A new release of 3DXplorer is available that adds Java 5 support in addition to Java 6.
Java 5 support has been available for some time, however, it required publishing your 3D space using a special pre-release version of the 3DXplorer online studio.
Now you simply use the default “LastRelease” in the Version pulldown menu on the Project Management web page as shown in the screen shot below.
Most Macs and Linux systems require Java 5 support so this should provide a consistent experience on all supported platforms.
In general, there is nothing one should need to do to ensure their worlds support the latest version, unless one was explicitly creating 3D spaces in an older version and now wants to update them to the latest version. In this case, you will need to update the applet HTML on the page where you have imbedded your 3D space.
To do this, simply select LastRelease from the Version pulldown menu on the Project Management page as shown in the image above, and then regenerate the HTML by clicking on the small HTML icon in the column labeled Applet code. Then just update the old HTML by cutting and pasting the new HTML into the page on which your 3D space is imbedded.
The new release also adds support for keyframe animation imported via COLLADA, as well as providing a new feature in the online studio enabling rotation animation of 3D objects, such as a rotating banner or product in a showroom.
The new release also includes some code optimization and addresses some outstanding defects, so overall stability and performance should be enhanced as well.
Check it out and let us know what you think.
The Altadyn Team
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