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Admit it: when you were a kid, you wished that you could design the toys that the stuffy manufacturers refused to build. Well, you're about to get that chance. Mattel and Autodesk are teaming up to let you design and customize 3D-printed toys through a "dedicated online hub" in the second half of...

April 20th 2015 at 9:48pm 0 Comments
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3D printers can build anything from prosthetics and musical instruments to Hershey chocolates. But, even as the technology continues to make strides with materials (metal, concrete, etc.) and takes on full-fledged architectural projects, it seems to move further away from the reach of children. Ti...

March 17th 2015 at 11:57pm 0 Comments
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One of the highlights of the White House's first-ever Maker Faire was another first: a 3D-printed portrait that recreated the President's head with uncanny detail. But just how did this eerily realistic image come to be? The White House is more than eager to explain, apparently. As you'll see i...

December 2nd 2014 at 9:36pm 0 Comments
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Earlier this year, Autodesk gave middle and high school students in the US its software suite as part of President Obama's ConnectEd project. As of today though, the design-minded outfit is offering its wares, like AutoCAD and Fusion 360, for education use worldwide. The company says this will aff...

December 1st 2014 at 4:18pm 0 Comments
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The 3D printing process frustrates Autodesk CEO Carl Bass, so his company is looking to ease headaches with its new software project. Spark is an open platform effort that looks to create more reliable models while simplifying the steps needed to output them. By doing so, the outfit hopes to "set...

May 14th 2014 at 5:19pm 0 Comments
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Remember Bot & Dolly's awesome Kinetisphere from Google I/O 2012? Today the San Francisco-based design and engineering studio released Box, a film of the first ever synchronized live performance featuring projected 3D computer graphics, robots and actors. Imagine two Kuka industrial robots mov...

September 24th 2013 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Tinkercad, that Autodesk-owned, user-friendly 3D modeler is offering up a new feature today that may well prove a compelling proposition for Minecraft users. Fans of the block building, monster-fleeing indie title can now use the service to export 3D creations into the game, by way of MCEdit. The...

August 14th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Autodesk's been trying to bring its special effects expertise to bear on various handheld apps, and now its turning to cameras with its first release of Socialcam (version 5), since it bought the app last July. With the release, it's bringing updated visual effects, 720P resolution, HDR video with...

February 28th 2013 at 10:42pm 0 Comments