LiveMove2 – Live Tracking with a Wii Controller in 3D Environments

July 31, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com is really impressed with the capabilities of an upgrade to a technology from the company that collaborated with Nintendo on the MotionPlus controller add-on.

The technology is called LiveMove2 and features almost instantaneous 1:1 tracking. You can check out the technology on a YouTube video which can be found here>>.

The video shows examples of advanced tracking movements such as the swinging of a sword and how the sword interacts with an alien being. It can even recognize movements such as throwing a lasso. This type of technology represents a huge opportunity for game developers.

We are personally excited about the potential LiveMove2 brings to the exer-gamer market. As many of you know, this is an area we are spending a lot of time researching for Fitspott.

Source: Gizmodo.com

Advertisements

ExitReality – Turning Social Networks into 3D Virtual Worlds with the click of a button

July 30, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com came across an interesting application that it plans on investigating further. The application is called ExitReality and allows every web page or social network to be viewed in 3D. People viewing the same web page or social networking page in ExitReality’s application in 3D can meet, chat and connect as 3D avatars with 3D instant messenger.

Apparently the application was originally be used exclusively for social networking sites but it is expanding its target to all types of websites. One of the features of ExitReality is the user’s ability to decorate or customise their own web space with 3D objects.

Simple yet powerful drag-and-drop technology allows users to add 3D objects they find across the web and add them to their 3D web space. There is no need to copy and paste embedded html code. Users simply drag and drop the objects into their web space and save.

Source: ExitReality Website

I am very interested to see how many people consistently utilize this type of technology to spruce up their social networking experience. It sounds like an interesting concept and I believe a lot of people will try it, but whether or not they continue to use it that might be another thing. Perhaps Fitspott will serve as a good testing ground to find the answer to this question.


ExitReality – Turning Social Networks into 3D Virtual Worlds with the click of a button

July 30, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com came across an interesting application that it plans on investigating further. The application is called ExitReality and allows every web page or social network to be viewed in 3D. People viewing the same web page or social networking page in ExitReality’s application in 3D can meet, chat and connect as 3D avatars with 3D instant messenger.

Apparently the application was originally be used exclusively for social networking sites but it is expanding its target to all types of websites. One of the features of ExitReality is the user’s ability to decorate or customise their own web space with 3D objects.

Simple yet powerful drag-and-drop technology allows users to add 3D objects they find across the web and add them to their 3D web space. There is no need to copy and paste embedded html code. Users simply drag and drop the objects into their web space and save.

Source: ExitReality Website

I am very interested to see how many people consistently utilize this type of technology to spruce up their social networking experience. It sounds like an interesting concept and I believe a lot of people will try it, but whether or not they continue to use it that might be another thing. Perhaps Fitspott will serve as a good testing ground to find the answer to this question.


ExitReality – Turning Social Networks into 3D Virtual Worlds with the click of a button

July 30, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com came across an interesting application that it plans on investigating further. The application is called ExitReality and allows every web page or social network to be viewed in 3D. People viewing the same web page or social networking page in ExitReality’s application in 3D can meet, chat and connect as 3D avatars with 3D instant messenger.

Apparently the application was originally be used exclusively for social networking sites but it is expanding its target to all types of websites. One of the features of ExitReality is the user’s ability to decorate or customise their own web space with 3D objects.

Simple yet powerful drag-and-drop technology allows users to add 3D objects they find across the web and add them to their 3D web space. There is no need to copy and paste embedded html code. Users simply drag and drop the objects into their web space and save.

Source: ExitReality Website

I am very interested to see how many people consistently utilize this type of technology to spruce up their social networking experience. It sounds like an interesting concept and I believe a lot of people will try it, but whether or not they continue to use it that might be another thing. Perhaps Fitspott will serve as a good testing ground to find the answer to this question.


Creating 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Floor Plans and 3D Renderings for International Companies

July 28, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com has seen an increase in the number of inquiries we have be receiving from international companies. Whether it is companies in India, the UK, Dubai, Philippines etc., the number of inquiries are on the rise.

The interesting part of this phenomenon is that some of these inquiries are turning into actual projects. We used to accept the fact that many of the international companies were only contacting us to learn more about our process or use us for price shopping…this is starting to change.

We believe that the increase in the conversion of these inquiries into actual projects is a result of an increased overall demand for high quality 3D asets, unique ideas that are not being found with local companies and a desire to achieve a certain look and feel that is more associated with an American property.

While we are certainly not complaining about the influx of new 3D business, we are curious to see if the projects coming in from international properties continues to grow.


"Luke I am Your Father" 3D Style

July 26, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com just came across an article confirming the rumor that George Lucas would be re-releasing all 6 Star Wars movies in 3D. According to the article on Gizmodo.com the cost of converting a traditional 2D movie into 3D is between$50,000 and $100,000 per minute.

Converting the Star Wars franchise to 3D highlights the current movement of creating movies in a 3D format. In the next year 4 or 5 blockbuster 3D movies will be released by some of the biggest studios in the industry.

To prepare for the DVD release of these 3D movies many companies are working on the technology which will allow the same 3D movies to be viewed in home theaters. It will be interesting to see how audiences react to this upcoming onslaught of 3D movies.


Fitspott Friday Update (July 25, 2008)

July 25, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com and the rest of the Fitspott team are gearing up to hit the marketing circuit next week. Our graphic design team is putting the finishing touches on our initial marketing materials and we are ready to start telling the world many of the details of what we have planned.

Up until now we have been quite vague about the details but the time has come to spill the beans…well some of them anyway. We are still encouraging people to sign up for the beta launch and the numbers continue to climb.

We are not naive enough to believe that everything is going to be perfect when we first launch. We look forward to the feedback, good and bad, that will be derived from our intial beta group.

Next week we are also planning to launch a few press releases to various media outlets. We understand that it is hard for people to get terribly excited about Fitspott without being able to see what it is all about. As we start to release some of these details, we are confident the excitement will grow quite rapidly.