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Tidbits: Luxology, SketchUp and Swift 3D news

Mac CAD and 3D News: In brief we have news about modo sessions at the Northeastern Division IDSA Conference in Cambridge this month, plus SketchUp 7 book news and Swift 3D’s updated modeling plugin for Adobe Photoshop CS4.


Luxology and modo sessions at IDSA Conference

Luxology’s Andy Brown will be hosting a workshop session focused on using modo for shoe design modeling. The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Northeastern District Conference will be held this year, March 27-29, 2009, at the Hyatt Regency in Cambridge, Massachusetts. (575 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02139). 

Andy’s Bootcamp series workshops will focus on modeling and visualizing a soccer shoe design right down to the stitching using the award-winning modo 3d application that runs most beautifully on the Mac. It runs on the PC too but who really wants to do that? 

Andy’s two sessions will take place on Friday, March 27, 2:15pm – 4:30pm. To learn more and register visit these links here and here. The conference main page is here:

New SketchUp 7 Books Available

CadsoftSolutions is featuring two new books on SketchUp 7. “Google SketchUp 7 Hands On: Basic Exercises” and “Google SketchUp 7 Hands On: Advanced Exercises.”  Available to the UK market these books start 45 British Pounds

Swift 3D Photoshop Plugin

The Swift 3D folks have announced a new Swift3D PS Plugin for Photoshop CS4 Extended. It accomplishes simple 3D tasks in seconds allowing you to work between the two applications more affectively. The new plugin now features extended modeling power with the introduction of simple Boolean primitives. To learn more go here.

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