Experience the power of workstation graphics on your PC !

TruFlite for Windows is one of the most powerful 3D landscape rendering systems available on the market. One of its most distinctive advantages compared with its competitors are TruFlite's amazing capabilities to deal with very complex surface grids.

You are able to render millions of gouraud-shaded texture-mapped polygons on a standard PC.

  • Windows program originally designed for this platform
  • specialized Windows 3.x and Windows 95/NT versions available
  • runs on PCs
  • 3D renderer capable of rendering millions of polygons
  • up to 200 million polygons is not uncommon, whereas in fact there is no upper limit
  • 24 bit resolution in elevation, which is 65536 times as precise than TruFlite's few competitors
  • with the 16 bit version you can handle files up to 16 MB
  • with the 32 bit version you are only restricted by your Windows system; for tourism office 3D maps we use 20 to 100 MB texture and elevation files covering e. g. Joshua Tree N. M. at 1 arc second resolution or Salzburg, Austria, with a 10 meter Landsat texture.
  • comprehensive context sensitive help system

  • intuitive, easy-to-use control desk
  • renders multiple sceneries simultanelously
  • utilizes Gouraud shading
  • antialiasing/color interpolation can be parameterized
  • light effects
  • fog effects
  • fast wireframe scenery preview
  • size or aspect ratio of texture file needs not be the same as of elevation file (automatic resizing at run-time)
  • allows masking, you can overlay your own logo
  • produces single images or series of images for creating animations
  • input files: TGA format; any bitmap editor capable of loading TGA files can load TruFlite elevation or texture files as well
  • output files: TGA and/or YUV
  • import filters for:
  • ASCII x/y/z
  • U.S. Geological Survey 3 arc second DEMs
  • U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute (30 meter) DEMs
  • U.S. Geological Survey 30 arc second BILs
  • Erdas ImagineŽ binary files
  • Idrisi binary file import filter
  • ARC/View DEM files
  • generic binary file import filter
  • import of multiple DEMs - tiling is done automatically
  • output can be compiled to FLI/FLC, AVI, MOV or MPEG animations
  • edit/clipboard copy/print preview/print functions even during the rendering process
  • animations: move along straight lines or along a closed curve
  • define the flight path by clicking and dragging the waypoints directly on the map
  • export or import images via the clipboard
  • rectify or rotate texture data from scanned maps to fit the elevation data
  • use scanned maps as source for elevation data, create DEM files out of height contour lines
  • the crew that has been developing TruFlite over the past decade are all C++ and visualization experts as well
  • the program emerged from an object oriented design process from the very beginning which makes it now easy for us to adapt it to any future needs

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TruFlite Platforms

Windows 3.X Windows 95/98/NT