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News: AECO

01 - The 10 best teams were invited to present their projects to the jury at Ho chi Minh City Architectural University on June 19.

Hundreds of Students Turn Out for ARCHICAD BIM Competition in Vietnam

GRAPHISOFT®, the global leader in Building Information Modeling (BIM) solutions for architects, recently organized a second successful ARCHICAD BIM competition in collaboration with Hanoi Architectural University and Ho Chi Minh City Architectural University in Vietnam.

OrthoGraph 10.2 is available!
SimLab Soft releases SimLab Composer 6 for Mac and Windows
GRAPHISOFT announces ArchiCAD 19 ships June 24
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AIA: Show Reports: AIA and CMD provide Insight for Architects

At AIA Atlanta the CMD Group launched Insight for Architects with the AIA, just for AIA members inside their online AIA accounts. The construction industry data and analytics web tool helps AIA member architects develop business, follow emerging and tracking trends, network and establish new relationships and gain new work.

Zebra Imaging’s Holographic Visualizations Help Britto Charette Win Design Contract

Zebra Imaging’s holographic displays enabled the leading interior design firm to immerse the luxury oceanfront condominium’s owners in the dimensions of the proposal, as it jumped off the screen right before their eyes.

Our users always want better integration with the other tools that they use, said Robert McNeel, CEO, Robert McNeel & Associates.

News: MCAD

02 - A partner meeting for Graebert's APAC partners in Bangkok, Thailand, with Robert Grabert and the team from Japan's Jdraft in the view.

Graebert of Germany Says Japan CAD Market In flux—ARES Gains Ground

Graebert of Germany continues to make strides in CAD market share in Asia. Japan is one of its key markets where OEM product JDraf is a popular DWG native CAD solution competing for market share gains against AutoCAD, which in recent financial filings has indicated troubles in that market.

SimLab Soft releases SimLab Composer 6 for Mac and Windows
Frame raises $10M to build the next generation of personal computing in the cloud
solidThinking Inc. intros new solidThinking Inspire 2015
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Autodesk updates Fusion 360 at Solid 2015 Conference in SF

Autodesk recently updated Fusion 360 with many new features, introduced at Solid 2015 Confab.

In-Brief: Autodesk Exchange Apps reaches 1 million downloads

Autodesk reaches 1 million apps download in its Exchange Apps community app platform.

News: CAID

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Webinar Event: Get Started with solidThinking Evolve 2015!

solidThinking is aiming to give the tools you that are needed to make the most of their programs. These sessions provide a quick and easy to understand tips that will enable faster work in Evolve.

Event: Want to Learn More About Vectorworks? Boston Training Sessions
Event News: Luxion Unveils KeyShot 6 at PTC Live Global
Mac 3D News: KeyShot 6 Feature Preview
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Autodesk Launches Design Academy iTunes U Courses

Design Academy shows students the limitless possibilities of 3D design with Design Academy iTunes U courses and Multi-Touch books to provide schools with interactive projects that advance 21st Century skill development.

solidThinking Inc. intros new solidThinking Inspire 2015

solidThinking Inspire 2015 enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily, leading to reductions in cost, development time, material consumption, and product weight.

Archisnapper's developers say their app saves architects hours of time and stress.

News: Visualization

01 - Watch short video on Working with PlantFactory and ZBrush

E-on Software Ships Free Versions of VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2!

The VUE and PlantFactory 2015.2 Personal Learning Editions allow any Artist or Student to learn the best Digital Nature tool for free. The PLEs output files that can be rendered without limitation using an ATC license, allows users to work from home using the free PLEs and transport their work easily between resources.

Laubwerk Plants Kits 1.0.15 and Surface Spread 1.0.37 Updates
Last Call for Students! – Volunteer at SIGGRAPH Asia 2015 in Kobe, Japan!
AEC Visualization software Lumion 5.7 is OUT NOW!
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PipelineFX’s Qube! Now Available in One-Month Installments

PipelineFX adds a subscription licensing option to Qube!, making the leading render farm management software for visual effects even more cost-effective for studios and schools. 

Zebra Imaging’s Holographic Visualizations Help Britto Charette Win Design Contract

Zebra Imaging’s holographic displays enabled the leading interior design firm to immerse the luxury oceanfront condominium’s owners in the dimensions of the proposal, as it jumped off the screen right before their eyes.

