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OmniTree has launched
an upgraded version of its web directory. The section on computing software
(look under computer software) uses a tree structure to list suppliers under
a number of different classifications.
The IBM Global Software
Solutions Guide features 36,000 applications, tools, and services developed
by IBM Business Partners. Updated continually, the guide offers several ways
to find solutions, through indexes based on technologies, industries, market
segments, operating systems, platforms, native languages, and countries.
("organic" 3D modeling program), Electric Image 3D
Graphics World vendor pages
Dreams (plug-in web 3D authoring for Macromedia Director)
modelling from digital scanners
(capturing 2D images of 3D CAD models)
Computer Graphics Web Ring
(3D View 3.0 - 3D viewer for CATIA, SolidWorks IGES, STL, VDA, VRML and ISO
Rendering Technology (RenderDrive - 3D rendering of fully ray traced sequences)
- Carrara 1.0 (3D modeling and animation for print, video and
Technologies (Win3D - interface that transforms the user's desktop into a
DV (digital video manipulation)
(Real World Imaging Engine - OpenGL based graphics engine)
Point Software (Virtual Image, 3D painting program)
Technologies (FAMOUSfaces 1.5 - facial animation system for film, broadcast,
Images (Real Depth 3D imaging)
(extracting 3-D objects from photographic material)
(digital video editing)
Realities (GX Authoring Package - gaming / VR application development)
(creation of photorealistic lighting simulation in 3D designs)
(Ventriloquist for 3D Studio MAX R3.0 synchronising mouth movements)
3D (3D modeling and rendering environment for Windows)
(Infini-D, 3D authoring)
- Metacreations (Bryce 4 - animation software)
(CodeWarrior game development for Sega's Dreamcast, Sony's PlayStation, and
(free games tools)
Factory (Intelligent Digital Actor - 3D game creation system)
3D (3D program that views multiple CAD files over the Internet)
Graphics (Mirai - 3D animation package)
(non-linear production system for creating and managing 3D animation)
- Painter 6 (painting program)
- ProtSuite (client-side customisable hypermedia system for
linking into biomolecular databases)
Entertainment (3D animation)
(animated movie system)
(RXscene - 3D-realtime tool)
Hemisphere (Deep Paint - 2D and 3D paint software)
(World2World - 3D/Virtual Reality development tools)
Effects Software (Proceed3D - end-to-end game production system)
(StudioPro - 3D modeling, rendering, and animation)
(COOL 3D - 3D title design program)
(NeMo Dev - 3D game development)
(OpenSpace3D - 3D game development)
IF (Windows version of 3D molecular modeling program)
(platform for Windows game development)
(2D and 3D sculpting and painting tool)
The following sites give
links to vendors - they are not vendors of motion capture themselves.
See also Virtual
Secure Online Commerce
See also Web
shopping malls / store fronts / catalogues
Network payment mechanisms &
Enterprise E-commerce management
See also Web
and Internet conferencing
content creation and authoring tools
From the Field": authoring information, mixture of advertising and resources
- Arriba Express (media management tool for: images, sound,
video, Web files, animation and text)
WorkFlow 4.0 (digital publishing workflow control and management)
'98 (Windows multimedia authoring)
Logic (FX, 3D compositing and 3D Studio MAX R3, 3D modeling and animation
(interactive content creation - that combines text, graphics, animation, sound
and video in a full-screen environment)
Multimedia authoring suite
K.I.D (multimedia authoring)
(media asset management system)
Software (storyboard creation for filmmakers, game producers and web broadcasters)
(paint and special effects tool enables user to paint frames one at a time)
Digital rights management
Expect the vendors listed
above, currently supplying SGML products to also supply XML products, in addition
we have listed below some additional products.
There is a site detailing
a complete collection of free XML software. The site is updated continuously
as new products and versions appear. In addition there is:
- information on the developers
of the software;
- alternative indices
which show the featured products sorted by the standards they implement, their
names, their vendors or by platform;
- a search facility.
XML.com has created a central
directory for information about XML-based products. The XML.com Buyer's
Guide has been created to enable users to research and compare products.
It includes: tools for document authoring, web site management, data management
and print production.
XML database products
Specific XML and WML tools
- XPERT (XPath based query
language Evaluation and Retrieval Tool - Java software designed to index and
retrieve XML documents.
