SpaceX's futuristic rocket design toolkit


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#2

Needs more Kerbals!


#3

It doesn’t show how you accurate build anything with it! It just shows a dithery rendering of something in slices. That’s no good for technical drafting of designs.


#4

This has to have been posted for the lulz. 3D design, and particularly, CAD design software, is hardly begging for this sort of solution. I have a leap motion and access to a rocket scientist. Her response to the leap motion? “meh”. Nothing to see here. Move along.


#5

Ahh, whats old is new again.
Virtual Reality for CAD has been around for what, 20+years?
Here’s a paper from 2000 about a CAVE based system used for distributed design reviews.
Interaction tools have come down dramatically in price, but is the interaction really better?


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“melding gestural interfaces, 3D design, virtual reality, and 3D printing.”

BOING BOING BINGO!!! now if only there was a ‘electronic freedom’ angle… :stuck_out_tongue:

seriously this stuff has looked consistantly cool for the last 30 years. it just never quite makes it to production.


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I don’t see anything revolutionary here. At least not regarding 3D/CAD interface. Sure, it looks great and is valuable for evaluation and presentation. However, It does not change the process of designing and creating the CAD model.


#8

This appears to be a viewing app where the gestures control the camera or adjust a cutting plane reveal more details. There’s no manipulation/modification of the objects. Scan the existing Leap projects out there and you will find many examples just like this. It’s funny how adding a famous name can draw so much interest.


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