DEVELOP3D Live event preview

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DEVELOP3D Live (Warwick, March 20) offers the perfect opportunity to see the very latest CAD, VR, 3D printing and visualisation technologies and learn from those truly pushing the boundaries of design. Tickets are free so claim yours now

BIM conferences play an essential role in the advancement of the construction industry, but for AEC firms really looking to push the boundaries of design technology, there is much to learn from the fast paced automotive, product design and manufacturing sectors.

DEVELOP3D LIVE (March 20, Warwick) offers the perfect opportunity to do just that. The one-day event, organised by AEC Magazine’s sister publication DEVELOP3D, will showcase the very latest in design, engineering, manufacturing and visualisation technology.

There’ll be a huge exhibition with 60+ exhibitors and a four-stream conference covering everything from Artificial Intelligence (AI), generative design and future CAD tools, to 3D printing and VR/AR/MR. There’ll also be a chance to see the very latest in design viz technology including some exciting new tools from the Chaos Group, the developer of leading architectural rendering software V-Ray.

The future of automotive

The keynote speakers this year come from the automotive sector, but these are no ordinary automakers.

Mike (Mouse) McCoy, a film director, producer and motorcycle racer, is now CEO of Hackrod, a firm which specialises in custom vehicles and aims to produce the first generatively designed and metal 3D printed car. In fact, Hackrod is currently building a huge print bed for metal 3D printing with simultaneous machining.

McCoy believes strongly in the democratisation of car design and manufacturing and sees a future where AI and new 3D printing techniques will liberate customers from what big auto produces for the masses.


David Moseley of California-based Lucid Motors will go deep into simulation and explore the role of multi-physics simulation in the development of a brand new all-electric vehicle, the Lucid Air.

This luxury sedan, which has a target market date for 2018, will come in a v ariety of configurations. It has a 400-mile range from its on-board 100kWh battery. It’s also no slouch, with acceleration from 0-60 mph in 2.5 seconds.

Design viz and VR

One of the big focuses for DEVELOP3D Live 2018 is a conference stream dedicated entirely to design visualisation and Virtual Reality (VR).

There will be rendering experts and customers from Chaos Group (V-Ray) sharing details of exciting new technologies and optimised design viz workflows.

HP’s Sean Young will introduce Mars Home Planet, a global mission to unite architects and engineers to design an urban area for 1 million people on Mars and bring it to life in VR.

Richard Seale, lead automotive designer at Seymourpowell, will give a live demonstration of ‘Reality Works’ – a new VR sketch tool that allows designers to sketch in 3D at full scale to create data and streamline collaboration between both designer and modeller.

AMD’s Jamie Gwilliam will explore the hardware requirements for the best VR/AR experience, explain how CAD and VR/AR graphics cards differ and discuss the differences between CPU and GPU rendering.

Escape Technology’s Lee Danskin will examine how cloud workflows can be used in visual effects in all industries including architecture.

There will also be a big focus on rendring materials. Swatchbook’s Yazan Malkosh will present a new cloud platform designed to revolutionise the exploration, visualisation and sharing of materials. Meanwhile, Allegorithmic’s Pierre Maheut will introduce Substance Designer, a nodebased material authoring tool, to create procedural and/or scanned Physically Based Rendering (PBR) materials.


DEVELOP3D Live features a huge exhibition with over 60 stands. There will be many new-to-market products on show and plenty to touch and see, including the very latest in VR Ready desktop and mobile workstations.

See for a full run down of who will be there.


DEVELOP3D Live boasts four concurrent conference streams featuring a whole range of designers, engineers and industry specialists. In addition to the dedicated stream for design viz and VR, topics include product design, engineering, 3D printing and fabrication. See for the full programme.

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DEVELOP3D Live March 20, Warwick

Warwick Arts Centre, CV4 7AL

Chaos Group, developer of V-Ray, will unveil some exciting new technology at DEVELOP3D LIVE

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