Autodesk has acquired Lagoa, the cloud-based 3D design platform for a reported price of $62 million. Lagoa allows customers to publish and design their 3d assets via a web browser. For more details on the acquisition, you can check out this article at Betakit.com.
Jasper Brekelmans, author of various Kinect-based motion capture applications, disclosed that he is working on a multi-sensor system that will help increase capture area and fidelity. The system is currently in alpha and a few snapshots have been made available. More on Brekel.com.
Atomic Fiction has announced that they will be releasing their cloud rendering platform, Conductor, to the general public starting in early 2015. Conductor is a cloud-based processing platform that utilizes the Google Cloud Platform and it allows users to create and manage private virtual processing “farms” of more that 25,000 processors, with the ability to scale to over 100,000. For the full details on Conductor, you can check out the Conductor website and apply to be part of the beta.
New features in Act-3D's real-time architectural visualization software include: physically-based materials, new materials interface, Mass Placement feature to build scenes faster, Mass Move effect to animate large numbers of objects, etc. New features videos are available on Lumion's Vimeo channel. More information on Lumion's website.
Jasper Brekelmans has released new versions of his Kinect-based applications Pro Body and Pro PointCloud. Improvements include a significant boost in data fidelity and quality thanks to the use of the Kinect for Windows v2 sensor. (more...)