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Autodesk VRED 2016 - visualization tool combines real-time ray tracing with pre-calculated realism for design review, wide range of 3D data import formats, real-time ray tracing engine but lacks dynamic linking to source geometry, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Nov 19, 2015

SIGGRAPH 2015: Full Coverage of Computer Graphics Show - event was focused on virtual reality, cloud-based rendering, developers discussed how hardware, software are driving development of VR to make it affordable to masses, Akiko Ashley, Architosh, Aug 21, 2015

Design Viz & VR/AR: The Next Frontier - vendor lag is barrier, only handful of vendors are building VR display capability directly into their visualization tools, Al Dean, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 24, 2015

Pro Tips: Visualization - always fillet every edge, Never use the same light setup across products, create black strips of geometry to block light if reusing an HDRi asset, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 26, 2015

Visualization: Challenges and the Future - industry experts talk about challenges like ability to deal with massive assemblies, multiple configurations, incompatible data sets, enhancing consumer experience, personalization of visualization, DEVELOP 3D, Aug 19, 2015

Expert Interview with Rob Rodriguez of Axis CAD Solutions - importance of animation when looking at CAD data, high demand of visualization, common misconceptions about CAD visualization, uses of visualization, future for CAD software, Cadalyst, Apr 30, 2015

The 7 Most Popular Architectural Visualization Styles - Mad Max, Whodunit, David, Paranormal Activity, Gondry, Theodore, Katherine Heigl, Lidija Grozdanic, Architizer, Sep 29, 2014

3D Interactive Visualization of Part Revisions - interactive method to view ShipConstructor part revisions, creating interactive visual model, Denis Morais, LinkedIn, Oct 27, 2014

A Quick View of CadSoftTools' ABViwer - has robust authoring environment with drawing tools to create detailed drawings from scratch, supports neutral formats, Standard version is available for free, Kenneth Wong, Virtual Desktop, Aug 18, 2014

Implementing Integrated Visualization Workflow - ensure proper coordination across multiple groups while planning office's visualization pipeline, work locally to allow 3ds Max perform efficiently, maintain proper network deployment, keep proper hardware/software in place before ensuring consistency, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, July 2, 2014

Follow the Money - The Climate in Archviz - industry experts talk about typical client profile, emerging technologies, potential areas for growth, Tom Cipolla, AUGI Library, Nov 2, 2012

How Visualization is Changing Design - survey reveals design visualization helps users gain competitive edge, community support, while saving money, Klint Finley, ReadWriteWeb, May 11, 2011

Environments for Designers, Eyes for Robots - SimplySim acquisition will expand real-time product portfolio of OPTIS, Randall Newton, GraphicSpeak, Apr 13, 2011

WebGL is Here! WebGL is Here! - WebGL will enable rich 3D graphics in browser without any plug-in, it is already supported by Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Kathleen Maher, Graphic Speak, Mar 4, 2011

3D Screen Could Offer More Realistic Videoconferencing - new glasses free 3D video screen can be watched by multiple users, capturing hologram in digital format, Stephen Harris, The Engineer, Feb 23, 2011

Seeing Is Believing - experts using visualization power to communicate ideas throughout workflows, using 3D modeling for design development, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Feb 13, 2011

Sunlight On Imagina 2011 - convergence of physical, virtual content, creation of full 3D model, stereoscopic projection enabling power to graphics accelerators, Michael Moser, 3D Perspectives, Feb 10, 2011

Clouds Gather for GPU-Based Rendering - GPU rendering farm appears on the scene, Bunkspeed first to use cloud GPU rendering, others following, Greg Corke, DEVELOP3D, Feb 3, 2011

How to Draw Cars Exterior Analysis, Guidelines - creating compelling car design, important components being proportion, stance, graphical impact, etc, Arvind Ramkrishna, Driven Mavens, Jan 5, 2011

Full-Scale Visualization: More Is More - building stakeholders experience data full-size, Nancy Spurling Johnson, Cadalyst, Nov 18, 2010

3D Light Painting and Using the 3D Modeling to Do It  - virtual CAT scan, photographic technique, iPad light painting, Josh Mings, SolidSmack, Sep 15, 2010

Not Just a Pretty Picture - design visualization is much more than marketing tool helping companies gain competitive edge, Jamie Gwilliam, Experience Building, Oct 4, 2009

Creative Animation Techniques Used to Reveal Models in Advanced Visualization Projects - making building or object construct, revealing on screen using various motions, Louis Marcoux, Autodesk University 2008

Animating in Mental Ray - traditional walkthrough, common pitfalls, animating objects within scene, new mental ray render elements discussed, Chris Bullen, Autodesk University 2008

Architecture as Actor - using conventions of film to communicate ideas about their buildings, planning animation workflow that produces quality films, combining storyboard, animatic techniques to build animation efficiently, document resources required, Michael Donn, Autodesk University 2008

An Introduction to Visualization - do's, don'ts for effective product visualization, Jamie Gwilliam of Autodesk, AEC Magazine, May/Jun 2009

Rendered Speechless - easy-to-use photorealistic 3D visualization software gives instant visual results, Stephen Holmes, MCAD Online, Apr 29, 2008

Sun Shares Its Vision - Sun Microsystems' Shared Visualization software help organizations share their 3D graphics with remote users, Michael A. Schulman & Linda Fellingham, Desktop Engineering, Sep 2007

Virtual Engineering - US Department of Energy develops virtual engineering tools to save cost of expensive scale models and reduce development time, Mark Bryden & Doug McCorkle, Mechanical Engineering, November 2005

3D JT Data Format Receives High Interest Level - JT is used by thousands of users across the world for sharing data across the company and with business partners and suppliers, Jeffrey Rowe, MCAD Cafe, June 3, 2005

