3DMF Viewer 5.3

Table of content
1. What is 3DMF Viewer?
2. How to register?
3. How to install it?
4. How to uninstall it?
5. How to use it?
6. Where to find the latest version?
7. How to contact us?

1. What is 3DMF Viewer?
You want to view 3D objects in 3DMF files? You want to be able to compose 3D worlds with several objects? You want to be able to manipulate each object independently from each other? You want to be able to move freely in the 3D world around your objects?
Then 3DMF Viewer is what you need!

3DMF Viewer allows you to view interactively and move freely through 3DMF objects.
- You can open individual 3DMF files with an open dialog window or by dropping them on the viewer window.
- You can view several 3D objects at the same time in a 3D world made of 3D objects loaded from several 3DMF files.
- You are not limited to move around the objects and face their center but you can move freely in any direction as if you were visiting the 3D world.
- You can select and manipulate the camera as well as all other individual objects in the 3D world.
- You can view and edit the position, orientation and scale of the camera and the objects.
- You can save and open the scenes you've created.
- You can change the background color, the ambient light color and the flood light color.
- You can turn on/off wireframe rendering, fog rendering and back faces rendering.
- You can set the near rendering plane and far rendering plane distances.
- You can set the ambient light brightness and flood light brightness.
- It doesn't need any installation which makes it very easy to use.
- It is available in Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Simplified Chinese, Slovenian, Spanish, Traditional Chinese and many other languages.
Read the whole documentation for more details...

Version 5.3:
- A Slovenian localization has been released.
- Thank you to Peter Grudina for his translation from English to Slovenian.

Version 5.2:
- A Dutch localization has been released.
- Thank you to Nico Mangelschots for his translation from English to Dutch.

Version 5.1:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Leopard.
- The graphical interface has been unified.
- The French localization has been improved.

Version 5.0:
- Intel Macs are supported with both PowerPC and Universal Binary applications.
- Multi-languages is supported into one single application.
- You can automatically check for update at launch.
- You can reset the preferences file at next launch.
- A reception of the Quit Apple event has been improved.
- The display of unhandled exceptions has been improved.
- A Traditional Chinese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Chao-Hui for his translation from English to Traditional Chinese.
- A Simplified Chinese localization has been released.
- Thank you to Chao-Hui for his translation from English to Simplified Chinese.

Version 4.1:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Tiger.
- The English and French localizations have been improved.

Version 4.0:
- You can save and open the scenes you've created.

Version 3.5:
- The Ok button of the Preferences window has been corrected.

Version 3.4:
- It is compatible with the new version of Extended Software Updater.

Version 3.3:
- The graphical interface has been modified for objects and camera manipulations.
- Several objects properties can be viewed and edited.

Version 3.2:
- 3 shortcut buttons have been added into the selection listbox.

Version 3.1:
- The 3D engine has been improved.

Version 3.0:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.

Version 2.12:
- A first recompilation has been made to be compatible with Panther.
- The 3D engine has been improved.

Version 2.11:
- You can turn on/off back faces rendering.

Version 2.10:
- A full recompilation has been made to correct minor bugs.
- The registration algorithm has been corrected.

Version 2.9:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.

Version 2.8:
- The 3D engine has been improved.

Version 2.7:
- The inline help has been improved to clearly state how to translate or rotate the camera or the objects.
- The documentation has been updated.
- A French localization has been released.

Version 2.6:
- A French localization has been released.

Version 2.5:
- When you add a new 3D object to the scene, if you want the camera can be automatically moved to see the new object so you don't have to find it in the scene.
- The documentation has been updated.

Version 2.4:
- The 3D engine has been improved.

Version 2.3:
- Minor bugs have been corrected.
- The application is compatible with Extended Software Updater available at "AlphaOmega Software" web site.

Version 2.2:
- The Quesa/OpenGL engine has been included in the application.
- You can modify the transparency of the viewer window.
- You can modify the transparency of the preferences window.

Version 2.1:
- A full recompilation has been made to be compatible with Jaguar.
- A preferences window has been added to configure the parameters of the viewer.
- More parameters of the viewer are configurable.
- Objects can be removed individually from the 3D world.