News: Animation & VFX

01 - Brad Peebler, Bill Collis, Nic Humphries and Simon Robinson

Mac 3D News: The Foundry kicks off with a new majority owner

The Foundry, a leading provider of award-winning creative software, announced a majority investment from HgCapital, one of the UK’s most prestigious private equity firms.

Mac 3D News: PipelineFX Releases Qube! 6.7
The Foundry’s new MODO 901 coming soon!
Hollywood film “Chappie” rendered with PipelineFX’s Qube!
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The much anticipated MODO 901 is available

MODO 901 represents the most significant update so far. Earlier this spring, The Foundry provided a sneak peek of MODO 901, which includes the integration of the award winning MeshFusion; new progressive texture baking; new and improved tools for everyday modeling tasks, better ways of working with both regular and UDIM multi-tiled UVs and layered multi-resolution sculpting.

SmithMicro Software launches Anime Studio 11 series apps

SmithMicro Software introduces all new Anime Studio Pro 11 with powerful new professional animation features for anime action. Improved Adobe Photoshop integration, frame-by-frame animation options and layer referencing are key big new features.

News: Game Design

02 - The innovative touch-driven interface allows you to get more done with less complexity.

Verto Studio 3D 2.1 launches Verto Studio Cloud

Single-developer company Verto Studio LLC launches its revolutionary 3D cloud service for free to all users of desktop and mobile Verto Studio 3D. Now, all Verto Studio scenes can be published to the web, viewable by anyone else in the world within a web browser. Additionally, an easy-to-use shape editor has also been added to Verto Studio which supports the importing and 3D extrusion of SVG files.

Learning: Digital Tutors has new ‘Introduction to Unity 5′ tutorial series
GDC 2015: Top Tech Announcements in the Gaming World
Five Things Apple users might want to know about the new Vulkan Graphics API
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WWDC 2015: Reviewing the Apple Design Award winners

Architosh takes a tiny tour on some of the Apple Design Award winners at this year’s Apple WWDC 2015 conference for its developers, including students and student winners, working worldwide.

SmithMicro Software launches Anime Studio 11 series apps

SmithMicro Software introduces all new Anime Studio Pro 11 with powerful new professional animation features for anime action. Improved Adobe Photoshop integration, frame-by-frame animation options and layer referencing are key big new features.

News: Apple

Hue Lights v1.7 Offers Advanced Weather Simulator for Philips Hue

Experience realistic storms with customized controls for lightning strikes, rain density, bird songs, wind speed, sleep timer, brightness and sky color.

Frame’s new cloud based ‘Frame Platform’ may shake-up the Mac app market

Frame’s technology has been employed at major Mac developer Adobe for quite some time, while major CAD companies like Siemens and Nemetschek have ongoing trials or studies behind the scenes.

‘Out on the Net': Curated Technology and Design News by Architosh

Every week we highlight the stories—here below—that we think our readers will find interesting and extend our brand new News page further. Some stories are “on focus” with Architosh, and some stories are just interesting technology and design news. We hope you enjoy the curated listings.


This week Taylor Swift won a victory over Apple Music, solving the issue of lack of payment to the industry for the free 3 month trial for the upcoming Apple Music. And in this article we get to see just how tremendously large the “connected auto” industry is. That’s why Apple and Google want at the automobile industry.

The big news last week was Apple’s new ritzy renovation the former United States Trust and Mortgage  Company bank building, a beautifully 1920’s Beaux Arts building with a super order of Corinthian stone pilasters on its all stone facade. You can see great picture(s) here at Apple’s official new store page  for it and here. An Upper Eastside location is bound to cause a ruffle with high net-worth individuals who like things the way they always all. Readers may enjoying watching this new CNN Money news video on it. (see below).

In other but slightly older facilities news, Apple is reported to have parted ways with general contractors DRP and Skanska, responsible for the new Apple Campus 2 (“Spaceship”) project. There are many reports on this (listed below too). Skanska is a Swedish company with worldwide operations (not Swiss as it has erroneously been reported in the media). Getting fired from Apple isn’t the only public failure the Swedish company has faced. Earlier in the year Skanska USA was charged with racial harassment and ordered to pay nearly $100.000.USD in a lawsuit.


 

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