3D Design News
2018 Vizzies Challenge
The National Science Foundation has announced the 2018 Vizzies Challenge. The competition honors the most beautiful visualizations from the worlds of science and engineering.
3D Hubs Student Grant 2018
3D Hubs has launched a call for submissions for its 2018 Student Grant. The brief is simple: show us your use of 3D printing in your architecture project.
The Rookies 2018
The 2018 Rookies will open for submissions March 7th. The annual Awards celebrates the year's most talented student designers, illustrators, film makers, animators, developers, photographers, and digital artists.
Model Solution Enables Development of Canine Prosthetics
Model Solution is supporting the design and development of the Echo prosthetic leg, created specifically for canines.
FITC Amsterdam 2018
The 2018 FITC Amsterdam will be held February 19-20 at the Pakhuis De Zwijger. Now in its 11th year, FITC features the world's most innovative, technical and creative talks that will inspire you to pursue your dreams and create your very best work.
Abvent Launches Twinmotion 2018
The Abvent Group has launched Twinmotion 2018, the latest version of its award-winning 3D immersion software developed especially for architects, designers, landscapers and urban planners.
Converge Europe 2017: Explore the Intersection of Design and Technology
solidThinking has announced that the 2017 European Converge conference will take place October 17 at the SANAA building in Essen Germany. The conference will bring together industrial designers, design engineers, architects, and others active in product creation to explore the growing creative middle ground shared by both designers and engineers.
Designers Fiesta 2017
The eight Designers Fiesta will be held September 15 at the Hackney Picturehouse, London. Designers Fiesta features key speakers and international instructors from print, web, video and new media work-flows.
New Identity for NASA Hybrid Reality Lab
Lucas Benarroch and Gonzalo Hergueta have unveiled the new identity for NHRL (NASA Hybrid Reality Lab), developed through a collaborative partnership between the NASA HRL Team and Fusion.
Winners of Fifth Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has revealed the winners of its 5th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge.
Fab x The Future of New Media
Fab hosted a new media thought-leader panel during NYCxDesign on Tuesday, May 23. The event took place at Showroom Seven/Seventh House PR in Hudson Yards.
3D Hubs Student Grant 2017
3D Hubs has launched a call for submissions for its 2017 Student Grant. The company looking for product design and architecture projects that push the boundaries of 3D printing.
Seymourpowell Reveals Cutting-edge VR to Design New Cars
Seymourpowell has created cutting-edge VR techniques for designing cars, and other vehicles, which allow design teams around the world to seamlessly collaborate in one virtual space and responds to today's challenges within the automotive industry.
Autodesk Showcases Latest Flame Family & 3D Animation Software at NAB 2017
At NAB 2017, Autodesk is showcasing the newest versions of its solutions for media and entertainment, including Autodesk Flame Family 2018 update 1 for VFX; the Arnold 5.0 renderer; Maya 2017 update 3 for 3D animation; performance updates for Shotgun production tracking and review software; and 3ds Max 2018 software for 3D modeling.
Adobe's Project Felix Coffee Break Series: Learn 3D Compositing in 60 Seconds
Adobe recently released an easy-to-use 3D compositing tool, 'Project Felix,' that enables graphic designers to take their abilities and skills to new dimensions.
VECTARY Integrates the Noun Project for Creating Simple 3D Prints with 3D Icons
VECTARY has launched its very first app integration with the Noun Project, one of the largest online libraries of icons in the world.
Adobe Releases Updates to Project Felix and Adobe XD
Adobe has today released updates to two of its designer-focused tools: Project Felix and Adobe XD.
Czyzewski Design Unveils Motorcycle Prototype for Zortrax
Czyzewski Design recently created a prototype motorcycle for Zortrax to be used for marketing and advertising purposes.
2017 SBID International Design Awards
The 2017 SBID International Design Awards is now open for submissions. The competition recognizes, rewards and celebrates global interior design excellence, from the ultra-luxurious to new and innovative, and brings even bolder and more outstanding projects to the forefront of design.
