Photogrammetry software provider Capturing Reality announced a new educational license.
Updates From Authentise: Free License For Those 3D Printing For COVID-19 Response
In the face of global supply chain shortages, it’s all hands on deck to help in the 3D printing industry — including on the software side.
Smithsonian Releases Massive Amount of Digital Data, But Where Are The 3D Models?
The Smithsonian this week announced the availability of 2.8M digital artifacts for download. Are there 3D models in the repository? We took a look.
Nefertiti Is Free!
After years of behind-the-scenes effort, the ultra-high resolution 3D scan of the ancient egyptian Nefertiti sculpture has been released to the public. We have the story of how it happened.
Autodesk Changes Fusion 360 Free License Terms
It will no longer be as easy to obtain a free license of Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD software with new requirements for qualification.
A Big Step for MyMiniFactory?
MyMiniFactory announced a very interesting partnership.
A few years ago we ran into a company called “Source3”, who intended to market notable 3D printed designs. Now they’ve been acquired.
Creative Commons Investigating Ways To Better License 3D Designs
Creative Commons recently held a workshop to identify ways to move forward in providing better ways to license 3D content.
Autodesk Axes Perpetual Licenses, Making Users Angry And Happy
Autodesk, one of the world’s largest suppliers of 3D software, announced they’re completely phasing out standard software licenses and moving everything to the cloud.
Source3’s Fascinating 3D Content Management System
We’ve been watching Source3 for a while now, and it’s been a bit of a mystery, but now we seem to have figured out what they’re actually doing and it’s pretty amazing.
Source3 Funded With USD$4M
Source3, a 3D content licensing venture, has received USD$4M in seed funding investment.
Copyright Controversy Erupts Over Site’s Use of 3D Model
Recently we wrote of a newly encountered 3D model repository, dayin.la, which holds plenty of interesting 3D content, but now it seems the site has used some models without permission.
RepRap – MakerBot Controversy!
Controversy erupted over the past few weeks where someone was providing an assembled electronics kit for RepRap based on the MakerBot electronics board. The controversy stemmed from the maker’s (kymberlyaandrus) alleged lack of posting the required files with the electronics kit. The way it’s supposed to work, according to basic open source concepts, is… Continue reading RepRap – MakerBot Controversy!
Is Hardware Open?
We think hardware could be truly open, but only if the correct legal frameworks are in place. And they likely are not. Software has gone through all this before, of course. In the 1960’s software was basically homemade, but then commercial software companies emerged and grew in the 1970’s and 80’s. However, in the… Continue reading Is Hardware Open?