Category Archives: 3d

Staples to Start Selling Cube 3D Printers Commencing in June

TweetWhat’s that you say… you’re headed to Staples for supplies? While there would you please pick me up some pens, pencils, a few notepads, oh, and grab me a 3D printer also! Yep… Staples is likely one of the first … Continue reading

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3D models from laser scans with Autodesk ReCap

TweetAn interesting application from Autodesk – ReCap (thanks to Gene Roe of for turning me on to this one).  Autodesk ReCap now enables any designer, architect or engineer to add, modify, validate and document their design process in context … Continue reading

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Create Your Custom Lumia 820 Case With a 3D Printer

TweetHere’s something kinda cool that you may have never thought of… how about printing up a new shell for your smartphone? Well, if you happen to have a device like the Nokia Lumia 820 which sports a removable shell (case)  … Continue reading

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Video – Overwatch and LiDAR Analyst 5.1 at GeoInt 2012

TweetI recently had the pleasure of a  meetup with Matt Morris, Product development director, Overwatch Systems, LTD. at geoInt 2012 in Orlando, FL.  Matt discusses LiDAR Analyst 5.1 for high end visualization of LiDAR data in a 3D environment. Recall, LIDAR … Continue reading

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3D Modeling with 123D Design for iPad, Mac, PC or Web Browser

TweetAn iOS solution for 3D design enthusiasts from Autodesk with Autodesk 123D Design. From Autodesk… Autodesk 123D Design helps users get their projects started by providing base shapes and example models that help move past a blank screen and into … Continue reading

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Great To See 3D Buildings – Let’s Have More!

TweetI love 3D and I’m always amazed that we don’t see more it it,  although that is slowly changing, mostly thanks to user friendly technology enabling almost anyone to easily (sort of) create awesome 3D images and renderings or just … Continue reading

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3D Mobile Scanning to model Space Shuttle Endeavor Move to LA

TweetLiDAR and laser scanning data is useful for many visualization projects, for example, pipeline corridor mapping, utility planning, and many other applications like perhaps modeling the route for moving the Space Shuttle Endeavor to its permanent home in a museum … Continue reading

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Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline (Canada) Lying With Maps

TweetWe’ve all heard of the popular geoTech book titled “How to Lie With Maps“… well, it seems there’s a real-life scenario playing out in B.C, Canada involving the proposed Enbridge Northern Gateway Pipeline project and the effort of planners to … Continue reading

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Video – 3D Urban Planning Visualization With CityEngine

TweetAn interesting video from Esri looks at potential uses for City Engine in an urban planning 3D scenario… Recall, CityEngine supports the use of geospatial data such as Esri Shapefile, File Geodatabase (GDB), KML, and OpenStreetMap (OSM), allowing users to … Continue reading

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Video – CityEngine in Lumion + SketchUp + 3DMax = wow!

TweetI had to share this impressive video showing off some of the amazing 3D renderings possible with the latest technologies out there…  This from the DigitalUrban blog – The movie above combines the use of CityEngine in Lumion with SketchUp … Continue reading

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DataAppeal – 3D and animated maps on google earth platform

TweetHere’s a tip off about an interesting solution for you Google Earth fanatics – DataAppeal. According to the developers, DataAppeal uses art and design to create alluring maps and images via a free, simple to use UI. The application has … Continue reading

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Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man, Universal Orlando Goes 3-D

TweetSome fun news out of Universal Orlando as Spidey will look really impressive now thanks to 3D technology! From Universal Orlando… The Amazing Adventures of Spider-Man includes all-new 4K digital high definition animation, sophisticated 3-D projection systems, a new music … Continue reading

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