The 3D Flickr?

June 26, 2007

French software company Dassault Systemes has launched 3DVIA, a platform that will enable users to access, share and collaborate on three-dimensional services online.

The new platform seeks to become the Flickr of 3D content.
“Imagine a world where everyone can leverage the power of 3D, in which we can create, share, and experience life in 3D online, enabling us to join efforts to improve our living spaces and the products we use daily,” says Bernard Charlès, president and CEO, Dassault Systèmes. “DS and its partners will develop 3DVIA to lead the way in this area, enabling anyone with access to a computer and the Internet to use innovative, fun-to-use 3D services online.”

3dwalkthroughs.com will continue to experiment with 3DVIA and looks forward to collaborating with other professionals on 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings, and 3D Floor Plans.

About 3DVIA:

3DVIA is Dassault Systèmes’ brand for online 3D lifelike experiences. It establishes 3D as a universal media for consumer and professional communities, and allows anyone to imagine, play, and experience products and services used in our daily lives. Once perfected in the virtual world, these can be delivered in the physical world. The Virtools product line is part of 3DVIA. For more information about 3DVIA, go to: http://www.3dvia.com.


Tracie Beer Designs

June 25, 2007

3Dwalkthroughs.com and Launchsight Solutions will work together to create a new website for the well known NYC interior design company Tracie Beer Designs.

We will impart elements such as flash animations,3dwalkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans to create an impressive showcase for her creations.


Tracie Beer Designs

June 25, 2007

3Dwalkthroughs.com and Launchsight Solutions will work together to create a new website for the well known NYC interior design company Tracie Beer Designs.

We will impart elements such as flash animations,3dwalkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans to create an impressive showcase for her creations.


Tracie Beer Designs

June 25, 2007

3Dwalkthroughs.com and Launchsight Solutions will work together to create a new website for the well known NYC interior design company Tracie Beer Designs.

We will impart elements such as flash animations,3dwalkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans to create an impressive showcase for her creations.


Validating the Need For Cutting Edge Marketing Materials

June 24, 2007

A discussion yesterday morning with one of our builder clients coupled with an article in today’s NY Times illustrates the growing new home inventory crisis and subsequent predicament may new home builders are finding themselves in.

3dwalkthroughs.com believes the use of 3D walkthroughs, 3D floor plans, and 3D renderings will continue to increase as new home builders seek to find the most impressive pre/post construction marketing materials to help reduce their inventories.

June 23, 2007
Off the Charts
Homes Sell. Homes Don’t Sell. Builders Still Build.
By FLOYD NORRIS
THE American housing market, as measured by home-building activity, is falling at the most rapid rate in decades, underscoring the pain felt by builders who were far too optimistic about the state of the market.

Even with the plunge, however, starts have been very high relative to the number of homes that builders are trying to sell, a fact that could indicate the weakness will last while builders seek to sell homes they have already built.
The full NY Times article can be found HERE>


iMOUT By Autodesk Releases Web App For Urban Warfre and Emergency First Responders

June 23, 2007


iMOUT combines CAD, GIS, BIM (building information modeling) and 3D visualization technologies in a Web Application that is to be used for Urban Warfare Training as well as emergency first responders.

The application released by Autodesk allows for seamless integration between the exterior and interior environments. One of the cool features of the application is that it allows the user to remove walls to skeletal structures and other building features that could be important during an emergency situation or combat situation.

3dwalkthroughs.com predicts these mash-up applications will only continue to improve in direct relation to the realistic quality of the renderings, floor plans, and 3d walkthroughs.


iMOUT By Autodesk Releases Web App For Urban Warfre and Emergency First Responders

June 23, 2007


iMOUT combines CAD, GIS, BIM (building information modeling) and 3D visualization technologies in a Web Application that is to be used for Urban Warfare Training as well as emergency first responders.

The application released by Autodesk allows for seamless integration between the exterior and interior environments. One of the cool features of the application is that it allows the user to remove walls to skeletal structures and other building features that could be important during an emergency situation or combat situation.

