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Tidbits: Dosch, SIGGRAPH, and ARCOM news

Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on Dosch 3D new products, including one that works with Rodenberg Verlag, news on ARCOM CE and SIGGRAPH 2013’s Technical Papers


Dosch News

In brief. The folks from Dosch have new products in the form of Dosch 3D People – Business – People in Motion for C4D (Cinema 4D). These fully textured 3D people are ready to be used with the “People in Motion” plugin for C4D by Rodenburg Verlag. For English0-speaking readers you can visit Rodenburg Verlag here to learn more about that plugin.

The Dosch 3D People CD-ROM based product is 149.USD or 119.EUR. You can learn more here.

Also from Dosch is a new product called Office Buildings. It contains 20 detailed office buildings fully textured. This product’s models come in multiple file formats, including: ads max., Artlantis, COLLADA, FBX, modo, OBJ, VRML, Softimage, C4D, DWG and more…. The product retails 149.USD or 119.EUR. You can learn more here.

01 - Dosch has a new Office Buildings 3D CD-ROM product.

2013 SIGGRAPH Announces Technical Papers

The 2013 SIGGRAPH Technical Papers program is the premier international forum for disseminating new scholarly work on computer graphics and interactive techniques. Receiving papers from around the world, selected papers were chosen by a distinguished committee of academia and industry experts.

Some notable items include:

  • AIREAL: Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air. This paper by a team from University of Illinois and Disney Research. AIREAL is a tactile feedback device that delivers effective and expressive tactile sensations in free air, without requiring the user to wear a physical device. Combined with interactive graphics applications, AIREAL enables users to feel virtual objects, experience free-air textures and receive haptic feedback with free-space gestures.
  • Opacity Optimization for 3D Line Fields. This paper by a team from Otto-von-Guericke Universitat, Magdeburg. This paper focuses on visualizing dense line fields, this method selects lines by view-dependent opacity optimizations and applies them to real-time free navigation in flow data, medical imaging, physics and computer graphics.

To read more paper summaries go here.

ARCOM Now Registered ACEC CE Program

Last week the American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) welcomed ARCOM as a registered provider for the Registered Continuing Education Program (RCEP), a continuing education system for professional engineers.

ARCOM is a long-time provider of continuing education programs for The American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA). In 2012 ARCOM joined the ranks of registered providers for the Society of Design Administration (SDA). For up-to-date news on ARCOM’s continuing education programs, visit SpecTalk, the ARCOM Blog.

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