Autodesk is blowing off the metal shavings of static shop-side subtractive manufacturing, delivering the first of its kind collaborative CAM solution. Today, the software product/service company kicked off Autodesk University 2013 in a chilly Las Vegas announcing Autodesk CAM 360, pushing the computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) process to the cloud and milling out a sweet little oily spot for manufacturing in their Autodesk 360 cloud portfolio.
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The chimes could be heard clear throu the thicket, the wall and the belly of the beast that stood in our way. Perhaps the sound traveled around his massive mid-rift, perhaps over his wart-ladened head. Either way, it distracted him giving us just enough time to clip the last of its feelers and activate these links.
Darren Bartley – Known as fightpunch, uses a masterful sketch style mixed with 3d geometry to create characters that could be your neighbors… in some odd, future world.
Weaver cooks – Not to bring the end of week happiness down a notch, but there’s a strange joy in microwave cooking to sad music. Thanks Simon.
Doctor Who Doodle – For the 50th anniversary, a Doctor Who game you’ll see on Google New Zealand. Later on the Google Doodles page.
Middle Earth – An interactive Google Chrome experiment that takes you on a journey through The Hobbit’s Middle Earth and a deeper 3D experience at each location.
Viola organista – The instrument invented by Da Vinci and created by Sławomir Zubrzycki, a Polish concert pianist. This is the very interesting interview with video.
Clemson Tiger Super Mario Tribute – If you can ignore the videography, this is an awesome tribute to both Super Mario and Zelda by a bunch of people playing instruments and throwing flags.
Help portrait – 9 1/2 hour trip by snowmobile in -40 degree weather to visit a remote tribe of reindeer herders who had never had their photo taken. This is the story. via
Voodoo unicycles – The boys hit the highlands, explore the hills, streets, castles and crannies of Northern Scotland, giving you a taste of the countryside and the sport.
Can you even imagine what you get when you have three young girls and Brett Doar (of OK Go fame) spending two weeks with a crew creating a Rube Goldberg machine made completely out of toys, putting it to music with a rewrite of the Beastie Boys’ Girls? Only the most awesome video in the history of girls and engineering. GoldieBlox, makers of engineering toys for girls, has the coolest toys bar none to help girls explore the art of making, inventing, tinkering and engineering. The toys and stories are top notch, but a video they just launched puts the icing on the frilly pink cake… then kicks it over, triggers a rocket and launches GoldieBlox into the hearts of girls around the world.
Round about the field we strolled, a summer’s afternoon. The containers there were full, all but a few admidst a den of the slothhorn hares. They had determined, not only how to create amazing mechanical devices, but also how to absorb the energy and grow them into these links.
Eduardo Peña – Ships by sea and air, futuristic scenes and captivating concept art that is both complex in its lighting, full of motion and ready to be admired.
Epic split – Jean Claude Van Damme has had his ups and downs, his share of crappy films, but this epic split redeems them all, kinda.
Google BBS – What would Google look like in the 1980′s? Bout like this BBS Terminal by masswerk. Even comes with a keyboard via mobile.
Estoy – There’s graffiti and then there’s graffiti art. Murals, painting and illustration on the streets of Santiago, Chile. The video of one piece.
Cottonwood arts – Canvas notebooks, brilliant coldpress notebooks–the finest sketchbooks and more for artists by artists.
Constant Width – What are the shapes of constant width and height? Numberphile shows you just what you thought in another of their interesting Maths video. Thanks Mark!
Honest slogans – Odd, the connotation we place with brands. If you looked deep in the heart of those brands, these are probably what slogans they would have.
13 awesome drum machines – Joe Mansfield has an obsession with the beat made famous by 1980′s hip-hop. This is a preview of the content in his new book Beat Box.
Wooden Shjips – There’s little clowning around in the new Back to Land video directed & produced by Benjael Halfmaderholz.
Why, just the other day, 3D Systems announce the Geomagic Sense scanner aimed at the home user and hobbyist with a few millimeters of accuracy and handheld coolness for $400 bones. Just think though, professional scanning with 60-118 micron accuracy and a desktop scanner/tripod/software/power cable could be yours for just “$14,900 to $24,900.” (Yes, power cable included.) That’s the price range on the new scan n’ CAD product bundles from 3D Systems’ Geomagic branch, Geomagic Capture, a range of product packages that combine a hi-res desktop scanner with SolidWorks, SpaceClaim, Geomagic Design X (formerly Rapidform XOR) or Geomagic Design Direct (formerly Geomagic Spark built on SpaceClaim) modeling software.
First, it was the persistence of a calm wind that brought the pungent odor of their troop to our senses. Lock-step through the valley they crept as ninja-like as their shadows stretched atop the shadows of the cliff faces. Riding amidst them, riding the kettle goiler, was one drenched in the dark, reigns to each head in his hand and a spear soaked deep in the oils of these links.
Feng Zhu – A year since we last featured him, load of new work, beautifully deep detail in landscape and new design cinema episode to learn by.
Rooftopping – If you’re not scared of heights, strong winds knocking your from an edge of a building or falling, you’ll enjoy these photos by Tom Ryaboi.
Ball never touches ground – You know those annoying people who can juggle soccer balls for, like, ever? This guy puts all of them to shame cubed.
Banana Bike – Dot Wiggins, inspiration for Frank Zappa and so many more, releases solo album 44 years after The Shaggs popularity. Sample song here.
Can I brush it – Horse & Hammer bring the beard and glasses. This is the site with dope-ass video and schwag galore. Beard not included.
Always with Honor – The graphic art work of Tyler & Elsa Lang. Big, thick chunks of color, memorable shapes and gorgeous lines.
Ivan Castro – To compliment Glen Weisgerber’s roundhand video from last week, a day in the life of Ivan Castro and the delicate art of calligraphy.
Boy, howdy. Just when you think it’s not safe to walk down a dark alley unarmed, a 3D printing service company out of Austin, Texas goes and prints a metal gun. Solid Concepts has ‘done gone’ the unthinkable (to some), the unimaginable (to others), and has used lasers, powdered metal and considerable time to 3D print a classic 1911 pistol, complete with hand grips, which were also 3D printed. They were successful manufacturing the gun with this process and, as you’ll see, were also successful firing the gun.
Looks like Autodesk is celebrating their 2012 acquisition of a CAM software company… with the acquisition of another CAM software company. Out of the press, fresh this morning, comes the news that Autodesk intends to acquire Delcam, maker of PowerSHAPE, PowerMILL, PartMaker, ShoeMaker and many other CAD/CAM Solutions.
Before the lowrider caddy, the diamond-encrusted 3d printed sunglasses and a poodle in your arms named G-Code, you had the dream of becoming the biggest 3D print service on your block. A $10 domain and two weeks later, you’re rollin’ in the muh-hu-hu-ney, siftin’ stl’s and ringin’ dinner bells… It’s all due to 1) the cash you dropped on a few 3D printers 2) crazy good marketing skills and 3) a 3D printing e-commerce plugin for your website that makes it all possible.
Perhaps you’re chillin’ in the eclectic abode of Shanghainese family of brush-tailed porcupines wondering where they curate their wonderful assortment of furniture and lighting. Perhaps the conversation leads to the discussion of computers, generative design and applying moisturizer in hard-to-reach places. With such discussions of computers and design, there’s likely one person’s name to pop into the conversation–Zhang Zhoujie. Zhang is a designer from Shanghai with the ability to bend thin sheets of metal with his mind… and then make it happen with some software, hand tools and 1.5mm stainless steel sheets.