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Award-winning iOS App Shapr3D—Coming to Apple Silicon Macs
Shapr3D, the award-winning CAD tool for the iPad Pro, is now coming to Apple Silicon Macs.
SIG: Dassault Systemes’ Spatial Corp Releases Updated Modeling Kernel
Spatial Corporation updates its modeling engine technology and SDKs to version 2018.1 — adding more capabilities for analysis and additive manufacturing, among other items.
McNeel’s Rhino Gains Flux for Rhino App—Flux Connector Support and More
Flux for Rhino App is Announced—New AEC Collaboration Moves Data and Models.
SideFX’s New Houdini 16—What’s Hot In This 3D Software Package
SideFX’s Houdini 16 has massive new updates in features and capabilities. Architosh takes a look at some of the bigger ones in procedural oceans technology and its all new shader builder module.
GDC: Pluralsight Releases First Game To Enhance Learning Experience for Game Developers
Designed by gaming industry veterans to teach game development, “Swords and Shovels” is free to download now.
Autodesk Ending 123D Apps—Features To Go Into Other Products
Autodesk in 2017 will shut down its Autodesk 123D.com domain and apps along with it—users encouraged to look into other products. Autodesk Circuits remains in its own domain.
MAXON Announces Immediate Availability of new CINEMA 4D R18
Company to showcase powerful new features like Voronoi Fracturing, Interactive Knife Tools and Substance Engine Connectivity at IBC 2016, Amsterdam.
Autodesk Releases Dynamo 1.1 Update for Computational Design
T-Splines technology gets added to Autodesk’s Dynamo computational design tool. More updates in 1.1 release…
Maxon showcasing Cinema 4D at 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas
Maxon will be showcasing Cinema 4D R17 at the NAB 2016 Show in Las Vegas next month.
The Foundry launches MODO 10 Series—Next Generation 3D Platform
The Foundry talks up MODO 10 Series for professional 3D modeling, animation, rendering, game development—future releases focused on gaming and interactive design, including VR.
Mac CAD News: IMSI Design releases new TurboCAD Mac V9
TurboCAD version 9 line-up launches for the Mac platform this week. IMSI/Design has continued to take the Mac version of TurboCAD in the parts and mCAD product direction which is where it is strongest.
Reimagine Your Workflow: BIM Camp (Boston)
Join Vectorworks for a day of exploration as their industry experts take you from capturing your inspiration to realizing your vision with cutting-edge BIM tools.
Featured Video: Vectorworks 2016—An Introduction
In this featured video, Architosh showcases the latest Vectorworks 2016 product highlights, including its industry-first Marionette technology, the first such algorithmic visual scripting environment included in a leading BIM application, plus nearly a dozen top key new features and nearly 100 improvements. Vectorworks 2016 looks to be one of the top software updates the AECO industry over the next year.
LightWave 3D Group Announces Final 2D/3D Crossgrade and Upgrade Opportunity for LightWave 2015
This will be the last crossgrade/upgrade offer for LightWave 2015 before the next release of the software, which will introduce a new pricing program for LightWave.
Rhino 5 for Mac special pricing ends mid-September
A quick reminder that the introductory price of Rhino 5 offer is only on until 15 September 2015.
SIG: Mac 3D Exhibitor Preview List for SIGGRAPH 2015
Architosh will be covering the big SIGGRAPH 2015 conference and exhibition in Los Angeles which started this weekend with the exhibition starting in a couple of days.
MAXON Announces Milestone Cinema 4D Release 17
Cinema 4D Release 17 (R17), a milestone release of its cornerstone 3D animation, graphics, VFX, visualization, and rendering software.
solidThinking Inc. intros new solidThinking Inspire 2015
solidThinking Inspire 2015 enables design engineers, product designers, and architects to create and investigate structurally efficient concepts quickly and easily, leading to reductions in cost, development time, material consumption, and product weight.
Verto Studio 3D 2.1 launches Verto Studio Cloud
Single-developer company Verto Studio LLC launches its revolutionary 3D cloud service for free to all users of desktop and mobile Verto Studio 3D. Now, all Verto Studio scenes can be published to the web, viewable by anyone else in the world within a web browser. Additionally, an easy-to-use shape editor has also been added to Verto Studio which supports the importing and 3D extrusion of SVG files.
Event: Want to Learn More About Vectorworks? Boston Training Sessions
Don’t miss out on a great opportunity to learn from a Vectorworks trainer right in Boston!
