In Brief: The New Twinmotion 2018 Gets First Update
Twinmotion 2018 has won the Silver prize at BATIMAT but it has also released its first update—Twinmotion 2018.1. From a Mac perspective, Twinmotion 2018 is a special moment, marking the first native macOS application in “interactive rendering” segment of the visualization software market. Twinmotion competes in this segment with key competitors like Lumion and Bentley’s LumenRT, neither of which offer a native macOS experience with parity to Windows users.
To learn more Twinmotion 2018 here.
In Brief: Strata Teams with Ashlar-Vellum on Cobalt Offer
The folks at Strata have teamed up with the folks at Ashlar-Vellum to bring Strata users a precision surface and solids CAD system to enhance their creative capability and 3D workflow.
Cobalt is a class-A NURBS solids and surface modeler that runs natively on both Windows and Mac and is used by design engineers to create accurate models. For a limited time, users can get a Strata discount on Cobalt through the Strata store. Learn more here.
irisV releases latest Prospect version 1.7
Prospect 1.7 it out. The folks at the award-winning VR software firm have a cool new feature in Prospect 1.7, the new Inspect Element tool, which allows the user to select and flag elements in virtual reality. There are more updates to Prospect 1.7. You can learn about them here.
Burt Rutan and Team Used Ashlar-Vellum’s Cobalt for their Ansari X Prize Reusable Spacecraft Design
According to this page over at Strata, the team at Scaled Composites, led by Burt Rutan, used Cobalt by Ashlar-Vellum. This advanced 2D/3D NURBS-based solids and surface software program is one of the best CAD tools in existence and unfortunately, one of the least known.
It’s worth mentioning Ashlar-Vellum in the context of the Strata-Cobalt deal already mentioned above. The partnership seems an excellent fit between two of the most venerable names in Mac CAD/3D history. While both companies had a wider presence in other markets long ago, today Strata is a market leader in specific sectors of the 3D industry, while Ashlar-Vellum has become highly focused on MCAD, CAID and product design sectors. So it comes as no surprise to learn that Cobalt powered a workflow leading to an X Prize design.