3dwalkthroughs.com predicts these mash-up applications will only continue to improve in direct relation to the realistic quality of the renderings, floor plans, and 3d walkthroughs.


iMOUT By Autodesk Releases Web App For Urban Warfre and Emergency First Responders

June 23, 2007


iMOUT combines CAD, GIS, BIM (building information modeling) and 3D visualization technologies in a Web Application that is to be used for Urban Warfare Training as well as emergency first responders.

The application released by Autodesk allows for seamless integration between the exterior and interior environments. One of the cool features of the application is that it allows the user to remove walls to skeletal structures and other building features that could be important during an emergency situation or combat situation.

3dwalkthroughs.com predicts these mash-up applications will only continue to improve in direct relation to the realistic quality of the renderings, floor plans, and 3d walkthroughs.


Insight Media and US Display Consortium release study on 3D displays market

June 22, 2007

An interesting article from Insight Media describes the projected growth in the use of 3D technologies, specifically as it relates to the consumer market.

As with all other technologies, as they become more affordable, it can be assumed that a large number of consumer based applications will be launched into the market.
3dwalkthroughs.com strives to be a pioneer in the 3D explosion.

Insight Media – June 21, 2007

2007 is shaping up to be an exciting year for 3D technologies, according to Insight Media. The display industry analysts, with support from the US Display Consortium, released a comprehensive report on 3D display technologies, applications and markets, in conjunction with the Projection Summit held this week in Anaheim, CA, USA. While conventional wisdom sees 3D displays as niche market products, recent advances in 3D display technologies have given them image quality equal to the best LCD monitors and TVs and at price premiums that are in the range professionals and consumers have shown a willingness to pay.

The study indicates that key pieces of the 3D puzzle are falling into place and resulting in the adoption of 3D systems in several key market segments.

3D displays come in a wide variety of sizes from cellphone-sized to projectors capable of filling a giant cinema screen. These improved, moderate-cost technologies will first move into existing markets for 3D displays and enable the development of new, broader markets in the future.

Currently, 3D cinema is one of the most exciting areas of activity, but growth in consumer monitors and cellphone 3D displays are just around the corner too. Professional applications will also expand for stereoscopic 3D, holographic 3D and maybe even volumetric 3D displays. Digital Signage, data visualization and immersive environments top the list here.

“Throughout this report Insight Media has cut through the hype and wild forecasts that have been common in 3D systems throughout its 150+ year history,” said Matthew Brennesholtz, one of Insight Media’s principle analysts on the report. “We have strived to produce a report that comes to reasonable conclusions and forecasts based on the facts, markets and technologies. This is different from many previous studies of 3D technology that were often written by enthusiasts and contained wildly inflated predictions.”

About this study

The Insight Media 400-page report, “3D Technology and Markets; A Study of All Aspects of Electronic 3D Systems, Applications and Markets” coauthored by Matthew Brennesholtz and Art Berman, Ph.D., documents the current state of the 3D industry including displays, image sources, formats, standards, applications and markets. There is an in-depth evaluation of the current and forecast market, including industry revenue forecasts through 2011. These forecasts are broken down by display technology, display size and application category. Forecasts are also provided for specific markets, both in terms of unit sales and revenue streams.

In addition to display-specific material, the 3D Technology and Markets report contains an in-depth discussion of related technologies including ones for image generation, formats and standards. Special attention is paid to 3D video formats that are backward compatible with the existing 2D video infrastructure. The report also includes a list of 650+ companies, universities, consortia and standards bodies involved in 3D systems, with profiles on 26 of them.


3D Animation Used in 9/11 Study

June 21, 2007

The World Trade Center Towers attack was the subject of a two-year Purdue University study. The study created a 3D simulation of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the findings support the U.S. government’s findings into why the towers fell, reports the AP.

Excerpt from Purdue News:
The simulation could be used to better understand which elements in the building’s structural core were affected, how they responded to the initial shock of the aircraft collision, and how the tower later collapsed from the ensuing fire fed by an estimated 10,000 gallons of jet fuel, said Mete Sozen, the Kettelhut Distinguished Professor of Structural Engineering in Purdue’s School of Civil Engineering.

Read the Full Article Here

See the full simulation at the bottom of this page