Blog For Google 3D Warehouse (March 2008)

February 29, 2008


At the beginning of every month 3Dwalkthroughs.com selects our favorite 3D model from Greg Rose’s blog which highlights new 3D building models as they are added to Google’s 3D Warehouse.

Our monthly selection is based on impressive: architecture, level of detail, level of realism etc.

For our third pick of 2008 we have chosen The Capitoline Hill, Capitoline Museums in Senatorial Palace, Rome. This month’s selection is actually made up of a number of structures which are very interesting. The model was created by saikindi.

About Capitoline Hill
The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the most famous and highest of the seven hills of Rome. The Capitoline contains relatively few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval palaces (now the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza. A significant portion of the architecture in this area was designed by Michelangelo. The hill was the site of a temple for the Capitoline Triad, started by Rome’s fifth king, Tarquin the Elder. The city legend starts with the recovery of a human skull (the word for head in Latin is caput) when foundation trenches were being dug for the Temple of Jupiter by Tarquin’s order. The church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli is adjacent to the square, located near where the ancient arx, or citadel, a top the hill it once stood. The existing design of the Piazza del Campidoglio and the surrounding palazzos was created by famed Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 – 1546. In the middle stood the only equestrian bronze to have survived since Antiquity, that of Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher emperor. A balustrade punctuated by sculptures atop the giant pilasters capped the composition, one of the most influential of Michelangelo’s designs. The two massive ancient statues of Castor and Pollux which decorate the balustrades are not the same posed by Michelangelo, which now are in front of the Palazzo del Quirinale.


Blog For Google 3D Warehouse (March 2008)

February 29, 2008


At the beginning of every month 3Dwalkthroughs.com selects our favorite 3D model from Greg Rose’s blog which highlights new 3D building models as they are added to Google’s 3D Warehouse.

Our monthly selection is based on impressive: architecture, level of detail, level of realism etc.

For our third pick of 2008 we have chosen The Capitoline Hill, Capitoline Museums in Senatorial Palace, Rome. This month’s selection is actually made up of a number of structures which are very interesting. The model was created by saikindi.

About Capitoline Hill
The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the most famous and highest of the seven hills of Rome. The Capitoline contains relatively few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval palaces (now the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza. A significant portion of the architecture in this area was designed by Michelangelo. The hill was the site of a temple for the Capitoline Triad, started by Rome’s fifth king, Tarquin the Elder. The city legend starts with the recovery of a human skull (the word for head in Latin is caput) when foundation trenches were being dug for the Temple of Jupiter by Tarquin’s order. The church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli is adjacent to the square, located near where the ancient arx, or citadel, a top the hill it once stood. The existing design of the Piazza del Campidoglio and the surrounding palazzos was created by famed Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 – 1546. In the middle stood the only equestrian bronze to have survived since Antiquity, that of Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher emperor. A balustrade punctuated by sculptures atop the giant pilasters capped the composition, one of the most influential of Michelangelo’s designs. The two massive ancient statues of Castor and Pollux which decorate the balustrades are not the same posed by Michelangelo, which now are in front of the Palazzo del Quirinale.


Blog For Google 3D Warehouse (March 2008)

February 29, 2008


At the beginning of every month 3Dwalkthroughs.com selects our favorite 3D model from Greg Rose’s blog which highlights new 3D building models as they are added to Google’s 3D Warehouse.

Our monthly selection is based on impressive: architecture, level of detail, level of realism etc.

For our third pick of 2008 we have chosen The Capitoline Hill, Capitoline Museums in Senatorial Palace, Rome. This month’s selection is actually made up of a number of structures which are very interesting. The model was created by saikindi.

About Capitoline Hill
The Capitoline Hill, between the Forum and the Campus Martius, is one of the most famous and highest of the seven hills of Rome. The Capitoline contains relatively few ancient ground-level ruins, as they are almost entirely covered up by Medieval palaces (now the Capitoline Museums) that surround a piazza. A significant portion of the architecture in this area was designed by Michelangelo. The hill was the site of a temple for the Capitoline Triad, started by Rome’s fifth king, Tarquin the Elder. The city legend starts with the recovery of a human skull (the word for head in Latin is caput) when foundation trenches were being dug for the Temple of Jupiter by Tarquin’s order. The church of Santa Maria in Aracoeli is adjacent to the square, located near where the ancient arx, or citadel, a top the hill it once stood. The existing design of the Piazza del Campidoglio and the surrounding palazzos was created by famed Renaissance artist and architect Michelangelo Buonarroti in 1536 – 1546. In the middle stood the only equestrian bronze to have survived since Antiquity, that of Marcus Aurelius, the philosopher emperor. A balustrade punctuated by sculptures atop the giant pilasters capped the composition, one of the most influential of Michelangelo’s designs. The two massive ancient statues of Castor and Pollux which decorate the balustrades are not the same posed by Michelangelo, which now are in front of the Palazzo del Quirinale.


