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Okino Ships Revised .3dm Rhinoceros/OpenNURBS v5 Import/Export Converters for its PolyTrans line of Software Products




Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) March 9, 2011

Ten years after releasing their first Rhino/OpenNURBS .3dm file format support, Okino Computer Graphics announced today that it is now shipping its rewritten, revised and optimized import/export converters compatible with McNeels Rhinoceros v5.




Now into its 23rd year of development, Okinos PolyTrans|CAD is one of the most complex, robust and widely used products within the 3D graphics market, allowing cross conversion between all major MCAD, DCC/Animation and VisSim 3D file formats + programs. Okinos revised .3dm import/export converters work within the stand-alone PolyTrans & NuGraf products, PolyTrans-for-3dsMax, PolyTrans-for-Maya, PolyTrans-for-Softimage and within many third party products such as: 3DCreate (by Visual Components), Cinema-4D and its Engineering Bundle (by Maxon Computer), EON Reality, NGRAIN military training products, Pytha (by CATS Software), Quest-3D (by Act-3D), VirTools (4DC .nmo pipeline by Realicon) and others.

The newly released .3dm converters provide exacting support for the following core aspects of the .3dm file format: full cloning of Rhinos recursive instancing of block definitions + its nuances during import (conversion of instancing is one of the hardest aspects of professional 3D file format conversion), recursive layer recreation, trimmed NURBS surfaces, NURBS curves (single, composite and multi-segment), polyline curves, mesh geometry (with vertex normals, vertex uv texture coordinates and vertex colors), import of child render meshes of Breps, 3D point clouds, import of 2D vector text annotations, viewport cameras, ambient/spot/point/directional light sources, materials and diffuse+bump+environment texture maps.

This is an important release for our Okino software users who connect to Rhino through our .3dm conversion pipeline, said Robert Lansdale, president and CEO of Okino Computer Graphics, Inc. 14 years ago we began working with McNeel & Associates to create one of the first, if not the first, external conversion systems for their Rhino v1 software, using the little known and esoteric NURBS capabilities of the Wavefront OBJ format. In January 2001 we released our native Rhino .3dm import and export converters for Rhino v2, which have been revised with each new subsequent release of Rhino. With our new v5 release, complex Rhino files with recursive block usage, alpha-textured objects and full scene attributes can flow out to our popular export formats such as SketchUp, U3D (for 3D PDF), Collada, FBX, OpenFlight, 3ds Max, Maya, Lightwave, C4D, etc. with proper retention of the original Rhino scene data. In the reverse direction, Okino has been the main provider of all main CAD + DCC formats for the last 3 decades, and can move data ranging from SolidWorks to Collada into Rhino in a robust + error free manner.

Major Benefits to Rhino Users

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