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.
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.
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.
How can we help you?
For Scanning Appearance Characteristics
The TAC7 scanner captures and stores color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics of physical material samples.
For Creating Virtual Materials and File Formats
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.
For Communicating Material Appearance Data
AxF is a vendor-neutral file format that digitally stores and shares a material’s appearance properties across PLM, CAD and rendering applications.
Material Scanning Service
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.
Find out more about our Appearance Exchange File Format (AxF) and how you can digitally capture appearance data to enhance your Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD) and state-of-the-art rendering applications. Contact us today for more details on our AxF integration partner program.