3Dwalkthroughs.com in Montreal Day 2

June 30, 2008


Members of 3Dwalkthroughs.com spent the day walking outside the area of the Montreal Jazz Festival and was very impressed with the surrounding neighborhoods. The architecture was very similar to what we experienced when we visited London last summer. Even though many of the restaurants and outdoor cafe’s were outside of the area sponsored by the Festival, many had live Jazz musicians.

As you can see from the montage of pictures above, there were very cool brownstone apartments interspersed with spacious loft buildings. The entire downtown area was also surrounded by a bike/rollerblading/running path.

During the day we dusted off our rollerblades and did a little exploring. The highlighted off the awkward skate was finding a converted Formula 1 track that is now the home of hundreds of bikers and rollerbladers. It is totally smooth so the risk of getting hurt was somewhat diminished. The danger returned however when we tried to skate back…the moral here is it is safer to walk in Montreal if you are not a good rollerblader.


3Dwalkthroughs.com in Montreal Day 2

June 30, 2008


Members of 3Dwalkthroughs.com spent the day walking outside the area of the Montreal Jazz Festival and was very impressed with the surrounding neighborhoods. The architecture was very similar to what we experienced when we visited London last summer. Even though many of the restaurants and outdoor cafe’s were outside of the area sponsored by the Festival, many had live Jazz musicians.

As you can see from the montage of pictures above, there were very cool brownstone apartments interspersed with spacious loft buildings. The entire downtown area was also surrounded by a bike/rollerblading/running path.

During the day we dusted off our rollerblades and did a little exploring. The highlighted off the awkward skate was finding a converted Formula 1 track that is now the home of hundreds of bikers and rollerbladers. It is totally smooth so the risk of getting hurt was somewhat diminished. The danger returned however when we tried to skate back…the moral here is it is safer to walk in Montreal if you are not a good rollerblader.


3Dwalkthroughs.com in Montreal Day 2

June 30, 2008


Members of 3Dwalkthroughs.com spent the day walking outside the area of the Montreal Jazz Festival and was very impressed with the surrounding neighborhoods. The architecture was very similar to what we experienced when we visited London last summer. Even though many of the restaurants and outdoor cafe’s were outside of the area sponsored by the Festival, many had live Jazz musicians.

As you can see from the montage of pictures above, there were very cool brownstone apartments interspersed with spacious loft buildings. The entire downtown area was also surrounded by a bike/rollerblading/running path.

During the day we dusted off our rollerblades and did a little exploring. The highlighted off the awkward skate was finding a converted Formula 1 track that is now the home of hundreds of bikers and rollerbladers. It is totally smooth so the risk of getting hurt was somewhat diminished. The danger returned however when we tried to skate back…the moral here is it is safer to walk in Montreal if you are not a good rollerblader.


3Dwalkthroughs.com at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008

June 28, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com is lucky to have booked a trip to Montreal during the first few days of their annual Jazz Festival. Based on the crowd during the day when we arrived, we were not expecting what we experienced when we went back at night.

The streets were flooded with people listening to music on one of the many stages that had live jazz musicians doing their thing. All the streets surrounding the festival were closed and there were many activities available for kids as well as adults.

Here are some of the features of the festival taken directly from the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Website– 3,000 artists from 30 countries

– More than 650 concerts, including 450 free outdoor performances

– Close to 2.5 million peaceful festivalgoers, including 34% of tourists and excursionists

– 400 accredited journalists

– 10 free outdoor stages

– 10 concert halls

The attached picture was taken from on top of a landing and was focused on the crowd surrounding the main stage. One thing we noticed was that as crowded as the Festival area was, the vibe was very peaceful even though you were allowed to drink on the street…and drink we did.


3Dwalkthroughs.com at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008

June 28, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com is lucky to have booked a trip to Montreal during the first few days of their annual Jazz Festival. Based on the crowd during the day when we arrived, we were not expecting what we experienced when we went back at night.

The streets were flooded with people listening to music on one of the many stages that had live jazz musicians doing their thing. All the streets surrounding the festival were closed and there were many activities available for kids as well as adults.

Here are some of the features of the festival taken directly from the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Website– 3,000 artists from 30 countries

– More than 650 concerts, including 450 free outdoor performances

– Close to 2.5 million peaceful festivalgoers, including 34% of tourists and excursionists

– 400 accredited journalists

– 10 free outdoor stages

– 10 concert halls

The attached picture was taken from on top of a landing and was focused on the crowd surrounding the main stage. One thing we noticed was that as crowded as the Festival area was, the vibe was very peaceful even though you were allowed to drink on the street…and drink we did.


