TITLE

Toy story

AUTHOR(S)
Clarke, Charles
PUB. DATE
December 2004
SOURCE
Engineer (00137758);12/10/2004, Vol. 293 Issue 7665, Special Section p35
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article describes 3-dimensional (3-D) modeling software as a new design paradigm or absolutely unique Cosmic Blobs designed by SolidWorks Corp. The great thing is, it's been designed for children but the lessons it contains about making CAD more user-friendly are likely to one day end up on the desktops of design engineers. When SolidWorks and Dassault Systemes SA launched their marketing slogan '3D for all' few could have imagined they would one day be launching sophisticated 3D modeling and animation software for schoolchildren for the price of a premium computer game. This work was done by the Product Concepts Group in the SolidWorks development team. It started from research it was doing to the new modeling metaphors to describe shapes electronically a kind of shape definition language. Cosmic Blobs enables the creation of sophisticated 3D graphics comparable to today's TV and film media.
ACCESSION #
15359362

 

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