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Blender 3D tool now supported by Apple

Blender 3D tool now supported by Apple

If you had any doubt of the long-term value of learning how to sculpt in 3D with Blender, doubt no more. The Blender Foundation just announced that Apple joined their Blender Development Fund as "a Patron Member" to support development of the software for the foreseeable future. This is GOOD news for Blender, no matter how you slice it.

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Acer ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition brings 3D tech to the public

Acer ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition brings 3D tech to the public

Earlier this year, Acer introduced 3D vision technology they called SpatialLabs. Hey introduced this tech with a laptop that was not for sale to consumers, and have been developing the tech ever since. Now they've introduced a laptop called the ConceptD 7 SpatialLabs Edition, complete with a "3D Stereoscopic module for SpatialLabs" capable of outputting 1920 x 2160 pixel resolution imagery in 3D mode. They also launched SpatialLabs with a more formal webpage for developers to join in on the fun.

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Apple Maps goes full 3D in 4 cities: Take a peek

Apple Maps goes full 3D in 4 cities: Take a peek

With the release of iOS 15, Apple delivered what they called Apple Maps' "biggest update ever." This update makes four cities into fully 3D experiences, with Apple-generated graphics and design to further enhance the experience one has while exploring a new area - or re-visiting an area in a brand new way. Apple Maps update this week adds an expanded 3D view to London, Los Angeles, New York City, and the San Francisco Bay Area.

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Parrot ANAFI Ai early access program revealed for pro-droning

Parrot ANAFI Ai early access program revealed for pro-droning

There's an early access program coming to the likes of the Parrot ANAFI Ai 4G LTE-connected drone. This is the sort of program you get in on if you're a hardcore drone user, if you're the sort of professional who uses drones for high-level visuals or 3D scanning, and for those that wish to be the first users of the Parrot ANAFI Ai 4G robotic UAV. Parrot does make clear that this is for "professional drone operators"... but that's you, right?

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Fortnite Balenciaga update: 3D scanned fashion and the metaverse

Fortnite Balenciaga update: 3D scanned fashion and the metaverse

Fashion brand Balenciaga announced they'd be teaming up with Fortnite this week for some wild outfits. This is a luxury fashion house, this Balenciaga, but they'll be dropping some clothing for Fortnite characters all the same. They'll appear in the game with a new "Balenciaga Fit Set" for four characters.

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Japanese scientists create realistic Wagyu steak with 3D printing

Japanese scientists create realistic Wagyu steak with 3D printing

Japanese scientists have published a new study detailing the successful creation of marbled Wagyu beef made using 3D printing technology. The manufactured meat product contains everything you'd expect from a steak, including protein, fat, and even blood vessels. Such "cultured" steaks are more environmentally friendly than their traditional counterparts.

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Scan Dimension Sol Pro 3D scanner: Is this the one?

Scan Dimension Sol Pro 3D scanner: Is this the one?

A new 3D scanner appeared in the release schedule at Scan Dimension with an aim for top performance in a desktop sized machine. This is just the latest in a line of very, very similar sorts of machines. They're small enough (and hopefully inexpensive enough) to allow creative users to place a small object on a rotating stand, press SCAN, and see that object appear in 3D space on their desktop machine. Now we get to see if the SOL PRO is up to the task.

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Scaniverse acquired by Niantic: What happens next

Scaniverse acquired by Niantic: What happens next

An announcement was made today by Niantic and the folks at Scaniverse - the former acquired the latter. Niantic is the company that created Pokemon GO and continues to expand their vision for a GPS-based and 3D-aware gaming and mapping ecosystem. Scaniverse by Toolbox AI is a 3D scanning mobile application that is (for now) based on the iPhone's 3D-scanning capabilities with LiDAR.

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New Ghostbusters trailer is Mystery Box fan service to the max

New Ghostbusters trailer is Mystery Box fan service to the max

The new Ghostbusters: Afterlife trailer was released today with a vision of the future. Or the past. It appears to be a mashing up of the best parts of some of the most beloved comedic takes on monster movies, kid team Goonies adventures, and superhero movies of the past several decades. And we're completely onboard for that.

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World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

World’s oldest Neanderthal art released as 3D file for free

Back about 51,000 years ago, a Neanderthal decided they would express their artistic soul to work on a piece of deer bone. This individual resided in what's now known as Northern Germany's Harz Mountains. Not only did this ancient artist have the capacity to carve a pattern into bone, they knew enough about the physical properties of the bone to use hot water to make its surface soft enough to carve.

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NASA’s free 3D model collection lets anyone print spacecraft and asteroids

NASA’s free 3D model collection lets anyone print spacecraft and asteroids

Not many people realize that in addition to its scientific data and news releases, NASA also shares a substantial amount of free resources on its website: ebooks, children's materials, podcasts, and similar. For those who own a 3D printer, the space agency also provides a vast collection of 3D-printing-ready models of its most popular spacecraft, asteroids, craters, and much more.

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ELEGOO Mars 3 LCD 3D printer, Mercury X, Neptune X FDM pre-orders begin

ELEGOO Mars 3 LCD 3D printer, Mercury X, Neptune X FDM pre-orders begin

ELEGOO just revealed pre-order information for three products in their 3D printing gadget collection. The ELEGOO Mars 3 ULTRA 4K Mono LCD 3D printer, the ELEGOO Mercury X (bundle, washing and curing machines), and the ELEGOO Neptune X FDM 3D printer are all ready to roll for pre-order starting at around 2PM UTC (9AM Central Time) on the 10th of June, 2021.

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