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The SolidSmack Weekend Reader | Week 21.15

3 days ago

Don your favorite bath robe, cream that coffee and get comfortable with this weekend’s SolidSmack Weekend Reader. This week we saw everything from an Adam Savage-designed and built functioning Star…

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Friday Smackdown: Multi-faceted Skin Flaps

3 days ago

The porcelain structure beneath its transparent, multi-faceted skin flaps, glowed like the oil-laden breast of the fire swallow. We had our brushes with them in the past, usually hiding just…

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MODO 901 is Set to Be Released Next Week on May 27th – Will Include MeshFusion

3 days ago

For just over a decade now, MODO has been defying expectations time and time again with their full-featured, all-in-one 3D modeling, animation and rendering package that’s been used by everybody…

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SolidSmack Sessions | Interview with Oru Kayak Founder and Designer Anton Willis

4 days ago

After moving to a small San Francisco apartment, architect Anton Willis was sadly forced to put his fiberglass kayak into storage. Aiming to solve the problem of kayak ownership in…

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Handmade | New BBC Series Documents the Challenges and Rewards of Crafting by Hand

4 days ago

Known for churning out television show classics including The Young Ones, Black Adder, Keeping Up Appearances, Mr. Bean and legions of others, the BBC is no stranger to when it…

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McNeel Gears Up to Officially Release Rhino 5 for Mac (Finally!!)

4 days ago

For many of those that count McNeel’s Rhino among the tools in their toolset (and there’s a lot of you), having a native Mac app without the need to run…

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Recently Unearthed Stone Tools Are Oldest Ever Discovered at 3.3 Million-Years-Old

4 days ago

Considering that most of the conversations we have about tools these days involve tools of the digital variety (and if they are based in the Cloud or not), it might…

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Italian Design Studio DINN! Uses Wine to Stain Wood Furniture for New Collection

4 days ago

If you were to take on a fourth-generation Italian company that produces chairs, sofas and other furniture as a client for a new furniture collection, the chances of straying too…

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New ExactFlat for Fusion 360 Streamlines the Path from CAD to Cutter via the Cloud

4 days ago

Since announcing that they would be bundling the premium features of Fusion 360 Ultimate into the significantly cheaper Fusion 360 offering, many in the CAD community have deemed Fusion 360…

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SolidSmack Radio | The Planned Obsolescence

6 days ago

This week’s Spotify-powered SolidSmack Radio Playlist brings an entirely new playlist of face-melting great music to help propel you through those laborious, tedious design tasks for the next few days….