Archives for 3D modeling
As game engines continue to evolve as full-fledged complete 3D development environments, their ability to simplify complex development challenges across platforms means more professional 3D pros will begin to take advantage of them.
BricsCAD Shape is finally rolling out with the Windows version first but the Mac version is on its way. The new conceptual design modeler is meant for architects and engineers and is DWG native and supports IFC workflows.
Bricsys of Belgium, the developer of popular BricsCAD, has announced Shape, a new DWG-native 3D conceptual “SketchUp-like” design software tool. It is slated for 2018 release.
Five years in the making, the new Cheetah3D 7.0 is officially out. New Mac-only 3D software tool boasts new unbiased renderer and many new features.
Unity Technologies and Autodesk collaborate around FBX technology to streamline game development and asset creation using 3ds Max and Maya with Unity.
The native DWG AutoCAD competitor says BricsCAD (Mac) V17 is a complete BricsCAD version and has the same features as BricsCAD (Linux), with lots of new features, improvements, and fixes.
With this release, Trimble has turned its attention to accelerating and fine-tuning 3D graphics along with powerful updates to better modeling and drawings capability.
Trimble’s SketchUp has been quietly implemented in the modern web browser and users are invited into a free open beta to test it out for non-commercial usage.
AC3D 7.5 is the latest version of the popular Windows, Mac and Linux application and the new Spherize plugin and X-Plane plugin round out new capabilities.
Bricsys adds four important new feature updates in point-dot release for BricsCAD V16 (in version 16.2)—adding improved UI, Quad cursor additions, Dynamic UCS and Clip Display status useful in BIM.
Famed 3D stalwart and Mac developer, AutoDesSys, announces 25th anniversary of legendary formZ software. The Ohio-based company has a LAB unit in Los Angeles that is producing extensions and an upcoming parametric visual scripting environment, a la Rhino + Grasshopper.
McNeel & Associates quietly releases early WIP of Grasshopper for Mac inside latest Rhino for Mac WIP (work in progress).
Twinmotion 2016 is a visualization and 3D immersion software that allows architects and designers to instantly create digital models of their 3D projects, adding life-like effects in real-time.
BricsCAD V16 comes with enhanced architectural BIM design, 3D modeling and usability, and detailed 2D drafting–works on Windows, Mac and Linux.
Mac CAD and 3D News Tidbits: We have news items on Autodesk Revit’s latest update, SketchUp 3D Basecamp event dates for next year and the upcoming Lumion 6 is coming in just days….