More information on 3DMF
and its integration into Moving Worlds may be
Nasdaq: AAPL) today announced the company's 3DMF
(3D Metafile) format as a proposed standard for 3D graphics exchange across the Internet.
QuickDraw 3D has four main components: a fast 24-bit interactive renderer, system-level handling of 3D components, a new 3D file format standard called 3DMF
, and user-interface guidelines for developers.
Vertigo 3D Dizzy includes over 500 3DMF
(3D Metafile) models from Vertigo and Viewpoint DataLabs -- 3DMF
is Apple's cross-platform 3D file format standard.
QuickDraw 3D supports a new cross-platform file format -- 3DMF
-- that makes it possible for 3D graphics to be moved from application to application, preserving geometric information, as well as information about textures, lighting and shading.
Once that content is created, its LiveStyles attributes are saved directly into a 3DMF
file so users can view it in any QuickDraw 3D-enabled application, even without the LiveStyles used to create it.
We believe QuickDraw 3D and the Apple 3DMF
format represents a significant step toward broadening the market by putting the power of 3D at the fingertips of desktop users.
The charting component imports data from Adrenaline Numbers or any tab-separated text files, and saves them in PICT, QuickTime(TM) or 3DMF
exchange across Windows, Mac and UNIX platforms -- A standard 3D viewer to view and manipulate 3DMF
files -- Extensive 3D hardware acceleration capabilities through QuickDraw
As I've stated before, we do expect continued pressures on the sales performance of our footwear category into early 1997, until we can offer a substantial number of products with visible Hexalite, advanced DMX and 3DMF
technologies at various price points.
Fractal's implementation of Apple's 3D file format, 3DMF
, in Ray Dream Studio will allow customers to seamlessly work with complete 3D data, regardless of platform or application vendor.
Z-Art is available in all major 3-D file formats, including: Adobe Dimensions, Alias Sketch, Apple QuickDraw 3DMF
, Autodesk 3D, Studio 3DS, Calagari trueSpace2, ElectricImage, MacroMedia Macromodel, Ray Dream Designer, Specular Infini-D, Strata Studio Pro, DXF (for easy cross platform importing) and many others.