Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Not your grandpas QTVR

This may not look like much (unless you know what it is), but it is the latest example of real-time 3D modeling driven by one of our touch screens. The cool part of this type of thing is that the user is navigating through a 3D studio max file in real time. This is not pre rendered, it is outputting a 1400x1050 visualization that is driven by the touch screen. Note the zoom, pan and rotate feature. Lots 'o math going on here.

Basically, the guys wrapped the Max application in our FireFrame server and wrote hooks to render 60fps. This can work with any type of 3D model. The future of visualization has arrived, and is currently on sale in aisle 4 down at Obscura:-)