New 3D Mouse To Enhance The Experience in Virtual Worlds

January 8, 2008


California based Sandio Technology Corporation, demonstrated its 3D mouse at the 2008International CES show that opened today in Las Vegas. The Sandio 3D Game O2 was designed to enhance a users experience in Google Earth, Virtual Earth and virtual worlds such as Second Life. The main benefit of the Sandio 3D mouse is allowing users to navigate the 3D Internet without dealing with keyboard or on-screen navigation tabs.

Another benefit of the Sandio 3D mouse is users of CAD software like Google SketchUp and AutoDesk’s 3D Studio Max can move along and rotate about the x, y, z axis in both Screen and Camera modes without switching between 3D objects and operation
menus.

Source: Reuters.com

In the short term, 3Dwalkthroughs.com will be testing the new mouse with the virtual world technology we have been working with. Down the road, we hope to utilize the new mouse to help navigate within our interactive 3D Walkthroughs.

About Sandio Technologies
Sandio Technology Corporation was founded in 2004. Headquartered in San Jose, its mission is to enhance users’ 3D experience by developing and marketing 3D input devices with true 6DOF motion control, based on its patented 3D input technology. 3D internet users and PC gamers enjoy more, while CAD engineers and artists gain
productivity with Sandio 3D mouse. Industrial 3D applications, like 3D GPS, robotic control, medical, automotive and military, can take advantage of Sandio’s 3D input technology.


New 3D Mouse To Enhance The Experience in Virtual Worlds

January 8, 2008


California based Sandio Technology Corporation, demonstrated its 3D mouse at the 2008International CES show that opened today in Las Vegas. The Sandio 3D Game O2 was designed to enhance a users experience in Google Earth, Virtual Earth and virtual worlds such as Second Life. The main benefit of the Sandio 3D mouse is allowing users to navigate the 3D Internet without dealing with keyboard or on-screen navigation tabs.

Another benefit of the Sandio 3D mouse is users of CAD software like Google SketchUp and AutoDesk’s 3D Studio Max can move along and rotate about the x, y, z axis in both Screen and Camera modes without switching between 3D objects and operation
menus.

Source: Reuters.com

In the short term, 3Dwalkthroughs.com will be testing the new mouse with the virtual world technology we have been working with. Down the road, we hope to utilize the new mouse to help navigate within our interactive 3D Walkthroughs.

About Sandio Technologies
Sandio Technology Corporation was founded in 2004. Headquartered in San Jose, its mission is to enhance users’ 3D experience by developing and marketing 3D input devices with true 6DOF motion control, based on its patented 3D input technology. 3D internet users and PC gamers enjoy more, while CAD engineers and artists gain
productivity with Sandio 3D mouse. Industrial 3D applications, like 3D GPS, robotic control, medical, automotive and military, can take advantage of Sandio’s 3D input technology.


New 3D Mouse To Enhance The Experience in Virtual Worlds

January 8, 2008


California based Sandio Technology Corporation, demonstrated its 3D mouse at the 2008International CES show that opened today in Las Vegas. The Sandio 3D Game O2 was designed to enhance a users experience in Google Earth, Virtual Earth and virtual worlds such as Second Life. The main benefit of the Sandio 3D mouse is allowing users to navigate the 3D Internet without dealing with keyboard or on-screen navigation tabs.

Another benefit of the Sandio 3D mouse is users of CAD software like Google SketchUp and AutoDesk’s 3D Studio Max can move along and rotate about the x, y, z axis in both Screen and Camera modes without switching between 3D objects and operation
menus.

Source: Reuters.com

In the short term, 3Dwalkthroughs.com will be testing the new mouse with the virtual world technology we have been working with. Down the road, we hope to utilize the new mouse to help navigate within our interactive 3D Walkthroughs.

About Sandio Technologies
Sandio Technology Corporation was founded in 2004. Headquartered in San Jose, its mission is to enhance users’ 3D experience by developing and marketing 3D input devices with true 6DOF motion control, based on its patented 3D input technology. 3D internet users and PC gamers enjoy more, while CAD engineers and artists gain
productivity with Sandio 3D mouse. Industrial 3D applications, like 3D GPS, robotic control, medical, automotive and military, can take advantage of Sandio’s 3D input technology.


Can 3D Renderings Be Created if CAD files are unavailable?

January 5, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com is often asked by clients what can be done if the CAD files we typically use as our guide to build pinpoint accurate 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans are incomplete or unavailable.

The answer is Alot.

While completed CAD files are necessary if the overall goal is accuracy, watercolors, sketch drawings, reference pictures and 2D Floor Plans can be used to create very good conceptional representations.

One of our clients asked us to create a 3D rendering of a house but did not have the completed CAD files. A few months prior, they had a watercolor created but it did not seem to be doing the trick as far as marketing the property effectively. In addition to the watercolor the client was able to provide us with basic elevations and reference pictures describing some of the exterior features. The results are above.

