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Luma raises $43M to build AI that crafts 3D models

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A couple of years ago, Alex Yu and Amit Jain came together to found a company that’d let people capture objects in 3D using their smartphones — no additional equipment required.

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Tripolygon, a 3D modeling software developer, lets metaverse creators make their own 3D assets

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There are a number of ways to make money in the metaverse by participating in play-to-earn games, buying virtual real estate, or creating 3D assets on metaverse platforms like Roblox, AltspaceVR and VRChat. Tripolygon offers 3D modeling software (UModeler), plugins (UModeler X) and more as a subscription service for the metaverse creators.

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Singapore’s PixCap draws $2.8M to power web-based 3D design

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A freshly funded player is PixCap , which is entering the fray with a no-code, web-based 3D design tool. CJ Looi , CEO of PixCap, is building the company when the web experience is undergoing what he called an “evolution from 2D to 3D.” 3D templates from PixCap. million from a seed funding round.

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Snap quietly acquired 3D-scanning startup Th3rd last year

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Snap quietly acquired Amsterdam-based 3D-scanning studio Th3rd in the second quarter of last year, at a time when the company was looking to bolster its AR-powered commerce ambitions. In July 2021, it acquired 3D and AR commerce company Vertebrae. The company did not disclose the financial terms of the deal.

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ConocoPhillips enlists 3D printing for supply efficiencies on Alaska’s North Slope

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Carlo had an inkling that 3D printing could really change the game.” Mathur, who held tech chief roles at Staples and Biogen before coming to ConocoPhillips in 2021, is referring to Carlo De Bernardi, a principal engineer at ConocoPhillips responsible for scaling the company’s adoption of 3D printing.

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Epic Games acquires Sketchfab, a 3D-model sharing platform

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Sketchfab has been building a platform to upload, download, view, share, sell and buy 3D assets. Essentially, it is the leading repository for 3D files on the web. That’s why creators either design their own 2D and 3D assets, outsource this process or buy assets directly. Epic Games isn’t disclosing the terms of the deal.

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Hexa raises $20.5M to turn images into 3D objects for VR, AR and more

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Hexa , a 3D asset visualization and management platform, today announced that it closed a $20.5 After all, the company was once one of the world’s largest smartphone manufacturers — not exactly entrenched in the 3D modeling space. They also can manage and assess the impact of their 3D content through our platform.”

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