Category Archives: Services

TESLA Launch Event and FORMFONTS 3D ‘Models By Request’

We’ve written about LA production designer Ed Haynes before. Back in October 2011, we interviewed him to learn a more about his process and how he uses FormFonts 3D models in his workflow. Ed grew up in a noble family … Continue reading

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STAPLES – Introduces 3D Printing Service in Europe

STAPLES, the office superstore, has been doing some serious shape-shifting in response to the global economic chaos. It recently laid off hundreds of workers in Europe, and closed under performing stores in the U.S.. STAPLES is also leaning out to … Continue reading

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SketchUp Tips Hand – 3D Basecamp Registration

Registration for SketchUp’s upcoming 3D Basecamp opened earlier this week. SketchUp’s own Aidan Chopra said Basecamp half-sold-out in the first two hours of registration. There are still a few dozen spots left, but he doesn’t expect them to last through … Continue reading

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IKEA adds AR to 2013 Print Catalog – Meh!

by Fred Abler As a whole, the publishing industry has been decimated by the Internet. So if you still have a global publication with a circulation of 211,000 million copies per annum, you don’t just end it. Instead, you leverage … Continue reading

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GeoMagnetic Location Awareness – IndoorAtlas

by Fred Abler I’ve long suspected I may have a kind of magnetic sixth sense. I seem to ‘feel space’ more acutely than others. And at the key moments in my life, I am overcome by a feeling I can … Continue reading

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Marauder’s Map.. 3D Holograms from your SketchUp Models

by Fred Abler As the saying goes, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. And it’s this dichotomy that, for me, makes the Harry Potter series so charming. By flipping the context, much of today’s internet technology still looks… … Continue reading

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How2™ apply Trend Textures™ in SketchUp

Cerused Oak is making quite a comeback… from way back. In the 1500’s Venetian ceruse (white lead) was used widely as a cosmetic. The skin-whitener gave wearers that deadly-pale look of upward Nobility. Queen Elizabeth the 1st of England was … Continue reading

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DiWIRE – 3D Wireforms..from your SketchUp files

by Fred Abler I’ve always loved Alexander Calder. He was shabby, irascible, and brilliant in almost any media. The prolific American artist expressed himself effortlessly in sheet metal, wire, plywood, string, free-carving, and paint. And quite often, a combination of … Continue reading

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WiKEA™ = WikiHouse + IKEA

By Fred Abler One of the first things architecture students learn is that less than 3% of the built environment is designed by an architect. This vanishingly small fraction is meant to inflame young architects and fill them with purpose … Continue reading

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