Amapi, Amira, Assistant and ZAP!
An Evening With TGS
|TGS has been a leading vendor of interactive graphics software for over 15 years,
delivering cross-platform solutions to professional developers and end-users. TGS provides a broad range of 2D & 3D graphics software tools, utilities and applications for UNIX. and PC systems. Their products support, and sometimes create, industry and government graphics standards, including
VRML, PHIGS+, ActiveX, Java, OpenGL. and Open Inventor. TGS Inc. is based in San Diego, California, with offices throughout North America.
TGS Europe, based in Bordeaux, France, is the headquarters for Europe, with offices
in Paris, Italy and Germany.
Here are the programs and tools that you'll hear about:
1) Amapi 3D - fast 3D Nurbs & polygonal modeler
1) Amapi 3D
Amapi is a fast and fun 3D modeler, with an innovative natural design interface to become an extension of your creative mind. With Nurbs and polygonal tools, advanced modeling through construction curves, Gordon surfaces, sweeps, extrusions, Booleans, unfolds, assemblies and more. Amapi is positioned as a companion modeler to high end animation and rendering tools, but for the beginning artist it also comes with a respectable hybrid renderer capable of mixing cartoons and raytracing. Also includes animations, and tons of import & exports formats, some of which are particularly suited for manufacturing prototypes or web content in Flash, VRML and the compact ZAP format created by TGS. Amapi is very popular in Europe and particularly France where it originated from.
For more details:
|ZAP will also be presented as one of the exports from Amapi for
publishing 3D content on the web
3) 3Space Assistant
3Space Assistant lets you view CAD models in DXF14 and OpenInventor, and VRML (1 & 2) models in various ways, with Examiner viewer, Walk viewer, etc... Some special highlights include
Do you have models in high-end CAD formats? STEP? VDA? IGES? STL? Then
use 3Space Converter to read and convert these to OpenInventor, and pass
them on to 3Space Assistant for interactive viewing.
Amira is a scientific visualization tool. Reads volumetric datasets like CT scans, MRI, in many popular formats, and displays a mix of volume data with polygonal all in one. Use it to perform segmentation with the graphics editor, reconstruct 3D models from that, etc. Supports various scalar and vector field visualization techniques including line integral convolution and animated, illuminated flowlines. Also generates tetrahedral meshes in preparation of finite element analysis. Amira is loaded with over 100 modules for data probing, various calculations, and many visualization modules. It is also extensible through TCL scripting.
5) OpenInventor / 3DMasterSuite
TGS is a source license of OpenInventor from SGI and we have ported it to many platforms including Linux, Solaris and Windows NT to name a few.
It is a powerful and extensible toolkit to develop 3D applications and for quickly prototyping ad-hoc viewers and interactive editors of all
types of data including volumetric data in the upcoming 2.6/3.6 release. 3DMasterSuite in fact is a collection of extensions to
OpenInventor, offering vector hardcopy (HPGL, PostScript...) from the
scenegraph, large model viewing (LMV) capabilities like octree sorting and mesh
decimation, advanced visualization techniques such as ribbons and animated flow lines, 3D draggers and sensors, environment reflection
texture mapping, and much much more to help your project get off the ground right away.
Address, directions and maps:
5330 Carroll Canyon Road
San Diego, CA 92121-3758 USA
Telephone: (858) 457-5359
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