Archive for the ‘3D Applications’ Category

Digimi Avatars

March 31, 2010

Digimi is a very nice Avatar-Generator and library of creative assets for Games & Virtual Worlds. It is also a platform and a set of web services for game developers to be able to generate high end characters for a minimal development effort. You can see it in action here.

Following a successful merger of DAZ-3D and Gizmoz, the joint company company provides a central solution to design, manage and transport high-quality digital characters that can be deployed in virtual worlds, cross-platform games, social networks, mobile applications and professional modelling and animation tools.

Digimi has been using Papervision3D for a long while now and it came natural to select the engine to showcase their product in a real time browser based environment. As such Digimi is ready to supply the PV3D community with Actionscript 3 classes and code samples that will assist in integration of the Digimi SDK to Flash development in general and Papervision in particular.

Inside their new developer centre, you will find their up to date API documentation and full avatar creation offering as well as latest news with regards to the Digimi SDK.

This is an impressive project we’ve been following for a while and a fantastic tool for game developers who want to include 3D avatars in their game without the pain of building them from scratch. Hope you find it good uses for it!



May 11, 2009


VizualPV3D is a free Flash application that provides a GUI interface to create and manipulate objects in 3D scenes using Papervision3D.

A Juxt Interactive project, designed and developed by Gary Stasiuk, VizualPV3D provides a visual interface to Papervision3D that not only helps people see exactly what they are getting, but also enables designers and non-developers to create their own scenes.

The design and implementation of this application is nothing short of mind blowing, supporting most features of PV3D with a professional and well laid out interface. To get you started quickly it includes a comprehensive Help panel and an excellent PDF manual.

Augmented Reality with FLARToolKit

January 7, 2009

Augmented Reality is a relatively new technology that blends real-world footage and computer-generated graphics in real time, blurring the line between reality and virtual by enhancing what we perceive. It opens a whole lot of possibilities in many fields, from medical to engineering, including entertainment.

Thanks to Japanese coder Saqoosha we can experience it in our browser. With FLARToolKit, an AS3 port of the Open Source library ARToolKit, you can detect a marker from an input image and calculate the camera position in 3D space. Combine it with your favourite 3D engine and you are ready to build your own Augmented Reality applications.

Saqoosha makes amazing use of Papervision3D and FLARToolKit to wish us a Happy New Year. Just take a look at the video or, if you have a webcam, download and print the marker and experience it for yourself.


December 15, 2008


Here’s a nice music video generator by the guys at ALTERNATIVE DESIGN++.

The application will prompt you to enter a word (better if it’s some kind of category (e.g. feelings) and five other words pertaining to that category (e.g. joy, anger, sadness…), and will then create a typographic universe for each combination with results taken from Google Suggest.

The generated videos are archived in the site and users can embed them. You can read more about it in their blog.


August 2, 2008

The guys from WHITEvoid have built a very intuitive visual 3D image browser for Viewzi.

Viewzi is a new way to experience search. Instead of one big list, you get nice visual Views tailored for the content you are looking for.

You just need to search for a word and click on 3D Photo Cloud View to see it in action. You can then add as many words as you like by clicking where you want to place them.

Another great 3D navigation experience created with Papervision3D.


July 30, 2008

SourceBinder is a node-based visual framework for easy prototyping and real-time tuning of Flash based visual applications.

If you are not sure what that means, just play the video and prepare to be amazed at how easy it is to create a Wiimote controlled 3D physics simulation.


MLB – Baseball 3D Visualization

July 23, 2008

Plug-in Media, the Brighton-based crazed Flash wizards led by our own Seb Lee-Delisle, has recently finished an impressive 3D baseball visualization for Major League Baseball.

They used our Effects branch (now merged with Great White), including a custom perspective line for the pitches. Certainly an impressive piece of technology.

You can get more information about how the application works here, and check an example here by selecting the Gameday tab.

A great example that shows how 3D can be used to visualize sports data and stats.

Radiohead’s House of Cards

July 15, 2008

In Radiohead’s new video for House of Cards from the album In Rainbows, no cameras or lights were used. Just data.

This data is obtained from real time 3D recording, with structured light and laser-enhanced scanners and not only makes a wicked video but it’s also available for you to play with.

Google Code is hosting the Data Visualization application and providing an iGoogle gadget. Explore the data through a 3D viewer and use your mouse to further manipulate the data and create your own visualizations.

This interactive piece was made by Aaron Meyers and Aaron Koblin using a modified version of PV3D. For more info click here.

Make sure you also check out this great Pixel3D Demo by Benoit Beausejour including full source code.


June 12, 2008

FotoViewr is a great application for browsing through your Flickr or Facebook photos in a slick 3D interface. It’s very easy to use and beautifully designed so your pictures look stunning, specially in full screen.

Make your photos come to life with FotoViewr. Display them in this unique interactive 3D experience. FotoViewr is a great way to share your photos with your friends.
FotoViewr is simple to use. Anyone with a Flickr account can get started in seconds. You don’t need to know any HTML or Flash. There is no account sign up or registration. Just get started. More importantly, it’s free to use.

Exporting Collada from Maya: Settings

March 19, 2008

Someone had asked about what settings to use in Maya for export Collada, so I took a screenshot of my settings 🙂  I’m not a master at Maya by any means, but these options seem to work just fine for me:

The last option you don’t see in the screen shot is that Xfov is unchecked, and Yfov is checked

– Have a Bandit day!