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3DVIA Studio Public Beta to be Retired on January 15, 2014(Comments Off)

December 13, 2013

The free 3DVIA Studio Public Beta will be retired as of January 15th, 2014. We would like to thank all of the participants in this fantastic experiment to bring game engine level development to everyone. All beta programs must come to an end and we are looking to focus our efforts on providing the best [...]

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Enhance the way you sell your ideas with 3DVIA Cloud

In today’s fast-paced world of instant communication, the ability to present your ideas from anywhere, in a way that connects with one’s audience, can be challenging. 3DVIA Cloud’s web and mobile marketing platform has been specifically designed to help professionals overcome this obstacle. We provide easy-to-use, online apps that seamlessly integrate your product files into [...]

Castlemania Stage Thirteen – Towers & Spirals

The king sent a message that he would be here for another inspection soon, which had the master engineer a bit worried. The basics of the main gatehouse had to be completed by the king’s arrival, since it is so important for castle security. Progress on the gatehouse was certainly well along, but not ready [...]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter #16 | Top 3DVIA Shape Modelers, August Model Winners

  Links to the Castlemania Stage Twelve blog post and featured models are listed at the end of the article. Links: – Castlemania Stage Twelve – Gatehouse Work – Automotive Assembly Shop – CMD – NASA Mohawk – Ornamental Buildings – Island – Motherboard – Modern House To receive your own copy of the 3DVIA [...]

Castlemania Stage Twelve – Gatehouse Work

The master engineer pitched a fit about my plan in Castlemania Stage Eleven to make wagons this time around, since work on the most important part of the castle’s defenses is lagging behind schedule. So plans have changed folks; the gatehouses get top priority now! The three gatehouses are important and vulnerable parts of the [...]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue #15 | See July Model Winners and Test Your Skills with a New Tutorial

  Links to the Castlemania Stage Eleven blog post and featured models are listed at the end of the article. Links: – Castlemania Stage Eleven – Building a Cog – City – Art Moderne – Tableros Ajedrez Vacios – LFD L-SHK SunEdition – Reactor MG – Sunrise Heights – Casa Rivoli To receive your own [...]

Castlemania Stage Eleven – Building a Cog

The castle needs a lot of materials delivered quickly to keep up with our kingdom’s growth. Since we’re living in 1275, the fastest way to move things is by ship. We built the docks and defenses. Now we need those ships to start bringing in the goods. The dominant type of merchant ship in Northern [...]

Tips & Tricks – 3DVIA Shape Mini-Tutorials

Here are direct links to 34 basic 3DVIA Shape mini-tutorial videos. After the link to the video is a link to a starter model that may help you follow along with the video. Nothing fancy, just the list. Dig in and have fun! 1 How to Box Select – Here is a link to the [...]

3DVIA Shape Newsletter – Volume 1, Issue #14 | Castlemania and June Featured Models

  Links to the Castlemania Stage Ten blog post and featured models are listed at the end of the article. Links: – Castlemania Stage Ten – Floating & Water – “A Street Car Named Desire” – Set Design – House – Caballos – LFD L-WND-XC 2012 – St. Tropez – Quarto Mel – Mountain To [...]

Castlemania Stage Ten – Floating & Water

The pace of the castle building has increased to the point where a faster way of receiving large amounts of material is needed. In 1275, when this castle is being built, that means ships! The castle site was chosen largely because it is at the juncture of two massive rivers. Now substantial docks are needed [...]

Castlemania Stage Nine – Merlons & Finials

The weather has been good, stone deliveries are regular and labor is plentiful, so a lot of progress has been made. It’s starting to look more like a castle! In the last stage, I showed you one way to build the tower bases and the arrow slits above them. This week, we’ll finish off the [...]


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