroid’s taking 3D-printing pens one step further by replacing extruded plastic with melted candy so that when your masterpiece is complete, you can eat…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Articles, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, Candy, Pens, Polaroid, 3d Modeling, 3doodler, Ballpoint Pen, Emerging Technologies, Industrial Processes, Economic Sectors, Technology Internet


This Startup Can Deepfake Household Products Into Your Home

The e-commerce industry spends a lot of time and energy trying to keep the public interested in its wares and traditionally this has involved spending cash on photography: taking nice pictures of your products has typically been the best way to keep users scrolling to your page on the likes of Amazon or Shopify. But…Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Marketing, Nike, Artificial Intelligence, Online Shopping, Ikea, Augmented Reality, Tom Cruise, Visual Effects, Computer Vision, Shopify, 3d Modeling, E Commerce, Computer Graphics


3D model provider CGTrader raises $9.5M Series B led by Evli Growth Partners

3D model provider CGTrader, has raised $9.5M in a Series B funding led by Finnish VC fund Evli Growth Partners, alongside previous investors Karma Ventures and LVV Group. Ex-Rovio CEO Mikael Hed also invested and joins as Board Chairman. We first covered the Vilnius-based company when it raised 200,000 euro from Practica Capital. Founded in 2011 by 3D designer Marius Kalytis (now COO), CGTrader has become a signifiant 3D content provider – it even claims to be the world’s largest. In its marketp...
Tags: Startups, TC, Europe, Shutterstock, Microsoft, Nike, E-commerce, Ceo, Graphics, Designer, Staples, Artificial Intelligence, Arsenal, 3D, Visual Effects, Crate & Barrel


Google shutting down Poly 3D content platform

Google is almost running out of AR/VR projects to kill off. The company announced today in an email to Poly users that they will be shutting 3D-object creation and library platform “forever” next year. The service will shut down on June 30, 2021 and users won’t be able to upload 3D models to the site on April 30, 2021. Poly was introduced as a 3D creation tool optimized for virtual reality. Users could easily create low-poly objects with in-VR tools. The software was designed to serve as a...
Tags: Google, TC, Facebook, Tech, Digital Media, Computing, Virtual Reality, Visual Effects, New Media, 3d Modeling, Poly, Unity


DroneDeploy teams with Boston Dynamics to deliver inside-outside view of job site

DroneDeploy, a cloud software company that uses drone footage to help industries like agriculture, oil and gas and construction get a birds-eye view of a site to build a 3D picture, announced a new initiative today that combines drone photos with cameras on the ground or even ground robots from a company like Boston Dynamics for what it is calling a 360 Walkthrough. Up until today’s announcement, DroneDeploy could use drone footage from any drone to get a picture of what a site looked like ou...
Tags: Cloud, Europe, Enterprise, Tech, Drones, Boston Dynamics, 3d Modeling, Winn, DroneDeploy, Mike Winn Winn, COVID Boston Dynamics


Wooly shader makes anything cosy

If you use Blender, "give your textures and models a knitted yarn look" with the new "Wooly" shader that makes anything fluffy. A shader changes the surface appearance of an object or scene; procedural refers to a programming technique that creates a convincing illusion of natural or random origin. Here's video of it in action:
Tags: Post, News, Yarn, 3d Modeling


Download and use these 3D printed models of every D&D monster

Wizards of the Coast have already launched their "Stay at Home, Play at Home" free gaming resource for the Dungeons & Dragons system. But while you're getting your campaign in order — and if you already have access to a 3D-printer — you can take your remote gaming to the next level with these free printable models created by artist Miguel Zavala. From Polygon: Miguel Zavala’s art project consists of more than 1,900 digital files, and he has nearly 3,000 paying subscribers supporting his work on ...
Tags: Post, News, 3d Printing, Reddit, Coast, Dungeons & Dragons, Patreon, Dungeons And Dragons, 3d Modeling, Zavala, 3D print, 3d Rendering, Tabletop Gaming, Mordenkainen, Miguel Zavala, Wizards of the Coast Zavala


How tech has impacted archaeologists’ hunt for long-lost civilizations

Satellite mapping, 3D modeling, and machine learning have become game-changers
Tags: News, Trends, Machine Learning, Archeology, Emerging Tech, 3d Modeling, Ancient Civilization, Satellite Mapping


Copenhagens new eco-friendly bicycle hills hide parking for thousands of bicycles

Danish architectural firm COBE recently completed a one-of-a-kind public space in Copenhagen that not only serves as a multifunctional meeting place, but also provides covered parking for over 2,000 bicycles. Inaugurated in late August, Karen Blixens Plads is one of the largest public spaces in Copenhagen and measures over 20,000 square meters in size. The elevated undulating terrain helps break the large space down into small zones for activities and helps channel and slow rainwater to improve ...
Tags: Design, Bicycles, Architecture, Innovation, Denmark, Copenhagen, Green Transportation, Public Space, Concrete, 3d Modeling, University of Copenhagen, Public Square, Stormwater Management, COBE, Outdoor Space, Rasmus Hjortshøj


