Posts made in January, 2011


Mount St. Helens, in Washington State (Northwest U.S.), erupted on May 18, 1980. It was extremely intense, spewing out around 2.9 cubic kilometres of material. The eruption itself was preceded by two months of earthquakes and steam jets caused by the infiltration of magma at shallow depth below the mountain. This magma provoked a network of fractures and deformations in the north side of the volcano; on May 18, 1980 at 8:32 am, an...

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At Sculpteo we have you covered: now you can order a mini-couple. Besides being original it’s also an unique gift because it represent your couple. The principle is the same as for the “mini-you” : you send us 2 photos (face and profile) except that here we also need 2 photos of your Valentine. Remember to specify the clothing and accessories to dress your mini-couple. When the 3D model is ready we will contact you...

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The Smart Baby Monitor is a next-generation baby monitor. You can keep an eye on your kid wherever you are through your smartphone (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, and Android). This smart baby monitor is fitted with a 3 megapixel wide angle webcam, infrared LED to see in the dark, microphone and motion sensor. You can also set custom alarms based on several parameters such as motion, temperature, humidity or noise. You can also play music....

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AR-media is an extension for Google SketchUp (Windows and Mac) and Autodesk 3ds Max (Windows) created by Inglobe Technologies. Version 2.0 of the extension, which has just been released, allows you to view your work in augmented reality. Augmented reality has received a lot of attention  lately, but here’s a quick explanation if you’ve missed out: Augmented reality is a system that superimposes data or other elements such as 3D...

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Patateman (“spudman”) is a character born in 2004 as a 3D illustration designed with the Lightwave application. This is how its creator, Roland Fuentealba, describes it: “Patateman is a friendly, facetious potato-shaped creature who’s out to conquer the world and spread his high spirits! This is why he’s taking his friends – and girlfriend, Patategirl – along with him on his zany-heroic adventures, as told in his online...

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The latest update of Google SketchUp 8 has fixed a shadow bug – a highly anticipated improvement (see full release) The new version has also fixed another issue: when Sketchup 8 launched in September 2010, SpaceNavigator no longer worked with Sketchup. The update means it now works properly again, to the delight of 3D world explorers. Which gives us the opportunity for a brief reminder about this “3D mouse” in case you’re not...

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Astrology has featured prominently in the media in recent times. TIME magazine even reports that astronomers at the “Minnesota Planetarium Society” have discovered that the alignment of the stars as seen from Earth has changed as a result of the moon’s gravitational pull on the Earth which makes it oscillate around its axis. This makes the 12 zodiac signs out of sync with the dates given for your horoscope. Reflecting this topic, I...

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A team participating in an architectural competition had used Sculpteo services to produce their model of sustainable and socially inclusive housing. Which is why we’re very pleased to announce that they have won! The ALJT (Young Workers Housing Association) partnered with OSICA, a Public Housing Association, to initiate a competition for new ideas in the field of sustainable and socially inclusive housing. The idea is to build...

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The Menger-Sierpinski sponge is a fractal object first described by Austrian mathematician Karl Menger in 1926. Each face of the cube is a Sierpinski carpet, described by Waclaw Sierpinski in 1916. This fractal is a square divided into 9 equal squares (a 3-by-3 grid) with the central square removed. The procedure is repeated ad infinitum to the remaining eight squares. Below is a Menger-Sierpinski sponge created by Sculpteo user...

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Quite simply blown away…


Posted By on Jan 5, 2011

There was a time when all you would print was sheet music, but now you can actually print the musical instruments themselves. Amit Zoran from the MIT Media Lab used Rhino 4.0 3D modeling software to model a flute, and a 3D printer (the Connex 500) to make it. The Connex 500 features the capacity to manufacture objects from multiple materials. The flute is composed of 3 different materials: two are rigid, one more flexible. It took 15...

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