Category Archives: 3d Printing Design Software

3d Printing Design Software

3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2

MUST SEE 3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2

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.

3D VRClay With Oculus Rift DK2
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.

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From 3d Printing To The Desktop Factory

What Is The True Revolution That Is Coming?

Is The Next Wave, The Desktop Factory?

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.

Mini GoPro Stand - 3d Printed
Mini GoPro Stand – 3d Printed

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?

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3d Printing On Mars

3d Printing On Mars!?

3d Printing In Space

Well you have to hand it to a joint effort between MakerBot and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. They are keen to deliver some real firsts and put 3d Printing on Mars.

3d Printing On Mars
3d Printing On Mars

If you think about it, it does make a lot of sense. The trip to Mars is looking like a one way ticket. Yes, you hear correctly. Due to the shear weight of fuel required to get anything to Mars and land it there, the logistics make it unviable to ship enough fuel for a return trip. So, what does that mean? Well, you are going to need to be completely self sufficient.  Yes, here comes 3d Printing on Mars.

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Living The 3d Printing Revolution

The 3d Printing Revolution

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.

MakerBot 3d Printer
MakerBot 3d Printer

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.

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