HTC launches MakeVR to turn Vive into 3D printing VR design tool

HTC launches MakeVR to turn Vive into 3D printing VR design tool

Since advanced VR technology became widely available to consumers a few years ago, the immersive virtual environments it presents have been exploited mostly for gaming and other entertainment purposes. More recently, however, more practical applications are being devised for the the technology, particularly in the design field. Following this trend, HTC has today released the […]

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Nikita Replyanski’s musical 3D printed prosthetic arms turn heads at Moscow fashion week

Nikita Replyanski's musical 3D printed prosthetic arms turn heads at Moscow fashion week

Earlier this month, Moscow’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week showcased some spectacular 3D printed prosthetic arms made by designer Nikita Replyanski and Russian prosthesis manufacturer Motorica. The 3D printed prostheses, inspired by robots and butterflies, were made using Autodesk Fusion 360. Fashion weeks, whether they’re being held in the “Big Four” fashion capitals of the world or […]

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BMW combines 3D printing & virtual reality to streamline vehicle design

BMW combines 3D printing & virtual reality to streamline vehicle design

German auto manufacturer BMW, no stranger to 3D printing technologies, has announced its intention to combine additive manufacturing and virtual reality to help streamline and reduce the costs of its design processes. 3D printing and virtual reality have been developing side by side for several years, with both technologies becoming more and more advanced and […]

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3D modeling comes to the HTC Vive

3D modeling comes to the HTC Vive

MakeVR is a 3D modeling tool for HTC Vive HTC has released MakeVR for the HTC Vive virtual reality headset. The 3D-object modeling application lets designers create and examine objects in VR and once they’re ready, export them for 3D printing. HTC describes MakeVR as turning the Vive’s motion controls into freeform modeling tools. With […]

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