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Tidbits: iPad 3D, solidThinking and Rhino news

Mac CAD and 3D news: We have some excellent tidbits today, including news on an innovative development in stereo 3D on the Apple iPad 2, plus news on two NURBS modeling powerhouses–solidThinking and T-Splines.


Group Develops 3D App for iPad – Works Sans Glasses

A post on the web cited the development of a 3D application for the Apple iPad that works glasses-free. The application relies on head-tracking technology and utilizes the iPad 2’s front-facing camera to create immersive 3D environments. The application was developed by Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay of the EHCI Research Group. Using the camera the application tracks the movement of a user’s head in front of the screen. To learn more click here. There is a YouTube video.

T-Splines 3 for Rhino

T-Splines, Inc., has introduced its latest version of T-Splines for Rhino, version 3.0 this past week. The Provo, Utah-based company continues to advance its NURBS modeling software. The program advances modeling in the areas of speed, support for Rhino 5 64-bit, SubDs to NURBS, edit mode, shiny display, pull, match, license flexibility and more. T-Splines 3 for Rhino also exports to SolidWorks now.

01- T-Splines 3 for Rhino now supports export support to SolidWorks.

“With T-Splines, I get the accuracy where I need it, and the nice smooth and fair surfaces everywhere else. It is, in a word, brilliant,” said Schuyler Greenawalt, aircraft designer.

“For us, this release represents the culmination of almost two years of work and listening closely to the feedback of our customers and partners,” said Matt Sederberg, CEO and Co-Founder of T-Splines. To learn more about T-Splines 3 for Rhino check into free webinars at the company’s website.

solidThinking News

CADsoft Solutions has been appointed the exclusive distributor for solidThinking and solidThinking Inspired in the United Kingdom.

02 - CADsoft Solutions becomes UK distributor for solidThinking.

solidThinking, an advanced NURBS-based software, offers conceptual and finish modeling, high-quality visualization tools and fast real-time photorealistic renderings for design professionals.

solidThinking and solidThinking Inspired are the leading advanced CAID (computer-aided industrial design) software tools running on both the Mac OS X and Windows platforms. Ideal for product designers, industrial designers and architects, solidThinking is now at version 8.5 (see Architosh feature article here).

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