I want to run composer player on a tablet. Is it possible and what do the specs. of the tablet have to be?
As far as I know, no it is not possible to run the player application on a tablet. At least not on an Apple device. We had a similar need and the closest we could come to was using the eDrawings application for iPad and iPhone. It functioned well enough but required using Dropbox in order to keep the eDrawings file on the devices local memory.
If you do not need full player functionality, the .SVG output of the Technical Illustration workshop is fully viewable with hotspot support in most browsers without the need for any plug-in installs. We've had very good results using .SVG's in our web pages.
We tried it last year on a Surface Pro 2, and it ran...okay. Moving through a series of views worked alright, but the minute you tried to manipulate any geometry (i.e zoom / pan / rotate) it killed the app. Not quite enough hardware oomph to make it shine.
Thanks for the info Andrew. I put my neck out on the line and told the people around here it would run on a windows product tablet based on info I got from my Var. So it looks like it might get chopped off. Thanks again.
I agree with Andrew on the horsepower of the tablet. There are many convertibles and the Surface Pro 3 that could handle it if that is acceptable as a tablet. Hell my Surface Pro 3 is a monster but for the cost I wouldn't call it a tablet
I suspect it will depend on what you're asking the hardware to do. If it's just an exported animation, then you're probably okay. If it's actually the Composer Player, then you might have a problem. I suspect it will depend both on the complexity of the geometry and the horsepower of the tablet.
3DVia Composer player is based on ActiveX controls, so unless your tablet is a Windows Surface Pro 3, you won't be able to run the player on it.
3DS was talking about 3DVia Spotlight which was an app for displaying 3D assets on the iPad. I doesn't look like it made it out of the testing stage and I don't know if it supports the entire 3DVia scene or is just a gimmick.Check it out:
Mobile-ready web applications in minutes, 3DVIA Spotlight
Dassault seems to have a bad case of ADHD when it comes to 3DVia. They almost manically announce 90 new applications and strategies, all built around this core technology, all promising to make every appliance a 3Dexperience platform and then they get half way through development and abandon work on the product so that they can launch Mechanical Conceptual, Exalead and Social Cloud.
There are other tablets/convertible (apart from the Surface Pro 3) that run full version of Windows. Composer Player should run on those if the model is not too large.
An important aspect of the Surface Pro 3 that distinguishes it from other tablets is the Intel HD5000 GPU chipset-which has full OpenGL driver support and is certified for use with SolidWorks. Another thing is that it runs the professional version of Windows 8.
If you get a Wacom companion or one of the other Windows 8 tablets, those are two difficult requirements to meet.
Another nicety about the Surface Pro 3 is that it's available with upto 512Gb of storage which is a good sight better than an iPAD.
Composer's requirements are similar to SolidWorks so, if your intention is to run the hardware accelerated version of the player or the full application, make sure your tablet is up to the job.
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