Autodesk gave a grant to help world renowned Paleontologist Louise Leakey to help develop one of her goals to bring many of the rare fossil specimens in Kenya to the world by the web, The website http://www.Africanfossils.org by Louise Leakey has been updated with several new features since its launch at Autodesk University 2011.
One of the most influential events in technology starts tomorrow Tuesday February 28th but there are some social spaces and workshops being held today. The TED 2012 conference founded in 1984 stands for Technology Entertainment and Design and the goal is to spread ideas worth spreading. Autodesk is committed to all three of the focuses of TED and will have several events during TED this year as well as being a TED sponsor.
More capturing existing objects with point clouds in the news. Capturing existing objects, places, specimens, and structures in digital 3D models help to preserve our history and cultures for perseveration, restoration, and future study. A 3D model or point cloud is far more valuable and rich in data than a 2D photo or sketch with a descriptive text.
Last Spring two FARO employees Jeff Squibbs and Matthew Daly and myself took a FARO Focus3D laser on a hike up to Delicate Arch located just outside Moab Utah in Arches National Park. The goal was to capture the world famous natural sandstone landmark in an accurate 3D point cloud using a laser scanner.
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A fun Friday project to share and something you can do as well. I captured my own head in a 3D model using the free Autodesk 123D Catch software which takes a series of photos from a regular camera and generates a 3D mesh. It is quite simple as long as you read the instructions on how to take your photos. Since glasses are thin featured and also have transparent glass they should be removed. The most difficult part is sitting completely still for about 2 minutes as someone takes photos of your head from different angles.
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AutoCAD WS allows the viewing, markup, and sharing of DWG files among architects, designers and engineers, as well as non-CAD professionals. AutoCAD WS is available for free on the web, on mobile devices with AutoCAD WS mobile, and as a native desktop Mac App in the Mac App Store. Currently the developers are hard at work on the next update of the free AutoCAD WS and AutoCAD WS mobile. The new update will include many new features like new 3D viewing, GPS Integration, and Print to Plot with HP ePrint.