Peloton Used MakerBot to Prototype New Commercial Bike
MakerBot has released a case study that shows how Peloton, the tech-focused exercise startup, prototyped twenty different parts of their recently introduced commercial bike on a MakerBot Replicator Desktop 3D Printer. The case study gives an inside look into how desktop 3D printing is accelerating product design to bring products to market faster.
Winners of 4th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge
The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute has announced the winners of the 4th Cradle to Cradle Product Design Challenge.
Adobe Showcases Sensei Technology Innovations
Adobe Research has released three videos this week showcasing innovation, leveraging Adobe Sensei technology, that the team has cooking behind the scenes.
Additive World Conference 2017
The 5th Additive World Conference will be held March 15-16 at the High Tech Campus in Eindhoven. The Conference aims showcase the latest on industrial additive manufacturing from a broad perspective and offers a platform to exchange visions, knowledge, applications and experiences.
Printone: Interactive Resonance Simulation for Free-form Print-wind Instrument Design
Autodesk Research and Dartmouth College have collaborated on a new research project to design and 3D print free-form wind instruments in a variety of different shapes with software they've named Printone.
Adidas 3D Runner: First Commercial Drop of 3D Printed Running Shoes
Adidas will release a limited run of 3D printed runners through its adidas Confirmed app. The shoes will be available for pick-up at adidas NYC, and will also be available in London and Tokyo.
Barilla Smart Pasta: 3D Shapes with a Purpose
Barilla launched an international design competition for the designs of new pasta shapes to be 3D printed through their exclusive technology to be presented at Expo 2015 and Cibus 2016.
Seebo Announces Partnership with Autodesk Forge
Seebo has announced a partnership with Autodesk Forge, extending its ability to help product designers transform their traditional non-connected products into smart products.
Wacom MobileStudio Pro
Wacom recently unveiled MobileStudio Pro, a new line of lightweight, powerful mobile computers. Featuring the newly-designed Wacom Pro Pen 2, with 4x higher pen accuracy and pressure sensitivity than the company's previous professional pen, enhanced resolution, leading-edge graphics, excellent color performance, and 3D camera, Wacom MobileStudio Pro is the ultimate creative tool for CAD artists and designers.
Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2017
The 3rd edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge is now open for entries, inviting professionals and students to (re)design products dedicated for 3D metal printing.
3D Effects in Adobe Photoshop CC
3D Effects in Adobe Photoshop CC is the third video in the tutorial series created by Corey Barker for Dexigner.
Posing & Lighting Fuse Characters in Photoshop
Posing & Lighting Fuse Characters in Photoshop is the second video in the tutorial series created by Corey Barker for Dexigner.
Designers Fiesta 2016
Taking place in one of London's most creative areas, the seventh Designers Fiesta will inspire those working within new media, while offering them invaluable hints and tips from some of the industry's top names.
3D Design Tricks with Adobe Fuse: Customizing Faces
Corey Barker has created a series of video tutorials on working with Adobe Fuse - a 3D modeling app that enables designers to create custom 3D characters quickly for any project, image, design or prototype.
Cirkus Pops and Twists with Paddle Pop
Mullen Lowe Indonesia recently approached Cirkus to be involved in Unilever's brand new global campaign for Paddle Pop.
WIRED Unveils Scroll-through, 3D Rendering of the New SF MoMA
In celebration of the long awaited re-opening of SF MoMA on May 14, WIRED has unveiled a scroll-through, high-fidelity rendering of the museum.
VECTARY: Online 3D Design Tool
VECTARY, to be launched this Spring, is a browser based 3D design tool for modeling, customization and sharing, that provides easy ways to create complex models.
Sketchfab Goes VR
Sketchfab, the leading platform to publish and find 3D content, has announced the release of a VR Button in its 3D player.
Autodesk Unveils Cloud-based Forge Initiative
Autodesk has launched Forge, an initiative to accelerate a cloud connected ecosystem in support of the future of making things. The initiative consists of three major components - a platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering, a robust developer program, and a $100 million investment fund - all geared toward advancing the next wave of innovative technologies that will transform how products are designed, made and used.
