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X-Rite Appearance

Streamline your product design process, reduce approval cycles, and accelerate your speed to market with solutions that offer a new level of accuracy in capturing, communicating, and visualizing physical materials. X-Rite’s Total Appearance Capture (TAC) Ecosystem takes 3D virtualization to a new level. Capture reality in a physically precise way and ensure consistency in your presentation of digital materials — from paints to fabrics to wood grains — across your design, marketing, and point-of-sales tools.

Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The TAC™ Ecosystem is an award-winning appearance solution that enables an unmatched level of realism and efficiency in digital material capture and 3D design. Bring product designs to life with digital material representations that have the same visual appearance characteristics as their physical counterparts. Accurately and consistently share material appearance information across every step of the product development process to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market.

Capture

Communicate

Visualize

Efficiently capture physical materials for use in virtual environments.

Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The TAC7 Scanner efficiently measures and stores color, size, texture, gloss, transparency, and other appearance characteristics for even the most complex materials. Scanned results are captured and shared via an Appearance Exchange File (AxF), a vendor neutral file format that is easily accessed by most major Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Computer-Aided Design (CAD), and state-of-the art rendering applications. The result is highly accurate files and reduced time for manual adjustments.

Create and manage one single library of digital materials.

Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The PANTORA Material Hub is a desktop application that lets you store, edit and share digital files across all of your PLM and CAD systems applications. The result is consistent material renderings from design to production and point of sale.

Reduce approval cycles leveraging an immersive 3D visualization environment for evaluation of material appearance.

Total Appearance Capture (TAC™) Ecosystem

The Virtual Light Booth provides an unparalleled ability to accurately compare physical and digital material samples under the exact same perceptual conditions – from illumination to contextual to observational factors. The technology enables designers to make more informed material selections, reduces approval times, improves product quality, and accelerates time to market.

TAC Services

Let X-Rite experts handle the physical material scanning for you. Transform your samples into highly accurate digital material data files for use in 3D rendering applications.

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Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem

Virtual Materials with Unmatched Realism

TAC7 scanning enables the measurement of color, texture, gloss and other surface appearance characteristics, which are stored in a highly realistic, accurate and precise digital material data format. This Appearance eXchange Format (AxF) enables designers and manufacturers the ability to fully characterize and render a range of materials, from special-effects automotive paints, to fabrics and plastics. Leverage X-Rite scanning service experts to accurately capture the appearance properties of physical material samples and deliver a rapid return on investment by significantly reducing costs and design approval time associated with the development and distribution of multiple physical samples.

  • Minimize the time needed to manage a library of physical samples by leveraging highly accurate digital file formats that accurately capture appearance characteristics
  • Use the services-based approach in environments requiring scanning for a limited number of samples annually to minimize the need to invest in equipment
  • Use TAC Services as an entry point to the Total Appearance Capture Ecosystem in a pilot approach format to determine how data fits into workflows and whether it makes sense to invest in a TAC7 scanner.

The TAC™ Ecosystem is an award-winning appearance solution that enables an unmatched level of realism and efficiency in digital material capture and 3D design. Accurately and consistently share material appearance information across every step of the product development process to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market.
The TAC™ Ecosystem is an award-winning appearance solution that enables an unmatched level of realism and efficiency in digital material capture and 3D design. Accurately and consistently share material appearance information across every step of the product development process to reduce design approval cycles and accelerate time to market.