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The goal of this research topic is to accurately and rapidly evaluate appearance marketability from the point of view of the customer. 3D data has been broadly used in automobile development in recent times, and utilizing digital models built by this data is effective for quickly and definitively evaluating marketability. Therefore, TOPS was developed, an optimal graphic tool for evaluating appearance marketability that anyone can easily use to portray graphics that are equivalent to the actual product. The development of TOPS increased the precision and efficiency of digital development in design.