By DE Editors
Altadyn (Paris, France & Irvine, CA) released 3DXplorer V3 beta, which is designed to open up the world of 3D environments to everyone; corporations can bring the "virtual world" into their own website, with full control of the content and visitor navigation, at a fraction of the cost, states the release.
For the first time, visitors can walk into your virtual offices or your showroom, visualize your space, and interact with your products from any Internet browser without a prior process of proprietary software installation.
Web application developers can use 3DXplorer to develop social networking and virtual worlds, configurators, home equipment showrooms, walkthrough tours for real estate offerings, PLM collaborative tools, online meetings, virtual tradeshows, and more.
3DXplorer authoring environment is a free online tool, which is easy to use for the average computing user. Users can quickly create custom 3D spaces either by importing models designed with common 3D modeling tools such as Google-SketchUp or 3DS Max, or by selecting attributes to Altadyn’ s ready-made 3D objects available within 3DXplorer — changing colors, textures, orientation, and size of the objects according to preference. Uploaded pictures (jpg or gif) or audio files (mp3s) can also be incorporated into a 3D scene.
3DXplorer’s technology is based on Java and other widely used industry standards that make 3D Web scenes immediately viewable on all Windows, Linux, and Mac platforms and browsers such as MS Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Safari.
3Dxplorer authoring and online display of the 3D environments is free. Low monthly charges only apply to higher-traffic user sites. The sliding scale fee depends on the number of visitors the site receives.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.