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Senior Project - MoBrow3D


3D Model Viewer/Converter

Senior Project: 2005-2006
James Hilverding, Gregory Jaquez, Gary Knoll, Christopher Poyzer and Jacob Wilson
Boulder, CO

Electric Rain, Inc. has been a privately held corporation since 1998 with headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. They have spent the past few years developing 3D applications, enabling users to build vector-based 3D objects and to manipulate their shape, lighting, camera angles, color and more.

In preparation for the release of Microsoft's new operating system, Windows Vista, a need has arisen for updating the current file format(s) to the new Vista-supported standard, XAML ((Extensible Application Markup Language). Windows Vista supports a new software library called WinFX, running on top of the .NET framework. The Windows Presentation Foundation (WPF) is a subset of WinFX that is dedicated to controlling how Windows creates, displays, and manipulates documents, media and user interfaces. The WPF utilizes a new markup language called XAML, a serialization format that allows one to express an object model using XML-based code.

Realizing how intricately XAML is linked into WPF, a need to convert proprietary internal formats created by third party 3D authoring tools into XAML has become apparent. The goal of this project was to create a stand-alone application that will allow the user to load 3DS and PRJ file formats, visually preview the translated XAML file in a window, play any associated animations within the file, and finally to export the converted file to XAML.

File Explorer
File Explorer
Model Information
Model Information
Object Hierarchy
Object Hierarchy
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