Ultimaker Launches Two New 3D Printers
Ultimaker has launched two new 3D printers today at CES Las Vegas 2016. The new Ultimaker 2+ and Ultimaker 2 Extended+ are the successors of the current Ultimaker 2 and Ultimaker 2 Extended and are available for purchase immediately.
3D Printing Materials Conference 2016
The 3rd Edition of the 3D Printing Materials Conference will be held January 26-27, 2016 at MECC Maastricht, in The Netherlands. The conference offers attendees a platform on the crossroads of science, technology & business in 3D printing materials.
Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge 2016
The 2nd edition of the Additive World Design for Additive Manufacturing Challenge is now open for submissions. Competing in two categories, both professionals and students are encouraged to redesign an existing conventional part of a machine or product for 3D printing.
Special Delivery from Aardman Animations and Google ATAP Spotlight Stories
Aardman Animations and Google ATAP's Spotlight Stories have debuted their first original short to YouTube, a holiday film called "Special Delivery," viewable on the YouTube app on many Android devices.
Autodesk Launches 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2
Autodesk has launched 3ds Max 2016 Extension 2, expanding the software's capabilities with new tools and workflow improvements that simplify and accelerate the creation of 3D assets for design visualization and content creation professionals.
Designer's Fiesta 2015
Now in its 6th year, Designer's Fiesta is a unique event, packing a huge number of talks, on a wide range of topics, in just one day of intense learning and networking.
SBID Awards 2015 Finalists Announced
The Society of British Interior Design (SBID) has announced the finalists of its 2015 International Design Awards.
3D Printed Mojito Shoe by Julian Hakes
Julian Hakes, tired of repetitive shoe designs, was inspired to create a new type of shoe structure after observing how footprints appear in the sand.
Ultimaker Releases Three New Videos Highlighting the Capabilities of its 3D Printer Line
Ultimaker has released three new videos that illustrate the breadth and depth of projects its 3D Printer Line - Ultimaker 2, Ultimaker 2 Go, and Ultimaker 2 Extended - can produce.
Autodesk Within: Generative Design Optimized for 3D Printing
Autodesk has launched Within, a new set of generative design software solutions to help engineers create and 3D print lightweight designs for automotive, aerospace, industrial equipment and medical implants.
Autodesk Exchange Apps Store Reaches 1 Million Downloads
Autodesk Exchange Apps, a web-based design and engineering app store created for the Autodesk community, reached its one-millionth app milestone this week with a customer download of the coolOrange threadModeler for Autodesk Inventor.
SBID International Design Awards 2015
The 2015 SBID International Design Awards are now open for entries. The competition recognizes, rewards and celebrates design excellence from high-end luxury projects to innovative design and new talent on limited budgets.
Ze World's Next Best 3D CAD Artist
FourSplines will launch a worldwide 3D modeling competition on May 24, 2015. Open to all champions and 3D modeling enthusiasts, the event will be held in network across the world through live broadcast on NOMADLive.tv and in person at the premises of La Gare.
3D Printshow New York
3D Printshow, to be held April 16-19, will bring the world's most disruptive technology back to New York City for four days of business, tech and creativity.
solidThinking Evolve 2015
solidThinking has today released solidThinking Evolve 2015, packed with features that make 3D concept creation and modeling faster, easier, and more realistic.
Autodesk Memento Now Available as Public Beta
Autodesk Memento, a new end-to-end solution for digitizing reality into high definition 3D, is available globally as a free public beta.
Autodesk Fusion 360 Now Available in the Mac App Store
Autodesk Fusion 360, a cloud-based tool that combines 3D industrial and mechanical design, collaboration, and machining in a single package, is now available in the Mac App Store.
MakerBot PrintShop iPad App
MakerBot has released PrintShop, a new iPad app to create and 3D print signs, letters, nameplates, custom bracelets & rings, and jewelry.
Endless Sinter: Exclusive 3D Printed Surfboard by Karten Design
Karten Design has unveiled "Endless Sinter," a 3D-printed surfboard, designed exclusively for the A+D Architecture + Design Museum.