- Sun XSLT Compiler technology
- XGL Export Kit (XGL
is an XML-based file format that attempts to capture all the 3D information
rendered by OpenGL)
- Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny
Simple Hypertext DTD
- XML Query Engine
- Merlot (open-source,
Java-based visual XML editor)
- XML database products
list Unicorn Formatting Objects (Extensible Stylesheet Language (XSL) editor)
- BAport Technologies
(FastXML - secure Internet transactions over standard Internet dial-up)
- Apache XML Delivery
Toolkit (Perl XML processing tools, for delivering XML to clients.
- XMLWriter 0.1 for Java
- XSV - Edinburgh/W3C
- Java Minimal XML parser
- will parse Minimal XML (otherwise known as Simplified Markup Language)
- eXcelon Corporation
(Stylus 2.0 - XSL editor)
- Birdstep (XML-database
- X-Tract (an XML transformations
- IBM's WebSphere Transcoding
Publisher (dynamically translates HTML or XML to WML)
- STEP UK (X2X, an XLink
engine, which allows the creation, management and manipulation of XML-based
- XCES (XML version of
the Corpus Encoding Standard)
- Rogue Wave Software
- Outside In WML Export
(WML filter for reformating business documents)
- Quick 1.1.2 Construct
multiple, interconnected object trees, and then express them as separate XML
- GoSMS.com (Text Internet
Parsing - HTML to WML conversion)
- Percussion Software
(XSpLit HTML to XML and XSL conversion)
- AscToHTM (converts text
- Athens XML Editor V.1
- "Schematron" (XML Schemata
- Promenade Select is
a tool to extract information from XML documents to be stored in relational
- Extensibility's XMLschema.com
provides facilities for testing XML schemas and converting them to a preferred
XML schema dialect.
- XML For All, software
development tools for XML
- AElfred XML parser for
running on Palm platform.
- XML Master (XML processors
- SAX, the Simple API
for XML, is a widely implemented, public domain, event-based interface for
processing XML documents. The beta release of SAX2/Java is now available for
download from the web.
- X-Tract (XML transformations
- Pyxie is an open source
XML processing library for Python
- South Wind Design xmlFX
DTK is an XML application development toolkit for developers working with
- EZ/X suite from Activated
Intelligence includes an XML parser and XSL processor written in Java and
is available for download from the web.
- Dynamic XML (DXML) 1.1
for Java create, write, and read XML documents as if they were standard Java
- Bluestone's Visual-XML
1.1 (XML application development)
- Oracle XML Developer's
Kit (XDK) - basic building blocks for reading, manipulating, transforming
and viewing XML documents.
- 4XSLT - XML transformation
processor (written in Python) based on the W3C's specification for the XSLT
- XPath - Python implementation
of the W3C's XPath language for indicating and selecting XML document components.
- 4DOM - Python library
for XML and HTML processing and manipulation using the W3C's Document Object
Model for interface.
- DEDIOUX (Dynamic EDI
Objects Using XML) - package of Java classes that parse and build EDI and
XML/EDI documents using an XML file as a rules based engine.
- XRS (XML Retrieval System),
an XML indexing and retrieval engine.
- GPS - Groves and Property
Sets for Python, GPS is an implementation of the groves and property set concepts
defined in the HyTime and DSSSL standards.
- BeyondHTML (tools database
- XML-DBMS (Java packages
that can be used to transfer data between XML documents and relational databases)
- Breeze Commerce Studio
(toolkit for building XML-based business solutions)
- IBM has created a Java
servlet that runs on their developer web site and that validates XML documents
and displays their structure.
- XMLwriter 1.0 (XML editor
for the Windows)
- SVGView (Java program
that uses Java 2D and an XML Parser for Java to parse, process, and display
SVG files on any XML-enabled web browser)
- Enhydra 2.1(Java/XML
application server and developer tools)
- KBML (Koala Bean Markup
Language - serialisation/deserialisation of JavaBeans to/from an XML document)
- XMI Toolkit (converts
Unified Modeling Language (UML) information between Rational Rose models and
XMI-standard XML files)
- XML software tools (listing
of eXtensible Markup Language tools)
- Some2XML (Perl script
to produce well-formed XML documents from text files that already have some
- Extensibility (XML
Authority schemata authoring and conversion)
- XML tools from IBM include:
XML for C++ provides classes for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating
XML documents. XML Security Suite offers digital signature, element-wise encryption,
and access control. XML Viewer provides views such as source, DTD, and hierarchical
structure of XML data.
