Get Your Plastic On With KeyShot

Get Your Plastic On With KeyShot

Plastic. As product designers the look has to be spot on. Whether it’s a rough matte finish or a glossy transparent cover, it’s just easier to get the look you need with 3D rendering software. Dries Vervoort is a mechanical designer who has honed is skills creating visuals for radiator components. It’s paid off for him, with the ability to produce plastics that look like the real thing, and he shows you how using KeyShot to make it happen. You can see how and download the resources he uses here. Below are just a few samples of his work.

0 Designer: Dries Vervoort

solidThinking Evolve v9.5 Webinar with Sundog's Michal Hrk

solidThinking Evolve v9.5 Webinar with Sundog’s Michal Hrk

Sundog Creative Director, Michal Hrk and solidThinking have got together to bring you a free webinar on how to move from an initial sketch, explore styling alternatives, and visualize new products with realistic renderings, before exporting the digital models required by others in the product development process. The event will last for about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

0 Webinar: Wednesday, December 11, 2013 — 11:00am PDT

The Evenflo Story With solidThinking Inspire

The Evenflo Story With solidThinking Inspire

To talk the talk is easy, but to walk the talk is a different ball game. What I mean is that most software companies simply leverage big words to deliver their speech but little else to validate their claims. However with solidThinking you are assured that they deliver what the promise. For example, with the solidThinking Inspire, they promise to offer a common visual language for engineering and ID. This is what infant equipment manufacturer Evenflo have to say….

solidThinking Evolve 9.5 - Free Webinar on July 24

solidThinking Evolve 9.5 – Free Webinar on July 24

Everything you ever wanted to know about Evolve, but didn’t know who to ask…. Ah well, I’m sorry I couldn’t resist the quote. But now that I have your attention, it will be great if you make a note that solidThinking Evolve 9.5 is hosting a 45-minute webinar will include a brief presentation followed by a live demonstration of the new Evolve 9.5. With just two days to go, the webinar will be hosted twice: July 24, 2013 9:00 AM Eastern and 2:00 PM Eastern. Details here.

solidThinking Evolve® 9.5 – A New Level of Modeling Control

solidThinking Evolve® 9.5 – A New Level of Modeling Control

My initiation into the design community began more as a content writer than as a design enthusiast. Typical design jargons like renders, 3D modeling and cropping were alien words for me. I guess I never fully understood how these words could become the differentiating factor between a good design and great design. In due course, I learnt my lesson and my respect for designers grew and I also learnt that solidThinking was not just constructive thinking but also a vital tool for designers.

Render Fast, Easy And Amazing With KeyShot 4 – Try It FREE!

Render Fast, Easy And Amazing With KeyShot 4 – Try It FREE!

Designers, you have my immense respect for your talents in rendering your ideas. This is one area that I fall short and therefore happy to learn that the KeyShot 4 doesn’t require any specialized expertise. The program has 6 main buttons rather than hundreds of parameters, options, sliders, and adjustments found in traditional rendering programs. It is the perfect tool for anyone involved with 3D data: industrial designers, mechanical engineers, marketing professionals, photographers, CG experts – you name it. The only limitation is our creativity!

0 KeyShot 4: Buy it Here [ Free Trial Here ]

Digital Tracing Paper on iPad

Digital Tracing Paper on iPad

Instantly draw on top of imported images or background templates and circulate them around within a community for collaborative design and feedback. Morpholio Projects’ Trace app for iPad originally focused on architecture but new templates for automotive and jewelry designers means these toolsets are finally spreading to other design professions. Coupled with the numerous pen options available for the iPad, an affordable digital design tablet seems possible.

0 Deverloper: Morpholio Projects, Download for iPad

Steaming Up Foul Language

Steaming Up Foul Language

It’s almost impossible to monitor the kind of abusive and foul language kids use in online chatrooms these days. So when the analogy of difference in temperatures steaming up a window was explored, designers Kim Hyerim, Chang Hanearl & Kim Junhoe came up with the Steamy Window application. The system basically auto-detects abusive and foul language used during chats and steams up the user’s display window.

0 Designers: Kim Hyerim, Chang Hanearl & Kim Junhoe

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Get Your News On, YD on Pulse

Have you heard? No, the bird is not the word. Yanko Design is featured on Pulse, an awesome news reader app available for iOS and Android. Already have Pulse? Make sure to add us. We look pretty good on there and bias aside, we’re pushing the best content in ID bar none. Right? RIGHT? Any current Pulsers out there? Raise your hand.

0 Designer: Alphonso Labs Get Pulse for the iPhone, iPad and Android

Favorite Mobile News Reader, The Flud

Favorite Mobile News Reader, The Flud

Its slick interface has the media gushing so we decided to give it a go. There’s a diverse collection of content already featured in the Flud ecosystem. Each one you subscribe to gets its own panel and regardless of said content’s CSS, the Flud app overrides it with its utilitarian, yet visually engaging interface. Want it? Act fast because it’s free to download both on the iPhone and iPad for a limited time. Android user? Don’t feel left out. Hit the jump and I’ll tell you a secret…

0 The Flud | @fludapp

Autodesk 2011 Roundup for Designer Folk

Autodesk 2011 Roundup for Designer Folk

Use Autodesk products?  Yeah you do; if you don’t you’re gonna start missing out on some important tools.  If you didn’t know, Autodesk gobbled up Alias several years ago and some aspects of the acquisition are starting to bear fruit.  In addition to some steamy crossover plugin action, Autodesk has continued to develop Alias itself, birthing a brand new sketching application on top of some routine improvements to the core application.  Hit the jump for some quick summaries and links for more info.

0 Company: Autodesk

Monitors Your Health, Draws Blood

Monitors Your Health, Draws Blood

The  < yu: > enables real time biometric feedback – the kind of information that could revolutionize medical diagnosis. It’s a soft bracelet mesh that checks your vital signs and even draws painless blood samples. It interfaces with you computer and acts as an alarm clock by applying pressure. With a flick of the rest, the device tightens and takes real time biometric readings to be transmitted to a computer and physician.

0 Designers: Ewald Neuhofer, Talia Radford, Thomas Schiefer & Georg Milde

Confuse Time, All The Time, Every Time

Confuse Time, All The Time, Every Time

If you live in the land of confusion, lemme confuse you more! Designer Johan Bisse Mattsson is testing my limits as a writer and yours as a reader. Let’s see if you can comprehend this: A clock, where the Second’s Hand rotates from the tip of the Minute’s Hand. The Minute’s Hand rotates from the tip of the Hour’s Hand. Confused? I know I am…so give it up for Einstein here and head over to the Hand in Hand Clock webpage, where you can experience this mesmerizing design first hand.

0 Designer: Johan Bisse Mattsson

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