Packages - MultiGen
Purpose and General Description
is an "interactive, graphical modeling system for creating, editing and viewing 3D, fully textured, out-the-window scenes and instrumentation for real-time visual simulation, VR and entertainment applications".
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Input Formats Accepted
MultiGen can import 3D models in DXF, Alias, Wavefront and 3D Studio data formats. It can import terrains from DTED, USGS, SIF or DFAD data. It can import textures from image formats including GIF, TIFF, PCX, JPEG, IFF, Alias PIX and Wavefront RLA.
Output Formats Generated
In addition to its own database, MultiGen can export DXF.
Available on SGI platforms.
Numerous options exist, including Road Tools for civil engineering,
terrain modelling (from USGS and DMA DTED data), textures,
audio, behaviour and instrumentation.
Other related products are available from MultiGen, including
is also intended for assembling 3D scenes for real time use, but
provides a more intuitive design, taking advantage of
natural hand-eye coordination.
Applications include "flight, ground and marine simulation,
accident reenactment, virtual reality, entertainment and other
Supplier and Cost
Commercial product available from
Information last updated on 2 December 1997.
Virtual Environments Visualisation