New updates to the 3d modeling app for iPad include:
- Create texture maps from your photo library or camera, and control their transparency
- Updated color picker
- Updated interface for shadow studies
- Delete edges on flat faces
A new 3d modeling app for iPad has come out from Autodesk called FormIt, and it’s free in the App Store. I am pretty amazed with what they were able...
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It looks like even mighty Autodesk is feeling the riptide the architecture and construction industries it makes tools for has felt for the last few years. Is it going to get better?
Digital design giant Autodesk laid off 7% of its workforce Thursday, sources tell Mashable. That totals around 500 employees — including a number of 3D developers and several product managers.
“Our own execution challenges, combined with an uneven global economy, resulted in disappointing revenue results for the quarter,” said Carl Bass, Autodesk president and CEO. “The changes better position Autodesk to meet the needs of our customers. We are focused on working through our internal challenges as rapidly as possible.”
Just after a couple of days of teasing us with their Youtube video, Autodesk has released Project Vasari 1.1.
Go get it here: Autodesk Labs
Updates included in this version are:
- Metric Templates
- Text Notes
- Work Sharing File Protection
- Export to STL for 3D printing
- Ecotect Wind Rose
- Ecotect Planar Solar Radiation
- Nucleus physical phenomena form finding
It's free to download and use with an Autodesk Labs account.
Check out this video on Youtube showing some of the new features of Vasari 1.1, which is coming out soon. It shows an interactive wind rose, solar studies, and physics-based geometries right in the modeling interface! It looks pretty exciting!
As a follow-up to my blog post back in May, Autodesk has finally announced that it is re-releasing Autocad for the Macintosh platform. It hasn't seen the inner workings of the Mac since 1996, when the last version to run on the Mac was release 12. That was before Apple even made the move to Power PC chips from Motorola and IBM (What? You didn't know Apple used processors from IBM? Yeah, those were the days) and strictly ran on the Motorola 68k-series processors. Now Apple has a new outlook, a new operating system, and an even bigger following than ever.