Kevin Bustamante 3D models timeline

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  • 3D Models definition

    3D modeling is the process of developing a mathematical representation of any surface of an object in three dimensions via specialized software. The product is called a 3D model. Someone who works with 3D models may be referred to as a 3D artist or a 3D modeler.
  • 3D model fact 1 pre history

    3D model fact 1 pre history
    the history of 3D modeling began way before the first PC all started with mathematical ideas that are behind 3D visualization, and some of he basic ideas came from Euclid, sometimes referred to as the “founder of geometry”, who lived in the 3rd century BC.
  • 3D models fact 2 1960

    3D models fact 2 1960
    The first advancements in the history of 3D modeling came when the first commercially available CAD or Computer Aided Design systems in the 1960s.The biggest breakthrough came from Ivan Sutherland who introduced Sketchpad, also known as “Robot Draftsman," and in 1968, Ivan Sutherland and David Evans founded the first 3D graphics company, “Evans & Sutherland” the appearance and success in the market inspired others to start up their own companies and work on developing the technology.
  • 3D models fact 3 1970

    3D models fact 3 1970
    new companies began to offer automated design and drafting systems. ADAM, a CAD system released in 1971,was one of those. gouraud and phong discovered techniques for shading at the University of Utah which sped up processing by simplifying the original algorithms for rendering and delivered better visual results in light, reflection and shading. An item of interest was the Utah teapot model, because of its structure, variety of surfaces it possessed and the item’s ability to cast shadows on it.
  • 3D models fact 4 1980

    3D models fact 4 1980
    The introduction of the first IBM PC in 1981 caused a widespread use of CAD in not only aerospace and automotive industries but also in commercial engineering businesses. In 1983, the 2D system AutoCAD was released. It was the first significant CAD program in the history of 3D modeling for the IBM PC, as it offered almost as much functionality of other CAD programs to date but at 20% of their cost. But they didn't dominate the market for long because of commercial CAD systems.
  • 3D models fact 5 1990

    3D models fact 5 1990
    At this point in the history of 3D modeling, CAD software was widespread and being tested to its limits. It was now easier and cheaper to access professional programs and hardware allowing for complex 3D models. The software was now constantly developing and changing, allowing for faster access and a more user-friendly experience. And this was help with free and open source software like Blender were popping up, so people fascinated with 3D learned and tried modeling for themselves.
  • 3D models fact 6 The Emergence Of 3D Printing

    3D models fact 6 The Emergence Of 3D Printing
    A separate part of the history of 3D modeling is the invention of SLA or stereolithography, the production parts in a layer by layer fashion. It was thought up in 1984 although the first machine that utilized it came out in 1992 which made the first 3D solid plastic model. and new and companies were only realizing the potential of such technology. Then the big explosion happened in 1999 when the first 3D printed organ was implanted in a person, a synthetic bladder.
  • 3D models fact 7

    As history went on,new possibilities opened up with the expansion of the internet. In 2005, an open source 3D printing project, RepRap, was funded through supporters on the web. It was successfully developed and released in 2008. Dubbed “Darwin”,and this sparked major hype and enthusiasm for 3D printing and this huge spark of interest, Kickstarter funded countless 3D printing projects. Because of this 3D modeling interest become world wide and lots of people begin to see how great 3d models are.
  • 3D models fact 8

    With the development in this technology, 3D modeling and visualization are widely available and affordable as ever. 3D modeling has transform lives of many people and hopeful it well become better overtime while also being widely popular so that future generations can experience of 3D modeling.