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Jan 29 2014

MeshUP Preview v3 - New Gimbal

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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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Jul 29 2013

MeshUp: Bugs, QA and UI

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Tagged in: MeshUp

Remember the core system bug that has continued to plague us, and put us farther behind schedule? More testing is required to be 100%, but it looks like we have finally resolved it! Even better is the fix results in speed improvements as well. Win, win!
The new issue to deal with is our transform manipulator, the Gimbal. QA has come back and made it clear that the Gimbal requires some rework as currently it has some usability issues which go beyond small bug fixes. As this is such an important piece of the user experience, we want to make sure that it works well (no fighting or guessing the UI).



"I'm late, I'm late. For a very important date...." . . .
quoth the Teabunny.


We are very behind schedule, and let me say again that we appreciate everyone's continued patience and support. What can not be underestimated is that even for a product like MeshUp, which is not intended to be a full CAD or 3D design application, much of the traditional 3D modeling UI still needs to be in place. In our original plans we underestimated the amount of effort it would take to deliver a simple intuitive, but still complete, interface. This plus the major bug we hit ended up adding significant time and resources to the project. We are not looking for the Beta release to perfect, but it should be simple and useful from the start.


In spite of the longer development burn (in fact maybe even due to more UI development) our team is more excited than ever by MeshUP's functionality and the unique value we think it will provide users. We can't wait to see what you think.

 

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.

 

 

 

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Jun 26 2013

MeshUp: UI Progres

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Tagged in: MeshUp

Below is an updated progress graph of MeshUp's status in relation to both the beta and the first release candidate, and also the corresponding change log. Progress has been slower than desired the last few weeks, but we did move forward especially in the area of the UI.  And things are aligning in such a way that the pace is picking back up again.
There is a core system bug is still outstanding, but we have some of our most experienced team members trying to solve it. More details on this as it unfolds.

 

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

We have another video planned and will be posted soon!
Thanks to everyone for their patience!

 

 

* 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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May 22 2013

Two new videos have been posted Vimeo page or our video page:

 

A simple example of shelling:

 

 

 

 

Two basic mesh repairs examples:

 

 

 

 

Also check out the updated status page on MeshUp's progress.

 

 

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May 9 2013

 

The largest test of using 3D printing for direct mass manufacturing will occur at General Electric as they produce complex fuel nozzles for their jet engines. The objective is 25,000 nozzles per year, over the next three years.  The first appearance of these parts will be installed in planes in late 2015 / early 2016.


Other divisions of GE will be watching the project as they consider using additive manufacturing in printing parts for gas and wind turbines, and probes for ultrasound machines.

 

 

Via International Business Times

 

 

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May 2 2013

MeshUp: Envelope in Action

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Tagged in: MeshUp

This new video, available on our Vimeo page or our video page, demonstrates how you can use Envelope to take a broken mesh, with no thickness and very quickly apply thickness and simultaneously repair the mesh. Also there is a first peak at the graphic menu system and gimbal (our gumball).

 

 

 

 

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May 2 2013

MeshUp Progress

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Tagged in: MeshUp

Curious how MeshUp is progressing?

 

As a way to keep everyone updated on MeshUp's progress, we are posting a running log of graphs and change logs, taken directly from our roadmap and feature tracking. This will be a quick and easy way to post frequent updates.  Check back here often!

 

* 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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May 1 2013

3D printing fetus

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Tagged in: 3d scanning, 3D printing

Tecnologia Humana 3D started 3D printing fetus for diagnostic purposes with high risk pregnancies, they are now using 3D scan data to print replicas of embryos for their Feto 3D project. This service has been successful with helping blind parents make an early connection to their unborn baby after a scan.

 

 

Surprisingly, or not, this is not the only place to find such a service.  A company in Japan, Fasotec and Hiroo Ladies Clinic, will print a 3D model from CT or MRI scans. The cost is $1,275. Fetus keychains and cellphone dongles are offered for an additional price.

 

 

Via 3D Printing Industry and the Verge

 

 

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Apr 29 2013

 

Slashdot posed the same question we have heard so many times over the last few years: what is holding back 3D printing?

 

MIT's Technology Review repeats the answer which echos this question time and time again: it is the software that keeps 3D printing from achieving widespread adoption.

 

"...software innovation could be more important to 3-D printing than gradual improvements in the underlying technology for shaping objects. That technology is already 30 years old and is widely used in industry to create prototypes, molds, and, in some cases, parts for airplanes..."

 

Exactly. While there are more applications available in the vein then their used to be (OpenSCAD, Autodesk 123D, SketchUp, etc.), that 'killer app' still has not been realized.

 

Uformia will be throwing our hat into the ring very soon with MeshUp.

 

Via Slashdot

 

 

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