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News: AECO

Tomorrow’s Future Architects Need To Fix Their Attitude—Secrets to Sucessful Group Projects

Group projects can be dreadful in architecture schools, but there is a way to make them fruitful and scholarship or competition worthy endeavors with the right attitude adjustments.

Event: ThinkParametric Course—Using Galapagos for Grasshopper

Learn how to use Galapagos with Grasshopper to optimize four clustered buildings for optimal views against core criteria like building area, depth and shape constraints, etc—from ThinkParametric.

Frame lets me use my Macbook the way I used to use the giant PC tower in my closet. There's no going back.”

News: MCAD

02 - In-context editing in action with the latest update to Onshape.

MCAD News: Onshape Takes Lead On ‘In-Context’ Design

Onshape’s new In-Context design features take a leading position within the MCAD industry with respect to top-down design in complex multi-part and multi-assembly design. The latest update brings these to users in addition to other enhancements.

Open Design Alliance Releases Teigha 4.2.4—Support for Autodesk ReCap Files
Autodesk Senior Vice President Amarpreet Hanspal Sells 39K Shares of Stock
Autodesk Ending 123D Apps—Features To Go Into Other Products
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Market Research Report Says CAE Market to Reach $5.8 Billion USD by 2021

Computer-aided engineering market (finite element analysis and computational fluid dynamics) for aerospace, automotive, defense industry, industrial machinery, and other applications will grow at CAGR of just over 11% between now and 2021.

Vectorworks Inc. Sponsors the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival

Vectorworks sponsors Kenney Center American College Theater Festival.

News: CAID

02 - In-context editing in action with the latest update to Onshape.

MCAD News: Onshape Takes Lead On ‘In-Context’ Design

Onshape’s new In-Context design features take a leading position within the MCAD industry with respect to top-down design in complex multi-part and multi-assembly design. The latest update brings these to users in addition to other enhancements.

Rhino for Mac Price Goes Up Jan 1—Mac Version Nearly Complete
Trimble Announces New SketchUp 2017—New Graphics Pipeline 2.0
Graebert Introduces its “Trinity of CAD”
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New Motion and Visualization Features Headline 2017 Release of solidThinking Inspire and Evolve

Engineers and industrial designers gain great new features in latest releases of solidThinking Inspire 2017 and solidThinking Evolve 2017.

Luxion Releases Keyshot 6.3—Advanced Rendering Tool

Luxion continues to expand support for the widest array of 3D product development software packages serving MCAD industries.

ClimaBIM won the award for best "Energy Performance and Environmental Protection."

News: Visualization

Adobe Partners With Chaos Group—Integrates V-Ray Into New Project Felix

Adobe is targeting graphics designers with new 3D compositing and rendering application, now in an open beta. Meet Project Felix.

ToolTalk: Allegorithmic’s New Substance Designer 5.6

Substance Designer 5.6 offers new sets of filters useful for working with image scans in particular as well as existing image textures.

News: Animation & VFX

Maxon Announces CINEMA 4D R18 ‘North American Road Show’

Maxon’s latest CINEMA 4D Release 18 has loads of new features and the company is taking the new kit out on a 14 city North American Road Show. Creatives can learn tips and tricks as well as learn about the software if they are not using today in their workflows.

3D News: The Future Group Demos First Mixed Reality (MR) Based on Unreal Engine

Hyper-Realistic Feature Film-Quality Sets and Effects Integrating People and Objects In Real-Time,
New Patent-Pending Software With Origins In “The Matrix Trilogy” and more…

News: Game Design

01 - The new HTC and Valve co-produced VR headset. The new device gives Oculus Rift serious competition.

Report Says VR Awareness Rising—But Which Brands Surprises…

Virtual Reality Headsets may be on the rise in the minds of American consumers, but industry report clearly shows that the brands that are dominating are not the brands one thinks of as much if they are coming at VR from the professional industrial markets.

Mac 3D News: Andersson Technologies updates SynthEyes 1608
Mac 3D News: Allegorithmic Adds Design Industry First to Substance Designer 5.5
SIG: Autodesk upgrades VR and 3D animation tools at SIGGRAPH 2016
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Unity Technologies Releases Unity 5.5 for Gaming and AR/VR Industries

New Unity 5.5 release adds support for AR in Microsoft’s popular Hololens platform, as well as new GPU optimizations for Android and iOS app.

E-on Software Announces VUE 2016 Professional 3D Solutions

Bentley’s subsidiary E-on Software of France has recently announced the immediate availability of VUE 2016 and PlantFactory 2016—3D software solutions for creating natural digital environments.

News: Apple

01 - Nobody knows for sure if Apple is truly working on AR glasses with Carl Ziess AG, but Apple did file patents for such glasses quite awhile ago.

While Study Shows VR Taking Off—Apple Plans Indicate Augmented Reality (AR) Direction

Yes, VR is getting better known and 2017 will no doubt be a big year for virtual reality. But Apple seems to have other plans and in an ironic twist hopefully its AR plans can address industrial markets (not consumer) where Microsoft’s Hololens is making good traction.

Group behind OpenGL Aims to Establish VR (Virtual Reality) Standards Initiative
The Photo App Every Architect Should Love—Meet Aurora HDR 2017 for Mac
Event Shootout—Microsoft Shockingly Out Innovates Apple
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Mental Canvas—The Radical New Drawing App You Haven’t Heard Of

Mental Canvas is an innovative and original new drawing application that put its user and viewers in the 3rd dimension. The app looks to be great for architects and those who sketch out spatial ideas. Alas, it is developed for Microsoft’s Surface devices at first.

Just An Emoji Gimmick?—CAD Developers Weigh In On Apple’s Touch Bar

Is the new Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro really a “pro” level feature or simply something consumers want to play around with? CAD developers have their say.

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