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Sketchfab Adds Animations To Its 3D Model Sharing Platform. 3D model repository Sketchfab just added a nifty little feature that should appeal to 3D animators. You can now upload animated models to Sketchfab, making it much easier to share and browse animated models as you don’t need to install a professional application. Currently, the startup supports FBX files, such as files generated by Mixamo. Sketchfab renders both skeleton animations and solid animations. Thanks to solid animation, you can simulate an object movement in space (translation, rotation and scale).

By default, the Sketchfab player endlessly loops an animation. For example, you can create a portfolio of your animation work on a video game. Or you can show how your product works: Or you can animate a 3D scan of you in Mixamo: As a reminder, the New York-based startup hosts hundreds of thousands of 3D files. The startup plans to make money with premium tools to creators, a marketplace for 3D models and sponsored content.

An Oreo Experiment Reveals Mondelez's Approach To Innovation. In a vacant lot opposite the convention center in Austin sits a blue shipping container with a long line of people snaking away from it. Most in this line will end up waiting two hours. This being SXSW, you might assume there was a celebrity meeting at the end of the line, or an exclusive party. Instead, this group is waiting for a cookie. Not just any cookie, but a customizable 3-D printed Oreo that is created in front of their eyes. This experiment, and it’s most definitely an experiment, was called the Trending/Vending Machine. Staged by Mondelēz, the parent company of Oreo, built by Maya Design, and created in partnership with Twitter, the high concept here is that people could create their own cookie combination based on what was currently trending on Twitter.

The activation was born of two very real forces within Mondelēz, says Bonin Bough, the company’s vice president of global media and consumer engagement at Mondelēz International. "We are a very innovation led organization. Joseph DeSimone: What if 3D printing was 100x faster? The Major Impact 3-D Printing Could Have on Tech and Cooking |

Printed pastries with individually tailored nutrient levels. Ravioli that assemble themselves. Wedding cake toppers that are exact, tiny, renditions of the happy couple. It's all possible thanks to a fresh meeting of taste and technology that has chefs exploring what 3-D printing might mean for the future of food. "The really exciting thing is the food we can't even imagine today because we don't have any way to make it," says Hod Lipson, director of Cornell University's Creative Machines Lab, which has been working on 3-D food printing for about a decade. Perhaps one day you'll saunter into your kitchen, load ingredients in a combination printer/cooking machine and flip through scores of recipes before deciding what to print up for supper. Like more traditional 3-D printers, food printers work by printing out successive layers of edible material, such as sugar.

On the savory side, Barilla is working on 3-D pasta printing with TNO, an applied scientific research organization. New Matter 3D Printing Ecosystem - Go to Market Strategy. Anthony Atala: Printing a human kidney. Maker Faire e a Smart Era | Nagib Nassif Filho | Artigos. A Maker Faire é uma grande feira de ciências e tecnologia, mas com uma particularidade: a maior parte das inovações não foi criada pelas grandes marcas. No evento, vi Makers de todas as idades apresentando projetos, ideias e invenções inusitadas e interessantes: desde aplicações de impressão 3D a BLE, wearables, internet of things e VR. Participar da feira foi como instalar um novo sistema operacional e usá-lo pela primeira vez: mesmo tendo familiaridade com suas aplicações, fui muito surpreendido pelas novidades e criatividade da comunidade Maker. E tudo isso reforçou minha crença na Smart Era, onde tecnologia não é mais obstáculo ou barreira para o aprendizado.

Se os dispositivos e produtos estão cada vez mais inteligentes e conectados, isso também acontece com a gente e com nossos filhos. Crianças agora brincam com componentes eletrônicos feitos por adultos e grandes executivos aprendem a programar em softwares desenvolvidos para ensinar crianças. DIY 3D Printing: In GE they know what is the future of work and there are probably no human workers in it. What else can it build? ... a world without work ... Here is a new promotional video from General Electric where they show a "factory" with 3d printers and robots.

Video ends with the question "What else can it build? ". Once upon a time, a factory built one thing. Now, a factory can build as many things as there are people to imagine them.GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. I see human workers in this video as decoration and corporate marketing Theoretically there could be a large robotic factories in internationals waters without any workers and in tax-free regime ...

Will it cause global dystopic favela or utopia of technoprogressive heaven ... or both like in Elysium ... Another question that comes to my mind is can new factories even be called "factories". Future will be interesting ... Impressoras 3D de comida chamam a atenção na CES - 10/01/2014 - Tec. Duas impressoras 3D de comida foram apresentadas na CES 2014 em Las Vegas. Os produtos devem chegar ao mercado no final do ano. As máquinas são capazes de "imprimir" confeitos de açúcar e chocolate em formatos que dificilmente existiriam a partir dos processos de produção tradicionais. O menor modelo, Chefjet, limita-se a criações monocromáticas, mas o equipamento maior, Chefjet Pro, é capaz de criar produtos multicoloridos. Alguns especialistas dizem que o preço das impressoras pode ser um fator limitador para as vendas. A versão básica deve custar US$ 5.000 (cerca de R$ 11.850) e o modelo mais avançado chega a US$ 10 mil (cerca de R$ 23.700) Até agora um dos usos mais comuns para impressoras 3D dentro dessas faixas de preço foi em prototipagem rápida –criação de modelos utilizados para prever a aparência de um projeto.

Nas máquinas que imprimem comida, os desenhos são construídos usando um processo de impressão camada por camada. Food in 2030: Printed on Demand, Crafted to Your Diet. Organ Printing. The overall goal of this multidisciplinary research project, supported by the National Science Foundation - Frontiers of Integrative Biological Research program, is to further advance our understanding of self-assembly during the organization of cells and tissues into functional organ modules. The two developmental processes, with common and distinct features to be investigated in detail in the project: fusion of cardiac cushions during the formation of cardiac chambers (left) and the appearance of limb buds the precursors of the limbs (right).

(The images refer to chicken embryos.) The strategy of our multidisciplinary approach for addressing this fundamental biological problem of tremendous complexity is based on the recognition that although morphogenetic processes are under strict genetic control, genes do not create shapes and forms: physical mechanisms and processes do. Schematics of building a tubular organ module by bioprinting.