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« on: December 18, 2003, 05:48:47 PM »
I may be way out of my depth here, but I used to have a fairly extensive series of constructions in Active Worlds--still there I suppose. Finally got tired of paying every year and no one else could come and see anything without joining. Anyhow, I was just wondering if there's any software available that would allow the creation of such a 3D space (though obviously much smaller) that could be easily accessed by anyone with a freely available program or plugin of some sort. I like the idea of standard parts used at Active Worlds, so that building a construction would be a matter of duplicating and moving standard units--wall, floors, trees, whatever. The primary necessity is to be able to travel THRU the world. I am not looking for just 3D rendering of flat images. Anyone have any experience with such 3D spaces and want to share a few hints?
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« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2003, 07:20:19 AM »
Hi stfranklin,

You appear to have 2 threads asking the same question...so I will respond to both of them with the same information.

I am not sure if Active Worlds would be similar to Adobe's Atmosphere, but Atmosphere player is free and doesn't cost to use (the program to create the worlds does cost money, however). So, I guess if the 2 programs are similar, you might want to check it out. To see Atmosphere (or download a 30 day tryout), please visit:

http://www.adobe.com/products/atmosphere/

I hope this helps.

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« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2003, 08:08:38 AM »
"you might want to check it out. To see Atmosphere (or download a 30 day tryout), please visit:

"http://www.adobe.com/products/atmosphere/"

Thanks.

I checked out Atmosphere when it had just been published and was still in beta. I guess I should give it another look. It might turn out to be a good compromise.

I decided I was probably on the wrong board, which is why I posted twice. Sorry for the confusion.

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« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2003, 09:42:58 AM »
A good one for creating 3d world are bryce and vue d'spirit. thier fairly easy to use and shouldnt take long to get used to
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« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2003, 10:12:23 AM »
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The primary necessity is to be able to travel THRU the world. I am not looking for just 3D rendering of flat images.

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I think i've got some software somewhere that does this..
I will have a look and PM you the info IF I can find it  :)
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« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2003, 10:40:33 PM »
Didn't know anyone was still doing active worlds ( really surprised me that Adobe finally got around to releasing atmosphere full time )

But yes, as Miraenda pointed out above i do believe that's the major player right now in virtual reality settings.
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« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2003, 05:13:05 PM »
Thanks for the suggestions. It looks like Adobe Atmosphere is probably the ticket. At least the price for the software isn't out of this world. It's certainly less that the Blaxxun product, though the images look better with Blaxxun. But Atmosphere looks like it uses fewer resources.

Yeah, Active Worlds is still chugging along. They went public (as in stocks) and eliminated free access. Now I can't even see if my constructions there are still functioning. I have a neat little gallery of kinetic art inside a megalithic golden castle.  :cry: Well, live and learn.
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« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2003, 05:15:23 PM »
Steve,

When you do get your world imported over to Atmosphere, please post the link.  I have the beta version on my computer as well as the player, and would really be interested in seeing what you've done.

Thanks