Virtual Microscopy Viewer (VMV) - With support for X3P
Cadre's Virtual Microscopy Viewer is the industry-leading side-by-side comparison software for X3P topography files. In Virtual Microscopy the examiner views and manipulates the measured 3D representation of an object using a computer without physical access to the specimen. The use of Virtual Microscopy has the potential to greatly enhance the speed and accuracy of remote collaboration. For example, a lab can send digital 3D scanned topography files to a second remote location for a quick consult or check. It allows two different labs to compare evidence casings without having to physically ship the casings between them. This decreases turn-around time and simplifies chain of custody documentation.
Cadre's Virtual Microscopy software allows an examiner to load scans side-by-side, rotate and translate the scans in locked on unlocked mode, zoom into fine detail, adjust lighting, annotate surface detail, and export high-resolution screenshots for inclusion into reports and presentation (see S&W aperture shears in figure at right). The VM viewer reads scans produced by our TopMatch-GS 3D scanner or any other scanner supporting the X3P file format. The X3P (XML 3D Surface Profile) format is being adopted by a group of academic, industry, and government firearm forensics researchers (OpenFMC).
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Virtual Microscopy Workstation
Cadre's Virtual Microscopy viewer will run on a sufficiently modern Windows 7 or 10 machine; however, we recommend purchasing a Virtual Microscopy Workstation from Cadre that is optimally configured for Virtual Microcopy. The setup includes a Dell desktop computer, a high-end graphics card, required graphics memory, and an optimal high-resolution high-contrast 27" display.
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Free Cadre 3D Viewer (C3V) - With support for X3P
Cadre is happy to release the beta version of their free 3D viewer for X3P files (beta currently available, full version Fall 2016). The X3P (XML 3D Surface Profile) format is being adopted by a group of academic, industry, and government firearm forensics researchers (OpenFMC). As a commonly supported file format, X3P will facilitate both the sharing of data and algorithm development. X3P represents an efficient storage format. An X3P file is approximately 10x smaller than alternative representations of the same data.
As an open format, X3P can be used by anyone. Any system that supports the reading and writing of X3P data can exchange data. That is, a scan collected on a confocal microscope can be imported into our TopMatch software as well as the free Cadre 3D Viewer (C3V). For example, a lab with our TopMatch-GS 3D scanner can export a scan in X3P format and send that scan to a collaborating examiner in another city. If the remote examiner does not have a TopMatch-GS 3D system they can simply download the free Cadre 3D Viewer and view the scan that way.
Note that viewing high-resolution 3D scans does require a somewhat 'modern' computer. The C3V software runs best on a machine purchased 2014 or later, with at least 4GB of system memory, and Windows 7 or 10. Details on the recommended and required system specs can be found here.
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