Version 2.0:
- The inline help has been improved.
- The file opening processing has been improved.
- You can turn on/off fog rendering from the Options menu.
- You can turn on/off wireframe rendering from the Options menu.
- you can set the ambient light and flood light intensities.
- You can select and manipulate the camera as well as all other individual objects in the 3D world.

Version 1.0:
- The first release.

2. How to register?
As long as you use it unregistered this software works normally, but it has a time limit and annoying windows (Registration window, Popup windows, ...).
To register it you just have to purchase a registration code on our website.
We accept Canadian Dollars, Euros, Pounds Sterling, U.S. Dollars, Yen, Australian Dollars, New Zealand Dollars, Swiss Francs, Hong Kong Dollars, Singapore Dollars, Swedish Kronor, Danish Kroner, Polish Zloty, Norwegian Kroner, Hungarian Forint, Czech Koruna, Israeli Shekels, Mexican Pesos and many other currencies...
To see our prices or to have a look at our many other sharewares freewares, just go to our website now.
This will help and encourage us to continue developing useful and friendly software for your pleasure and service.
Remember that when you register for a particular software package, your registration code remains valid for all the following minor releases.
Remember to read the Conditions of Use, Publication and Distribution before installing and using our software packages.

3. How to install it?
No particular installation is required. When you download the .dmg package, it should uncompress automatically. If it does not, you can double-click on it to uncompress it.
Then you just have to move the created folder into your Applications folder and double-click on the application to launch it.

Particular case of Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks:

Under Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion and 10.9 Mavericks, if you're launching the application for the first time, maybe Mac OS X's GateKeeper (which you can configure in the "System Preferences") will refuse to launch it because you've not downloaded it from the Mac App Store (but from our website). In this case, instead of double-clicking on it, all you have to do is to right-click on the application's icon, and then select the "Open" menu. A message will appear in which you'll be able to confirm that you want to launch the application (even if it was not downloaded from the Mac App Store from an Identified Developper).

NB: We're not distributing our applications through the Mac App Store, because Apple's fees policy on the Mac App Store is not financially respectful of developers and small and medium companies.

4. How to uninstall it?
There should be no reason to do this. ;-)
However, if really needed, you just have to throw it into the trash, that's all.

5. How to use it?
The "Preferences..." menu:
It allows you to open the Preferences window. The Preferences window allows you to modify several parameters of the viewer.

The "File/Open a 3DMF file and add the object to the scene..." menu:
It allows you to open a 3DMF file and insert the 3D object it contains in the 3D scene. This object can then be selected in the objects list to be manipulated independently from the others.

The "File/Remove the selected object from the scene" menu:
It allows you to remove from the 3D scene the object selected in the objects list.

The "File/Open a scene..." menu:
It allows you to open a scene made of 3D objects.

The "File/Save the scene..." menu:
It allows you to save your current scene.

The "Options/Activate/Deactivate the wireframe rendering" menu:
It allows you to turn on or off the wireframe rendering.

The "Options/Activate/Deactivate the fog rendering" menu:
It allows you to turn on or off the fog rendering.

The "Options/Activate/Deactivate the back faces rendering" menu:
It allows you to turn on or off the back faces rendering.

The "Options/Reset the camera to its initial location" menu:
It allows you to reset the camera to its initial location and orientation.

The 3D space:
It allows you to move either the camera or the 3D objects independently, according to the selection made in the selection list box. Press the button of the mouse, keep the button pressed and drag the mouse to translate or rotate the camera or the objects.

The "Properties" group box:
It allows you to view and edit the position, the orientation and the scale of the camera or the selected object.

The "Selection" group box:
You can select either the camera or one of the 3D objects in the 3D scene to move them using the 3D arrows.
The 3 buttons allow you to open a 3DMF file, remove the selected object and move automatically the camera.

6. Where to find the latest version?
To find the latest version of this software package and many other software "AlphaOmega Software" has written, you just have to visit our website.

7. How to contact us?
You can go to our website to send us an email.


AlphaOmega Software
http://alphaomega.software.free.fr