Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The TAC™ Ecosystem is an award-winning appearance solution that enables an unmatched level of realism and efficiency in digital material capture and 3D design. Bring product designs to life with digital material representations that have the same visual appearance characteristics as their physical counterparts. Accurately and consistently share material appearance information across every step of the product development process to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market.
Capture.

Capture.

Efficiently capture physical materials for use in virtual environments.

The TAC7 Scanner efficiently measures and stores color, size, texture, gloss, transparency, and other appearance characteristics for even the most complex materials. Scanned results are captured and shared via an Appearance Exchange File (AxF), a vendor neutral file format that is easily accessed by most major Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and state-of-the art rendering applications. The result is highly accurate files and reduced time for manual adjustments.



Communicate.

Communicate.

Create and manage one single library of digital materials.

The PANTORA Material Hub is a desktop application that lets you store, edit and share digital files across all of your PLM and CAD systems applications. The result is consistent material renderings from design to production and point of sale.



Visualize.

Visualize.

Reduce approval cycles leveraging an immersive 3D visualization environment for evaluation of material appearance.

The Virtual Light Booth provides an unparalleled ability to accurately compare physical and digital material samples under the exact same perceptual conditions – from illumination to contextual to observational factors. The technology enables designers to make more informed material selections, reduces approval times, improves product quality, and accelerates time to market.

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TAC Ecosystem Products and Services


TAC7

The TAC7 scanner captures and stores color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics of physical material samples.

PANTORA™ Material Hub

PANTORA, a desktop application, is the controlling hub of the TAC ecosystem. It allows users to store, manage, view and edit digitally captured materials and to exchange these materials, via a vendor neutral Appearance Exchange (AxF) file format.

Appearance Exchange Format (AxF™)

AxF is a vendor-neutral file format that digitally stores and shares a material’s appearance properties across PLM, CAD and rendering applications.

Virtual Light Booth

The Virtual Light Booth provides an unparalleled ability to accurately compare physical and digital material samples, streamlining the design approval process and accelerating time to market.

TAC Services

Let X-Rite experts handle the physical material scanning for you. Transform your samples into highly accurate digital material data files for use in 3D rendering applications.

Compatible Applications

Digitally capturing appearance data is easier than ever. Integration with leading Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and state-of-the-art rendering applications ensures that design and marketing teams achieve a consistent look and feel from digital prototyping to the showroom. AxF enables an entirely new level of consistency and accuracy in the digital representation of physical materials across these tools, streamlining the design process and accelerating time to market.

Compatible Applications for AxF
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Visit X-Rite to see a live demonstration of the Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) ecosystem, a solution that brings a new level of accuracy and efficiency to the capture, communication and presentation of physical materials in the virtual world.

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