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January 27, 2015: Integrating web-based VR samples into a native Google Cardboard app using the Cardboard SDK for Android
Comments: 0 | Categories: Android , Autodesk , PaaS , Virtual Reality
I mentioned this in last Friday’s post: after building an Android app to bring our web-based VR samples to Gear VR, it made sense to do the same for Google Cardboard. It made sense for 3 reasons: Most importantly, I...

January 26, 2015: Using environment variables inside AutoCAD file path options
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , Runtime
Operating System-level environment variables are a handy way to reduce redundancy or to simplify providing support for per-user settings. (I’m sure they’re good for other things, too, but these are the ones that spring to my mind, at least. :-)...

January 23, 2015: HoloLens for CAD?
Comments: 0 | Categories: Augmented Reality , AutoCAD , Virtual Reality
I’m down with some kind of stomach bug, so any thoughts I might have had of writing code today are out the window. But luckily there’s plenty of juicy technology news buzzing around – especially in the AR space –...

January 21, 2015: Building a Gear VR app using the Oculus Mobile SDK
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , PaaS , Virtual Reality
Today we’re following on from last week’s post introducing this project where we want to convert the Google Cardboard A360 samples to work in a more integrated manner with the Samsung Gear VR. The main purpose of the project is...

January 16, 2015: Modifying the contents of an AutoCAD xref using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Drawing structure , Runtime
An interesting query came into my inbox, last week. A member of one of our internal product teams was looking to programmatically modify the contents of an external reference file. She was using the code in this helpful DevBlog post,...

January 15, 2015: A360 viewer & Samsung Gear VR
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , PaaS , Virtual Reality
Back in October, I had a lot of fun developing some Virtual Reality samples using Autodesk’s View & Data API. The samples instanced the A360 viewer component twice in a web-page and controlled the views on these two instances –...

January 14, 2015: Last few days to apply for the Autodesk Cloud Accelerator
Comments: 0 | Categories: Autodesk , Mobile , PaaS , SaaS , Training , Web/Tech
I mentioned this event – an excellent opportunity to kickstart your web or mobile application development efforts – late last year. The original submission deadline was last week, but this has been extended to January 17 – the end of...

January 12, 2015: Selecting a linetype and applying it to a set of AutoCAD entities using .NET
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Drawing structure , Object properties , User interface
I received this request from Mateusz Andrzejczak, over the weekend: I have problem with LineTypeDialog. Your part of the code is working perfectly, but i have problem with modifying the values. I have a SelectionSet that holds all object that...

January 8, 2015: Recreating the Star Wars opening crawl in AutoCAD using F# – Part 4
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Drawing structure , F# , Geometry , Graphics system
Happy Friday! It’s time to unveil the completed Star Wars opening crawl inside AutoCAD… After an intro and seeing various pieces implemented, in today’s post we’re going to add the crawl text and animate its movement into the distance. The...

January 8, 2015: Recreating the Star Wars opening crawl in AutoCAD using F# – Part 3
Comments: 0 | Categories: AutoCAD , AutoCAD .NET , Drawing structure , F# , Geometry , Graphics system , HTML
Now that we’ve introduced the series and seen how to add some introductory text, theme music and a field of stars, it’s time for the Star Wars logo. The initial blue text The theme music The star field The disappearing...

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