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3D Browser Pro

Type of Program: Image Capture – Editing Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95-XP
Company Name: MooTools
Version: 6.1
Price: $39.00
Installed Size: 10mb

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3D Browser Pro is your image editing tool that not only will save you countless hours of work, it is also a tool you may find yourself using over and over and over again. Not only can you use it to browse all of your images anywhere on your hard drive, you can also use it as a remarkable polygon-crunching tool! This program may soon become your personal browser that is able to quickly look at and even catalog all of your 2D images and 3D objects.

3D Browser Pro is more like your everyday file explorer except easier. You can view, edit and organizing all your images, any of your 3D files and audio files. For example; for each Directory that you browse, 3D Browser Pro displays each Directory as thumbnails for each file it recognizes, which, by the way, 3D Browser Pro can recognize over 60 image formats and plenty of 3D formats to help you out every step of the way! Take a look at these 2D formats:

ANI

Windows animated cursor file

AVI

Audio/Video Interleave image file

AVS

AVS X image file

BMP

Microsoft Windows bitmap image file

CGM

Computer Graphics Metafile

CMYK

Raw cyan, magenta, yellow, and black samples

CUR

Windows cursor file

DCM

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine image file format

DCX

ZSoft IBM PC multi-page Paintbrush file

DEI

Defocus Dei ZBuffer file

DIB

Microsoft Windows bitmap image file

DPX

Digital Moving Picture Exchange

EPDF

Encapsulated Portable Document Format

EPI

Adobe Encapsulated PostScript Interchange format

EPS

Adobe Encapsulated PostScript file

EPS2

Adobe Level II Encapsulated PostScript file

EPSF

Adobe Encapsulated PostScript file

EPSI

Adobe Encapsulated PostScript Interchange format

EPT

Adobe Encapsulated PostScript Interchange format with TIFF preview

FAX

Group 3

FITS

Flexible Image Transport System

FPX

FlashPix Format

GIF

CompuServe graphics interchange format

GIF87

CompuServe graphics interchange format

GRAY

Raw gray samples

HDF

Hierarchical Data Format

HTML

Hyper-Text Markup Language

ICO

Microsoft icon

IFF

Interlaced File Format

JBIG

Joint Bi-level Image experts Group file interchange format

JP2

JPEG-2000 JP2 File Format Syntax

JPC

JPEG-2000 Code Stream Syntax

JPEG

Joint Photographic Experts Group JFIF format

MNG

Multiple-image Network Graphics

MPEG 

Motion Picture Experts Group file interchange format

M2V

Motion Picture Experts Group file interchange format (version 2)

MTV

MTV Raytracing image format

OTB

On-the-air Bitmap

PBM

Portable bitmap format (black and white)

PCD

Photo CD

PCDS

Photo CD

PCX

ZSoft IBM PC Paintbrush file

PGM

Portable graymap format (gray scale)

PIC

Pic Softimage file

PICT

Apple Macintosh QuickDraw/PICT file

PIX

Alias/Wavefront RLE image format

PNG

Portable Network Graphics

PNM

Portable anymap

PPM

Portable pixmap format (color)

PS

Adobe PostScript file

PSD

Adobe Photoshop bitmap file

PS2

Adobe Level II PostScript file

PTIF

Pyramid encoded TIFF

PWP

Seattle File Works multi-image file

P7

Xv's visual schnauzer format

RGB

Raw red, green, and blue samples

RGBA

Raw red, green, blue, and matte samples

RLA

Alias/Wavefront image file

RLE

Utah Run length encoded image file

SCT

Scitex Continuous Tone Picture image file

SGI

Irix RGB image file

SUN

SUN Rasterfile

TGA

Truevision Targa image file

TIFF

Tagged Image File Format

TIM

PSX TIM file

TTF

TrueType font file

UYVY

Interleaved YUV

VICAR

VICAR raster file

VIFF

Khoros Visualization image file

WBMP

Wireless bitmap image file

WMF

Windows meta file

WPG

Word Perfect Graphic

XPM

X Windows system pixmap file (color)

YUV

CCIR 601 4:1:1 file

ZPIC

ZPIC Softimage file

And if that's not enough look at these 3D formats:

3DS

3D Studio file

Read/write
UV support (read/write)

A3D, X

Amapi file

Read only

COB, SCN

Truespace object

Read only
UV support (read)

C4D

Cinéma 4D

Read/write
Release 5.0 only

DXF 14

DXF

Read/write

LW, LWB, LWM, LWO

Lightwave object

Read/write
5.x / 6.x / 7.x file format
UV support (read/write)

MA

Maya scene

Write only

MAX

3DS Max file

Importation/exportation
Using the plugin 3D Browser for 3DS Max (available for 3DS Max 3.x / 4.x / 5.x)
UV support (read/write)
Vertexs colors support (read/write)

OBJ

Wavefront file

Importation/exportation
UV support (read/write)

And did I mention that it also works with audio formats?

MP3, WAV, SND, AU, AIF, AIFC, AIFF, WMA

Audio files

Read only
Information tag support for MP3 files

MID, RMI, MIDI

Midi files

Read only

There are also some customizable display modes where you can make your browsing experience more enjoyable. For example you can set some image filters to display only .JPG and/or .HTML files as you browse so that you can speed along looking for only the files you need. As you browse each Directory and when 3D Browser Pro displays the results it will also give you some useful information each file found such as the size, height, width, number of faces and polygon count (just to name a few)
All the images can be viewed or edited right from within 3D Browser Pro without the use of any external program if you wish. You simply double-click on the file and it opens the applicable 3D Browser Pro image viewer (if you open an JPG image then it will open a viewer for that type, if you open an 3DS then it opens that viewer). From here you can further edit the opened image. Since I liked the poly reduction part of 3D Browser Pro let's take a look at these features.

By opening a 3D file 3D Browser Pro allows you to rotate the 3D image in 3D space, view it in flat, smooth or wireframe mode. It also allows for zooming but maybe more importantly it shows you all the objects in the 3D file where you can then show or hide any of those components! But what my favorite aspect of this part of the program is how it will crunch any 3D model (Pro Version required). While viewing the 3D model simply click a button and it takes you to the Polygon Cruncher area. From here you can crunch and munch your 3D file with many of its' available options at a click of a button! This is one powerful feature and worth the extra license, especially if you like to work with 3D game programming, etc. The Polygon Cruncher lets you reduce the number of faces but uses its own intelligent reduction method, which means that you can reduce any model up to 75% without removing any of the details! You keep all the texture and color information, you can apply crunches on one or more objects at the same time, you can protect the borders of any object, and so much more. With the Polygon Cruncher you get to control the number of faces or points that you want to remove and work with.

Normally I have never been a big fan of image browsers but 3D Browser Pro has radically changed my perspectives on it now! 3D Browser Pro is easy to use and can do so much more than those I have tried in the past. With so many options (some left untouched here) maybe it would be best for you to take a look and see what you've been missing in other image browsers. 3D Browser Pro is feature rich so take a browse over there as soon as you can.
 

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Reviewed by Robert Hall
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