This past week was the REAL conference, an event organized mainly by Autodesk to explore the convergence of the professional 3D sensing, making & visualization industries.   From the website: “REAL is both an exclusive executive summit, REAL TALK, & a world’s fair of cutting-edge 3D demos, REAL LIVE. REAL is new and different: an immersive, hands-on,… Read More


I have written about his before, but have not got around to printing it.  So this weekend I’m at the AEC Hackathon hosted by Facebook.  There are lots of toys here including a few 3D printers.  Now is my chance to try 3D printing for the first time. I grabbed the .stl 3d digital file… Read More


This is pretty cool.  Corey Perlman created a Pebble stand using a 3D printer.  Came out pretty nice I think!  If you want one, he can get it to you for around $10 depending on where you live. He also placed the .stl files on makerbot thingverse so you can grab and print yourself.  Sweet.… Read More


Augmented Reality (AR) has been around for a long time, but it has yet to really find a local role in a major vender.  That has changed.  IKEA has a new app that work on both iOS and Android that will allow you check out various IKEA furniture as it would look in your place.… Read More


I cannot believe I did not write about this when I first saw it. Famo.us is a firm that decided to see just how fast they could get an HTML5 to render.  The test was to render 3D in using HTML only, no plugins. The way they got this page to run so fast is… Read More


Yup.  A very cool project. A airplane made using 3D printing only. (I’m guessing this is san motor through).  So we have cars, guns, and now a plane.  I would really love to see this released as a kit.  How cool with that be? Download a 3D airplane kit and add motor.  Here is an… Read More


X3DomWebGLIGD

…with a smooth frame rate and built on open web technologies. The IGD team at Fraunhofer, a German research institute, is doing some really amazing things regarding delivering high polygon count web3d scenes on mobile devices using WebGL and X3Dom. X3Dom is a framework for integrating and manipulating X3D scenes as HTML5/DOM elements. Pat yourself on the back if you… Read More


Perfect!  Have a great minecraft property you have lovingly shaped and worked on?  Why not make it a real model using a 3D printer!  Totally!  The WINS of minecraft just continue to pill up.  I remember first playing with it when it first came out thinking, what a cool little indie game. Never would I… Read More


I just received my Sony Ericsson Xperia Play smartphone. This is the first PlayStation certified Android smartphone, hence it is also known as the PlayStation phone. I won the phone from a party Qualcomm had during the Game Developers Conference 2011 for their new Snapdragon platform. I haven’t won anything like this before so I… Read More


Here is a rather cool hack that connects a Microsoft Kinect device to a 3D avatar by German based Bitmanagement Software. Bitmanagement Software GmbH is a developer of real-time 3D rendering, augmented reality, and 2D/3D/video multimedia software and tools for interactive online capable applications on crossplatform consumer hardware, based on the international Web 3D standards… Read More


At Google HQ in Mountain View, California right now attending WebGL Camp #3. WebGL Camp is a full day affair of WebGL demos, presentations, and code. A nice write up by fellow attendee Ates Gursimsek. See the videos when available at the WebGL Camp Youtube Channel .… Read More


Just saw this across the twitters, bookmarked it, then forgot to post it up.  ah well.  I have not tried it but watched the video and yea, it looks like a much improved way to get your content into an AR app.  If anyone has tried this, give me a ping and I’ll post up… Read More


I just saw this browsing the BBC site. My coworker who broke both of his writs skiing, so I let him borrow my ipad. As soon as I get it back, I’ll give this a shot and report back. The ad promotes ‘From the Edge’ a documentary for the Weather Channel The first ever 3D… Read More


Remember Johnny Chung Lee who did that really cool hack on the Nintendo Wii awhile back?  He created a 3D simulation using head tracking… Video below the post in case you do not remember. Anyway, seems Jeremie Francone and Laurence Nigay from the Engineering Human-Computer Interaction (EHCI) research group at the Grenoble Informatics Laboratory did… Read More


You know something has jumped the shark when I write using ‘jumped the shark’.  Yes if “Mars Needs Moms” is proof of anything, making something 3D does not help make something bad, less bad.  What does that have to do with today’s (tomorrows) XKDC comic?  Not a damn thing..  Just wanted to say that.  Now… Read More


With the Game Developers Conference (GDC) right around the corner, I am excited to see what the conference will bring this year as last year was a blast. On the list of things is the Unity3D booth. Unity is a tool for video game development that has taken the international gaming industry by storm. This… Read More