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Graphics File Formats FAQ (Part 3 of 4): Where to Get File Format Specifications
Section - POL - InnovMetric Software Polygon Models Format

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         Type: 3D
    Extension: pol
      Version: 
  Compression:
  Color Depth:
   Maintainer: 
Specification: http://www.mediatel.lu/mmedia/render/files/pol.pdf

POL is the native 3D file format for software products created by InnovMetric
Software. The POL format was created to fill the need of storing data
representing multi-contour, simple, planular, polygons using a binary file
format.

InnovMetric Software is developing a complete line of software products for
building 3-D polygonal models using a 3-D imaging system. Two of these
software tools are targeted at real-time 3-D graphics applications.
IMCompress and IMFilter are two complementary tools for optimally reducing
the number of polygons in a 3-D model. IMCompress uses a surface-based
algorithm to downsize highly redundant models such as Digital Terrain Models
and polygonal models generated by a CAD or a 3-D imaging system. IMFilter
uses a volume-based algorithm to create ultra-compact models (20 to 500
triangles) for level of details management in applications requiring
real-time 3-D graphics.

The POL file format specification is primarily distributed as Appendix B of
the IMCompress User's Guide published by InnovMetric Software. The
specification is also available in PostScript format as the file pol.ps in a
few of the graphics file format specification archived listed in part 1 of
this FAQ.

POL was created and is maintained by:

  InnovMetric Software Inc.
  2065 Charest ouest, Suite 218
  Sainte-Foy, Quebec
  Canada, G1N 2G1  

Questions about POL may be directed to:

  Marc Soucy <msoucy@imetric.qc.ca>

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