industrial design? modelling software dimension various combinations of shapes, materials, and lighting in real-time helps speed up the product design stage, saving costs over time. Lumiscaphe's rendering technology offers unrivalled image quality during digital mockup exploration and allows real- time editing of visual characteristics such as covering materials ( selection of grain and its fineness, colours and textures, transparency and refraction, reflectivity), complex scene illumination, and 2D unfolding of complex 3D surfaces for fabrics simulation, and much more. The fast rendering technology also allows rapid creation of 3D synthetic pictures or video animations to assist customers and salesmen during marketing presentations. The software's tools are conceived and organized to increase productivity and self- training of novice users. In fact, Patchwork3D is designed for two levels of expertise: Beginners may easily access basic functions for easy handling of 3D objects, and experts have access to advanced functions for sophisticated shapes and materials aspect tuning. Thanks to its innovative technology, Patchwork3D is the first tool that allows both realistic and real- time viewing of large and complex models. The workflow brings 3D CAD models to life via several elementary operations: import and clean up CAD models; improve and optimize geometry; unfold complex surfaces for texture mapping; illuminate and dress models with photo- realistic lights and materials; and finally, present the models using 3D real time realistic rendering. Direct real- time interaction with models during authoring stage enhances the designer's creativity and speeds up the exploration of alternative designs. This technology, which has received several awards, makes it easier to oversee the digital aspect mockup interactively. Patchwork3D is applicable to all sectors incorporating industrial design such as automotive,
aerospace, parts manufacturing, household appliances and furniture, sport accessories and toys, 3D special effects and landscapes for illustration or film. Automotive numerical designers of Renault, PSA, Faurecia and many more companies use Patchwork3D for the design of interior seating and dashboards. Patchwork3D is Lumiscaphe's first commercial product that integrates into existing CAD systems. In view of the great interest expressed by its customers for Patchwork3D and the strong technological potential of this product, Lumiscaphe has expanded its range of great products recommended at an international level in the domain of industrial CAD and 3D image synthesis. Optional modules include: P3D Unfolder Tool T , P3D Anima Suite T and P3D RayIT the real- time ray tracing option. To complete this product line, Lumiscaphe has launched a product to manage product configuration: P3D ConBuilder T , the authoring tool to create the 3D interactive contents with the combinatory logic. The P3D Conf Explorer T tool will allow users and customers to explore and build the right models with the right options. The key point of the ConfBuilder is the availability to work in two modes. It can be connected to the IT infrastructure of the company and directly linked to all databases needed for model creation. ConfBuilder can also work in standalone mode to manage small projects where configuration can be managed locally. more information? click here! " Patchwork3D is the first commercial product from Lumiscaphe that integrates into existing CAD systems"