By Anthony J. Lockwood
Dear Desktop Engineering Reader:
SpaceClaim recently announced that it was standardizing on HyperShot from Bunkspeed for 3D rendering for its SpaceClaim Professional version. This is a terrific combination of power and performance that holds the potential to move your process to a new level.
Both SpaceClaim and HyperShot are designed with the idea that high-performance software does not have to be impossible to use. In fact, people can be more creative when the software gets out of their way. Both as well are designed to bridge disciplines so that users of different stripes across the enterprise can benefit from them.
Now, SpaceClaim Professional lets you design and edit with tools that are context-appropriate to what you are doing. So instead of having every tool dumped in a pile for you to rummage through, SpaceClaim presents a streamlined set of tools that changes as your design and editing needs progress. There’s no fussing with features, regenning all the time, or anything. You begin designing at your comfort level, move effortlessly from 2D to 3D, and back and forth. You can even import a design from another CAD system. Playing with alternative approaches becomes a piece of cake because changes, minor or huge, are treated as part of the nature of design, not an offense to programming. Since SpaceClaim begins with familiar 2D tools and lets you go to and from 3D when you want, the transition from 2D to 3D is a non-issue.
HyperShot offers advanced, high-resolution (1920×1080) visualization technologies so that you can leverage digital engineering assets and contribute to decision-making in the digital design process. Like SpaceClaim, it’s engineered to minimize your need to run software.
The HyperShot-SpaceClaim integration works the same way. You want a photorealistic image? Click, and you’ve launched your design into HyperShot. You fiddle around as you see fit — materials, lighting, and stuff like that — and render.
So, what this all means is that you can move seamlessly from conceptual sketching to 2D design to 3D modeling to photorealistic imagery quickly and easily. And, since it’s so easy, you can do it all when you want to, early in the process or at the last minute, whatever.
Now, toss in Rhino for surfacing modeling, which also partners with SpaceClaim. This gives you a complete platform for product design, engineering, and photorealistic rendering without breaking the bank and without a heck of a lot of training and without the need for specialized, pricey applications all over the joint.
Check out the video (no sign-up) from today’s Pick of the Week to see the type of action that the SpaceClaim-Rhino-HyperShot alliance can bring you. You can also access links to more videos and webinars (both free) as well as register for white papers or even a complimentary 30-day trial of SpaceClaim. I highly recommend that you take the time to do so. SpaceClaim — with its partners Rhino and Bunkspeed — can kick your design through marketing process up to a whole new level.
Thanks, Pal. — Lockwood
Anthony J. Lockwood
Editor at Large, Desktop Engineering Magazine