Digital influencers and the dollars that follow them

Sunny Dhillon Contributor Sunny Dhillon is a partner at Signia Venture Partners. More posts by this contributor Security tokens will be coming soon to an exchange near you Amazon’s next conquest will be apparel Animated characters are as old as human storytelling itself, dating back thousands of years to cave drawings that depict animals in motion. It was really in the last century, however—a period bookended by the first animated ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Amazon, Column, South Korea, Films, Superman, Digital, Samsung, Social Media, Tech, Snapchat, Avatar, Animation, Virtual Reality, Pixar


Engineers can now reverse-engineer 3D models

A system that uses a technique called constructive solid geometry (CSG) is allowing MIT researchers to deconstruct objects and turn them into 3D models, thereby allowing them to reverse-engineer complex things. The system appeared in a paper entitled “InverseCSG: Automatic Conversion of 3D Models to CSG Trees” by Tao Du, Jeevana Priya Inala, Yewen Pu, Andrew Spielberg, Adriana Schulz, Daniela Rus, Armando Solar-Lezama, and Wojciech Matusik. “At a high level, the problem is reverse engineering a ...
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Tech, Mit, 3d Scanning, 3d Modeling, CSG, Daniela Rus, Computer Graphics, Wojciech Matusik, Tao Du


One billion 3D views and counting

Alice Lloyd George Contributor Alice Lloyd George is an investor at RRE Ventures and the host of Flux, a series of podcast conversations with leaders in frontier technology. More posts by this contributor Thomas Reardon and CTRL-Labs are building an API for the brain Solving the mystery of sleep Last week Sketchfab, the 3D content hub, shared an exciting milestone — the company has just crossed 1 billion cumulative pageview...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Firefox, Google, Amazon, Energy, Food, Facebook, Column, Europe, Shutterstock, New York, Microsoft, Youtube, France, San Francisco


The Clifftop House is dramatically perched atop a challenging cliff edge

When Brisbane design studio was asked to redevelop a “poorly constructed ‘character house’” in Teneriffe into a modern abode for a family of seven, the team faced several challenges. One was the existing property, which could not be raised or lifted, meaning that the only buildable land left was a small sliver that lay between the existing home and clifftop. Fortunately, the clients were amenable to the idea of building a three-story cliff-edge extension on the challenging site, which led to ...
Tags: Design, Australia, Architecture, Gallery, Energy Efficiency, Brisbane, Carousel Showcase, Natural Light, Green Roof, Brutalist Architecture, Concrete, 3d Modeling, Thermal Mass, Louvers, Cliff House, Concrete House


MVRDV introduces a psychedelic blend of art and architecture in Paradise City

Dutch design firm MVRDV recently completed its latest project: The Imprint, an art-entertainment complex near Seoul’s Incheon Airport that toes the line between art and architecture. Completed as part of the city’s Paradise City complex, The Imprint features strikingly sculptural facades painted white and gold that can be easily recognized from the sky as passengers land at Incheon Airport. The eye-catching visuals of the windowless exteriors are echoed in the interiors, which were installed wi...
Tags: Art, South Korea, Design, Architecture, Gallery, Seoul, Carousel Showcase, Tirana, 3d Modeling, Optical Illusion, Courtyard, Incheon, Paradise City, MVRDV, Incheon Airport, Night Club


Futuristic library pops up in an ancient Chinese city

Incredible, futuristic-looking libraries have been taking root across China, including in one of the country’s most famous ancient cities, Xi’an. Once the capital for thirteen dynasties, the Shaanxi Province city is now home to the curvaceous, all-white Zhongshu bookstore, which has a design that looks like something straight out of a science-fiction film. Crafted by Shanghai-based Wutopia Lab, the bookstore was constructed from 300 tons of steel and 30,000 meters of light strips. Located on ...
Tags: Science Fiction, Design, China, Architecture, Gallery, Shanghai, Acrylic, Carousel Showcase, Bookshelves, 3d Modeling, Futuristic Design, CNC, Xi'an, Shaanxi, CNC Machines, Shaanxi Province


What’s next for Snapchat? Patents suggest 3D models and mapping of emotions

The U.S. patent office recently published two patents by Snap, Inc. that suggest tech for creating 3D models from a smartphone and tracking emotions in a video chat. The video option would be used for customer service chats. The post What’s next for Snapchat? Patents suggest 3D models and mapping of emotions appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Photography, News, Trends, Social Media, Snapchat, Patent, 3d Modeling, Snap Inc


Watching this A.I. program build CAD models is a peek into the future of design

Many makers now have at their disposal an artificial intelligence tool that automates the design process for 3D-printable parts. It could help make designing and engineering more seamless and efficient. The post Watching this A.I. program build CAD models is a peek into the future of design appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, 3d Printing, Ai, Emerging Tech, 3d Modeling, SolidWorks, Desktop Metal, Live Parts


Need a custom 3D-printed part but hate 3D modeling? Hand it over to A.I.

