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3D DIRECT • October 24, 2000

I Just Want Realtime

by Abby Albrecht

The Shockwave Continues

Macromedia, Inc. and Intel Corporation announced that the 3D technology they are co-developing has gained the support of 3D software developers Maxon, NewTek, and Right Hemisphere. Supporting companies already include 3D vendors Alias|Wavefront, Discreet, Havok, NxView Technologies, Inc., Shells Interactive, and Softimage. In July, Macromedia and Intel announced they are integrating Intel's Internet 3D Graphics technology into a future version of the Macromedia Shockwave Player, enabling the player to display 3D graphics on the Internet.

Cinematix Plays Games

Game developer Cinematix has licensed Numerical Design Limited NetImmerse 3D game engine for upcoming titles. Cinematix will use the NetImmerse engine as the scene graph component in its new Hydra engine. NetImmerse enables real-time editing of the content of levels; the behavior of characters, their statistics and rules; and physical characteristics of objects, such as mass and elasticity.

Making Geomagic in Vegas

At Comdex ImageScape 2000 (November 14, Los Vegas), Raindrop Geomagic will collaborate with Arius3D, Z-corp, Viewpoint and Nvidia to show the future of 3D photography. Raindrop Geomagic will use the gathered technology for in booth demonstrations.

Abby Albrecht is the Web editor at 3Dgate. She planned to have this out sooner, but PG&E took 14 hours to patch up the downed power line behind her home. You can reach her at [email protected].