The new version features a data converter that translates Micronet 3DA files to other formats, including DXF, 3DS, and OBJ. The software features a customizable interface that lets users choose a one-, two-, or four-screen viewing mode, as well as display mode (wireframe, flat, or smooth shading) and viewing angle. For the first time, the import of IGES files is handled, as is polyline support (for 2D CAD data, for example).
The program also features real-time texturing, raytracing, Phong shading, and numerous other rendering specifications.
3D Atelier IT Version 3.5 costs $299. (Micronet Co.; www.micronet-japan.com) -JD