[thelist] 3D on the web (WAS:Whatever happened to VRML?)

__ Chris Bell __ cbell at bahnhof.se
Tue Mar 13 09:00:03 CST 2001

>I actually just found out about a product/company called pulse3d (allegedly
>started by some former Macromedia folks) that is kind of neat. 
>I don't know how useful it is, aside from doing solely animation (as opposed
>to a user interface), but it seems to load pretty fast, all things

yes it's neat, but, pulse is a format that can only be authored by 
their own software (god that was an awful sentence!) on a wintel 
there's cult3d (http://www.cult3d.com) but that can also only be 
authored on a wintel machine. but the authoring software is 
free(though you have to build the models in 3d studio max or maya) 
(browser plugins for mac and wintel and linux and whatever). and it 
works great.
then there's the metastream format (http://www.metastream.com) but 
their plugin is wintel only (they say that a mac version will come 
soon . . . . . and have said so many many moons ago).

if i was to go for 3d on the web i would go for cult3d, the 
programmers are great and given that the browser plugins exist both 
for the wintel and mac . . . .

// chris bell - still waiting for spring and that the temperature 
will rise above 0šC

This message is written by a Scotsman, born in London, living in 
Sweden, sitting at an American computer manufactured in Ireland, with 
French software on a Japanese screen.

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