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cinquetooty
05-07-2004, 08:26 AM
A few years back I saw a package (whos name eludes me) where you could create 'realistic' 3D worlds and move about in them. It was driven by a browser plugin, and you could also 'program' objects to do certain things.

The package was quite expensive, about 3,000 and was used for architectural visualisation and also training for mechanical assemblies/components etc..

I've been asked if it's possible to create a world where the visitor can change objects at will, so they might to create a room with lots of chairs, or different numbers of pictures on the wall etc...

This world would be created through a series of options before the 3D session would start - so it involves interacting with a plug in and creating the source data file 'on the fly'.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? I'm experienced in Director - so Shockwave 3D might be an option, but I feel there are better alternatives out there.

Many thanks

Ian

Noclar7
05-07-2004, 08:34 AM
You can do this in shockwave forsure. I had started a thread a while back describing all the different apps people are using and which ones people prefer the most.

http://vbulletin.newtek.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=12053

best of luck.

cinquetooty
05-07-2004, 02:34 PM
It's not the one I was thinking of though - it looks better.:

http://www.virtools.com/applications/technology-duck3.asp

They also have a server to deliver the dynamic features that I need! It looks a zillion times better than anything I've seen in Shockwave.

I bet it's expensive then!

Ian