3D Design News
Allplan Young Architects Award 2012
Allplan has launched a call for students and young professionals (up to 32 years old) to put forward a specific idea or project that has been designed and/or implemented using the Allplan CAD software. A jury of three will nominate the best projects and award them a 3D plot.
OrthoGraph Architect 3D for iPad
OrthoGraph has recently released the 3D version of its professional building survey software for tablets. OrthoGraph Architect 3D is designed for on-site surveying of flats, houses, and apartments on an iPad.
Autodesk Brings ForceEffect to Android
Autodesk has today released its conceptual simulation app ForceEffect to Android.
RTT DeltaGen 11
RTT has today released eleventh version its core product, DeltaGen. The software enables users in professional, high-end visualization to enhance workflows by becoming more efficient across the entire product lifecycle - from design and development, to marketing and sales - all while significantly reducing time-to-market.
Shaderlight Cloud Rendering Powered by Limitless Computing
Limitless Computing and ArtVPS have today launched Shaderlight Cloud Rendering, offering a fast and effective workflow for SketchUp users.
Autodesk 123D Catch for iPad
The Autodesk 123D Catch for iPad is a new free app that lets users take images from their iPad camera and upload them to the Autodesk cloud service that transforms the images into a 3D model.
SolidWorks eDrawings for iPad
SolidWorks' eDrawings for iPad is a new application that lets you bring your 2D and 3D files to a customer's site, or to a sales meeting, and share the design concepts quickly and easily.
Autodesk Inventor Fusion for Mac
Autodesk Inventor Fusion, company's first mechanical modeling software, is now available for download as a free technology preview for Mac.
Autodesk ForceEffect Motion
Autodesk ForceEffect Motion is a new mobile simulation app for developing and testing mechanical systems with moving parts, available on the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Autodesk Introduces New Animation Store for 3ds Max Software Products
Autodesk has introduced a new animation store for 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design 2013, which began shipping today.
Red Bull Mind Meld Videomapping Installation
One hundred sixty-five thousand fans who got down to the sounds of electronic artists Tiesto, Avicii, David Guetta and others, at Miami's ULTRA Music Festival last weekend did not believe their eyes when they looked to the sky as the "Red Bull Mind Meld" experience transformed the iconic InterContinental hotel into a sea of video projections in one of the largest-ever USA displays of innovative projection mapping technology.
Autodesk PLM 360: Cloud-Based Alternative for Product Lifecycle Management
Autodesk PLM 360 is the next-generation cloud-based alternative, providing a powerful, affordable and easy-to-implement solution at a fraction of the cost of traditional product lifecycle management (PLM) systems.
First-of-a Kind Laser-sintered Easter Egg
Fourfoursixsix, EOS, and Ogle Models have worked together to create a laser-sintered egg that is highly intricate in structure, yet contemporary and sculptural.
Autodesk Brings LEGO Brickley to Life Digitally with 3D Instructions
Autodesk exhibited an innovative new approach for 3D interactive building instructions at LEGO World 2012 in Copenhagen.
MentalCore: Breakthrough Solution for Optimizing the Maya and mental ray Workflow
MentalCore is a cross-platform, standalone plugin designed to help artists achieve maximum creativity and efficiency while using NVIDIA mental ray with Autodesk Maya.
zSpace: 3D Holographic Visualization
Infinite Z today launched zSpace, a new 3D holographic visualization product. zSpace provides a highly realistic 3D visualization experience that enables designers and engineers to work with product designs in a way not previously possible in a traditional 2D computing environment.
Upcoming 3D, GPS and Plot to Print Capabilities for AutoCAD WS
Several new features to be added to the next release of AutoCAD WS, a free web and mobile application that enables users to view, edit and share AutoCAD projects across desktop, web and mobile devices.
Autodesk ForceEffect App for iPad
Autodesk ForceEffect is a new mobile simulation app for iPad that allows engineers to quickly and easily simulate design options during the conceptual phase.
Autodesk 123D Catch and Autodesk 123D Make
Autodesk unveiled two exciting offerings in the company's emerging 123D family - Autodesk 123D Catch and Autodesk 123D Make Technology Preview.
Autodesk and Gehry Technologies to Work Together to Improve the Way Buildings are Designed and Constructed
Autodesk and Gehry Technologies announced a strategic business relationship today that will help architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) professionals to more fully realize the benefits of the Building Information Modeling (BIM) process to meet the demands of today's competitive building industry.
Perkins Creates Colossal 400-Foot, 192-Wheel Truck Using Autodesk Software
Perkins Specialized Transportation Contracting (Perkins), a leader in highway transportation services for long, heavy, and oversized objects, recently used Autodesk Simulation software for the custom design of a 400-foot-long truck specifically designed to transport nuclear generators.
