October 21, 2008

AGI and Okino Computer Graphics Announce 3D Conversion Pipeline into AGI’s STK Software

Toronto, Ontario - AGI "Affiliated Product Partner" Okino Computer Graphics announced that a secondary, complementary data conversion pipeline in Okino’s PolyTrans|CAD (using the COLLADA format) gives STK users the ability to evaluate the new COLLADA model import (beta) capability of AGI’s STK software.

For more than 10 years, Okino has been a primary provider of cost-effective and robust 3D data translation software to STK users around  the globe.

Okino’s PolyTrans|CAD converts from native CAD file formats such as ACIS SAT, Alias .wire, Autodesk Inventor, AutoCAD DXF/DWG, CATIA v4+5, DWF, IGES, JT Open, Parasolid, Pro/Engineer, Rhino-3D, Solid Edge, SolidWorks, STEP, STL, XGL, U3D, VDA-FS, XGL, X3D, and many others.

Complete control is provided over final scene complexity, as well as tools to handle small parts removal, robust hierarchy/scene optimization, and polygon reduction. Okino's DCC/Animation side of the company provides conversion to STK from all other major 3D animation packages and DCC file formats, such as 3ds Max, Maya, Lightwave, Softimage XSI, COLLADA, DEM, DirectX, ESRI, FACT, FBX, OBJ, OpenFlight, PDB, PLY, SketchUp, VRML1+2, XAML, and X3D.
For those not familiar with AGI’s STK software, it calculates the positions of land, sea, air, and space assets and their movements over time. Multiple analytical and numerical propagators compute vehicle positions in a wide variety of coordinate systems.
Effects, such as Earth oblateness, pole wander, leap second, solar radiation pressure, lunar effects, atmospheric drag, light time delay, and terrain are taken into account to compute results with accuracy. The analysis software can be used as a standalone, out-of-the-box desktop application; integrated into an enterprise or service-oriented architecture; or embedded into other applications.