New Modeling Tool at SolidWorks Labs!

September 25, 2007 13 Comments »
New Modeling Tool at SolidWorks Labs!

CbmodelproSolidWorks Labs has posted a free beta of a modeling tool called CB Model Pro.  It is a direct manipulation freeform modeling tool.  It was developed by the creators of Cosmic Blobs.  I have already downloaded it and will be posting more on it soon.  Check out the website to learn more about it.

Stay tuned….more to come!

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  • This has been available for a couple of years. If I remember right, it is just a mesh modeler aimed at 13-18 year old boys instead of 8-12 year old girls. The interface had a lot of blood on it, as I remember. Cosmic Blobs is still cool to play with, and conceivably has potential to be developed into a more serious tool.

  • Hi Matt,

    You are right; it has been out there for a little while now. It looks like the web site for it dates back to around August of 2006. At first glance, the thing that is interesting to me most is its ability to export mesh models. I created an .OBJ file and imported it into SolidWorks via ScanTo3D and the mesh came in without issues. It definitely has potential. We will see where they take it from here.

    I wonder why it hasn't been advertised more. It's hard to believe it's been out there this long and no one in the mainstream CAD press has mentioned it….or maybe I just missed it.

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

  • This has been available for a couple of years. If I remember right, it is just a mesh modeler aimed at 13-18 year old boys instead of 8-12 year old girls. The interface had a lot of blood on it, as I remember. Cosmic Blobs is still cool to play with, and conceivably has potential to be developed into a more serious tool.

  • Hi Matt,

    You are right; it has been out there for a little while now. It looks like the web site for it dates back to around August of 2006. At first glance, the thing that is interesting to me most is its ability to export mesh models. I created an .OBJ file and imported it into SolidWorks via ScanTo3D and the mesh came in without issues. It definitely has potential. We will see where they take it from here.

    I wonder why it hasn’t been advertised more. It’s hard to believe it’s been out there this long and no one in the mainstream CAD press has mentioned it….or maybe I just missed it.

    Best Regards,

    Ricky Jordan

  • Brian Harrison

    Hi Matt,

    Yes, it's not new. It's a version of Cosmic Blobs that is more geared towards the professionals. It's used quite a bit with creative talent who use it as a front-end to model things that they use in 3D Studio Max and the like.

    By putting it on Labs, we are advertising the concept/ideas to the greater SolidWorks community to both see what type of success you have with it (Scan to 3D with SW) and also what more do you want from it.

    Let us know … send a mail anytime (labsfeedback@solidworks.com).

    Thanks,

    Brian

  • Brian Harrison

    Hi Matt,

    Yes, it’s not new. It’s a version of Cosmic Blobs that is more geared towards the professionals. It’s used quite a bit with creative talent who use it as a front-end to model things that they use in 3D Studio Max and the like.

    By putting it on Labs, we are advertising the concept/ideas to the greater SolidWorks community to both see what type of success you have with it (Scan to 3D with SW) and also what more do you want from it.

    Let us know … send a mail anytime (labsfeedback@solidworks.com).

    Thanks,

    Brian

  • A few more details about CB Model Pro and Cosmic Blobs…. Though Cosmic Blobs and CB Model Pro look like simple mesh modelers, in fact they use very interesting and unique surface mathematics. Though the only export is mesh, the underlying definition is not only exact, fully evaluated surfaces, but it also maintains curvature continuity over all operations.

    Please note that both of these products are meant for concept work…. kind of like 3D doodling… there are no exact dimensions or precise shape controls.

    Enjoy….

    Scott Harris

  • A few more details about CB Model Pro and Cosmic Blobs…. Though Cosmic Blobs and CB Model Pro look like simple mesh modelers, in fact they use very interesting and unique surface mathematics. Though the only export is mesh, the underlying definition is not only exact, fully evaluated surfaces, but it also maintains curvature continuity over all operations.

    Please note that both of these products are meant for concept work…. kind of like 3D doodling… there are no exact dimensions or precise shape controls.

    Enjoy….

    Scott Harris

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  • Insightful read. I have stumbled and twittered this for my friends. Others no doubt will like it like I did.

  • Insightful read. I have stumbled and twittered this for my friends. Others no doubt will like it like I did.

  • Insightful read. I have stumbled and twittered this for my friends. Others no doubt will like it like I did.

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