If you are not familiar with 3dHubs, let me explain. 3dHubs is an online trading platform that allows for sourcing 3d Printers to produced 3d objects globally. Yes,that’s it in a nutshell. With “3d Printing With 3DHubs”, you are able to book the production of your product/s with a 3d Printer just about anywhere in the world. Check out some of the stats from 3dHubs below showing listing growth. (That is nearly a 30-40 degree growth trend.)
Th current state of play is seeing 3DHubs with around 8,489. The goal is to have 10,000 3d Printers available online by the end of the year. It does look that they are on track.
3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2-Is This How We Will Create The Next Virtual World?
Want to see the future right now? Check out the video below and then let’s talk! Yes, I don’t want to stop you too much longer before you watch VRClay (Virtual Clay) in action. This is an Oculus Rift Developer showing what can be done with 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2.
Ok, now that we have that out of the way. What did you think? If it was like me, you were completely blown away by 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2.
I sometimes wish I was younger with more time in my life to play and hack on this stuff… I keep contrasting being excited about creating a program that added 2 numbers on my Commodore Vic-20 computer in it’s massive 5k of ram, somewhere around 1980 and being so darn excited. Not long after I also remember thinking; “ok, is that it?” Now we are looking at 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2.
TiltBrush – From 3d Design To 3d Art? The Revolution Begins.
Every now and then something comes along that is so ground-breaking that I can’t help but get excited. This is one of those moments. A good friend of mine sent me a link to a soon to be released 3d Design Software – Tiltbrush.
Check out below the sort of images that this software is creating and view the video to see the way this “3D Design Software – Tiltbrush” is used. It is being hailed as one of the most amazing user interfaces. Let’s pick up on the USP“Tilt Brush is a Virtual Reality Tool that paints the Space all around you.”
OM3D could be the lead-in to a new generation of heuristic3d imaging software. It could be the start of something big. To get a sense of what this software is capable of, check out the video below. Seeing is believing.
What Is Clever About This 3d Imaging Software?
The clever part of this software is its ability to merge a 2d image with a 3d design, thereby using the 3d model to imply ‘new’ views of the image. Of course these are not true views, more like a best guess of what the new view would look like. The secret sauce is being able to merge the detail supplied by the 3d model and the variable properties of the target image in the 2d view. Of course the 3d object has all the precise details of the shape in three dimensions, but the picture has all the illumination, shadowing, colours and nuance. Bringing these together in an automated fashion is pretty big.
I was laying in bed the other night thinking about 3d Printing and wondering why it seems a little limited right now. Sure you can print a nice plastic action figure or two, perhaps even a new tray for your bits and bobs to tidy up your work area a bit. Maybe you can really push the boundaries and print parts to assemble into something really functional, like a stand for your new groovy GoPro cam. Now that is getting pretty cool.
I then pushed myself to think more deeply about the feeling I had. Something is missing from this picture. Most things that are really useful in a modern society are a bit more complex, perhaps specialised. They require materials with special properties, like hardness, resistance to wear, flexibility or not and of course colours, perhaps even scents and tastes. So what is going on with our 3d Printer? Maybe we are setting the bar too low for it. Maybe we are asking too much of it on its own. Could we really be at the bottom of a ‘real and new’ curve. 3d Printing may just be one aspect of a more fundamental change going on to the world around us. Perhaps we need to reframe 3d Printing as just one window to view this revolution through, to really understand what is going on?
Thanks for stopping by and welcome to my new blog! This is just an introductory post so I’ll keep it short and sweet. I decided to start a blog on 3d technologies. This is due to my deep interest in all cutting edge and transformative technologies. When I read about 3d printers for the first time, I was hooked. My mind ran ahead with what 3d printing technology would do for human kind.
I feel that 3d Printing will transform our society! Of course coupled with it is all the supporting technologies that it needs to work effectively. So I will be covering, 3d Scanners, 3d Design Software and all things relating to “3d Printing” Production. Of course to spice things up a bit and not be one dimensional 😉 I will also look into 3d games and 3d Movies. Most likely with a focus on the production process. This is what interests me the most! I can’t wait to see where 3d technology takes us and how it transforms our lives. Over the next few months I plan to be writing and sharing posts about 3d technologies including, 3d Printers, 3d Scanners, 3d Software, 3d entertainment, 3d games and software systems. That’s it for now! If you’d like to be kept updated with my posts “Like” this post or subscribe to my blog.