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.


Yanko Design – 3Dwalkthroughs.com Loves This Site!

June 23, 2008


Every day 3Dwalkthroughs.com scours the internet doing research for the various projects we are involved with. In addition to searching for specific information we also visit a few select sites to help give us inspiration when we get into a “brain rut”.

I must say one of the most fascinating sites we visit often is Yanko Design. Almost every day we find something on the site that makes us say “how cool is that?”. If you are even mildly interested in innovative new technology and product design, it is worth subscribing to the Yanko Design site feed.

About Yanko Design
Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best.

Yankodesign.com reaches a rapidly expanding audience of approximately 360,000+ unique users, viewing 2 million pageviews each month with 8,000+ total daily newsletter subscribers making it the world’s most popular & influential online design magazine.

Image and Text Source:Yanko Design Website


Yanko Design – 3Dwalkthroughs.com Loves This Site!

June 23, 2008


Every day 3Dwalkthroughs.com scours the internet doing research for the various projects we are involved with. In addition to searching for specific information we also visit a few select sites to help give us inspiration when we get into a “brain rut”.

I must say one of the most fascinating sites we visit often is Yanko Design. Almost every day we find something on the site that makes us say “how cool is that?”. If you are even mildly interested in innovative new technology and product design, it is worth subscribing to the Yanko Design site feed.

About Yanko Design
Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best.

Yankodesign.com reaches a rapidly expanding audience of approximately 360,000+ unique users, viewing 2 million pageviews each month with 8,000+ total daily newsletter subscribers making it the world’s most popular & influential online design magazine.

Image and Text Source:Yanko Design Website


Yanko Design – 3Dwalkthroughs.com Loves This Site!

June 23, 2008


Every day 3Dwalkthroughs.com scours the internet doing research for the various projects we are involved with. In addition to searching for specific information we also visit a few select sites to help give us inspiration when we get into a “brain rut”.

I must say one of the most fascinating sites we visit often is Yanko Design. Almost every day we find something on the site that makes us say “how cool is that?”. If you are even mildly interested in innovative new technology and product design, it is worth subscribing to the Yanko Design site feed.

About Yanko Design
Yanko Design is a web magazine dedicated to introducing the best modern international design, covering from industrial design, concepts, technology, interior design, architecture, exhibition and fashion. It’s about the cutting edge and the classic, the new and the rediscovered. It’s all about the best.

Yankodesign.com reaches a rapidly expanding audience of approximately 360,000+ unique users, viewing 2 million pageviews each month with 8,000+ total daily newsletter subscribers making it the world’s most popular & influential online design magazine.

Image and Text Source:Yanko Design Website


Torey Pines – US Open Golf Course Modeled in 3D

June 22, 2008

A couple weeks ago, 3Dwalkthroughs.com posted a story about a company called 3Dgolfcourse that is using their technology in combination with Virtual Earth to model golf courses in 3D.

I just came across a YouTube video of one of their works. The 3D animation is of Torey Pines golf course in La Jolla, California. This was the recent home of the US Open. For those of you that do not read the news, this was one of the most fiercely battled US open tournaments in history. The winner was of course Tiger Woods but not by much.

To see the entire presentation including the 3D Walkthrough you can go here >>>

You can definitely see how viewing a course before actually visiting the location can be a huge advantage as players can better plan their strategies.