Tag Archives: Animation

Luxion KeyShot 5.1 Released with Cool New Features

Luxion has recently released KeyShot 5.1, the latest version of its flagship product, KeyShot. It’s available for immediate download here or you can grab the update here.

KeyShot 5

There are lot of new features and updates released with KeyShot 5.1, adding new advanced procedural textures with loads of options, Sørensen Leather materials (via KeyShot Cloud) and Federal Standard colors. There also have been improvements with the ability for multi-touch support for touch-enabled devices and Retina display. The New Procedural Textures on the top adds the topping flavor to the rendering and animations.

Advanced Procedurals-  Camouflage

Advanced Procedurals- Camouflage

Here’s the quick list of what’s new in KeyShot 5.1:

  • New Pattern Edit and Scattering
  • New Procedural Textures: Brushed, Camouflage, Lattice Circular, Lattice Polygon, Spot, Wood Adv.
  • New Procedural gradient editor
  • New Sørensen Leather Materials
  • New DPI input for textures and labels
  • New FED-STD-595 Camo Colors
  • New Animation import, playback and render (Pro)
  • Improved Texture mapping
  • Multi-touch support
  • Retina display support
  • PTC Creo 3.0 support
  • Cinema 4D support
Sørensen Leather Materials

Sørensen Leather Materials

Highlights on the new features and improvements can be seen in KeyShot What’s New Docuemnt. The What’s New document available on the page breaks down each new feature with details on how they work

KeyShot Learning Resources

All the step-by-step tutorials/tips or webinars to get you started using KeyShot, from getting familiar with the interface to rendering out your final image. KeyShot Learning

Pattern Scattering

Pattern Scattering

Pricing and Availability

KeyShot 5.1 is available for both Windows and Mac OS X. The base version costs $995 with Pro version at $1,995. There is also a Pro Floating License coasting $2,995. This update is free for registered users. You can also download KeyShot for a free 14 day trial

Explode Your Assemblies Like An Expert Using SOLIDWORKS Composer

 

Explode Your Assemblies Like An Expert Using SOLIDWORKS Composer

Learn SOLIDWORKS Composer with SolidProfessor

In this 30 minute webinar you’ll learn how to create Exploded Views and Animations using SOLIDWORKS Composer. We’ll start off with an introduction to Explodes as well as the various tools used to create them. You’ll then learn how to apply explodes to animations and create paths in 2D views and animations. We’ll wrap up by showing you how to create and save scenarios of animations as well as how to apply them to actors in a scene using SOLIDWORKS Composer.

Date/Time: November 12th 10-10:30 am PST

Register Now
 

Experience Modo from Luxology LLC at SolidWorks World 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 will be held January 20-23, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.

Luxology Modo SWW2013

Luxology is a computer graphics software company that specializes in modeling and rendering. They offer end-user products (e.g., Modo) and licensed technologies based on our Nexus platform. 

Visit booth #1114 in the Partner Pavilion to get live tour of Modo and enhance your rendering and animation skills with Modo.

Join thousands of users from around the world to:

  • Learn: Choose from over 200 technical breakout sessions led by SolidWorks users and industry experts.
  • Network: Meet other SolidWorks users, Solution Partners, resellers, and SolidWorks employees.
  • Explore: Discover products and services from SolidWorks Partners that can help you tackle just about any design, engineering, and manufacturing challenge.

If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The new  SWW 2013 website will give you all the required details like Agenda, Location details (for checking near by hotels and the surrounding areas), registration, etc.

Need help convincing the boss to let you go?: Boss’ Justification Letter

Another reason to be there: Get SolidWorks Certified at no charge!

When you register to attend SolidWorks World 2013 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SolidWorks Professional exam alongside other SolidWorks users—at no charge!

Get three registrations when you pay for two. On top of it if you are a CSWP/CSWE then add another $100 as discount to your conference pass. That’s a nice chunk of discounts. Get all fees details here

Visit www.solidworks.com/sww for the latest information about this exciting event.

I enjoyed and had a great time at SolidWorks World 2012 and I hope to meet you at the SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando, Florida

PS–be sure to follow SolidWorks World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2013. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

KeyShot for SolidWorks to showcase at Solidworks World 2013

SolidWorks World 2013 will be held January 20-23, 2013 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin in Orlando, Florida.

KeyShot

3D Rendering for SolidWorks couldn’t be easier. KeyShot is widely recognized as the easiest and most powerful rendering and animation software when it comes to selling concepts, creating internal presentations, delivering digital prototypes, and creating sales or marketing images – all from native SolidWorks data.

Visit booth #129 at SolidWorks World 2013 Partner Pavilion to see the new features being announced for KeyShot 4, along with the simple rendering and animation workflow, KeyShotVR and the ease of creating stunning visuals that KeyShot brings to SolidWorks users

Why users choose KeyShot for SolidWorks

  1. You don’t have to be a rendering expert to create great photorealistic renderings for SolidWorks models.
  2. KeyShot uses unique rendering technology which makes it possible to see everything happen inside KeyShot in real time.
  3. KeyShot uses scientifically accurate materials and real-world lighting for the most accurate rendering of SolidWorks data.
  4. KeyShot takes full advantage of all computer cores and threads and doesn’t require any special hardware or graphics card.
  5. KeyShot has a SolidWorks plugin and direct import support, including the ability to make live model updates while in KeyShot.
  6. Since data is stored in RAM, KeyShot can handle extremely large data sets, even on simple laptops.