The much anticipated MODO 901 is available
MODO 901 represents the most significant update so far. Earlier this spring, The Foundry provided a sneak peek of MODO 901, which includes the integration of the award winning MeshFusion; new progressive texture baking; new and improved tools for everyday modeling tasks, better ways of working with both regular and UDIM multi-tiled UVs and layered multi-resolution sculpting.
Architosh awards 4th ‘BEST of SHOW’ honors for software and technology vendors at AIA Atlanta
Architosh announces its 2015 AIA National BEST of SHOW honors for the national convention and expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The awards highlight and draw attention to software and hardware technologies of note exhibited on the show floor.
AIA: Autodesk launches Dynamo and FormIt 360 Pro in Atlanta
At AIA Atlanta last week Autodesk announced the all new Autodesk Dynamo Studio, a stand-alone application, plus FormIt 360 Pro for early-stage conceptual modeling with built-in real-time collaboration, whole building energy analysis and solar analysis.
Strata announces Strata Design 3D CX 8 for Mac
Strata releases new upgrade to 3D modeling and animation software for Mac—now 64 bit and a whole lot more.
Trimble Announces Enhancements to SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse
Trimble introduces an update to 3D Warehouse, its online platform for sharing and downloading free 3D models and materials. A key component of the SketchUp 3D modeling software, 3D Warehouse connects designers to free, high-quality 3D content.
Side Effects Software Releases Houdini 14 for Mac, Windows and Linux
Side Effects Software has released the new Houdini 14 this month for cross-platform visualization on Mac, Windows and Linux. Houdini ships in two major versions and the latest release supports new crowd instancing technology and a new multi-phyics dynamics system.
Autodesk introduces new 123D Sculpt+—a new app for sculpting and 3D printing
Autodesk introduces next version of 123D Sculpt with Sculpt+ with in-app 3D printing ordering abilities
Mac 3D News: Open-source Blender gets update to version 2.73
The latest version of Blender, build 2.73, now features a full-screen user-interface, numerous new features, improved Collada and FBX support, etc. Blender runs on Mac, Windows and Linux.
Smithsonian Creates First-Ever Digital 3D Presidential Portrait in President Obama
US President Barack Obama is the first to get an all digital process Portrait Bust—created using today’s cutting edge digital tools
Mac 3D News: Inivis releases new AC3D 7.3 for Mac, Linux and Windows
Inivis updates their AC3D 3D modeling application for Mac, Linux and Windows adding several interesting features requested by users
Mac 3D News: Spatial Corporation ships ACIS R25 geometry modeling kernel
Spatial Corporation has updated its ACIS geometry modeling kernel (engine) — which has numerous enhanced features beneficial to leading CAD/BIM/CAM applications
Event: Architectural Visualization Meets Hollywood Standards — Come See ArchiCAD and CINEMA 4D in Action
Graphisoft is hosting a global live event on the new photorealistic rendering workflow from within ArchiCAD 18 and utilizing Maxon’s Cinema 4D further in the process.
Product Review: Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014
In this product review Architosh looks at the new Trimble SketchUp Pro 2014, with a particular emphasis on its new BIM worthy features in open schema support and IFC 2×3 export options.
Maxon Unveils New CINEMA 4D Release 16 ahead of SIGGRAPH 2014
Germany’s Maxon has updated CINEMA 4D to version R16 — offering numerous advanced new features for digital 3D artists working across a range of design and film and TV industries
In-Depth: The New and Dynamic formZ 8
AutoDesSys, Inc., talks to Architosh about what’s coming up this summer in the new formZ 8—covering in detail such new features as its Subdivision Surface Modeling tools, new OpenGL Interactive Rendering improvements and much more…
SimLab Soft announces release of SimLab Composer 2015 for Mac and Windows
SimLab Soft introduces SimLab Composer 2015 for Mac and Windows – 3D visualization, automation and exporting software workbenches for Mac OS X and Windows
Greyscalegorilla news: new tutorials and tricks for CINEMA 4D users
Greyscalegorilla publishes new tutorials—has new tumblr page for sharing images and renders…
Abvent announces new Artlantis plugin for popular Rhino 5 3D software
French-based Abvent releases new Artlantis 5 plugin for Rhino 5, enabling Rhino users on Windows to work in tandem with the popular dedicated rendering application on both Mac and Windows…
Autodesk updates 123D Design app for Apple iOS Devices
Autodesk updates its 123D Design application for Apple iOS devices…
Mac 3D News: AutoDesSys seeds beta of formZ 8 to users
formZ 8 beta is now out and open to all formZ 7 users. New update offers numerous improvements including big OpenGL improvements
John Bacus of Trimble talks to Architosh about SketchUp, broadly and about version 2014
Over the years Architosh has had the distinct pleasure of unique discourse with the folks behind SketchUp. From our early beginnings together we often manage to get the story that nobody else gets. In this special feature we are going to combine some insights from general SketchUp talk over the past year with a recent discussion–with John Bacus–of the latest version’s new features.
