Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature
September 12, 2017 – 11:51 | Comments Off on Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature
Blender 2.79 adds new and improved tools, enhances cycle rendering feature

Non-profit organisation The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.79, an update to its cross-platform, open-source 3D graphics tool. The new build further improves its Cycles Rendering feature, bringing feature parity with NVIDIA CUDA and improved …

CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is smarter, smoother, even more powerful
April 16, 2015 – 08:15 | Comments Off on CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is smarter, smoother, even more powerful
CyberLink PowerDVD 15 is smarter, smoother, even more powerful

CyberLink has launched CyberLink PowerDVD 15, a worthwhile update of it’s do-everything media player for Windows Vista and later.
CyberLink’s playback-improving TrueTheater technologies are smarter than ever. TrueTheater Color enhances hue and vibrancy but leaves skin …

Art of Illusion is a free 3D modelling studio
March 20, 2015 – 09:07 | Comments Off on Art of Illusion is a free 3D modelling studio
Art of Illusion is a free 3D modelling studio

Tools like Plotagon are a fun way to create simple 3D videos, but as we saw yesterday, they’re a little limited. Okay, make that very limited.
If you’d like to try 3D modelling for real then …

Create fun animated videos with Plotagon
March 19, 2015 – 11:02 | Comments Off on Create fun animated videos with Plotagon
Create fun animated videos with Plotagon

Animation is difficult. 3D animation is horribly difficult. But Plotagon offers an interesting shortcut, an easy way to build your own 3D animated movies, without requiring any technical knowledge or artistic ability at all.
There’s a …

MeshMagic 3D is a simple STL viewer and editor
March 18, 2015 – 07:48 | Comments Off on MeshMagic 3D is a simple STL viewer and editor
MeshMagic 3D is a simple STL viewer and editor

Australian developer NCH Software has announced the release of MeshMagic 3D, a simple 3D design tool which can import and edit STL and 3DP models.
This is very much “CAD lite”. The 335KB setup file doesn’t …

Transform photos into 3D animations with PhotoAnim
January 19, 2015 – 07:16 | Comments Off on Transform photos into 3D animations with PhotoAnim
Transform photos into 3D animations with PhotoAnim

Converting regular 2D images to 3D can be a very effective way to give them some extra impact, and it’s simpler than you might think.
PhotoAnim is a formerly commercial, now free application which helps you …

Blender 2.72 adds new effects, tools and radial Pie menu feature
October 6, 2014 – 07:32 | Comments Off on Blender 2.72 adds new effects, tools and radial Pie menu feature
Blender 2.72 adds new effects, tools and radial Pie menu feature

Non-profit organisation The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.72, an update to its cross-platform, open-source 3D graphics tool. The new build finally debuts a long-anticipated “Pie menus” feature.
Also improved are the Cycles Render tools, animation …

Easily inspect DXF files with de-caff DXF Viewer
August 29, 2014 – 05:26 | Comments Off on Easily inspect DXF files with de-caff DXF Viewer
Easily inspect DXF files with de-caff DXF Viewer

DXF is a very popular CAD file format which has been around since 1982, so you might expect there to be plenty of good viewers around by now.
Unfortunately, the reality is very different. DXF can …

Blender 2.71 adds new Cycles Rendering features, improves Animation and Modelling
June 26, 2014 – 12:07 | Comments Off on Blender 2.71 adds new Cycles Rendering features, improves Animation and Modelling
Blender 2.71 adds new Cycles Rendering features, improves Animation and Modelling

NPO The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.71, an update to its cross-platform, open-source 3D graphics tool. Version 2.71, also available in 64-bit and portable form on Windows, includes new features and continues to build …

Give images a fun 3D effect with WiggleGif
May 8, 2014 – 05:26 | Comments Off on Give images a fun 3D effect with WiggleGif
Give images a fun 3D effect with WiggleGif

WiggleGif is a $0.99 Windows 8 app which can give your images a fun animated 3D effect (look below for an example).
While this can look quite sophisticated, the underlying principles are very basic. There’s no …

Blender 2.70 debuts new features, improved performance and better UI
March 20, 2014 – 09:55 | Comments Off on Blender 2.70 debuts new features, improved performance and better UI
Blender 2.70 debuts new features, improved performance and better UI

Non-profit organisation The Blender Foundation has released Blender 2.70, a major new release of its cross-platform, open-source 3D graphics tool. Version 2.70, also available in 64-bit and portable form on Windows, adds new features and …