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Autodesk launches Maya Creative

Autodesk launches its new Maya Creative, designed to make content creation more affordable for artists working in smaller studios.

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Vectorworks 2023 Now Released—Boast Time-Saving Tech for Designers

Vectorworks 2023 product line focuses on process automation, allowing more time for design in overall workflows.

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Apple Unveils new M2 Chip in New Macs

Apple’s M2 chip has arrived. It will be deployed in Apple’s most popular Mac models and scale up through the product line over time.

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Trimble Launches SketchUp for iPad

SketchUp for iPad is the latest SketchUp application from Trimble complementing Sketchup for Web and the desktop versions.

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ToolTalk: Spaces 1.3 is a conceptual design tool for iPad for architects

Spaces is a new iOS app directed at the conceptual design phases of architecture, purpose-built for Apple’s powerful iPads and Apple Pencil.

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Registration Open for SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2022

3D Basecamp set to shine in beautiful Vancouver — Trimble’s annual user event boasts 2,000 attendees, over 100 speakers and sessions, expo!

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Maxon Announces Plans to Acquire Pixologic

ZBrush from Pixologic looks to join the growing Maxon family of 3D tools for artists in film, broadcast, games and animation.

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Trimble Announces Beta Launch of SketchUp for iPad

Trimble brings full creation, editing, and collaboration with new SketchUp for iPad — now in limited beta.

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Two Years In — Autodesk’s Assistance to Notre-Dame in Paris

BIM technologies are giving the most famous cathedral in the French capital a fighting chance to return to visitors in time for the 2024 Olympic Games.

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Apple’s new M1 iMacs — Are They Fast For CAD/3D Users?

The M1 chip inside the new 24-inch iMacs makes these entry-level desktop machines economically worthy contenders for CAD and DCC pros.

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Product Review: Vectorworks Architect 2021

Our Vectorworks Architect 2021 review looks into the many new features in this popular 2/3D CAD and BIM software application.

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3D News: Rhinoceros 7 for Mac and Windows—Now Shipping

Rhino 7 is now shipping worldwide and McNeel’s latest advanced 3D modeling and Grasshopper computational design platform offers the largest upgrade feature set in the history of the app.

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New SketchUp 2021 Offers ‘Predesign Climate Studies’ Features

A look at SketchUp 2021 and its Live Components and climate design features.

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Unity Joins Blender Development Foundation

The Blender Development Foundation gains another major tech company’s support in Unity Technologies, adding to development funding.

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Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Studio 2020

SketchUp Studio 2020 provides accessible energy and daylighting analysis tools and Architosh gets into the details in this review.

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Maxon Announces Cinema 4D Release 22 (S22)

Subscription-Only Release Offers Improved UV Workflows and Viewport Performance.

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Autodesk Packs Artist-Driven Features into Maya 2020 Release

New animation, rendering, effects, modeling and rigging advancements empower 3D artists across the production pipeline.

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SIG: Early Impressions—And yes, Apple was at SIGGRAPH

Architosh is at SIGGRAPH. These are early impressions from the first day of the largest computer graphics show for professionals and students in the world.

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C3D Labs Unveils B-Shaper for AEC and BIM Developers

C3D Labs adds innovative Mesh to B-Rep editor and converter to its API Toolkit.

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Autodesk Unleashes New Autodesk 3ds Max 2020

New release of Autodesk 3ds Max 2020 packs a punch with improved content creation and design visualization toolset.

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Rhino 6 for Mac with Grasshopper—WIP Now Available for Testing

McNeel introduces the availability of Rhino 6 for Mac WIP—includes integrated Grasshopper application.

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3D News: Autodesk Announces All New Maya 2019

Maya 2019 boasts new tools for enhanced and faster performance, improved working environment and high-quality previews for an improved artists pipeline.

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Umbra and City of Helsinki Partner to Stream Massive City Datasets to Mobile AR and VR

Helsinki and San Francisco-based Umbra™ have partnered with the City of Helsinki, Finland, to bring a massive, real-time streaming 3D model of the entire city online and viewable on web browsers and mobile devices like the Apple iPad. Multi-Billion Polygonal Models Powerfully Optimized Based on aerial photographs of Helsinki taken in 2015, the city generated […]

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BricsCAD Shape for macOS—SketchUp Competitor Arrives in Market

Belgium-based Bricsys, has released the new BricsCAD Shape for macOS (and Windows too!).

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Gaming Tech Takes Over—SPACIALISTS Touts Its Unreal Engine Viz Pipeline

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.

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SketchUp May Finally Have Some Competition—New BricsCAD Shape

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.

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New “Shape” by Bricsys Takes Aim at Trimble SketchUp

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.

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The Mac-Only Cheetah3D Gets Biggest Update Ever in Version 7

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.

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Unity Collaborates with Autodesk—Strengthening Link with 3ds and Maya

Unity Technologies and Autodesk collaborate around FBX technology to streamline game development and asset creation using 3ds Max and Maya with Unity.

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Belgium-based Bricsys Announces New BricsCAD V17.1.18-1 for Mac

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.

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Trimble Announces New SketchUp 2017—New Graphics Pipeline 2.0

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.

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SketchUp Is On The Web — But You Might Not Have Known

Trimble’s SketchUp is on the web—implemented in the modern web browser—and users are invited into a free open beta to evaluate it for commercial use.

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Inivis’s AC3D 3D 7.5 application: Adds new support for ‘Spherize’ plugin

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.

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BricsCAD v16.2 released from Bricsys—new UI and 3D modeling updates

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.

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Mac 3D News: formZ to Celebrate 25 Years of Innovation

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.

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Stupendous news—McNeel releases beta Grasshopper for Mac

McNeel & Associates quietly releases early WIP of Grasshopper for Mac inside latest Rhino for Mac WIP (work in progress).

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Introducing BIMmotion for Twinmotion—Abvent launches Twinmotion 2016

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.

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Multiplatform BricsCAD version 16 now available

BricsCAD V16 comes with enhanced architectural BIM design, 3D modeling and usability, and detailed 2D drafting–works on Windows, Mac and Linux.

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Tidbits: Revit 2016 update, SketchUp and Lumion news

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….

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ASCON Releases of Renga Architecture 2.1

This latest update, which comes less than two months after the latest release of Renga Architecture, allows users to open projects and create new ones with an added feature of printing drafts. However, files cannot be saved.

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MAXON announces immediate Availability of Cinema 4D Release 17

Cinema 4D R17 delivers powerful new features to dramatically increase production pipeline performance and positively impact the creative experience including the new Take System that offers functions above and beyond those of any conventional render layer system.

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AutoDesSys 2015 form-Z Student Design Competition Results

This marks the 21st year that AutoDesSys has given prizes to recognize outstanding student digital design work. This year’s competition received a fantastic response with many excellent student project submissions.

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BricsCAD® is Now Available in the USA with Industry-Leading Mapping Software from TCI

A Complete Mapping Solution for under $1,000 per seat. BricsCad now supports industry-leading mapping software from TCI.

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Apple seeking CAD/3D pros—knowledge of Rhino and Alias preferred

BS or BA in Industrial Design or Transportation Design preferred. Computer Graphics, 3D Animation/Modeling, Fine Arts or Engineering will be also be considered.

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