Sony’s Upcoming 3D Virtual World…WOW!!!

February 28, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com has been doing a tremendous amount of research on the most cutting edge 3D virtual world platforms that already exist or are about to launch.

One of the most mind blowing 3D virtual world platforms, that will soon be launched, is Sony’s Playstation Home. We just watched a demonstration video of this new 3D platform which was marked by extremely realistic graphics integrated into a very user friendly interface.

An interesting feature, and very smart business move by Sony, is Playstation Video games will actually unlock content that can be used in their 3D world.

Playstation Home can support HD Quality video which makes for an interesting place for people to socialize and discuss video content. The demonstration video also showed how dynamic advertising can be supported within the virtual world.

If the graphics and functionality are any indication of where 3D virtual worlds are heading, we are about to see the a technological revolution that will compare to the dot com days.

About Playstation Home
Home™ is a real-time 3D, networked community that serves as a meeting place for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) users from around the world, where they can interact, communicate, join online games, shop, share content and even build their own personal spaces. Home™ will be available as a free download from the PLAYSTATION®Store and will launch directly from the PS3™ system’s Home Menu.

You can access the beta site here>>


Sony’s Upcoming 3D Virtual World…WOW!!!

February 28, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com has been doing a tremendous amount of research on the most cutting edge 3D virtual world platforms that already exist or are about to launch.

One of the most mind blowing 3D virtual world platforms, that will soon be launched, is Sony’s Playstation Home. We just watched a demonstration video of this new 3D platform which was marked by extremely realistic graphics integrated into a very user friendly interface.

An interesting feature, and very smart business move by Sony, is Playstation Video games will actually unlock content that can be used in their 3D world.

Playstation Home can support HD Quality video which makes for an interesting place for people to socialize and discuss video content. The demonstration video also showed how dynamic advertising can be supported within the virtual world.

If the graphics and functionality are any indication of where 3D virtual worlds are heading, we are about to see the a technological revolution that will compare to the dot com days.

About Playstation Home
Home™ is a real-time 3D, networked community that serves as a meeting place for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) users from around the world, where they can interact, communicate, join online games, shop, share content and even build their own personal spaces. Home™ will be available as a free download from the PLAYSTATION®Store and will launch directly from the PS3™ system’s Home Menu.

You can access the beta site here>>


Sony’s Upcoming 3D Virtual World…WOW!!!

February 28, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com has been doing a tremendous amount of research on the most cutting edge 3D virtual world platforms that already exist or are about to launch.

One of the most mind blowing 3D virtual world platforms, that will soon be launched, is Sony’s Playstation Home. We just watched a demonstration video of this new 3D platform which was marked by extremely realistic graphics integrated into a very user friendly interface.

An interesting feature, and very smart business move by Sony, is Playstation Video games will actually unlock content that can be used in their 3D world.

Playstation Home can support HD Quality video which makes for an interesting place for people to socialize and discuss video content. The demonstration video also showed how dynamic advertising can be supported within the virtual world.

If the graphics and functionality are any indication of where 3D virtual worlds are heading, we are about to see the a technological revolution that will compare to the dot com days.

About Playstation Home
Home™ is a real-time 3D, networked community that serves as a meeting place for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) users from around the world, where they can interact, communicate, join online games, shop, share content and even build their own personal spaces. Home™ will be available as a free download from the PLAYSTATION®Store and will launch directly from the PS3™ system’s Home Menu.

You can access the beta site here>>


Sony’s Upcoming 3D Virtual World…WOW!!!

February 28, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com has been doing a tremendous amount of research on the most cutting edge 3D virtual world platforms that already exist or are about to launch.

One of the most mind blowing 3D virtual world platforms, that will soon be launched, is Sony’s Playstation Home. We just watched a demonstration video of this new 3D platform which was marked by extremely realistic graphics integrated into a very user friendly interface.

An interesting feature, and very smart business move by Sony, is Playstation Video games will actually unlock content that can be used in their 3D world.

Playstation Home can support HD Quality video which makes for an interesting place for people to socialize and discuss video content. The demonstration video also showed how dynamic advertising can be supported within the virtual world.

If the graphics and functionality are any indication of where 3D virtual worlds are heading, we are about to see the a technological revolution that will compare to the dot com days.

About Playstation Home
Home™ is a real-time 3D, networked community that serves as a meeting place for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) users from around the world, where they can interact, communicate, join online games, shop, share content and even build their own personal spaces. Home™ will be available as a free download from the PLAYSTATION®Store and will launch directly from the PS3™ system’s Home Menu.

You can access the beta site here>>