IDELIX Software Inc.
has released a new beta (version 2.1.0) of their Pliable Display Technology (PDT) Software Development Kit — and it’s Mac OS X compatible. As is IDELIX’s PDT 3d SDK (software developer kit) beta and “PDT 3d,” a new application of PDT that extends “detail-in-context” viewing functionality to three-dimensional models.
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Pliable Display Technology (PDT) is a visualization technology that affects how people display and interact with high-density digital data sets and 3D models on computers, the Internet and handheld/wireless applications. PDT 3d provides a means of viewing an area or object of interest within a 3D data set that is “occluded” or blocked from view by the objects visible in front of it. A PDT 3d lens can be positioned along any plane in the 3D data set.
Objects in front or behind the lens plane are optimally displaced to provide a clear line of site to this area of interest that will appear within the focal region of the lens. Once the PDT lens is removed, these objects are returned to their original data coordinates, enabling the structure to return to its original format. PDT 3d is designed to provide an alternative to existing occlusion reduction tools such as rotation, cutting planes, transparency or information filtering.
By supporting Mac OS X, IDELIX is expanding its technology reach to application developers of software for graphic artists, publishers and digital imaging professionals, whose end users “can experience substantial productivity gains” through the advanced “detail-in-context” viewing, collaboration, and editing capabilities of PDT, said IDELIX CEO Bijan Sanii.