Join thousands of users from around the world to:

  • Learn: Choose from over 200 technical breakout sessions led by SolidWorks users and industry experts.
  • Network: Meet other SolidWorks users, Solution Partners, resellers, and SolidWorks employees.
  • Explore: Discover products and services from SolidWorks Partners that can help you tackle just about any design, engineering, and manufacturing challenge.

If you are first timer to SWW check this as “Why you should attend“. The new  SWW 2013 website will give you all the required details like Agenda, Location details (for checking near by hotels and the surrounding areas), registration, etc.

Need help convincing the boss to let you go?: Boss’ Justification Letter

Another reason to be there: Get SolidWorks Certified at no charge!

When you register to attend SolidWorks World 2013 you get the opportunity to take a Certified SolidWorks Professional exam alongside other SolidWorks users—at no charge!

Get three registrations when you pay for two. On top of it if you are a CSWP/CSWE then add another $100 as discount to your conference pass. That’s a nice chunk of discounts. Get all fees details here

Visit www.solidworks.com/sww for the latest information about this exciting event.

I enjoyed and had a great time at SolidWorks World 2012 and I hope to meet you at the SolidWorks World 2013 in Orlando, Florida

PS–be sure to follow SolidWorks World on Twitter for regular news and updates.

Please note:  All individuals will be required to show proof of identification prior to collecting their badge and registration materials. Attendees must be 21 years or older to attend SolidWorks World 2013. Also residents of some countries may require a visa to enter the United States.

Tow Truck and The Rope Animation – 1

This has been long over due and now I finally got the time to do it.  Many of my reader and viewers has been asking for it and I really feel sorry for not able to deliver it in time. But finally it is here. Check the video below and if you feel you need to know “How to do it” (I can assure you that this is a simple animation), then proceed on.

OK to make this spicy dish (oh I mean animation), you need following ingredients (made in SW2012). You can download them here. You can also your make your own ingredients and use them.

  1. Tow Truck Assy (we’ll use this as the base for the final animation)
  2. Pulley
  3. Winch Drum
  4. Rope
  5. Wooden pallet
  6. Steel Hook
  7. PhotoWorks pr PhotoView 360 (either of one is required to make more realistic animation). I’ve used PhotoView 360.
  8. A secret Spice (this is the main ingredient of this dish).

Tow Truck and The Rope Animation

I’ve made very basic shapes and did a quick modelling. So please pardon me for any mistakes and not following the design intent, colors and other recommended tools/options.

I’ll be updating further soon.

Enjoy SolidWorks on GoBOXX 1840 Mobile Workstation

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance workstations and rendering systems for visual effects, animation, product design, engineering, architectural visualization, and more. Combining record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge, BOXX is the trusted choice for creative professionals worldwide. For more information, visit www.boxxtech.com.

GoBOXX 1840 features a third generation Intel® Core™ i7 (Ivy Bridge) quad core mobile processor delivering outstanding performance for 64-bit applications in animation, compositing, motion media, design, and more. 1840 also includes NVIDIA® Optimus™ technology which chooses the best graphics processor for running a given application and automatically routes the workload to either the NVIDIA Kepler GPU or Intel integrated graphics – delivering outstanding performance while providing longer battery life.

Processor

  • Third generation (Ivy Bridge) Intel® Core™ i7 Quad Core (Up to 2.9 GHz and up to 3.8GHz turbo mode)

Graphic Card Options

  • NVIDIA Kepler GeForce Mobile
  • Intel HD GMA Video

Memory

  • Four Memory Slots Expandable up to 
  • 32GB DDR3 of 1600Mhz

Monitor Size

  • 17.3″ Full HD with 1920 x 1080 resolution

Features

  • NVIDIA Optimus technology enables switchable GPU  
  • Optional RAID Storage
  • Intel Smart Response Technology SSD 
  • Intel Rapid Start technology 
  • Up to 2 drive bays 
  • Built-in 2 mega pixels web cam 
  • Integrated Intel® Wi-Fi Link
  • Integrated Bluetooth Ver2.0 
  • Integrated Fingerprint Reader
  • Built-in Speakers and Microphone
  • USB 3.0

Check complete details here

Time to Study and Learn with SolidWorks

I’ve been quite a busy these days after I’ve returned from SolidWorks World 2012 in San Diego. I’ve been working on many things and don’t get much time to write. And to add to this I’ll be busy for next few weeks. This would not be only because of my ongoing projects but also something different, I’m getting back to my school days.

I’m not going to join any school though but will be doing a self learning. I’ll be doing my favorite stuffs in SolidWorks which are Rendering, Animation and API. I’ll be studying and learning via following books in next couple of weeks.

Photorealistic Rendering Using SolidWorks and PhotoView 360

(Courtesy of Rob Rodriguez)

Creating Animations with SolidWorks Step-by-Step

(Courtesy of SolidWorks)

SolidWorks API – Programming & Automation

(Courtesy of Luke Malpass)

SolidWorks API – Advanced Product Development

(Courtesy of Luke Malpass)

I’ll be posting my learning experience with these books soon.