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Jan 29 2014

MeshUP Preview v3 - New Gimbal

Posted by: admin |
Tagged in: MeshUp

 

We have another update of the preview build of MeshUP to share - the new and improved gimbal. This is not just a cosmetic upgrade, it provides a better overall experience and performance. In addition there is a real-time readout on translate, rotate and scale. Right click on translate, rotate or scale, and you will have the option to type in precise units and the ability to choose how many axes this applies to, which can be used for uniform scale.

 

Don't forget about our tutorials on our wiki help page:

http://help.meshup.uformia.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start&#tutorials

 

MeshUP's preview build is available to anyone who has backed our Kickstarter campaign or who has pre-ordered via our website.

 

For those who have requested the preview, you will be receiving an email today with your unique download link for the platform you already specified.

 

If you have pre-ordered but have not yet requested your preview, follow this link:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xhA8FTkKjyALKZ6biNvZf88drh149ruy8tdBrTb43-M/viewform

 

Enjoy the new gimbal - another update soon!

 

 

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Jan 14 2014

 

This is the first of the updates evolving the preview build into the beta, into the full release. This v2 preview build (both Windows and Mac) includes Surface Deformation Mesh Repair. Tutorials demonstrating the functionality can be found on MeshUP's wiki help page:

 

http://help.meshup.uformia.com/dokuwiki/doku.php?id=start&#tutorials

 

MeshUP's preview build is available to anyone who has backed our Kickstarter campaign or who has pre-ordered via our website.

 

For those who have requested the preview, you will be receiving an email today with your unique download link for the platform you already specified.

 

If you have pre-ordered but have not yet requested your preview, follow this link:

 

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xhA8FTkKjyALKZ6biNvZf88drh149ruy8tdBrTb43-M/viewform

 

Enjoy surface mesh repair - more updates to come soon!

 

 

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Jan 1 2014

Happy 2014!

 

We are very pleased to announce that both the Windows and Mac versions of MeshUP have rolled out to all our Kickstarter backers and pre-order customers. This preview offers a limited set of features and is locked to a set of models to select from, but it will give everyone a taste of were we are going.

 

As we build up to the final beta and release candidate, we plan to release updates to the preview, to begin to expose more functionality. The updates will be posted on our blog and will be available to anyone who has the MeshUP preview installed (which is anyone who has pre-ordered).

 

Check the MeshUp status page for the change log and previous graphs.

 

* When the salmon bar of all items reaches 100%, MeshUp is ready for the early beta release.
* When the blue bar of all items reaches 100%, MeshUp 1.0 RC is ready for the full public release.

 

 

Happy rotating, spinning, wobbly earth everyone! And here is to seeing 3D printing take another step towards becoming a commonplace technology in 2014!

 

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In September, Turlif spoke at TEDxTrondheim's Back to Basics. As usual, an inspirational discussion about some of the problems with current 3D modeling software, and modeling with simplified polygons, which lose some of the infinitely fine grain details of natural and real world objects. Turlif together with our team have developed a generalized and holistic approach for accurately modeling complex real world objects called Digital Materialization (DM). Using mathematics and computational power, our approach has promising applications, that go far beyond 3D printing for modeling the real world through software.

 

Be sure to check out the video!

 

 

 

 

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Oct 24 2013

 

Some nice articles at Designboom, Fast Company, New York Times, etc. just got published on the Chairgenics project that we have been collaborating on with FormNation to 'grow' perfect chairs.

 

A few snippets . . .

 

"What happens when 10 of the most iconic chair designs ever mate with one another for five years?"

 

" . . . turned the process of designing a chair into a full-on scientific pursuit, imagining what a chair’s ancestors might have looked like based on DNA sequencing, as well as what characteristics constitute genetic perfection . . . "

 

" . . . to mate with one another in an orgiastic rut of successive DNA pairings until you finally have the uberstuhl . . "

 

" . . . app they used to pursue their Chairgenics was called Symvol, a volume-based tool from Norwegian startup Uformia that can compare two objects and then create a morph based upon them according to their mathematical middle . . . "

 

" . . . to make leaps in design, you have to think outside the box . . "

 

Chairgenics will be on display in New York City from October 14 to July 6, 2014, as part of the MAD Museum’s Out Of Hand: Materializing The Postdigital exhibit.

 

 

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Oct 24 2013

3D Printshow - London

Posted by: cherie |
Tagged in: news, events, 3D printing

 

Uformia will be exhibiting at the 3D Printshow London again this year, this time with Fuel3D: 7 - 9 November.

 

We have an exciting surprise in place involving Joshua Harker, Fuel3D and Uformia....

 

Get your tickets now, sign up for our workshops, and don't forget to stop by our stand and say hi!

 

FRIDAY 8 NOVEMBER


--> 1:15 pm - 1:45 pm Remix Your World w/ Fuel3D & Uformia

 

It has never been easier for creators of all skills levels to make their own 3D designs. Fuel3D's low cost, high quality, point and shoot scanner combined with MeshUP, a super simple to use 3D mashup/modeling tool, re-imagine 3D design processes and bring professional quality, affordable, and, most importantly, easy to use tools to everyone.

