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Architecture, Engineering, & Construction
|Bay Bridge East Span|
The largest engineering project in the history of California wouldn’t have been possible without photorealistic, contextual 3D visualizations to prove the project’s viability.
|California Academy of Sciences|
With the largest living roof in the world, a photovoltaic canopy, an aquarium, and a natural history museum that is home to 18 million specimens, the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is a sight to behold.
Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) designed their cathedral entirely in 3D before creating laser-cut models to simulate and explore the effect of natural light on the interior. The results are truly inspiring.
Inspired by automotive design techniques, Gage/Clemenceau Architects used 3D modeling tools to design their entry for the Estonian Academy of the Arts Competition.
The Masdar Headquarters will be the world’s first positive-energy building, actually producing more energy than it consumes, roughly 103 percent positive energy.
The Shanghai Tower is optimized for high performance and sustainability, and will take its place as China’s tallest building upon completion in 2014.
Salavon explored the movement of populations with C++, Maya Embedded Language (MEL), and Maya® to create abstract compositions.
Autodesk CEO Carl Bass used Autodesk software to design his first piece of stone furniture . It was inspired by an African headrest and fashioned from a single piece of granite.
|Digital Stone Exhibition |
This unique collaboration reveals the creativity that can result from the fusion of art and technology.
Autodesk commissioned artist Keith Cottingham to create photographs that showcase visionary thinking in sustainable design.
Automotive & Transportation
|Mercedes-Benz Biome Car|
A concept car like no other, the Biome is made from an ultra-lightweight biological material that is grown from a seed.
|Ferrari of the Future|
Ferrari challenged students from the world’s most prestigious automotive design schools to design the supercar of the future.
|Digital Tools in Life Sciences|
Digital technology for manufacturing, film, and video games may provide tools to help scientists tackle some of the most pressing challenges to human health.
South Africa’s ADEPT Airmotive® was able to build an airplane engine that weighed 60 kg (132 pounds) less than traditional engines with no loss of power.
Building an 8.5-foot dinosaur out of 62,500 LEGO® pieces doesn’t just happen. Digital prototypes and 3D modeling software help with the assessment of structural feasibility. Then, construction can begin, piece by piece.
Magic Wheels designs and engineers precision parts for a revolutionary wheel system.
In 2000, Herman Miller used all of its design expertise to create the beautiful and functional Mirra Chair, which is also 96 percent recyclable.
Ulysse Nardin’s Sonata Silicium is the world’s first mechanical 24-hour alarm watch with a countdown display and ability to set the alarm a day ahead and visualize time remaining.
With the advent of simple and affordable 3D design software, access to desktop 3D printers, and a global community of makers, manufacturing, as we know it, is changing.
Media & Entertainment
Alioscopy 3D technology attracts and engages viewers with stunning imagery displayed on an LCD screen with a custom lenticular lens.
|Sony Pictures Animation|
Inspired by a popular children’s book written more than 30 years ago, Sony Pictures Animation used the latest in digital animation technology to create Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, an imaginative 3D comedy.
The world of cinema is constantly turning itself upside down with new technological breakthroughs. And none has been more dramatic than the introduction of 3D environments.
|3D Sculpting Challenge|
Using Autodesk Mudbox software for digital sculpting and painting, Jesse Sandifer created his vision of the ultimate warrior character.