Archive for May, 2006

Octaga to release X3D plug-in for Acrobat

Octaga is developing an X3D plug-in for Adobe Acrobat and Acrobat Reader that will allow any user to read and interact with 3D visualizations and virtual reality embedded in a PDF document. The software is designed to enable creative professionals to more quickly and cost-effectively collaborate on projects that require visualization with 3D, video, and audio. X3D is the ISO ratified 3D scene interchange format and runtime system for 3D visualization, virtual reality, and augmented reality (3D with text overlays, audio, and video). X3D supports several file format encodings and programming languages, providing interoperability of 3D data across diverse computing environments and great flexibility in manipulating, communicating and displaying scenes interactively. A Mac version is planned for later this year.

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AC3D version 6 now available

Inivis Limited today announced the release of the AC3D 6 3D modeller for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. Version 6 supports subdivision surfaces and more, and is available for $79.95: http://www.ac3d.org/whatsnew.html

AC3D is one of the longest -established 3D design software programs available today. In development from 1994 and commercially available since 1996, AC3D has grown to become a highly regarded and popular program.
Inivis Limited, developers of 3D design software, purchased the complete rights to AC3D in 2002. Inivis is committed to developing AC3D’s functionality and multi-platform availability, whilst maintaining its user-friendly and client-focused reputation.

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