- Zveno Swish beta version
of the non-validating XML Editor.
- tmproc (Topic Map processor)
- The World Wide Web Wrapper
Factory (translation of HTML pages into XML documents)
- The GMD-IPSI XQL engine
is a Java based storage and query application for large XML documents.
- XML Convert 1.0 converts
flat files into XML.
- Fujitsu (HyBrick browser
- "TransformXML" (batch
transformations of XML files)
- TclDOM version 1.6 (language
binding for the DOM to the Tcl scripting language)
- Xeena, (Java XML editor)
- The OpenXML parser
- XML validation tools
- DTDGenerator Frontend
- allows users to upload an XML file from their client computer to the server.
The software then gets a DTD to which the uploaded XML document will
- XML Spy (XML and DTD
editor for Windows, being distributed as Shareware)
- Web Distributed Data
Exchange (XML-based technology for exchange of structured data between web
- Bluestone XML-Server
and Visual-XML (developer's toolkit)
- LT XML 1.0 (XML toolkit)
- XML MetaData Object
URL: XMOP beta http://jabr.ne.mediaone.net/xmop/signup.htm
URL: documentation http://jabr.ne.mediaone.net/documents/xmop.htm
- EDI to XML file conversion
- TexTrans - LATEX to
TEX rendered in SGML or XML
- ECMData Automatic retrieval,
indexing, and cataloguing of electronic manufacturers datasheets using XML
- For developers working
with XML and Oracle databases, some sample PL/SQL-based XML utilities and
demos are available on the Oracle XML web site. The utilities are all written
in PL/SQL and work in any Oracle7 or Oracle8 database.
- Language Processing
Technology Xpert, and XML document / DTD editor, see: http://langtek.ibase.co.kr
1.0 from TetraSix, is a freeware RTF to XML converter written in Java
- Koala: XML validation
service; XSL engine; KOML (Koala Object Markup Language) - provides serialisation/deserialisation
on any Java objects in an XML document.
- An article published
in the May/June 1998 IEEE Internet Computing Journal entitled: "XML-enabled
Tools" gives descriptions of the many varied implementations of the standard
along with tabulated comparisons between the various tools. Links to the companies
and individuals developing the products are extensive.
- Web site which provides
a fund of related and additional information on XML and related technologies.
The site also explores network publishing more generally, covering topics
such as metadata and "Web-native distributed computing".
- UWI.Com Extensible Forms
Description Language (XFDL), an XML-based application for creating, viewing,
and filling-in complex business forms on the Internet.
- Silfide XML Parser (SXP)
implements the XML 1.0 recommendation and most of its satellite recommendations,
also provides a driver for the SAX interface.
- xmlarch.py - a beta
version of an XML architectural forms processor written in Python is available
for free download.
- Visual XML, for creation
and modifcation of DTDs and XML documents.
- CLIP XML Editor (for
Win95 and Solaris) developed by Korean company Techno 2000 Project.
- "XML for Java"
is IBM's validating XML parser written in Java it contains classes and methods
for parsing, generating, manipulating, and validating XML documents. alphaWorks
is offering a commercial license for the software.
- XAF (XML Architectural
Forms) is a Java-based XML architectural forms processor. Detailed, tutorial-oriented
documentation about XAF and SAX and architectural forms, along with software
- IRIS XML Editor allows
creation of XML projects based on DTDs generated by the IRIS XML DTD Generator
(future versions will permit the use of DTDs generated through other software).
The readme.txt file accompanying the beta download includes additional information
on how to use the editor with these other DTDs.
- JUMBO2, XML browser
written in Java
- LT XML an XML developers'
toolkit written in C.
- Lark - a non-validating
XML processor implemented in Java.
- Microstar's Ælfred
XML parser (David Brownell's upgraded distribution)
- NXP (Norbert's XML Parser)
designed using JavaCC.
- Zydeco - a Java-based
browser and development environment.
- Tcl-based packages
for parsing XML documents and DTDs.
- xslj - a Jade-compatible
XSL-to-DSSSL translator, supporting the eXtensible Style Language (XSL) -
the proposed language for style sheets for XML.
- XP an XML parser written
- MDSAX is a set of tools
for organising, managing, and directing SAX (the Simple API for XML) processing
of XML documents.
URL: documentation http://www.jxml.com/mdsax/mdsaxintro.html
URL: source code http://www.jxml.com/download.html
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