Interview with Janine Tijou of Designhive - the founding director reveals how they were chosen to create animations and visualizations for the 2012 London Olympics, CG architect, March 14, 2005

10 Questions: Mike Peery - an interview with Mike Peery, president and CEO of Tecplot Inc, of Bellevue Washington, on the role of visualization in manufacturing and process, Desktop Engineering, March 10, 2005

Pelican's-Eye View of Unique Habitat Merges Film, Simulation, and GIS - Santa Barbara channel islands to be simulated, frozen wave made to appear as land in film, Stuart Silverstone, aecnews.com, March 3, 2005

3D Canvas Tutorials - general and user-created tutorials on using this 3D modeling and animation tool, Amabilis.com, August 31, 2004

SIGGRAPH 2004 Papers on the Web - links to papers delivered at the recent gathering, organized by topic, such as Curves & Surfaces and Dynamics & Modeling, Tim Rowley, August 24, 2004

Home Improvement 101 - He Helps People Visualize Their Home Improvement Plans - a building designer using CAD tools helps homeowners visualize new house plans, Nick Diamantides, SONews.com, August 1, 2004

Creating a PowerPoint Presentation with AutoVue - tutorial demonstrates how to quickly create a PowerPoint presentation with high-quality graphics, Novedge, June 14, 2004

Measuring a CAD Model with MYRIAD - interactive tutorial illustrates how to use MYRIAD's measurement tools to quickly analyze 3D CAD designs, NOVEDGE Newsletter, March 2004

form*Z Tips & Tricks - this collection of tips covers modeling, texture mapping, lighting/rendering and more, Kenth Agurell, AGU Datakonsult AB, March 9, 2004

For New Buildings, Digital Models Offer an Advance Walk-Through - the new baseball stadium in Philadelphia won't open until next month, but many people feel they've visited it already after viewing digital models produced by a local architectural firm, Michel Marriott, New York Times, March 4, 2004 (may require free registration)

Eye Candy: Stereo 3D Imaging - an overview of stereo 3D imaging, which has the potential to become a market of the future in a variety of industries, including CAD, Lutz Mohr, Tom's Hardware Guide, March 4, 2004

Night Scenes - Piranesi tutorial shows how to darken and re-light an image, Informatix Software, February 25, 2004

Cutouts - Piranesi video tutorial explains how to add "cutouts" such as people, trees and plants to a scene, Informatix Software, February 3, 2004

Soft Painting Effects - Piranesi video tutorial illustrates how to produce a variety of painting effects, Informatix Software, February 3, 2004

Using Piranesi Locks - video tutorial explains how using locks can restrict your painting actions to particular materials or 3D planes, without the need to define masks, Informatix Software, February 2, 2004

Using the Style Browser - Piranesi video tutorial on using the style browser to develop an effect, then save all the relevant toolbox settings for future reuse, Informatix Software, February 2, 2004

Surface Textures - Piranesi video tutorial shows how to use raster files to add textures to the surfaces in your scene, tweaking and blending as necessary until the desired effect is achieved, Informatix Software, February 2, 2004

Adobe Heralds 3-D Authoring, Radiosity Lighting - new product creates 3D interactive backgrounds, Paul Krill, InfoWorld, Oct 21, 2003

Modeling a Terracotta Roof - tutorial by Montree T., CGarchitect, October 20, 2003

trueSpace NURBS - tutorial illustrates how to create NURBS surfaces, John Wilson CADENCE, October 2003

3D Rendering History Part 1: Humble Beginnings - a look at some of the breakthroughs of the 1960's, 70's, and 80's in rendering and shading technology and some of the more recent advances, Dmitry Shklyar, CGNetworks, October 2, 2003

trueSpace Sweeps - explores the trueSpace tools for creating 3D polyhedra objects from 2D curves, John Wilson, CADENCE, September 2003

Tool Blazes Virtual Trails - advances in CAD software and computer graphics hardware over the past few years have made it possible to render complicated models of buildings, ships and aircraft relatively quickly, Kimberly Patch,  Technology Research News, August 13, 2003

The Rise of Mental Ray - mental ray has gone from being a high-end solution for generating ultra photorealistic imagery to providing the rendering backbone for some of today's most popular CAD programs, Al Dean, CADserver, August 15, 2003

Introducing trueSpace - a flexible and powerful program for constructing 3D models, creating animations and making photorealistic renderings, John Wilson, CADENCE, July 2003

SIGGRAPH 2003 - a report from the recent conference, which witnessed the unveiling of such products as 3ds max 6, LightWave 8, and the all-new Alias Image Studio, Vicki Atkinson, Computer Arts, July 2003

Nonphotorealistic Rendering - nonphotorealistic rendering is often preferable to photorealistic rendering because hand-drawn illustrations can often better communicate design, remove unnecessary and emphasize important features - with less expense than realism, Adam Finkelstein and Lee Markosian, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2003 (pdf)

User Studies: Why, How, and When? - user studies offer a scientifically sound method to measure the strengths and weaknesses of different visualization techniques, Theresa-Marie Rhyne, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, July/August 2003 (pdf)

3D Design Tools Speed NASA Space Shuttle Work - blending digital photographs and 3D assemblies resulted in a faster and more efficient approach to work for contractors on the Space Shuttle program, Chad Mills, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, May/June 2003 (pdf)

Pervasive 3D Viewing for Product Data Management - a stand-alone solution lets users access MCAD 3D models on a PDA, IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Bruce D'Amora and Fausto Bernardini, March/April 2003 (pdf)

Speeding Things Up: Bicycle Racing Uses Computers Before Reaching the Starting Line - Mary Hanson, Emmanouil Skoufos, IEEE Computer Graphics, September/October 2001 (pdf)

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