Showing posts with label 3D. Show all posts
Showing posts with label 3D. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Unity 5 will bring more 3D games that run right in your Web browser


Unity has announced the latest version of its game development system, which features a new 64-bit editor and the ability to export titles to the Web that don’t require browser plugins to run.
In Unity 5, developers will find a preview of the WebGL exporter that takes advantage of the WebGL graphics rendering API andasm.js, a JavaScript subset, to allow for one-click publishing to desktop browsers, with native-like performance.


Mozilla worked with Unity to bring content to the Web using only standards-compliant APIs and JavaScript. Their approach uses Unity’s IL2CPP runtime to convert all in-game scripts to C++. The result is then converted to Mozilla-developed asm.js which is executed in the browser like any other Web content.
The technology will allow a lot more 3D games to run in the browser than ever before.
Mozilla will showcase a handful of titles using the new WebGL export at this year’sGame Developers Conference, including Dead Trigger 2 and Angry Bots.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Apple extends 3D Flyover support and strikes new US partnerships, showing it’s still serious about rivaling Google Maps


 the past week Apple Maps has added nine new cities to the 3D Flyover feature, partnered withGasBuddy and GreatSchools in the US and added some quirky features to London’s 3D flyover views that include Big Ben showing the real time and the London Eye rotating.
The nine new cities covered by the 3D feature are: Edinburgh, Scotland; Cáceres, Spain; Venice, Italy; Linz, Austria; Rennes, France; Guadalajara, Mexico; and Baton Rouge and Boise in the US. The new partnerships with GasBuddy andGreatSchools in the US make it likely that Apple Maps users will soon be able to see local gas prices and school locations on the app.
Apple evicted Google Maps from iOS three years ago and has continued updating its own mapping service ever since in a bid to compete. At the moment, Apple Maps is most notably still lacking live traffic information and public transit directions.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Great Coding and 3D Design Apps are now FREE

Autodesk has some very good news to you today. in a statement released earlier, Autodesk announced that it is providing its suite of apps for free for students and teachers  from all around the world. Of course the use of these apps is restricted to only educational purposes and not commercial.




Now both teachers and students will be able to access and use Autodesk's powerful coding and design making apps for free. According to Autodesk, more than 680 million students and educators from over 800,000 secondary and post-secondary schools in 188 countries can take advantage of free access to Autodesk’s professional software and services for use in classrooms, labs, and at home.

Some of the popular apps that students can now use for free to create 3D designs, games, movies, buildings, and many more are :

1- 3Ds Max
3D modeling software for games, film, and video content.

2- AutoCad
CAD design, drafting, modeling, drawing, and engineering software.

3- Fusion 360 Ultimate
Integrated tool for collaborative product development.

4- Maya
Innovative tools for 3D modeling, animation, effects, and rendering.

5- Inventor Professional
3D mechanical CAD, visualization, and documentation software.
ref. - http://www.educatorstechnology.com

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

This Web App Easily Turns Your Selfies Into 3D Models


Taking a 2D photo and turning it into a 3D model is something that many users getting started in 3D printing are interested in doing. Sometimes a straight-on shot can help you get basic dimensions, but really transitioning it into a 3D model can be very difficult. Now, Smoothie-3D is trying to make this process easier with their free online modeling tool.


Smoothie-3D is a completely browser-based 3D modeling platform that incorporates several features that are often difficult to do in other programs. You can quickly import and manipulate existing 3D objects and perform actions like embedding text. Of course, one of the coolest features of Smoothie-3D is the ability to trace an image into multiple parts, then individually manipulate the dimensions and placement of those parts into a 3D model.
Their demo video of modeling a squirrel is instantly impressive:


The site requires a free registration to use, and I was pleased to discover that the squirrel model was available as a free demo to all new users. I was even more pleased when I opened the model and removed the texture map to reveal that, while not a detailed sculpt, it was a very recognizable model of a squirrel.
Do you frequently run into a 3D modeling problem, and need to find a tool to solve it? Let us know in the comments below.