April 1
Ray tracing vs Path tracing, in plain English

One of the questions we often get here at Lagoa is what type of render engine we are using; a path tracer or a ray tracer? The answer is that we are a path tracer.

January 31
Lagoa Takes on Smithsonian 3D Scans

You may have heard that the Smithsonian Museum made headlines in November by making 3D models of their artifacts public for viewing and download.

January 29
DEVELOP3D | Review: render solution

The process of rendering a photorealistic image or animation of a current product iteration is something, most of us are familiar with.

January 24
Fast Company | Computational Fashion Design And How Will It Make Us All Look Awesome

Francis Bitoni, the mind behind Dita Von Teese’s curve-hugging 3-D-printed dress, recently teamed up with Lagoa and MakerBot to host a 10-day workshop on the emerging field of 3-D garment design.

January 15
Animation Magazine | February 2014 Tech Reviews

This web-based 3D system with a progressive, physically-based render engine in the Cloud is ideal for product development and prototyping due to its physical shaders, and the ability to scan real materials and derive shaders from them.

January 5
3DTotal | 3D rendering in your browser

“The instantaneous results you get from Lagoa are pretty amazing, especially when you take a step back and consider the fact that this is all happening on remote servers which then stream the results back to your screen. The Multi-Optics

January 3
Working in the Cloud

In a previous life, I was an industrial designer at a small studio located somewhere on the east coast of the United States. The work I did was interesting, and it was an excellent opportunity for a recent college grad

December 11
GrabCAD and Lagoa team up for a render wars challenge!

GrabCAD and Lagoa team up to offer an awesome render wars challenge! Some sweet prizes are up for grabs, including a top prize of a year’s subscription to GrabCAD-Lagoa, $300 in cash, some awesome Mega Blocks sets, and more! You

December 11
Lagoa 2.0 | New Features, New Look

Lagoa Restyled Lagoa now sports an all new bright theme making it easier on the eyes after a long session. The top bar has been streamlined and now includes information on your open scenes. To get the most out of

December 10
Boston Globe | With $5.3 million in fresh funding, 3D visualization startup Lagoa builds Boston office

“A Montreal startup is firmly planting a foot in Boston’s 3D design and printing cluster. And the company, Lagoa, has just banked $5.3 million in new funding, much of it from Cambridge-based Atlas Venture. Lagoa isn’t focused on designing 3D