 

Join Chris (Fuel3D) and Cherie (Uformia) to hear the story of Fuel3D and how they are taking their medical scanner into the 3D commercial space, and how Uformia's geometric kernel is making it possible to create tools ranging from MeshUP to biological design tools. Watch a live demonstration using the Fuel3D scanner to scan a face, and using MeshUP to combine this scan with Joshua Harker's gorgeous filigree pattern to create a personalized or 'Harkerized' face mask within minutes!

 

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER


--> 12:00pm - 12:45pm Harkerize Me!

 

Join Joshua Harker, Chris (Fuel3D) and Cherie (Uformia) to watch a live demonstration using the Fuel3D scanner to scan a face, and using MeshUP to combine this scan with Joshua Harker's gorgeous filigree pattern to create a personalized or 'Harkerized' face mask within minutes!

 

--> TBA - Design at the Bottom: the Future of Design

Turlif from Uformia will give a glimpse into the future of design tools, as they must quickly evolve to match the coming manufacturing capabilities.

 

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Sep 10 2013

Inching Closer...

Posted by: cherie |
Tagged in: MeshUp

As you can see below, we are getting closer to the beta! Very happy to report good progress on our transform manipulator, the Gimbal. While there are still some issues to work out before it is ready for prime time, it has improved.

 

Check the MeshUp status page for the change log and previous graphs.

 

 

FUEL3D & MESHUP

 

Congratulations to the enormously successful Fuel3D campaign! We were happy they reached out and we have been able to team up together to offer something we hope will be greater than the sum of its parts. Last week we took the opportunity to meet their team at their HQ in the UK, and found the possibilities for our collaboration to be quite exciting. More on this in the coming weeks.


Rest assured that our top priority is MeshUP - the version we promised to you, our supporters during the campaign. Only once that is in the wild will we dig into the automatic registration and stitching to be delivered with the scanner. It is no mistake that this coincidences with Fuel3D's delivery dates, as they will not be shipping their first scanner until April 2014.


Fuel3D was kind enough to give us one of the precious prototypes, so we plan to do our best to wear it out as we scan the world around us to continue to find good content to use for our upcoming tutorials and videos. Keep your eye out for these coming soon.

 

 

ROADMAP TO BETA

 

At the risk of sounding like a broken record, we are very anxious to get you the beta and start gathering feedback. We have a few issues left to work out before we do a final QA round and can get you a proper Beta build:

  • • Gimbal - we need to get our transform manipulator to a state that is not frustrating to use
  • • Adding support for selection of multiple objects
  • • Adding missing UI elements that will allow access to the powerful, non-destructive aspects of our system (like moving sub-objects after blending)
  • • Cross platform integration (OS X build in progress ;) )
  • • Some UI improvements like orthographic and default camera view selection

 

 

IF IT ISN'T THE BETA, THEN WHAT THE HECK IS IT......

 

Every week, we receive multiple requests asking after the beta. First thanks to you all for your continued interest and support! Because this is taking longer than anyone wanted, as soon as we have the Gimbal in a reasonably useful state, we plan to get everyone a preview build that will have a limited feature set. This will let you experience some of the features of the system before the beta is released, and give us your feedback. Realistically we are likely still a couple of weeks away (accounting for QA and possible bug fixes) but are working around the clock on it.

 

 

* When the salmon bar of all items reaches 100%, MeshUp is ready for the early beta release.
* When the blue bar of all items reaches 100%, MeshUp 1.0 RC is ready for the full public release.

 

 

 

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Aug 15 2013

 

UPS is conducting its first retailer test at select San Diego stores, for 3D printing in-store service, offered to startups, small businesses and retail customers. The service ranges from sending the file to the UPS store for 3D printing, to the ability to hire a designer to design the product prototype.  All products will be printed on a Stratsys uPrint SE Plus printer, which prints in an ABS plastic.

 

This is the first major retailer in the US to dip their toe into the waters of offering 3D printing as a service (Staples still only stocks 3D printers in their US stores).  We are all watching closely to see how this progresses, but on first glance, it is a natural and inevitable pairing.

 

Via Personalize

 

 

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Manual Stitching in MeshUP!


In response to questions about how MeshUP can be used to manually register and stitch together scans that come from the Fuel3D scanner, we have put together a video demonstrating what that work flow would look like.

 

In general manual stitching is not an easy task, but especially if you pay attention to how you scan and crop your images and you have some patience to align the images just right, it is absolutely possible in MeshUP.

 

 

 

 

Stretch Goal!


Help us reach 350 units of the Fuel3D and MeshUP bundle and we will add painless automated registration and stitching of multiple scans to create single unified models.  Spread the word so we can take this revolutionary scanner and make it even better with a special version of MeshUP!

 

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We are happy to announce that we have teamed up with Fuel3D on their new Kickstarter campaign.

 

Fuel3D developed a point and shoot scanner priced under $1,000 and produces scans at a quality we are used to seeing with other hand-held scanners costing thousands of dollars! This is the first scanner to combine pre-calibrated stereo camera with photometric imaging, which explains the high resolution results. Such a scanner of course is well paired with MeshUp.

 

Which is why Uformia and Fuel3D collaborated to offer a bundled incentive: a full production scanner and a copy of MeshUp for $1090 - a limited offer to 71 more backers of Fuel3D!

 

Check out the video below where we use two scans from Fuel3D to demonstrate the all powerful blend union:

 

 

More videos using Fuel3D scans inside MeshUP are coming....

 

 

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