Many makers now have at their disposal an artificial intelligence tool that automates the design process for 3D-printable parts. It could help make designing and engineering more seamless and efficient. The post Need a custom 3D-printed part but hate 3D modeling? Hand it over to A.I. appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, 3d Printing, Ai, Emerging Tech, 3d Modeling, SolidWorks, Desktop Metal, Live Parts


Spiraling timber temple revealed for Burning Man 2018

A massive spiraling temple of timber is set to rise in the middle of a Nevada desert for Burning Man 2018. Designed by London-based French architect Arthur Mamou-Mani of Mamou-Mani Architects, the winning 2018 Burning Man Temple design is titled Galaxia as a nod to the cosmos from which the structure takes inspiration. The 65-foot-wide temporary pavilion will be made of timber modules twisted and lifted to converge into a central tower rising 200 feet in height. 3D computer modeling tools wer...
Tags: Design, London, Architecture, Gallery, 3d Printing, Nevada, Temple, Carousel Showcase, Timber Pavilion, Burning Man, Timber Architecture, 3d Modeling, Isaac Asimov, Mandala, Black Rock City, Galaxia


Print of "lost" britcom discovered in Nigerian basement and restored with X-rays and laser-cutters

In the early days of TV, it was routine to tape over the recording medium after the initial air-date, which means that no video record exists of many of the pioneering moments in television. (more…)
Tags: Post, UK, TV, News, Nigeria, Bbc, Computer Science, Archives, Glam, 3d Modeling, Laser cutters, Pew Pew, Boffins, Britcoms, Preservatin, Rktv


Gorgeous street library in Bulgaria offers 1,500 books for free

Nature inspired this stunning street library in Bulgaria, but it was computers that made the design possible. A team of young architects and designers created Rapana, the first street library in the city of Varna, using parametric design tools Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The Rapana street library is built from 240 CNC-milled timber pieces fitted together into a curvaceous pavilion that provides shade, seating, and room for 1,500 books. The team of designers—Yuzdzhan Turgaev, Boyan Simeonov, Ib...
Tags: Design, Library, Architecture, Gallery, Bulgaria, Grasshopper, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Public Space, 3d Modeling, CNC, Varna, Rhinoceros, European Youth Capital, Parametric Design, Louverwall


Gorgeous street library in Bulgaria for 1,500 books uses parametric design

Nature inspired this stunning street library in Bulgaria, but it was computers that made the design possible. A team of young architects and designers created Rapana, the first street library in the city of Varna, using parametric design tools Rhinoceros and Grasshopper. The Rapana street library is built from 240 CNC-milled timber pieces fitted together into a curvaceous pavilion that provides shade, seating, and room for 1,500 books. The team of designers—Yuzdzhan Turgaev, Boyan Simeonov, Ib...
Tags: Design, Library, Architecture, Gallery, Bulgaria, Grasshopper, Carousel Showcase, Pavilion, Public Space, 3d Modeling, CNC, Varna, Rhinoceros, European Youth Capital, Parametric Design, Louverwall


Beheld is a new startup that lets you scan, send, and print yourself

 Kat Kinkead and Peter Weijmarshausen met at their old company, Shapeways. Weijmarshausen recently stepped down as CEO and was looking for something cool to do when he and Kinkead realized that the most popular application of 3D scanning and printing was in 3D figurines. These tiny action-figure-like representations were wildly popular print subjects back at Shapeways but they were… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Publishing, Technology, Tech, Industrial Design, 3d Printing, 3d Scanner, Manufacturing, Scanner, Shapeways, Peter Weijmarshausen, Emerging-technologies, 3d Modeling, Beheld, Kat Kinkead


Amazon has acquired 3D body model startup, Body Labs, for $50M-$70M

 TechCrunch has learned that Amazon has acquired Body Labs, a company with a stated aim of creating true-to-life 3D body models to support various b2b software applications — such as virtually trying on clothes or photorealistic avatars for gaming. Read More
Tags: Amazon, Fundings & Exits, TC, Gaming, Ecommerce, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Body Labs, Augmented Reality, 3d Modeling, Virtual Try On, Clothes Shopping, Echo Look


Lowe’s prints comic books imagining sci-fi futures — then makes them real

Lowe's isn't just a lumberyard, it's an incubator building our sci-fi future -- thanks to Kyle Nel and the Lowe’s Innovation Lab, which is merging 3D modeling, AR, VR, and even additive manufacturing with retail. The post Lowe’s prints comic books imagining sci-fi futures — then makes them real appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Home, Business, Trends, Features, Vr, Virtual Reality, Ar, 3d Modeling, Lowe, Lowes, Arcore, Kyle Nel, The Mine, ARKit, Lowe’s Innovation Lab, TheMine.com


Get your next project started right with the best 3D modeling software

The best 3D modeling software will vary based on your needs, but there plenty of options available. Here, we round up some of our favorite pieces of software, whether you're working in a professional or personal capacity. The post Get your next project started right with the best 3D modeling software appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Computing, Autodesk, Blender, Buying Guides, 3d Modeling, SketchUp


Top 3D modeling software options

The best 3D modeling software will vary based on your needs, but there plenty of options available. Here, we round up some of our favorite pieces of software, whether you're working in a professional or personal capacity. The post Top 3D modeling software options appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Computing, Autodesk, Blender, Buying Guides, 3d Modeling, SketchUp