New & Improved Chameleon Haptic Modelling Application Shows True Colours

Top Quote The highly affordable 3D Haptic modelling solution from A1 Technologies is enhanced by greater functionality and offers endless creative possibilities. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) September 08, 2010 - Chameleon - the revolutionary 3D haptic application that delivers a high quality, immersive 3D experience to its users - was launched to great acclaim by A1 Technologies [] at the end of last year. Today the company is delighted to announce Version 2 of this 3D design package for creative development, which includes specific improvements to the 3D modelling software.

    Chameleon combines interactive hardware, the Falcon haptic device, with intuitive 3D modelling software, Cloud9 from Anarkik3D. Cloud9 V2 is the latest version of the 3D sketch modelling software that has been enhanced with new features to allow easier and more fluid creation and visualisation in 3D than ever before. Building on the original application's strengths, Version 2 has been developed using the feedback provided by Cloud9 stakeholders, users and testers. Anarkik3D has invested 10 months in intensive development work using both positive and constructive feedback in order to create a more powerful haptic-based application, with good stability.
    The key improvements that are available with Version 2 are:

    a new well-designed interface
    improved stability
    object mirroring
    shortcut keys for quicker operations
    support for OBJ file format (with texture mapping import capability)
    flexible export capabilities
    a configurable AUTOSAVE function
    unit setting (mm, cm and m)
    some Boolean operations (union, subtract and intersect two objects)
    scaling and dimensioning.

    The haptic nature of Chameleon offers a myriad of advantages to creative designers and artists including the ability to 'touch' and feel the 3-dimensional qualities of a virtual object together with the freedom of movement in all directions to construct, interact with and manipulate their designs but without a complex graphical based interface. Other benefits that Chameleon can bring when compared with traditional 3D design software is the ability to work with natural, fluid movements; the means to create organic shapes; and the ability to change the hardness/softness of designs - as required.

    There are many potential design applications that will benefit from the uptake of Chameleon, not least for professional designers and artists - or anyone with a creative personality. Purchasers of Version 1 of the Chameleon have included jewellery designers, sculptors, medical firms, architects, product designers and hobbyists, together with many educational users from primary schools through to universities.

    Renowned within the advanced manufacturing sector as a company that supplies quality products at real entry-level prices, Chameleon is available from A1 Technologies for 495.00. Please also contact the company for further details or to demo the Cloud9 software.

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