Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Introducing Photoview 360 in SolidWorks 2009

I love Cendol! SolidWorks love Ice Kacang Machine!

It's been awhile I didn't took leave for vacation. During this X'mas festival, I managed to spend a day in Malaysia famous historical city-Melaka. (trust me, you wouldn't wanna go there during festival session! So PACK!)

So, if you been there before or google some keywords like 'Melaka food', 'cari makam Melaka', 'eat in Melaka', you will found that CENDOL (or ice kacang) is one of the MUST EAT dessert when you visit to Melaka.
Cendol- A bowl of shaved ice fill with coconut milk, green starch noodles (source from pandan leaf), BIG red bean & the most important signatured ingredient: GULA MELAKA filled on top of the shaved ice to make it special~

This bowl of cendol remind me of SolidWorks Innovation Day 2008, which held at Johor, Penang & Kuala Lumpur. If you had participated this marvelous event, you should knew about the Ice Kacang machine competition, whereby all participants try his/her best to assemble an ice kacang machine in certain time frame and stand a chance to win away a 3dconnexion SpaceNavigator.

The passion for cendol drives me to work something with the existing ice kacang machine (model by Sew with SolidWorks 2008). With the introduce of PhotoView 360, it give me a good chance to try it out with my ice kacang machine.

PhotoView 360 is new in SolidWorks 2009 and the technology base for PhotoView 360 is new and was co-developed with our Solution Partner Luxology, a leader in photorealistic rendering technology.

It brings one-button photorealistic rendering to the rest of us who are typically not experienced the the artistic aspects of photorealistic rendering. PhotoView 360 represents the latest in technology for balancing high quality image output with extreme ease of use.

PhotoView 360 streamlines the process of creating high quality rendered images and brings it to a three steps process:

We believe that PhotoView 360 is so easy to use more people than ever will begin creating photorealistic renderings of their designs as a communication tool. SolidWorks designs that are established with PhotoWorks settings for lighting, materials, scenes. This is what you (only) see in PhotoView 360, a step-by-step manger (that why I say it is so easy to use)

By following the 3 steps process, I manage to render my old school style (where you need to spin the wheel to shave ice)Ice shaving machine!!!

So, this indeed is a good news for SolidWorks 2009 user! For SolidWorks 2009, designers can use either PhotoView 360 or PhotoWorks to create photorealistic renderings of their designs.

Hmm, maybe I should create som images comparison between PhotoWorks & PhotoView 360, side by side! how do you think?

Cheers! : )


Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Gallery Widget

Here is another Widget that runs on top of Yahoo Widget Engine - Gallery Widget.

How it works:

Drop a folder of your SolidWorks designs onto this widget and sit back and watch as it displays each one in its full glory! Many options including picture frames, duration of slideshow, sort order, image size and more. Also displays other file types (such as image files).

So I have finished my posting on widgets today. Stay Tuned for more postings from ah lau....

Yahoo Widgets -Watch IT!!

I found something interesting in Yahoo Widgets. Surprisingly there is a widget created to monitoring Solidworks Files.

You can use this utility to monitor changes to files. It is great for teams working with data stored in a shared folder. Simply drag that folder onto this Widget and you will be alerted when any files in that folder are modified. You can also open the changed file directly from this Widget.
Happy Trying...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

SolidWorks Beginner eBook

a Complete SolidWorks Beginner tutorials e-book for you to start of.
Learn to use SolidWorks Easy, Fast , Quick.......

Where to find a SolidWorks Certified TRAINING, SUPPORT & SERVICES Centre!

Mr. Wong Chee Liong
from IME Technology Sdn Bhd achieving the status of
Elite Engineer in Asia Pacific.

IME Group of Companies
achieving the status of
Certified Training and Support provider
Certified Advanced Services Provider
Certified Advanced Analysis Provider

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

SolidWorks Labs

SolidWorks Labs was announced during SolidWorks World 2007 in New Orleans. Like other software "lab" sites it offers a glimpse at what SolidWorks R&D is cooking up and allows you to download some cool applications and utilities.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Assigment Video Clip from Unikl MFI

Interesting Video clip from Mhd Saidzul Dzulkifli from UNIKL-MFI

Referral Program

Congratulation to MR Andy Yeong from IPOH, PERAK as the winner
of December 2008 Refer-A-Friend Program.

He has won a 3D2N hotel stay at
Awana Porto Malai Resort @ Langkawi
wish to be the NEXT winner to

WIN a 3D2N stay at
Awana Kijal Golf, Beach & Spa Resort @ Terengganu

the more you refer, the higher chance to WIN
Winner will be announced on 1 April 2009.
Terms and Conditions apply
~~ Good Luck ~~

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

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