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Recent Project Photofly YouTube videos from users

by Randall Handon September 22, 2011
Autodesk’s Project Photofly is still going strong, and to prove it they’ve posted on their own blog a nice assortment of videos showing what users have done with it. One of the convenience features of the Photo Scene Editor, a small application that you use to work with the Project Photofly web service, is that […]

Autodesk Moldflow – Project Argon – It is Alive in the Lab

by Randall Handon September 16, 2011
Autodesk rolled out a clever technology preview a while back called “Project Krypton” which brought early-stage design advice to plastic part designers, and integrated into Inventor, SolidWorks, and Pro/E.  It added lots of interesting features like manufacturability, cost efficiency, and environmental impact, but the preview ended March 25th. Well now it’s back on Autodesk’s Beta […]

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Autodesk Labs Utilities Project Vasari 2.1

by Randall Handon September 14, 2011
Autodesk Labs has just rolled out the latest version of their “Project Vasari” system, offering BIM simulation capabilities to their Revit product. Project Vasari is focused on conceptual building design using both geometric and parametric modeling. It supports performance-based design via integrated energy modeling and analysis features. This new technology preview is now available as […]

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Autodesk 123D Sculpt. Free iPad App to Sculpt, Paint, Rock.

by Randall Handon August 11, 2011
Autodesk is bringing another nice app to the iPad, this time bring some nice deformable 3d modeling to the popular device.  Called “123D Sculpt”, it’s a very stripped down version of something like Mudbox, letting you use multitouch interactions with models for a more tactile and intuitive experience. You can look at the video above […]
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Walt Disney Pictures and Autodesk Sign XGen Technology License Agreement

by Randall Handon August 9, 2011
Autodesk and Walt Disney Pictures have signed a 5-year exclusivity agreement that brings WDAS’s “XGen Arbitrary Primitive Generator” (known as XGen) to Autodesk’s Digital Entertainment Creation Community.  XGen was most recently responsible for the great hair and foliage work in Tangled.  It’s based on technology demoed at SIGGRAPH back in 2003, and now 8 years later it’s […]

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FusionIO making a Splash at SIGGRAPH

by Randall Handon August 8, 2011
If you swing by the NVidia booth at SIGGRAPH you’ll see one major eye catching feat:  A single workstation driving 12 full HD displays with uncompressed 1080P video simultaneously, thanks to the NVidia QuadroPlex 7000 and FusionIO. “Working with Fusion-io, we’ve created an impressive, large-scale visualization technology demonstration at SIGGRAPH for show attendees,” said Jeff […]
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Autodesk buys Instructables.com

by Randall Handon August 2, 2011
In a totally unexpected move (unexpected by me anyway), Autodesk has just bought online website Instructables.com for an undisclosed sum.  This looks to be a move to further Autodesk’s use in the home CAD industry currently owned by other lower-cost, and typically less feature rich, alternatives. In today’s press release announcing the purchase, Autodesk says […]

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Autodesk acquires Pixlr, 3D Systems acquires Alibre

by Randall Handon July 20, 2011
Busy week in the CAD markets.  First off, 3D Systems acquired Alibre design, bringing in their productivity tools to their rapidly growing CAD suites. “With Alibre in our portfolio we are personalizing and integrating design and manufacturing productivity,” said Abe Reichental, President and CEO of 3D Systems. “The combined affordability and user friendliness of our […]
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Autodesk 123D now in Public Beta

by Randall Handon June 10, 2011
Autodesk has released a new low-end modeling software called “Autodesk 123D” that looks perfectly targeted at folks interested in stereolithography machines and “Makerbots”.   Resembling Google’s Sketchup software, it combines some of Autodesk’s own “secret sauce” in the form of assemblies and constraints that could make it a great tool for folks interested in the […]