Autodesk x T-Splines x EvD

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EngineerVsDesigner Episode 27: Matt Sederberg from EvD Media on Vimeo.

Blame it on the post Christmas malaise (hell, blame it on the sunshine, moonlight and boogie), but we completely missed this one when it was first announced: Autodesk has acquired the assets of T-Splines.

If you’re scratching your head wondering what T-Splines is, then Dr Ming put this together a little while ago. Essentially, its a organic surface creation technology without all the fannying around with curves, control points and all that tedious stuff. It’s also been built directly into Rhino and SolidWorks. Now Autodesk has acquired it. I’d say more but the distinguished gentlemen* at have an interview with Matt Sederberg (who’s dad invented the technology) and is now Product Manager for its development at Autodesk.

Personally, I think this is one of the smartest moves Autodesk has made since the acquisition of Alias – specifically when it comes down to raw, pure, modelling technology. And I want this in Inventor Fusion. Now. And on the Mac.

* I say “gentlemen”. What I might also mean is “verbally incontinent gibbons with microphones”. And I love them both for it.


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