3Dconnexion SpaceMouse Pro Wireless
3Dconnexion has unveiled the SpaceMouse Pro Wireless, a wireless 3D mouse featuring a 6-degrees-of-freedom (6DoF) controller cap that creates a natural connection between you and your 3D content.
MakerBot Replicator Mini Now Shipping
MakerBot has started shipping the MakerBot Replicator Mini, its fifth generation 3D printer.
Autodesk Mudbox 2015 Now Available on Monthly Subscription
Autodesk Mudbox 2015, the latest version of Autodesk's digital painting and 3D sculpting software, is now available for $10 USD a month via Desktop Subscription.
Autodesk Maya LT 2015 Coming to Steam
Maya LT 2015, Autodesk's 3D animation and modeling tool for indie game development, is coming to Valve's Steam platform on April 22, 2014.
The 2014 RAPID conference and exposition will take place June 9-12 in Detroit, Mich. at the Cobo Center.
Autodesk Character Generator
Autodesk has launched Character Generator, an easy-to-use cloud tool that facilitates the rapid creation of customized, rigged and ready-to-animate 3D characters.
LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing
LEO the Maker Prince: Journeys in 3D Printing is a book about robots that are also 3D printers.
Adobe Adds 3D Printing Support to Photoshop CC
Adobe Photoshop CC has added new 3D printing capabilities to tap into the creative and commercial possibilities of 3D printing with the ability to reliably build, refine, preview, prepare and print 3D designs using familiar Photoshop tools.
Quixotic Divinity: Laser-Sintered Wearable Art Debuts at 3D Printshow
Chicago-based artist and longtime proponent of 3D-printed art and sculpture Joshua Harker made his runway debut at this year's 3D Printshow in London and Paris.
3D Interactive Props Unveiled for FIFA 2014 Launch
The Ambassadors has designed a series of 3D, interactive props to create buzz around the hotly-anticipated launch of FIFA 2014.
Autodesk CAM 360
Autodesk CAM 360, unveiled today at the Autodesk University, is the industry's first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
Smithsonian X 3D Explorer
Smithsonian X 3D Explorer is an interactive 3D educational tool accessible to anyone via the web.
3D Design in a Browser: Autodesk Launches an Industry First
Autodesk has launched a turn-key solution for accessing 3D design applications through customers HTML5 browser.
Coriolis: 3D-Printed Art Exhibition at the Autodesk Gallery
Coriolis is the new solo exhibition of renowned sculptor Bruce Beasley, featuring 3D printed, software-enabled sculptures that are expected to revolutionize the way in which digital technology interacts with aesthetics.
Autodesk Releases Five Free Smoke Effects Templates
Autodesk has released five free 3D effects templates created by Smoke master Brian Mulligan in Autodesk Smoke 2013 Extension 1 on AREA.
Autodesk InfraWorks 360 Pro
Autodesk has today unveiled InfraWorks 360 Pro. Autodesk's new solution enhances BIM workflows by providing desktop software and cloud-based capabilities that enable multi-discipline infrastructure project stakeholders in geographically dispersed offices to publish, store, collaborate and manage large models centrally in the cloud via desktop or mobile devices.
Autodesk FBX Review: Free App for Reviewing 3D Entertainment Assets
Autodesk has unveiled FBX Review at SIGGRAPH 2013. The new, free app allows professional artists and animators to review 3D entertainment assets on Windows devices.
Autodesk Implements Creative Commons Open Learning Initiative
Autodesk is the first major 3D software developer to make product support and learning content live and available under Creative Commons (CC) licensing.
Design Museum: 4 in 10 Britons Think the Internet is a Threat to Knowledge
As part of its new exhibition, The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution, the Design Museum has carried out a survey on the future of manufacturing.
Pioneering 3D Fashion Designs Displayed at Design Museum
Project DNA, the three-dimensional accessories collection from London based designer, Catherine Wales, will be part of the Design Museum's The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution exhibition.
3D Printing Event 2013
The 3rd edition of the international 3D Printing Event will take place on October 21-25, 2013, in Eindhoven, the Netherlands.
solidThinking Evolve 9.5
solidThinking has recently released Evolve 9.5. The new version lets users work in the most natural and unrestricted fashion yet, enabling faster creation of complex products.
