First Ever 3D Animation

This historical video was recently re-discovered after being lost for many years. It was produced in 1972 and is believed to be the world’s first computer-generated 3D animation. It was created by Ed Catmull, a true pioneer of 3D technology, who was a computer scientist at the University of Utah (birthplace of the famous Utah […]

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Cool New 3D Technology

With a claim of “unlimited geometry,” an Australian start-up called Euclideon is getting serious industry and media attention, even though their product is not yet released. Their technology uses point-cloud data rather than polygons and, as a result, they promise digital environments that are 100,000 times more detailed than the current state of the art. The […]

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Why Enter a Competition?

I am a big fan of competitions. Yes, I know that some of them can be exploitative, but I always get some high quality design work out of them, assuming I have the time to do it right. The key is to pick a subject you feel would benefit / expand your portfolio AND is […]

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Feature Sneak Peek for the Next V-Ray for Rhino

As one of the V-Ray beta testers, I was not allowed to discuss some of these features until the were recently publicized by Chaos Group. Of all the new features, the RT (Real Time) feature is my favorite. It leverages the GPU as an additional rendering processors, which not only give you faster renders, but […]

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Professor 3D is Alive!

The most recent update to the site features a new, large-teapot-headed illustrated mascot. The artwork was created by the talented independent illustrator Keith Noordzy. If you like the work, check out his website. He’s got a lot more! For a historical background on why the character has a teapot for a head, you should check […]

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Where Do I Buy Software Again?

I get this question about Educational Software numerous times every semester from my students, even though it’s printed on the syllabus and we discuss it regularly. The second part of the conversation is always, “Really? Is it a full version or crippled or legal? Really?” If you don’t know what I am talking about, then […]

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New theme for site

A few people have written to ask about the latest site layout, so here’s the scoop. The entire website has two components. The first part is WordPress, which is entirely free and available for download at wordpress.org. If you’re not familiar with WordPress, visit their site and check it out. The beautiful thing about WordPress […]

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Site Re-Design is Complete

Happy Holidays … and thank you for your patience, fellow 3D geeks! We have switched over the site from the painfully and therefore infrequently-updated format of html and are now enjoying the benefits and joys of the wordpress blogging format. Extra thanks to Lisa Thompson of DuckDog Design for the transition, Loren Roberts of Hearken […]

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LG Design Competition is Complete!

LG’s “Design the Future Competition“, their 3rd annual cell phone design competition, has been closed to new entries as of Monday, April  26th, and the judges are now reviewing the 508 design submissions. First place winner in 2008, the latest SchultzeWORKS design submission is also included. Winners will be notified in one week, on Monday, […]

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