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Product Review: IMSI Design TurboCAD Mac Pro 8

Architosh reviews the latest version of IMSI/Design’s TurboCAD Mac Pro 8. Since 2006 the company returned to the Mac CAD market with its leading TurboCAD product lineup and the native Mac code-based versions offer compelling solutions at various levels of the low to mid-level CAD space. Powered by the power Spatial ACIS geometry modeling kernel, TurboCAD Mac Pro 8 offers many new modeling features plus rendering, workspace/workflow and much more.

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OTOY unveils Massive Upgrades to GPU-based Rendering Tool Chain

Nvidia’s GPU conference is happening this week and GPU related companies have been making interesting announcements. For its part, OTOY, a world-leader in GPU rendering tech, has unveiled a slew of major announcements and product updates for 2015.

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OTOY unveils huge update to OctaneRender 3—World’s leading GPU Renderer

OTOY’s massive update announcement for Octane Render 3 contains information on stunning industry-first features. The GPU renderer runs on Mac OS X, Windows, Linux and now the cloud.

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OTOY unveils OctaneVR, the world’s first production-ready renderer for VR, AR and Holographic Cinema—completely free for commercial use

OctaneVR lets artists on any budget create hyper-realistic cinematic experiences for VR and AR using a free, feature-complete version of OTOY’s acclaimed OctaneRender VFX software. The new tool will be available for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux.

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Mac stalwart innovator interviewed on CAD Digest: Runs through history of formZ

formZ founder and Mac 3D software luminary Dr. Chris Yessios, discusses all things formZ and modeling including the future of his program in a very informative interview at CAD Digest. We summarize a few highlights and add our analysis to what we learned.

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MAXON Heads to SXSW 2015 Trade Show and Gaming Expo

The maker of the acclaimed Mac and Windows 3D software CINEMA 4D, heads to Austin, Texas for SXSW 2015—will be showcasing its professional 3D software technology and applications suitable for the gaming expo crowd and for all forms of designers and makers.

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3D News: CL3VER Releases All New CL3VER 3.0

CL3VER of Spain and Palo Alto, California, has announced the latest version of its 3D interactive tool, CL3VER 3.0.

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PipelineFX’s Qube! releases Autodesk VRED job type

Autodesk’s VRED rendering and presentation solution for the automotive and related industry is now supported by PipelineFX’s leading render farm application Qube!—providing enhanced functionality for both types of users specifically working in the auto design industry.

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Allegorithmic goes ‘Rent-to-Own’ with Substance Live

Allegorithmic solves subscribe versus own software debate with solution that meets the user half-way and provides more flexibility for the financial bottom lines of artists and studios.

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UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site Goes Interactive with LightWave 3D and Unity

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe’s master work the Villa Tugendhat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Czech Republic city of Brno, has been masterly reproduced by InterMOCA utilizing a complete LightWave 3D workflow. The result is a stunning reproduction that includes full interactive virtual experiences of a modern architectural master piece.

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Allegorithmic readies new Substance Designer 5 for Mac and Windows

The next-generation 3D texture and compositing tool adds node processing and transfer bake among other major features as it advances the state of the art in dedicated professional texture tools.

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Looking at solidThinking Inspire 2014 for Architectural Design

In this companion feature article to our latest product review on Inspire 2014, Architosh looks at the specific nature of using solidThinking Inspire for architectural design.

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Informatix updates Piranesi to version 6.0.3

Latest version of the architectural visualization tool now features updated plugin for SketchUp 8 and add-ons for Revit 2015.

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Tidbits: TurboCAD Mac, Dosch Design and CAD Garage News

Our Mac CAD and 3D news tidbits today focus on products for sale, new and discounted new products available for CAD and 3D professionals, including TurboCAD Mac Deluxe 8, modo, formZ, et cetera.

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Side Effects Software Releases Houdini 14 for Mac, Windows and Linux

Side Effects Software has released the new Houdini 14 this month for cross-platform visualization on Mac, Windows and Linux. Houdini ships in two major versions and the latest release supports new crowd instancing technology and a new multi-phyics dynamics system.

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