We are currently working on creating 3D renderings of the interior of the same property and will then move on to creating a full 3D walkthrough of the property.

Homebuilders that are trying to sell empty lots with a prospect of building a home on the property should seriously consider creating 3D assets to entice potential buyers…it sure beats showing pictures of a vacant plot of land.


Can 3D Renderings Be Created if CAD files are unavailable?

January 5, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com is often asked by clients what can be done if the CAD files we typically use as our guide to build pinpoint accurate 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans are incomplete or unavailable.

The answer is Alot.

While completed CAD files are necessary if the overall goal is accuracy, watercolors, sketch drawings, reference pictures and 2D Floor Plans can be used to create very good conceptional representations.

One of our clients asked us to create a 3D rendering of a house but did not have the completed CAD files. A few months prior, they had a watercolor created but it did not seem to be doing the trick as far as marketing the property effectively. In addition to the watercolor the client was able to provide us with basic elevations and reference pictures describing some of the exterior features. The results are above.

We are currently working on creating 3D renderings of the interior of the same property and will then move on to creating a full 3D walkthrough of the property.

Homebuilders that are trying to sell empty lots with a prospect of building a home on the property should seriously consider creating 3D assets to entice potential buyers…it sure beats showing pictures of a vacant plot of land.


Can 3D Renderings Be Created if CAD files are unavailable?

January 5, 2008

3Dwalkthroughs.com is often asked by clients what can be done if the CAD files we typically use as our guide to build pinpoint accurate 3D Walkthroughs, 3D Renderings and 3D Floor Plans are incomplete or unavailable.

The answer is Alot.

While completed CAD files are necessary if the overall goal is accuracy, watercolors, sketch drawings, reference pictures and 2D Floor Plans can be used to create very good conceptional representations.

One of our clients asked us to create a 3D rendering of a house but did not have the completed CAD files. A few months prior, they had a watercolor created but it did not seem to be doing the trick as far as marketing the property effectively. In addition to the watercolor the client was able to provide us with basic elevations and reference pictures describing some of the exterior features. The results are above.

We are currently working on creating 3D renderings of the interior of the same property and will then move on to creating a full 3D walkthrough of the property.

Homebuilders that are trying to sell empty lots with a prospect of building a home on the property should seriously consider creating 3D assets to entice potential buyers…it sure beats showing pictures of a vacant plot of land.


Con Artist – Film Trailer Released

January 4, 2008


3Dwalkthroughs.com is excited to announce that our friend Michael Sladek of Plug Ugly Films in cooperation with Acme Pictures (American Cannibal) has released a trailer of their new movie, Con Artist.

The trailer can be viewed here>>>

About Con Artist
Famously controversial and eccentric multi-millionaire artist / media provocateur Mark Kostabi is one of the most successful living painters
in America, selling over 1500 canvases every year. His works have sold to the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan, the Guggenheim
and numerous other major institutions worldwide. But Kostabi doesn’t paint “his” own paintings. In fact, he doesn’t even come up with the
ideas for “his” paintings. Instead, he employs others to do these tasks for him. And this approach, which he’s openly employed since his
meteoric rise to fame in New York’s explosive 1980s Post-Punk art scene, is what made him internationally famous.

Over twenty years of on camera scrutiny have honed Kostabi’s skills as a showman and as an expert deflector of criticism. But his
behind-the-scenes preparations and fakery are laughingly illuminated before our cameras as the line between performance and reality
breaks down. As Kostabi constantly displays his manipulations in art, performance, business, and his personal life, he and his staff prepare
a major move while producing a weekly cable access game show in his bustling New York studio. When he leaves for Rome (where he
meets the Pope, sips espresso, rubs elbows with international celebs, and sells “his” art on national TV) Kostabi’s staff moves his huge
studio for him, whilst a budding love affair and every inch of what he does is called in to question. The insanity eventually crescendos as
unexpected revelations leave one wondering what, if anything Kostabi does, is real.

CON ARTIST is a docu-comedy feature film about artists, the business of art, and the fine line between reality and perception. Along the
way we’ll meet a large number of celebrities, critics and experts who will help frame the underlying narrative about artists and art, celebrity
and image: What are artists? Are the clichés true? Are they brooding and broke? Left wing liberals? Wanton sex freaks with flamoyant
natures? Can a businessman be an artist? An athlete? A game show host? Are celebrities ever what they seem or is everything an act?
Has money ruined art? What’s the current boom in the art market all about? Does talent matter? Does art itself matter? Who decides
what’s good? Who decides what sells? Is it all just another business? And where does a strange figure like Mark Kostabi fit in all of this?
Is modern art a con and is he, in fact, “the world’s greatest con artist”?