U3D


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U3D

(Universal 3D) A 3D graphics format developed by Intel and the 3D Industry Forum (3DIF) for sharing 3D drawings on the Web and in common office applications. In order to reduce the U3D file size for quick Internet downloading and fast rendering on screen, most of the engineering data associated with the original drawing is eliminated. U3D was not designed to offer another 3D file type for editing, but to create a simple format for interactive viewing that CAD programs can export to. In late 2004, Adobe announced support for U3D in Version 7 of its Acrobat/PDF product family.
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The up-to-date version of Maple (3) (12) does not offer the possibility of exporting 3D graphics into U3D.
The best results are obtained by exporting from Maple to VRML followed by the conversion into the U3D format by means of the commercial program Deep Exploration (Windows OS only) (5)
Let us now describe the simplest way to obtain a U3D file using Maple graphics.
Before its final export to U3D, the graphics can be modified in Deep Exploration.
Mas recientemente, la U3D se viene utilizando para el diagnostico precoz de malformaciones, con la busqueda de marcadores de cromosomopatias durante el primer trimestre de la gestacion (13-15) y el estudio de fetos siameses, pero aun faltan estudios para demostrar su utilidad en este campo.
Una de las principales ventajas del U3D es la posibilidad de analizar sectores o volumenes en cualquiera de los tres planos ortogonales, pudiendo para ello realizar cortes a lo largo de algunos de los ejes (x,y,z) y asi poder "mirar dentro" cualquier punto en particular (22).
El U3D se rige por los mismos principios basicos de la tecnica U2D y comparte sus mismas limitaciones fisicas, como la imposibilidad de una adecuada visualizacion de las estructuras estudiadas por aumento del paniculo adiposo materno, oligohidramnios, ciertas posiciones fetales y en ocasiones su movilidad intensa.
5, with the included U3D content exporter, is available free of charge at http://studio.
They are a small, focused engineering group that will bring us expertise in the area of 3D rendering and the U3D (Universal 3D) file format being advanced by Intel, Microsoft and Adobe among others, to expand 3D content beyond the engineering community.
Their support of U3D is further evidence of the value that 3D has and will have in downstream applications such as customer service, maintenance, training, simulation and other usage models.
Information workers can now, with SpinFire for Microsoft Office, embed 3D and 2D data in their Office and Outlook documents, and output to the U3D format in Acrobat 7.
They will also demonstrate how 3D data, enabled by U3D, can help transform field service and other business processes.