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only provides a rich 3D visual environment, but also is well suited as an enterprise-use 3D monitor in fields that rely heavily on simulation, including scientific research and medical education. JVC; 3D Printing 3D Printing in Stainless Steel Shapeways unveiled a new way for 3D modelers to bring their designs to life with 3D printing. Shapeways' new technique deposits stainless-steel powder in a thin layer, combin- ing it with a binding material, until the form is created layer by layer. When complete, it is infused with bronze and cured in an oven. After cooling, the models can be left in the steel finish or tumbled for a polished look. Shapeways' users can also have designs 3D printed in metal, the material specifications of which differ greatly from polymers. Shapeways; Workstations Built for Speed Boxx Technologies, maker of high-perfor- mance computing systems for VFX, post- production, graphic design, and advanced visualization, announced that its GoBoxx and RTX, like the 3DBoxx 8500 workstation, are now powered by the latest Intel Xeon processor series. The RTX workstation, engineered for high-res motion media work- flows, supports DI tasks, image manipula- tion, and input/output of compressed and uncompressed HD, 2 k, 4k, 2k stereo, and motion media files. The GoBoxx mobile workstation is available with the Intel Xeon 3500 processor series or an Intel Core i7 desktop processor. Boxx Technologies; ViDeo Handheld Virtual Camera InterSense, provider of precision motion technology, has enhanced its flagship VCam system for game developers and film, episod- ic, and commercial production professionals, with a handheld, high-definition tracked display, accentuating cinematic realism. VCam also has been updated with improved software, offering greater flexibility and interface options in support of Autodesk's MotionBuilder 2009 and 2010. The compa- ny also previewed during SIGGRAPH 2009 its VCam Lite, a cost-effective alternative to the original VCam system that can be integrated into optical motion-capture envi- ronments. The VCam Lite will combine the VCam's patented motion-tracking technol- ogy and virtual production software into a precision, inertial-ultrasonic system with an intuitive user interface. An alternate version of the VCam Lite will be offered with Inter- Sense's InertiaCube technology, for use on large optical mocap stages. Intersense; September 2009 48

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