Check out the latest video posted on MeshUp. This short video that not only demonstrates hole repair using MeshUp, but the non-destructive modeling power of MeshUp.
Watch the video to see how easy it is to seamlessly combine models. While this video is only showing the workflow and results, the actual modeling only took about 10 min. and once defined can easily be changed in minutes - e.g. mesh data can be swapped out, the amount of blending between the models can be controlled, models can be scaled, moved and rotated but maintain the relations set, etc.
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Wednesday, 5 December, 2012 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST
Please join us at this first webinar where our CTO, Turlif Vilbrandt, will demo the new plug-in -Symvol for Rhino.
The presentation will be broken up into 2 sections: 1) an introduction to Uformia, followed by a theory and overview of Symvol for Rhino;
2) a practical tutorial on using Symvol for Rhino to dynamically model a cell phone case.
The general aspects of true volume modeling and some of the unique features which Symvol for Rhino offers will be presented. The concepts include: creation of constructive relationships, dynamic modification of any aspect or feature of a model, automatic blending, always watertight Boolean operations and modeling, creation of arbitrary micro and/or cellular structures, shelling of any model, repairing, importing and converting meshes to watertight volumes, defining parameters/bookmarks, and swapping datasets and/or references on the fly.
Duration: 1.5 hr. presentation with 30 minutes questions/wrap-up.
Attendees must register to attend, and here you can also enter any questions or issues you would like to be covered in the webinar.
The session will be recorded and later posted online.
Thanks to Rhino for hosting us at their office in Seattle for this webinar.
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Uformia: Saving the world from polygons!
Furuflaten, Norway, October 19th - Uformia AS announced today that it has launched a KickStarter campaign for its new modeler, MeshUp. Based on volume modeling, MeshUp is set to overcome the many limitations of existing polygonal and surface-based modelers, particularly within the realms of 3D printing and fabrication. MeshUp is a stand-alone product with features including mesh repair, mesh combining, microstructures and watertight STL and slice generation.
"CG artists and designers know very well the limitations and tediousness of modeling with polygons," explains Turlif Vilbrandt, CTO and joint founder of Uformia. "Mesh models tend to have all kinds of problems such as cracks, holes and self-intersections. This is due to a disconnect between the real world being represented and the modeling software's attempts to represent real, volumetric, complex and “messy” objects by only surfaces."
MeshUp allows users and 3D printers to fabricate directly without the need for the complex, multistage fixing process that is usually required with traditional polygonal approaches. MeshUp is based on the same volume modeling framework that powers Uformia's existing product Symvol, which is available as an add-on for Rhino. Every object in Uformia's system is a true 3D volume (not voxels or parametric surfaces), because the software reduces each object to a mathematical function. This inbuilt definition of a model's volume makes the system ideally suited to modeling objects that are destined for 3D printing.
MeshUp offers a number of features that are of interest to the 3D printing and broader modeling communities. Users can load and combine meshes without having to worry about vertices and polygons. Meshes can be converted to a shell and microstructures can be added quickly and easily. MeshUp will also offer STL and mesh repair techniques, including a rounded repair method that attempts to take into account any missing volume. Then, when it's time for physical fabrication, MeshUp will export clean watertight STL files or slice data for 3D printing.
MeshUp will be available for Linux, MacOS and Windows. Symvol for Rhino is available as a free and feature limited Maker version while the Community version is available for €190 or approximately $246; both work on Windows and require Rhinoceros® version 4.0 SR8+. MeshUp is now a live project on Kickstarter, accepting donations.
About Uformia AS
Uformia is an international north Norwegian company who aims to develop a new kind of 3D software that will solve many of the problems of today's software, especially in the field of digital fabrication.
MeshUp on Kickstarter: www.uformia.com/ks-mu
We are planning our first web seminar, Thinking Symvol, where we will go over the following:
- How you can think about design when using Symvol
- Installing - loading the icon bar, construction graph, etc.
- Information on the construction graph and its properties
- Overview on our primitives
- Overview on some of our operations
But we would love to hear from you -- what topics would you like us to cover? Fill out our short SURVEY and let us know.
The date/time of the webinar will be posted here when it is set.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Today Rhino sent out a newsletter informing their users about our new product Symvol. Our thanks to Rhino for helping us get the word out!
Thanks to Fabbaloo for the nice entry about Uformia today.
Hello out there! We are pleased to announce the release of our new website, and along with it, the ability to pre-order our first product, Symvol™ for Rhino - Community Version!
Check back with us often, as our next versions will soon follow: Maker Version which is free and Pro Version for professionals.
Congratulations to our own CEO Cherie for being one of Innovation Norway's 2011 nominees for Entrepreneur of the Year in Norway - the only nominee in the Troms county. We all at Uformia couldn't agree more that she is doing an excellent job!
Happy New Year, and welcome to our new website! 2011 looks to be an exciting year for Uformia. We will begin demonstrating the power of our technology by releasing our first product, Symvol - a plugin for Rhinoceros, later this year, and we expect you will like what you see.
Please check back often, as we will be updating the site frequently, with more information about our upcoming products, speaking engagements, tutorials and how-tos, live demo invitations, etc.