Autodesk Moldflow Insight WS
Autodesk Moldflow Insight WS plastic injection molding simulation software is now available in North America and Japan, which provides access to the robust computing power of Autodesk Cloud.
Autodesk Cloud is a collection of more than a dozen web-based capabilities, products and services that enable customers to extend their desktops with greater mobility, new viewing and sharing capabilities, and more computing power, helping them better design, visualize and simulate their ideas.
Vectorworks 2012: Increased Efficiency and Productivity
Nemetschek unveiled the 2012 version of its award-winning Vectorworks line of design software, including: Vectorworks Designer, Architect, Landmark, Spotlight, Fundamentals and Renderworks.
Shaderlight Gets Animated with the Launch of v2
ArtVPS today unveiled Shaderlight v2 with a host of unique and innovative new features for architects and designers.
SolidWorks 2012: 20th Release Provides More than 200 New Functions
Dassault Systemes SolidWorks today unveiled SolidWorks 2012, a comprehensive 3D design solution that enables users to work more efficiently and have the data they need to make better design decisions throughout the product development process.
solidThinking Offers Designers a Sneak Peek of Its Upcoming Release
solidThinking will offer designers a sneak preview of the new tools that will be available in solidThinking Version 9 when the company demonstrates its software at the 2011 Industrial Designers Society of America International Conference.
AutoCAD for Mac 2012: Built for Mac OS X Lion
Autodesk debuted a range of new AutoCAD products built for Mac OS X Lion: AutoCAD 2012 for Mac, AutoCAD LT 2012 for Mac and AutoCAD WS for Mac.
SightSpace 3D: First Mobile Augmented Reality App for GoogleSketchUp
SightSpace 3D is the first and only mobile Augmented Reality application for Google SketchUp, and is available now on the App Store.
Autodesk 123D Sculpt App for iPad: New 3D Sculpting and Painting App
Autodesk 123D Sculpt is a 3D sculpting and painting app for iPad, now available on the App Store.
Green Lite Motors Produces Hybrid Vehicle Combining Car Comfort with a Breakthrough in Fuel Efficiency
Green Lite Motors, a clean technology company developing new transportation alternatives for commuters, is using Autodesk Product Design Suite from Autodesk, to more efficiently design a three-wheeled hybrid vehicle capable of traveling 100 miles on a single gallon of gas, as well as achieving highway-ready speeds of 85 miles per hour and a cruising range of 250 miles.
Autodesk Simulation CFD
Autodesk Simulation CFD is the latest offering in the Autodesk simulation software portfolio, which builds on computational fluid dynamics capabilities that Autodesk gained in the Blue Ridge Numerics acquisition.
PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge
PAVE the Way 3D Design Challenge is an exciting opportunity, open to students to showcase their work at a major industry event, GlobalShop 2012.
Autodesk SketchBook Pro for Android
Autodesk SketchBook Pro for Android is now available on the Android Market for Honeycomb tablet users.
Autodesk Design Award Showcases Use of 3D Software for Futuristic Automotive Design
Autodesk announced the winner of the Autodesk Design Award in Ferrari's international student design competition, the Ferrari World Design Contest.
SolidWorks Education Edition 2011-2012
DS SolidWorks unveiled its newest software for the education sector, SolidWorks Education Edition 2011-2012.
Companion Apps Now Available in AutoCAD 2012
The demand for useful and productive applications is continually on the rise. Now, for the first time, AutoCAD software users have the ability to download and purchase apps directly within AutoCAD 2012.
Autodesk 123D: Manufacturing Gets Personal
Autodesk 123D is a free Windows-based 3D modeling application for makers combined with content and services.
Project Torpedalo: Pedal-Powered Boat Comes to Life with Autodesk Software
The Project Torpedalo team used Autodesk Digital Prototyping software, including Autodesk Alias Design, Autodesk Inventor, Autodesk Maya and Autodesk Showcase, to design, visualize and simulate the carbon fiber boat that will compete in the Woodvale Challenge Atlantic Rowing Race 2011.
Mirada Collaborates with Director Chris Milk to Create 3 Dreams of Black
Mirada has teamed up with radical.media director Chris Milk on an interactive music video experience called "3 Dreams of Black" for Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi's Spaghetti Western-inspired concept album ROME.
The New Industrial Revolution: Autodesk at Wired Business Conference
Autodesk President and CEO Carl Bass joined Wired editor-in-chief Chris Anderson for a conversation about "The New Industrial Revolution" on May 3, 2011, at the Wired Business Conference in New York City.
Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile App: Access to Building and Construction Data on iPad or iPhone
Autodesk Buzzsaw Mobile app provides Buzzsaw collaboration software users with more secure, remote access and exchange of building project information.
3D Technology Changes the Way Companies Present Heavy Duty Products
RTT is making it possible for companies in the heavy-duty truck and equipment industry to give its customers the full product experience using 3D photorealistic animations and imagery.
Weatherhaven Deploys Portable Shelters with Help from Autodesk Inventor Software
Autodesk has named Weatherhaven as the Autodesk Inventor of the Month for March 2011.
Autodesk Technology Helps Conjure Movie Magic for Academy Award Honorees
The remarkable transformations of cityscapes in "Inception" were achieved with the help of visual effects software from Autodesk, marking the 16th consecutive year that Autodesk Digital Entertainment Creation tools were used on a Best Visual Effects Oscar-winning movie.
Autodesk 3ds Max 2012
Autodesk announced the release of Autodesk 3ds Max 2012, the latest version of the company's 3D modeling, animation, rendering and compositing application.
Autodesk 2012 Entertainment Creation Suites
Autodesk announced new releases of the company's digital entertainment creation software and middleware.
Poser Debut: Consumer-Level 3D Animation Software
Poser Debut is a stripped-down of Smith Micro's professional Poser Pro and Poser 3D figure design and animation software that's targeted at consumers.
Autodesk Expands AutoCAD WS
Autodesk announced updates to AutoCAD WS, a free web and mobile application that uses cloud computing technology to enable AutoCAD software users to view, edit and share their designs through web browsers and mobile devices.
solidThinking 8.5 and solidThinking 8.5 Inspired: New Advancements for Industrial Designers
"Better, faster, easier." That's how solidThinking describes its latest 3D concept design and visualization software releases, solidThinking 8.5 and solidThinking 8.5 Inspired.
LAUNCH Takes Budweiser Spot for Test Run Prior to the Super Bowl
With Super Bowl XLV broadcast into millions of homes last Sunday, brands geared up their most entertaining ads for the massive audience.
GoldRun Virtually Materializes Esquire Cover Model Brooklyn Decker at Barnes & Noble
Esquire unveiled its latest use of augmented reality technology and further established its eye for innovation with two unique experiences that extend the magazine well beyond the printed page.
KOR EcoLogic Urbee: First 3D Printed Car
KOR EcoLogic used Autodesk's software solution for Digital Prototyping to design the first prototype car with a body created using a 3D printer.
Autodesk Updates AutoCAD WS with Support for Offline Editing
Autodesk announced updates to AutoCAD WS, a free web application that uses cloud computing to enable AutoCAD software users to view, edit and share their AutoCAD designs and DWG files through web browsers and mobile devices.
Autodesk University 2010
Autodesk University 2010 is expected to reach more than 150,000 designers, engineers, architects and digital artists through a series of global in-person and virtual events taking place from November 2010 through February 2011.
Autodesk Demonstrates Conceptual Design With Energy Analysis at Greenbuild Expo
Autodesk demonstrated its latest conceptual energy analysis (CEA) tools at the Greenbuild Expo in Chicago.
Ice Cream for DirecTV
DirecTV goes sci-fi with their new "Ice Cream" spot for Grey New York, the first of three in the campaign directed by Rupert Sanders with MJZ.
AutoCAD for Mac: Autodesk Brings AutoCAD Back to the Mac
AutoCAD for Mac is now available for purchase or free 30 day trial.
Autodesk Now Shipping Lagoa Multiphysics for Softimage 3D
Autodesk announced that it has entered into a license agreement with Lagoa Technologies for its Lagoa Materials multiphysics simulation technology.
More Accurate Renderings of Effect Paints for Digital Prototypes with Autodesk Showcase Professional 2011
X-Rite and Autodesk are offering industrial designers a new way to more accurately render the complex highlights of effect paints in their digital prototypes.
Autodesk Expands SketchBook Product Line
Autodesk announced a series of key updates that provide a new look and feel to the Autodesk SketchBook product line, spanning both the desktop and apps for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch.
AutoCAD WS for iPad and iPhone is Now in the App Store
The AutoCAD WS mobile application enables AutoCAD users to edit and share AutoCAD files on iPad, iPhone and iPod touch so they can have real-time collaboration even while on the go.
ATTIK's Scion tC Campaign Dramatically Invites Young Drivers to Take on the Machine
Four weeks ago, together with Scion, global creative agency ATTIK began reaching out to young, predominantly male drivers across the U.S. with numerous cross-media marketing initiatives aimed at driving online searches for "the machine," and building intrigue around the 2011 Scion tC sports coupe.