Model #: tac-scan
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.
Virtual Materials with Unmatched Realism
TAC7 scanning enables the measurement of color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics, which are stored in a highly realistic, accurate and precise digital material data format. This Appearance eXchange Format (AxF) enables designers and manufacturers the ability to fully characterize and render a range of materials, from special-effects automotive paints, to fabrics and plastics. Leverage X-Rite scanning service experts to accurately capture the appearance properties of physical material samples and deliver a rapid return on investment by significantly reducing costs and design approval time associated with the development and distribution of multiple physical samples.
- Minimize the time needed to manage a library of physical samples by leveraging highly accurate digital file formats that accurately capture appearance characteristics
- Use the services-based approach in environments requiring scanning for a limited number of samples annually to minimize the need to invest in equipment
- Use TAC Services as an entry point to the Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem in a pilot approach format to determine how data fits into workflows and whether it makes sense to invest in a TAC7 scanner.
Total Appearance Capture 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. 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.
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"To turn the vision of a fully automated Car-Configurator process into reality, TAC is essential. X Rite's solution enables us to reach true-to-life quality images to replicate highlights in a car's paint job." - Dr. Markus Denny, Head of Digital Image Factory
"At the core of our material process is a flexible solution for easily creating, processing and providing virtual materials easily in a multitude of different systems with the ultimate level of realistic depiction. Solutions from our partner X-Rite help us to accomplish this task." - Jan Pflüger, Digital Retail / After Sales IT Solutions
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The TAC7 scanner captures and stores color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics of physical material samples.
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News and Events
The Footwear Sourcing Innovation Summit is a one-day conference by FDRA, focused 100% on footwear, exploring global footwear sourcing, supply chain and factory compliance issues and trends. Come listen to X-Rite’s Dr. Marc Ellens talk about the Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem.
PI Apparel NY 2018 is the most innovative gathering for the fashion, apparel and footwear industry, bringing advanced technologies in the heart of the world’s fashion capital. Come visit X-Rite booth to see a live demo of the Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem.
X-Rite Pantone is excited to exhibit at SIGGRAPH 2018, the world’s largest, most influential annual event in computer graphics and interactive techniques. Come visit us at booth #401 for a live demo of our Total Appearance Capture (TAC) Ecosystem and hear Nicholas Bazarian talk about color schemes and design for digital media on August 12th .