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LWCAD 5.2 for LightWave
WTools3D has released a new version of LWCAD, its CAD plug-in for LightWave. A free update for users of 5.0 and 5.1 versions, the new LWCAD 5.2 features enhanced smart selection tools, better NURBS routines, snapping to instances, per object UV randomization, and other changes. Watch this video for an in-depth description of all the new features. [source]
HP delivers world's first production-ready 3D printing system
HP Inc. unveiled the world's first production-ready commercial 3D printing system. The HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution revolutionizes design, prototyping and manufacturing, and for the first time, delivers superior quality physical parts up to 10 times faster and at approx. half the cost of current 3D print systems. By printing functional parts for the first time at the individual voxel level, HP offers customers an unprecedented ability to transform part properties and deliver mass customization. Designed for model shops and 3D print service bureaus, the HP Jet Fusion 3D Printing Solution family contains two new 3D printers: the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer is ideal for prototyping, offering improved productivity and the capacity to grow usage at a lower cost per part; while the HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer is designed for prototyping and short-run manufacturing needs, with high productivity to meet same-day demands at the lowest cost per part. A synchronized set of tools includes intuitive software, an innovative HP Jet Fusion 3D Processing Station with Fast Cooling, and high-quality materials. HP is also creating the 3D material app store and is already collaborating with such certified partners as Arkema, BASF, Evonik and Lehmann & Voss, with plans to expand the open platform ecosystem over time. HP is taking orders now at www.hp.com/go/3Dcontactus. The HP Jet Fusion 3D 4200 Printer will be delivered in late 2016, with the HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer following in 2017. Pricing for the 3200 model starts at 130,000 US. Pricing for the full end-to-end solution (HP Jet Fusion 3D 3200 Printer and Processing Station) starts at 155,000 US. [source]
Autodesk Inventor 2017
Autodesk unveiled Inventor 2017, new version of its advanced 3D modeling solution for manufacturing industry professionals. The latest version delivers new professional-grade design, interoperability and communication tools aimed at supporting customers ever-expanding needs, including enhanced sketching, part modeling, assembly management, surfacing and sheet metal capabilities; additional Shape Generator capabilities such as symmetry and member size controls; expanded AnyCAD tools that allow users to easily integrate non-native mechanical design data into Inventor models without translation; enhanced animation capabilities to show assembly sequences and 3D PDF publishing to document designs; and more. [source]
LWCAD 5.1 for LightWave 3D
LWCAD, a suite of modeling plug-ins for LightWave 3D based on standard CAD tools and an advanced osnap engine, has been updated. New version 5.1 adds an interactive mode for Rectangle, Circle, Arc and derived tools; new spiral mode in Arc Tool and Radial Clone; new behavior of Angle and Rotate Snap tools; and more. [source]
V-Ray for Revit public beta 2
A major update to the V-Ray for Revit public beta is now available from Chaos Group. The second beta includes multiple refinements and new features including distributed rendering lets you render images faster with the power of multiple computers; better RT GPU support for your CUDA-enabled device with support for OpenCL coming soon; and overall better performance across the board with numerous memory optimizations and bug fixes. V-Ray for Revit was designed to fit seamlessly into your workflow, supporting main Revit features while implementing the latest core V-Ray rendering technology. [source]
Autodesk announces restructuring plan, 10% staff reduction
Autodesk announced a restructuring plan that "will accelerate the move to the cloud and its transition to a subscription-based business model." Through the restructuring, Autodesk seeks to reduce expenses, streamline the organization, and reallocate resources. Autodesk plans to reduce staffing levels in the near-term by approximately 10%, or approximately 925 positions, and to consolidate certain leased facilities. [source]
V-Ray for Revit public beta
