You can’t turn around these days without hearing something about 3-D, whether it’s a new high-def, 3-D TV just hitting the market or yet another movie touting the experience of immersion in a life-like 3-D setting. Dassault, which has staked a claim in the emerging 3-D landscape with its 3DVIA subsidiary, has just announced a free version of its 3DVIA Studio development environment that will allow anyone to create a true 3-D experience for any of these new sources.
The new 3DVIA Studio development environment includes drag and drop stereoscopic 3D, a feature that lets users create stereoscopic experiences for stereoscopic monitors, TVs and video projectors working in checkerboard or side-by-side modes, as well as non-stereoscopic screens with simple red-blue glasses. It’s all part of 3DVIA’s commitment to empower anyone to build lifelike 3-D games and applications, according to Lynne Wilson, CEO of 3DVIA.
To help users navigate the newly-added stereoscopic feature, 3DVIA has published documentation, including a short video tutorial explaining how to use it. Officials also say this addition to the 3DVIA line is the first in a series of turnkey virtual and augmented reality solutions use can expect in the coming months.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.