Limitless Computing announces new SightSpace View plugin for SketchUp
SketchUp 3D Basecamp 2014 is launch time for third-party application developer Limitless Computing with its new SightSpace View plugin and mobile app
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp Service Pack 1 Now Available
V-Ray 2 for SketchUp gets its first Service Pack from the Chaos Group — adds many new features including support for SketchUp 2014
Shade 3D version 14.1 released — Better 3D printing 3D modeling and more
Japan’s successful Shade 3D has important new features in its latest point 1 release to version 14 for both Professional, Standard and Basic versions
Luxion’s KeyShot gets new Integration with solidThinking Evolve 2014
Luxion’s KeyShot is now integrated into solidThinking Evolve 2014 via LiveLinking technology–offering product designers best-in-class real-time rendering in tandem with a leading iterative surfaces and solids modeling CAID tool
LightWave 3D Group Offers Educational Pricing for NevronMotion Plugin for LightWave 11.6
Microsoft Kinect-based mocap and retargeting system works to capture, adjust and retarget motion to 3D objects and characters in LightWave 11.6
Event: solidThinking Evolve 2014 – Learn about this exciting new update
solidThinking Evolve 2014 free webinars showcase the latest new features…including new isolate mode, KeyShot Living Linking, new UI and UX improvements for product design on Mac or Windows
solidThinking Evolve for Architectural Design Modeling – Part 1
In this special feature article we explore solidThinking Evolve and its use in advanced architectural surface modeling. In this part 1 feature we demonstrate the basics in working with complex curved surfaces and forms
In-Brief: Trimble announces SketchUp 2014 for Mac and Windows
Trimble launches new SketchUp 2014…offers speed improvements in rendered views and many new features including a WebGL based preview engine for 3D Warehouse
Firm Profile: Archiform 3D — Challenging China with Integral Design
We continue our Firm Profile series with Archiform 3D founder and president, Steve Bell. Archiform 3D is a leading global provider of advanced architectural visualization and design services operating globally. The company does amazing work and they do it all with a spartan pipeline consisting of ArchiCAD and CINEMA 4D. This is a big interview but chalk full of interesting business craft and insightful details–the kind of information Architosh is known for pulling out in stories like this. So sit back, grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy the story.
MeshFusion for The Foundry’s modo now available from Cadsoft Solutions
MeshFusion plugin for the Foundry’s modo 701 offers powerful and time saving boolean operations to subdivision surface (SDS0 objects
Punch ViaCAD 9 series available through Cadsoft Solutions
cadsoft solutions is now shipping the new ViaCAD Version 9 product line from Punch Software
Tidbits: TurboCAD Mac, Luxion and RaySupreme news
Mac and iOS CAD/3D News: We have tidbits on RaySupreme’s update to version 1.5, Luxion’s KeyShot turns 4.2 with many excellent new features and TurboCAD Mac v7 is officially now a 64-bit application
Luxion and Autodesk Partner to Transform Product Design
Autodesk and Luxion partner to make product and industrial designer cooler and easier to visualize
Lagoa acquires 3Dtin browser 3D modeling tool
Japan’s Shade 3D software now at version 14 and shipping
Shade 3D version 14 is now out and shipping
Product In-Depth: SolidThinking Evolve 9.5’s Modeling Prowess
In this feature Product In-Depth article Adel Matar, senior product specialist for solidThinking, Inc. in Europe, spoke to us in detail about the latest version of solidThinking Evolve 9.5 with a particular focus on how the program works and its modeling capabilities. We also spoke quite a bit at length about architectural conceptual modeling–an area we hope to see solidThinking address more as its parent company Altair gets more focused and interested in the AEC market.
DAZ 3D introduces new Carrara 8.5 for Mac and Windows
DAZ 3D introduces major update to Carrara
Recorded Webinars: solidThinking and Nemetschek Vectorworks
We have information recorded webinars for solidThinking and Vectorworks users
Cadalog releases Mac version of Viso3D
Cadalog offers Mac users the ability to take their SketchUp models onto their iPads