Chaos Software announced the release of the V-Ray for Revit public beta. V-Ray for Revit introduces new tools for high-end lighting, materials and environments, without the steep learning curve traditionally associated with high-end rendering. It is seamlessly integrated -- V-Ray's core technology is now accessible at every stage of design development. For more information go to www.v-ray.com/revit. [source]
SketchUp 2016 support in V-Ray 2.0
V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp has been updated and is now fully compatible with SketchUp 2016. Along with improvements to animation and batch rendering, this update also includes support for Skatter and ArchVision RPCs. This free download is available to all V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp users. [source]
SketchUp 2016 with Trimble Connect integration
Trimble released SketchUp 2016, the latest version of the widely-used 3D modeling software for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals as well as members of the global maker community. Along with multiple enhancements for driving efficiency and simplifying workflow, this release brings SketchUp users the power of Trimble Connect, a cloud-based collaboration platform allowing teams to access, analyze, manage and share project data from the cloud anywhere, at any time (more). SketchUp 2016 is available now and supports a variety of operating systems including Mac OS X El Capitan and Microsoft Windows 10. Every free SketchUp 2016 license starts with a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro features. The 2016 Pro licenses are $695 US. [source]
LWCAD 5.0 for LightWave released
WTools3D released a version 5 of its CAD modeling plug-in LWCAD for NewTek's LightWave. The fifth incarnation of this popular tool adds a Smart Mesh functionality with new unified geometry system based on polygons and NURBS surfaces. It allows to create geometry with shared edges between polygons and NURBS surfaces defined by new curves, and create standard NURBS surfaces with 2, 3, or 4 edges. The new version also contains a built-in selection system, fully integrated into Smart Edit tools, multilingual support, and an automatic installer. Full version is $329 US, upgrades from LWCAD 4.x is $149 US or $250 US, in case you are upgrading from the older LWCAD 3.x. [source]
Blackmagic Design acquires Ultimatte and Fairlight!
Blackmagic Design, makers of hardware and software for professional video post/production, announced it has acquired Ultimatte -- the worldwide leader in blue and green screen removal technology -- and Fairlight , which creates professional digital audio products for live broadcast event production, film and television post production. Transaction details were not disclosed. Blackmagic Design also announced new DeckLink Mini Monitor 4K and DeckLink Mini Recorder 4K PCIe capture cards that include all the features of the HD models plus new Ultra HD and HDR (high dynamic range) features, and are available now for 195 USD each. Also announced were: Teranex AV, a new broadcast quality standards converter designed specifically for AV professionals, and shipping this September for 1,695 USD; a new low price for the HyperDeck Studio 12G solid state recorder of only 1,495 USD; a major new update for Blackmagic Video Assist 4K camera monitor/recorder that dramatically improves DNxHD and DNxHR support, adds false color monitoring, expanded focus options and new screen rotation features; and a new DaVinci Resolve 12.5.2 update featuring support for additional URSA Mini camera metadata, color space tags on QuickTime export, Fusion Connect for Linux, advanced filtering options and more. All the new products are demonstrated at IBC on the Blackmagic Design booth in Hall 7, Stand 7 H.20. [source]
Get a 40% discount off FurryBall RT upgrades
Art And Animation Studio's GPU-accelerated 3D rendering software FurryBall can now be upgraded to the latest FurryBall RT 1.
Softube Modular out now
Softube's award-winning modeling experts have combined their talents with the legendary Eurorack inventors at Doepfer and the top minds at powerhouses like Intellijel.
A trio of AAX Crane Song plug-ins to warm up your mix
Crane Song's three unique plug-ins -- Phoenix II, Peacock, and RA -- are for sale on the Avid Marketplace at a 15% discount.
Mac OS Sierra now available as a free update
Apple announced that Mac OS Sierra, the latest major release of its advanced desktop operating system, is now available as a free update.
MAGIX VEGAS Pro 14
Three months after the official acquisition of a majority of Sony Creative Software products, MAGIX is releasing Vegas Pro 14.
Propellerhead releases free Reason 9.1 update
Propellerhead Software announced Reason 9.1, the newest, free update to the award-winning Reason music production software.
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