Rhino users introduced to GPU rendering

Published 27 May 2016

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: rhino, nvidia, amd firepro, ray tracing, iray, physically based rendering

Diamond ring rendered with Iray for Rhino using vMaterials.

Rhino users are being introduced to the world of GPU rendering with two new physically based renderers from graphics card manufacturers AMD and Nvidia.

Nvidia Iray for Rhino, which uses the same rendering engine as SolidWorks Visualize, works inside Rhino’s viewport. The software, which runs fastest on Nvidia CUDA GPUs, is available for $295 a year.

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WorldViz brings “warehouse-scale” Virtual Reality to Unreal and Unity engines

Published 26 May 2016

Posted by Greg Corke

Article tagged with: automotive, aerospace, vr, oculus rift, htc vive, worldviz

Automotive and aerospace designers could soon be walking alongside massive 1:1 scale virtual models of their designs before they are built thanks to advanced motion tracking technology from WorldViz.

The VR specialist is adapting its Precision Position Tracking (PPT) system to work with a number of new generation VR headsets using the popular Virtual Reality (VR) engines, Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4.

PPT can track up to ten people or objects simultaneously across spaces measuring more than 50 x 50 metres, enabling what WorldViz describes as ‘true freedom of movement’ in VR – walking, running, crouching, turning, gesturing.

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Autodesk Memento goes commercial, now named ReMake

Published 26 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: autodesk, reverse engineering, 3d scanning, remake

Autodesk Memento, the company’s latest tool for converting photos or scans into high-definition 3D meshes, has had a retitle with which to commence its commercial release.

Now named ReMake, the tool maintains its cross industry goals for taking in capture data and being able to clean, fix, edit, scale, measure, re-topologise and more within the same product.

Autodesk advises that ReMake handles reverse engineering as support for design and engineering, for asset creation for AR/VR, film, game, art, for archiving and preserving heritage.

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XYZprinting and SolidWorks partner for 3D Printing

Published 26 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: solidworks, 3d printing, xyzprinting

XYZprinting’s partnership with SolidWorks increases ease of use to two popular educational resources

Dassault Systèmes has announced that SolidWorks will now integrate specifically designed 3D printing solutions for XYZprinting’s product ecosystem.

The new integration will let users print direct from SolidWorks, letting users ‘seamlessly design and 3D print’ from select XYZprinting devices.

Currently XYZprinting are one of the leading Desktop 3D printer manufacturers, with both FDM, DLP and SLA options. The partnership with SolidWorks continues the push to make ease of use key, while linking popular tools in the education sector.

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Former F1 Chief becomes 131st President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Published 25 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

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Although all of these men are sporting fine gold chainz, only one is the new president of the the IMechE, can you guess which one?

A former Rolls-Royce undergraduate training scheme entrant and Hatfield Polytechnic graduate, Jon Hilton rose to become an F1 team engineering chief and now President of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

Hilton joined the Institution as a young member in 1982 when on the undergrad training program at Rolls-Royce military engines group, but now faces the task of encouraging the next generation of engineers.

At the announcement, he said: “I am delighted to be taking on this role and in my year as President I want to concentrate on developing professional engineers, as well as encouraging those who have already chosen engineering as a career to make the most of their choice.

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FARO releases high-resolution Design ScanArm, with Geomagic software bundle

Published 25 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d systems, geomagic, 3d scanning, 3d scanner, faro, cmm

FARO suggest that its Design ScanArm has been formulated for the product design office

With product designers firmly in their scopes, FARO has launched the Design ScanArm, a portable 3D scanning solution tailored for 3D modeling, reverse engineering, and CAD-based design applications.

Featuring blue laser technology with fast scanning speed for high-resolution point cloud data without the need for spray or targets, the device is lightweight and manoeuvrable enough for convenient desktop mounting in the design studio or engineering lab.

The Design ScanArm features a simplified user interface that makes it easy to operate regardless of skill level or 3D scanning experience, and as a promotional offer, the FARO Design ScanArm will for a limited time be bundled with 3D System’s Geomagic software at a reduced launch price.

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Fuel3D awarded £1.2M by EU for full face 3D scanning system for eyewear

Published 25 May 2016

Posted by Stephen Holmes

Article tagged with: 3d scanning, glasses, eyewear

3D scanning technology company Fuel3D has secured £1.2 million from EU’s Horizon 2020 SME instrument programme

Fuel3D is developing a 3D scanning system for customised eyewear to help avoid poor fitting glasses, which cause discomfort and misalignment of the lenses with the eyes.

The project has been awarded £1.2 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme to help develop the company’s proposed solution of pre-calibrated stereo cameras with photometric imaging to instantly capture and process a 270-degree 3D scan of a customer’s face for accurate measurements.

The systems ability to capture the 3D data in under 0.1 seconds compensates for movement and blinking - ideal for retail environments.

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