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Design8 present @ 3D in the picture

October 10, 2017

On November 7, Canon Nederland N.V. organizes the event '3D in the Picture' at their office in 's-Hertogenbosch (the Netherlands). '3D in the Picture' is the event for every professional who wants to know more about all the facets of 3D Printing, from 3D modeling to 3D scanning and 3D printing. Design8 is present at this event as well and will give a presentation about a 3D workflow with solidThinking Evolve and Inspire.


  • 09:00 - Welcome
  • 09:30 - Opening
    Rob Brouns, Customer Group Manager AEC & Manufacturing, Canon Nederland N.V.
  • 09:40 - Innovating with print
    Wilco Verheij, Director Industrial & Production Solutions, Canon Nederland N.V.
  • 10:00 - 3D Scanning for 3D printing and Reverse Engineering
    Marnix van der Wolk, Senior Account Manager FARO Benelux
  • 10:30 - Print it yourself or Outsourceing
    Stefan Rink, Vice President of Manufacturing, Shapeways
  • 11:00 - Break
  • 11:30 - Inspiration Sessions
    Discover, experience, meet, listen and share - in collaboration with Design8 bv, Shapeways, FARO Benelux, Cad2Reality and Canon Customer Services
  • 13:00 - Closing lunch


Also excited about the endless possibilities of 3D Printing? Register yourself at http://go.canon-europe.com/NL-3D-event.

3D Basecamp: the best of SketchUp and more!

September 28, 2017

Great news for every SketchUpper in the Benelux: the popular 3D Basecamp is coming to Eindhoven (NL) on November 24, 2017!

The best of SketchUp and more...!

At 3D Basecamp you can follow informative Keynote sessions about several SketchUp Pro workflows and learn more about additional possibilities, like rendering, Virtual Reality, 3D printing and more! Plus, you can attend a SketchUp, LayOut and V-Ray workshop, bringing your SketchUp Pro skills to the next level.

Place to be: Evoluon - Eindhoven (NL)

Put a red marker in your calendar: on November 24, 2017, 3D Basecamp comes to the Evoluon in Eindhoven (NL). The Evoluon is one of the most iconic buildings in the Netherlands. The 'concrete ufo' was built by Philips in the '60's as a permanent exhibition space and has become a multifunctional venue for events, congresses and meetings in the years after. Frits Philips's (Philips president from 1961 to 1971 and initiator of the Evoluon) goal with Evoluon fits the idea of the 3D Basecamp: "It would be great if the Evoluon became a place where people share and exchange their knowledge, experience, enthusiasm and inspiration in a way that pays off on multiple fronts."


08:30 - Reception with coffee / tea / refreshments
08:30 - Registration and Wardrobe
09:00 - Opening session in the Main Hall
09:15 - Keynote sessions in the Main Hall
10:00 - Workshop sessions in the Small Hall
10:45 - Intermission
11:00 - Continuation Keynote and Workshop Sessions
12:30 - Lunch
13:15 - Continuation Keynote and Workshop Sessions
15:30 - Intermission
15:45 - Continuation Keynote and Workshop Sessions
16:30 - Closing session with raffle in the Main Hall
17:00 - Drinks
18:00 - End

Confirmed Speakers

Matthijs Kraan - Freyr Architecten about SketchUp Pro all the way
Nick Nijmeijer - ITCAD about SketchUp Pro & BIM
Dave Wayne - CADalog inc about SU Podium
Stijn Brilman - Canon Nederland about 3D Printing Architectural Models

Get your tickets(s) here!

See you November 24, 2017!


KeyShot 7.1 released

September 28, 2017

KeyShot 7.1 is available for download now.

KeyShot 7.1 is a free update for KeyShot 7 and is focused on stability and improvements, with:

  • Support for Maya 2018
  • Improvements to Gem dispersion, round edges, Material Graph, Model Sets and Configurator
  • Updates to KeyShot Network Rendering for more control over the core usage
  • Bug fixes and improvements


Happy Rendering!


Twinmotion 2018.01 released

September 27, 2017

After the official release of Twinmotion 2018 in Augustus, the first maintenance is now available for download. Twinmotion 2018.01 contains several performance and stability fixes which will improve the workflow.


Happy Animating!

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