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D-Type 9 supports high-quality 3D rasterization. Our software 3D rasterizer is ultra-fast, runs on any platform producing identical output down to the pixel. The entire 3D rasterization process is fully parallel — D-Type 3D Rasterizer uses a configurable number of worker threads to render concurrently.
D-Type 3D Rasterizer provides many advanced features including perspective and orthographic projections, antialiasing, shading, filtering, transparency and z-buffer, perspective correct texture mapping and more. For details, see the D-Type 3D Rasterizer page.
D-Type 9 comes with a tool to view and inspect 3D models. For more details, see the D-Type 3D Viewer page.
Display of 3D Models in D-Type 3D Viewer
D-Type External Format Plugin that ships with D-Type 9 comes with rather functional SVG Native OpenType font support. Here are a few examples of D-Type 9 rendering SVG Native fonts:
Abelone Regular: Standard Outlines and SVG Native Outlines
Playboy Regular and NT Bixa Color
EmojiOne Regular: Standard Outlines and SVG Native Outlines
Gilbert Color Bold: Standard Outlines and SVG Native Outlines
Thanks to D-Type 3D Rasterizer, D-Type PowerDoc Engine can now render 3D objects and supports 3 new PowerDoc objects: 3D Model, 3D Model Data and 3D Model Settings.
Thanks to D-Type External Format Plugin, D-Type PowerDoc Engine can now render SVG Native OpenType fonts.
D-Type PowerDoc Engine also supports pdRoundX and pdRoundY properties.
Thanks to a smarter contour analysis algorithm, D-Type Font Engine 9 can handle more TrueType/OpenType fonts with broken or problematic contours than earlier releases. For example, the Arenosa Regular font has completely broken contours. On macOS 10.15.7 this font renders as shown below:
Arenosa Regular on macOS 10.15.7
Under Windows 10 this font does not render at all. The following picture shows this rather nicely:
Arenosa Regular on Windows 10
However, with D-Type Font Engine 9 this font renders as show below:
Arenosa Regular with D-Type Font Engine 9
That's pretty amazing considering that in this font pretty much every single glyph outline has contour end points that are either completely ill defined or out of bounds!
D-Type Text Layout Extension now includes the latest HarfBuzz 3.2.0 shaping engine.
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A: The most notable new features in D-Type 9 include:
Additionally, D-Type 9 ships with a new tool called D-Type 3D Viewer.
A: Yes, D-Type 9 upgrade is free of charge for existing D-Type 7 and D-Type 8 license holders. Note however that D-Type 3D Rasterizer is a new optional extension that is licensed separately. You can purchase this extension using our Purchase Form just as any other D-Type extension.
A: If you have an existing active support contract, yes, you will continue to receive support. Otherwise, if you need assistance, you should purchase one of the available technical support options.
A: No, you don't need to purchase D-Type 3D Rasterizer if you want to continue using D-Type PowerDoc Engine in the same capacity as before, i.e. to render text and 2D objects. You will only need to purchase D-Type 3D Rasterizer if you decide to start rendering 3D objects in your PowerDoc documents.
A: No, D-Type 3D Rasterizer does not depend on any other 3D graphics library (such as OpenGL or Direct3D) and does not require any specialized hardware or GPU. D-Type 3D Rasterizer is a pure software rasterizer that runs on any CPU and is available for any platform. Having said this, it should be noted that D-Type 3D Rasterizer is massively parallel by design and, on modern hardware, frequently uses 8 or more threads to render concurrently. The more cores or CPU units your hardware has, the better performance the 3D rasterizer can provide.
A: No, it's not. And due to the evolving nature of the SVG specification this support may never be 100% complete and functional. Additionally, D-Type PowerDoc Engine is designed to handle SVG Native, which is a strict subset of SVG 1.1 and SVG 2.0. This means that OpenType SVG fonts that are not SVG Native may not render correctly. However, at this point D-Type PowerDoc Engine can render a fair number of OpenType SVG fonts.
A: Yes, D-Type External Format Plugin is necessary to render OpenType SVG Fonts using D-Type PowerDoc Engine.
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