Win 3 Augmented Reality 3D Experience Comic Books!

By Aurelien
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As a follow-up to previous post “The Missing Piece between Comics and Animation”, here are the three questions for you to win 3 Augmented Reality 3D Experience Comic Books by François Schuiten “La Douce”:

  1. What is the name of the industrial designer of the Type 12 locomotive? (expected answer : first name + last name)
  2. What is the year when the 12.004 locomotive was in service for the last time? (expected answer : four-digit year)
  3. What is the name of the Belgian consortium who built the Type 12 locomotive? (expected answer : name)

You may answer by replying on this blog post (as a comment), on our Facebook page, or to our twitter account @Dassault3DS. First (chronological order according to timestamps) to give the right answer for each of the questions will win a comic book :)

Hint: all answers can be found in the previous post (and in links within the post) ;)

Note: Dassault Systèmes’ employees are not entitled to win.

Good luck!

Edit 5/4 @ 15:14 : game over, all 3 comic books were won on Facebook (see post), congrats to the three winners!

The right answers were:

  1. André Huet (source). It was not Raoul Notesse, who was actually the engineer, not the industrial designer.
  2. 1985 (source). It was not 1962 but 1985 the very last time the restored 12.004 ran before being kept at the museum.
  3. Cockerill (source). The gold plaque on the locomotive says “Consortium belge de constructeurs de locomotives COCKERILL – 1939”


The Missing Piece between Comics and Animation

By Aurelien
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If you’re a fan of Belgian comics, you probably noticed the recent introduction of “La douce”, François Schuiten’s latest piece of artwork. But did you notice that the author’s editor Casterman partnered with Dassault Systèmes to transform the comic book into a 3D augmented reality experience? Better than any amount of words, check out the video below and you’ll instantly get what I’m talking about. Definitely the missing piece between comics and animation! :)

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Now the beauty is, it’s not just about plain 3D animation. A passionate team of volunteers at Dassault Systèmes accurately modeled the 12.004 locomotive starting from 2D drawings all the way to the final 3D mock-up including kinematics. Knowing that only 6 of the Type 12 locomotive were ever produced and that the 12.004 is the only one left today (kept in a museum in Louvain), this is an amazing way to give this incredible piece of engineering work a new birth.

If you stay tuned, I’ll come up very soon with 3 questions for you to WIN 3 comic books “La douce”! OK, those will be in French (translations pending) but the 3D experience goes beyond the barriers of language, doesn’t it? ;)

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Expanding 3DEXPERIENCE to Nature with GEOVIA

By Aurelien
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Wow. If you saw our news earlier today, we had two major announcements:

  1. The first one is about our acquisition of Gemcom Software, the world leader in geological modeling and simulation for the mining industry.
  2. The second is the launch of our latest Brand dubbed GEOVIA. GEOVIA will be dedicated to the virtualization and simulation of nature. In other words, while you know CATIA as the Brand for “Virtual Product”, GEOVIA will be the Brand for “Virtual Planet”. Gemcom Software is, in fact, the first step towards this new endeavor.

We will have plenty of opportunities to further discuss about GEOVIA on this blog, but first things first, we’d like to wish a warm welcome to the 360 employees of Gemcom Software!  :-)

If you’re curious about Gemcom, you will want to listen to CEO Rick Moignard, talking about the company, its products, and how he sees fit with Dassault Systèmes’ 3D Experience platform. As I had the chance to talk with Rick recently, I really can tell how he is thrilled by the expanding capabilities in workforce safety and sustainability brought by the combination of our respective pieces of software.
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To learn more about Gemcom and its products, you will also want to check this out:

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Last but not least, if you’d like to follow Gemcom on social networks, here are direct links:

What do you think about this new milestone towards virtualization of Nature? What would you like to discuss more about? Please feel free to leave a comment.

 



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