Autodesk Fusion 360 Now Available
Autodesk released Fusion 360, the world's first cloud-based software created specifically for people looking to fuse stunning aesthetic design with great product engineering.
MakerBot Replicator 2 Now Available on Amazon
MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer is now available in Amazon's recently launched 3D Printer Store.
The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution
The Future is Here: A New Industrial Revolution, a major new exhibition at the Design Museum, will explore the sweeping changes in manufacturing that are transforming our world.
Design Museum Asks: Should Home 3D Printing Be Regulated?
Design Museum has commissioned a live vote machine to celebrate an upcoming exhibition about the future.
Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014 Now Available
Smith Micro has today released Poser 10 and Poser Pro 2014, the newest versions of its 3D animation creation software.
Autodesk Unveils AutoCAD 360 Pro Mobile Plans and Web App
Autodesk is expanding AutoCAD 360 (formerly AutoCAD WS), a line of easy-to-use web and mobile drafting and documentation applications that let users view, create, edit and share drawings-anytime, anywhere.
Adam & You: RTT Develops Video Game Style Configurator App for Opel
RTT has recently developed a new iPad app for Opel that lets users virtual test drive the new Opel ADAM.
Autodesk's 123D Creature is Now Free
123D Creature for iPad, an app that gives anyone the ability to create and 3D print amazing 3D characters, is now available for free on the App Store.
MakerBot and Autodesk to Bring 3D Printing to Everyone
MakerBot and Autodesk have signed a definitive agreement to jointly market a combination of 3D design software and 3D printing hardware to engineers, designers, architects, makers, creators, and artists.
Autodesk 123D Creature
Autodesk 123D Creature is a new iPad app that gives anyone the ability to create and 3D print amazing 3D characters.
eDrawings for iOS with Augmented Reality
SolidWorks has released an update to eDrawings for iOS that allows design teams to view their products in the real world before a physical product exists.
Foster + Partners Works with ESA to 3D Print Structures on the Moon
Foster + Partners is part of a consortium set up by the ESA to explore the possibilities of 3D printing to construct lunar habitations.
RTT Student Visualization Award 2013
RTT Student Visualization Award 2013 is now open for entries. The competition aims to help students showcase their skills in story creation, modeling, rendering, lighting and other associated areas.
Vectorworks Cloud Services Now Offers Versioning
Nemetschek Vectorworks has released a new version of its Cloud Services mobile application, Vectorworks Nomad 1.0.9, and desktop application, version 1.0.14.
3D Printed Pieces Hit Paris Fashion Week at Iris van Herpen Show
Dutch designer Iris van Herpen collaborated with Stratasys and Materialise for her latest fashion collection 'VOLTAGE.'
Transparent House Renders Future Vision of San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point Development
Transparent House (TH) has created the detailed vision of the future for the 702-acre redevelopment project currently underway on San Francisco's old Hunters Point Naval Shipyard.
Autodesk FormIt iPad App
Autodesk FormIt is a new, free iPad app that allows building design professionals to conceptualize, analyze, and share early design ideas and forms.
Autodesk Fusion 360: 3D CAD in the Cloud
Autodesk has previewed Autodesk Fusion 360, the world's first comprehensive cloud-based 3D CAD offering, at its Autodesk University event.
Autodesk 123D Design: 3D Modeling for the Masses
Autodesk 123D Design is a new free 3D modeling tool that allows users to create a digital model and then 3D print or fabricate their idea whether on the iPad, Mac, PC or via their web browser.
Starforce Battlement: Autodesk Releases Proof-of-Concept Game
Starforce Battlement is a new 2D mobile tower defense game developed by the Autodesk Gameware team using the Autodesk Scaleform Mobile Software Development Kit (SDK) and Autodesk 3ds Max software.
Creaform Launches Go!SCAN 3D
Creaform has recently launched Go!SCAN 3D, an affordable and portable 3D scanner. This handheld white light 3D scanner features intelligent hybrid positioning and yields great results when used towards both industrial and non industrial applications.