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All around us, the cavities emptied, spreading apart with a hiss and a pop. The floor moved – Everywhere, it moved. And then, as if out of nowhere, the ship appeared, reverse thrusters on, incinerating anything around it unshielded by the fire-retardant off-gas of these links. David Thor Fjalarsson – He’s an illustrator and comic…

On-demand manufacturing got a big lump of money love with T. Rowe Price leading a $75MM Series E equity round to boost Xometry’s expansion, payment system, and AI-driven on-demand marketplace development. To date, Xometry has had seven multi-million dollar rounds of funding totaling $193MM. The funding was announced alongside the news that Jim Rallo, former…

locust biorobots

It may sound like a movie plot starring you and Tom Selleck, but a team of engineers at The Washington University in St. Louis, led by associate professor of biomedical engineering, Baranidharan Raman, has spent the last few years developing cyborg insects. A $750,000 grant, which was given to the team in 2016 from the…

3D across the web, devices, screens, and reality has been ramping up considerably over the last few years. 2020, however, has brought more 3D capability to the web with browsers boosting device support for both WebVR and WebXR APIs and <model-viewer> hitting API stability. This means one thing – there will be more 3D on…

Drenched from the light of an ice-coated moon, the grass of the thousand field marsh split each side of a sliver wind. A top it rode Shimmy Gripples, eyes blazing, hand of ice and the other of fire gripping the reins of these links. Tomàs Barceló – A sculptor since he was a child, Tomàs…

humidifier-succulent-planter-3d-printed-00

If there’s one plant you can grow in your workspace with very little sunlight, weekends without water, and the occasional sneer from a co-worker with an aversion to plant-life, it’s a succulent. There is, however, one thing it does need. Warm, moist, humid-erifically, moist air. I’m fascinated by large water feature fountain and atrium designs…

When we started harvesting the Gloobs of Moondrahr we hadn’t considered their spiky exteriors and razor-like barbs effect on our mesh containment system. Fortunately, we had just enough propellant left to spray-line the interior with the plasticy protection of these links. Tan Zhi Hui – His skewed stylings are a beauty to behold. Characters you’ll…

JC Park Art

The ink-spun articles flew by the wind, caught by the branches of locust. Sands and soils of ancient people blew while a gear’s grinding drew in the weight of minute’s time. And there, in the filtered light, fur blazing, holsters tilted, triggers ready, with red eyes of fury targeting a mound of melon balls topped…

Shapr3D has been doing a lot of ‘bringing’ to their iPadOS-based CAD app over the past three years, from introducing Parasolid 3D modeling for the iPad Pro to a new direct 3D modeling workflow. With trackpad and mouse support for the latest iPad Pro, plus LiDAR scanning, announced March 2020, they’re taking 3D CAD where…

Siemens NX Sketch

When Siemens Software announced their adaptive UI for NX, we knew there were good things ahead for NX users. Well, this week at #SiemensMAC2020, @siemenssoftware introduced #SketchNX, a new (and I would say the first) adaptive, inference-driven, selection-aware sketch solver that continuously evaluates the sketch. Over the last several weeks, I’ve had the chance to…

ZBrushCoreMini Features

Get your sculpt brushes and buckets of inspiration ready. Today, Pixologic introduced ZBrushCoreMini, a free entry-level version of its ZBrushCore and ZBrush software designed to help people get started with digital sculpting. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gxyMejEA0PE ZBrushCoreMini provides a simplified version of the Academy Award Winning ZBrush software used by leading digital artists around the world. ZBrushCoreMini is…

SketchUp Subscription

It was a slow ride over to SketchUp subscription city but you saw the road signs along the way. First Trimble put SketchUp online bringing you SketchUp for Web. Then, in February 2019, they announced a subscription pricing option, retaining the perpetual license option. Now, they’ve announced a complete move to an annual subscription model…

A cold wave of grassy air spilled through the alleyway. As we circled the bend, there, at the horizon, we saw thousands. Thousands, spreading through the street as if they had grown there for ages, dropping chaff, sprouting tubers, and working their way toward the mineral-rich core of these links. Alex Konstad – His characters…

Ryan Gitter art

Outside the worn iron gate, a north wind blew at their backs as they approached. All five, scarred from battle, hardened by storm, returned with the largest cache of dried licorice root the village had ever seen, extracted, they came to learn later, from the stringy cheek meats of these links. Ryan Gitter – A…

If you’re not familiar with the new Quadro RTX line, here’s what you need to know. The new RTX cards use the next generation of GPUs based on the Turing architecture with features that come together on the NVIDIA RTX platform. Turing adds many important features over previous architecture, the primary of which is the…

Battle-worn stiltbots of the rim village hollows hung in the root-wrenched cliffs. Once they took flight our stunners would be useless unless we could disable the plasma shields with the blast charge of these links. Paul Chadeisson – These ships. So many. Orbiting planets, landing aircraft, carrying out missions, some abandoned. Amazing work, and more…

If you haven’t caught Xometry’s Ok Xoomer yet, you’re missing out. But don’t worry, they’re only on 10 episodes in and one of their latest episodes is the perfect place to start. Aaron Lichtig of Xometry interviews technologist, prototyping expert, and SolidSmack friend, Jude Pullen. https://youtu.be/VDAqK825LSo The quick 15-minute interview goes into where Jude has…

Hand Physics Lab Oculus Quest VR 2020

Using your hands in VR can often feel like using two clubs to eat a sandwich. Though the past decade gave us a glimpse into motion/hand tracking, it’s really only recently that it has had a jump in accuracy and functionality. Dennys Kuhnert, Co-founder and COO of Holonautic, a Swiss VR experience and game maker,…

AR Cut and Paste Cyril Diagne

The practical uses of AR/VR are becoming more apparent every day, especially for design and engineering, where we’re able to design in VR or collaborate in AR. What if you boil it down even further and mix common computer actions with common AR needs? Scan/Capture + Copy/Paste? Cyril Diagne is a french digital interaction artist…

Jan-Sarbort-art

The spindles dropped through the clouds in a rhythm one by one then returning. It had happened for years and only with the clouds of the fifth moon. It wasn’t until years later that we would learn these were the legs of the Clenderbeasts sprinting through the rain layer of these links. Jan Sarbort -…

Vagon.io Cloud Computer

Earlier this month, we shared a new startup company, vagon, who offers personal, high-performance computers in the cloud. Each isolated virtual machine allows you to run graphics and 3D software on any computer via a browser session. Now, they reached out with details on what they’re doing to support those working around the clock on…

Tufts of bound sticks stood across the red dirt fields. We’d have to feed the machines twice today — some of them had just returned and their conveyors had been affected by the journey. Oh, and then there were the spores. We didn’t expect them to attach and spread so quickly but was likely due…