Category Archives: 3d

10 Cool, New Things About SketchUp 2015

TweetThis week at the annual Trimble Dimensions conference in Vegas, the company officially released the latest update to SketchUp, the awesome 3D modeling environment. the following are just 10 of the new features and functionality awaiting users: 64-bit Support:  In … Continue reading

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The Nation is Calling for 3D Data – via the USGS

TweetThis from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) is a national initiative to accelerate the collection of 3-dimensional elevation data, to manage the authoritative lidar and ifsar datasets, and to provide elevation products and services to everyone for applications ranging from … Continue reading

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Experience A breathtaking virtual tour of China’s supercave from National Geographic

TweetImage venturing through one of China’s scenic wonders, a massive cave full of cone shaped peaks, arches, and the world’s largest cavern! Well, thanks to National Geographic you can now sit back in your chair and go on a virtual … Continue reading

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Laser Scanning Technology helps recreate D-Day 360

TweetIf you didn’t manage to catch PBS this week and the first airing of D-Day 360 you have to make sure you find the time to see this amazing film. The show walks you through the incredible events of D … Continue reading

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Nokia is 3D Printing Chocolate… #NOM

TweetNow here’s something clever and yummy from Nokia… this Spring Nokia took to cool 3D printing technology to print up some tasty chocolate treats. Very cool indeed… I can just imaging them also printing up a chocolate Lumia smartphone or … Continue reading

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Update on USGS 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative

TweetAn update on 3DEP from the USGS… The 3D Elevation Program (3DEP) initiative is being developed to respond to growing needs for high-quality topographic data and for a wide range of other three-dimensional representations of the Nation’s natural and constructed … Continue reading

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3D scanning to Preserve a National Treasure from the 1964 World’s Fair

TweetHere’s details of an amazing project from Cyark who are wanting to preserve a piece of American history. From the company… “we’ve launched our first ever Kickstarter campaign to fund the scanning of the 1964 World’s Fair New York State … Continue reading

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Nokia’s HERE is Creating HD 3D Maps

TweetThis update comes via my colleague Gene Roe of LiDARnews… Nokia’s HERE unit is using technology developed by earthmine which includes laser scanners to develop what they claim is the next generation of street maps. As reported in Slash Gear the … Continue reading

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The 3D Seflie! 3D scan yourself at home with Kinect

TweetEver wanted to give the ultimate gift to someone, like a 3D printed figure of yourself? Well, now you can with! Using the Kinect hardware, users can scan themselves and get a 3D figure shipped off in not time, … Continue reading

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Visit Curtin University Australia via virtual 3D model

TweetAn impressive virtual 3D model flies you around the Curtin University campus (Australia) created with aero3Dpr. About the project…  Based on advanced aerial photogrammetry techniques, aero3Dpro is a 3D modeling service from Australian mapping and survey company AEROmetrex.  The unprecedented … Continue reading

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The Sub $100 3D Printer Getting A Kickstart – Peachy Printer

TweetLooking for your very own 3D printer? It’s small but makes up for that in coolness! Peachy Printer comes via a kickstarter project started by a Saskatchewan developer, Rylan Grayston – Sourced via The Winnipeg Free Press online See more … Continue reading

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Social Tip – Add an Instagram Competition to Your Event Plans

TweetInstagram is huge, there’s no question about that. Instagram is also very social and it’s a great way to engage your friends, customers and others. People really enjoy sharing moments they capture and Instagram also has a pretty nice user … Continue reading

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