3Dwalkthroughs.com at the Montreal Jazz Festival 2008

June 28, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com is lucky to have booked a trip to Montreal during the first few days of their annual Jazz Festival. Based on the crowd during the day when we arrived, we were not expecting what we experienced when we went back at night.

The streets were flooded with people listening to music on one of the many stages that had live jazz musicians doing their thing. All the streets surrounding the festival were closed and there were many activities available for kids as well as adults.

Here are some of the features of the festival taken directly from the Montreal Jazz Festival’s Website– 3,000 artists from 30 countries

– More than 650 concerts, including 450 free outdoor performances

– Close to 2.5 million peaceful festivalgoers, including 34% of tourists and excursionists

– 400 accredited journalists

– 10 free outdoor stages

– 10 concert halls

The attached picture was taken from on top of a landing and was focused on the crowd surrounding the main stage. One thing we noticed was that as crowded as the Festival area was, the vibe was very peaceful even though you were allowed to drink on the street…and drink we did.


Fitspott Friday Update (June 27, 2008) Live from Montreal

June 27, 2008

A few members of 3Dwalkthroughs.com are currently in Montreal, Canada, for the beginning of Montreal’s famous Jazz Festival. We decided to make the trip this year for 3 main reasons:

1) A few meetings regarding potential new 3D Walkthrough projects
2) The Jazz Festival
3) Promotion of Fitspott

This week we are actively starting to roll out some the initial marketing efforts of Fitspott and thought it would be a good idea to visit Canada as they are one of our main target markets after the United States. We have also been adding many ideas to our phase 2 folder which will get started immediately after our Phase 1 launch is complete and fully tested.

Canada has a huge fitness movement and would not require many adjustments to what we have already planned for the United States market. We have stopped by a few of the downtown health clubs and the response has been extremely positive… … especially after we described some of the features of Fitspott.

Stay tuned over the next few days as we report on some of the impresive architecture of this developing city along with other feedback we receive on Fitspott.


Fitspott Friday Update (June 27, 2008) Live from Montreal

June 27, 2008

A few members of 3Dwalkthroughs.com are currently in Montreal, Canada, for the beginning of Montreal’s famous Jazz Festival. We decided to make the trip this year for 3 main reasons:

1) A few meetings regarding potential new 3D Walkthrough projects
2) The Jazz Festival
3) Promotion of Fitspott

This week we are actively starting to roll out some the initial marketing efforts of Fitspott and thought it would be a good idea to visit Canada as they are one of our main target markets after the United States. We have also been adding many ideas to our phase 2 folder which will get started immediately after our Phase 1 launch is complete and fully tested.

Canada has a huge fitness movement and would not require many adjustments to what we have already planned for the United States market. We have stopped by a few of the downtown health clubs and the response has been extremely positive… …especially after we described some of the features of Fitspott.

Stay tuned over the next few days as we report on some of the impresive architecture of this developing city along with other feedback we receive on Fitspott.


Renault Launches 3D Auto Showroom

June 25, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com came across a story out of Paris about car maker Renault, and the interesting upgrade they made to their website. As part of their website upgrade they launched “Renault Universe”, the first completely 3D automotive website: http://www.univers.renault.fr

Renault Universe is a 3D virtual showroom that will allow people to view available automobiles in great detail before visiting a dealership.

Launched on June 17, Renault Universe enables users to browse a virtual 3D world promoting the brand and its products. The virtual universe comprises several areas: a showroom with a specific visual and sound environment for each model, an area on vehicle finance, and areas devoted to special events, Renault Used Cars and the dealer network.

Users will appreciate the extensive range and the variety of products as they browse through the vehicles. For example, in the Clio universe, they can use the discovery function to switch between Clio, Clio Estate, and Clio Campus. After rotating the vehicle 360°, visitors can watch a demo of functionalities, storage compartments, and a broad selection of accessories. All the technical information about the vehicles can be found in a separate section: versions, trim levels, engine types, and prices. Current promotional offers will be on the site as well. Users can also click to watch videos, including the latest Renault commercials.

Source: The AutoChannel.com

Let’s see how many other automobile companies follow suit. With over 12 million users on Renault’s website every year, their upgraded website will be a good case study for the rest of the industry.


Mobile Phones with 3D Holographic Screens By 2010?

June 24, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com just came across a brief post on the Scotsman.com news website about and Indian company that predicts they will have mobile phones with holographic screens, capable of showing and capturing 3D images, on the market by 2010.

The company, Infosys has patented the handsets and said the phones will be able to receive 3D movies and pictures. Using a mathematical process the technology is said to turn ordinary photos into 3D holograms.

Source: Scotsman.com News

Once this technology is launched and perfected we assume it will also be integrated into 3D mobile games as well. We have come across a lot of articles recently discussing various companies that are focused on the evolving mobile gaming market.