Watch A Recorded Video of CloudSlam10, The Global Virtual Event on Cloud Computing.

During the CloudSlam10™ Virtual Conference, www.CloudSlam10.com from Mach 23rd , 2010 to March 25th,  with thousands of visitors, Altadyn provided CloudSlam’10™ delegates, with two 3D spaces;

  1. CloudSlam™ C – Level Lounge™: An exclusive virtual space reserved for V.I.P delegates that have been selected to attend this gathering.
  2. CloudSlam™ Virtual Expo™: – A communal virtual environment, profiling CloudSlam’10™ key solutions partners; each with their own virtual booth

The recorded video below shows how visitors discovered the virtual venues built in 3DXplorer, communicated with the exhibitors and netwroked with each other, in a unique immersive and engaging environment while easily accessible.

Enjoy the video!

3DXplorer Quick User Guide Now Available

Our Quick User Guide is now available for download.  This PDF document is designed to help attendees and presenters get quickly up to speed navigating through virtual meetings and conferences authored with 3DXplorer v5.

The User Guide is divided into three parts:

  1. Avatar Guide: This section covers creating and customizing an avatar.
  2. Meeting Attendee & Visitor Guide: This section covers basic navigation and chat.
  3. Presenter Guide: This section includes presentation techniques such as sharing the desktop with attendees and delivering power-point presentations or demonstrations.

The User Guide also contains troubleshooting tips. This handy resource ensures that both presenters and attendees will participate in successful and productive virtual meetings.

3DXplorer Collaborative Platform for Enterprises Launched

We are glad to announce, as we did it to the press yesterday, the release of 3DXplorer new product line, 3DXplorer Enterprise Edition, with immediate availability.  All 3DXplorer SaaS based products are now also available for installation on corporate servers behind the firewall.

Enterprise

Demanding customers with specific requirements in terms of performance of the servers, security of their data, or even due to specific geographic distribution of their users, now have the choice of using their own network infrastructure and use 3DXplorer as a traditional software, installed on their own servers and managed by their own IT team, instead of using it in the standard SaaS mode (Software as a Service).

scalable_customer

Tiered product levels allow for efficient customer adoption and implementation. Customers can start with immediately available SaaS plans, and progress smoothly from testing a proof-of concept to integrating a matured solution by leveraging our dual SaaS/Enterprise model (diagram 1).   The Enterprise Edition server software itself is easy to install, requires minimal bandwidth to deliver and only a low-grade computer for end-users to access (no software or plug-ins needed to install on end-user computers). In fact, the deployment is extremely simple as there is no client software to install.  The Enterprise Edition puts full control of development and customization in customers hands.

Practical 3D Applications
•    Enterprise Social Networking – provide an immersive networking and socializing tool that
keeps private communications behind your firewalls
•    Enterprise Conferencing in 3D – import 3D products into your virtual rooms for
collaborative product development meetings, or display confidential strategic presentations
in an immersive 3D environment without sending your data into any public internet network
•    Enterprise Training & Simulations in 3D – develop interactive synchronous training
environments and deploy training sessions to everyone within your organization securely
•    Enterprise eLearning – add powerful interactive 3D to your Learning Management
System and keep all courses and information confidential
•    Enterprise 3D Events – host unlimited number of Webinars and virtual events;

You are welcome to read more about 3DX/Enterprise here:

http://www.3dxplorer.com/static-v3/pdf/3DX_Enterprise.pdf

FAQ: How Much Bandwidth Is Required To Run The Online Meeting Application?

Recently, several users asked us this question:How Much Bandwidth Is Required To Run The Online Meeting Application?

The following is a list of the minimum bandwidth requirements for the Online Meeting application:

  • When Loading The Scene —  1000 kbps for reasonably fast loading (this bandwidth is only required once during each session, and that is when avatars are entering the scene at load-time—based on 10 avatars)
  • Once Scene Has Loaded —  150 kbps (based on 10 avatars walking around and chatting within the scene)
  • When Sharing A Desktop, At Peak (Partial-Screen Sharing Mode) —  160 kbps to RECEIVE; add 360 kbps to SEND or EMIT (based on typical 640×480 partial screen sharing resolution)
  • When Sharing A Desktop, At Peak (Full-Screen Sharing Mode) —  800 kbps to RECEIVE; add 1800 kbps to SEND or EMIT (based on typical 1600×1000 full screen sharing resolution)

Enjoy sharing your desktop in your favorite 3DXplorer room!

3DXplorer V4.01.03 now available

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.

3DXplorer Project Management Page - Choosing LastRelease Version

3DXplorer Project Management Page - Choosing LastRelease Version

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

3DXplorer Webinars: Using 3DXplorer – A Hands-On Technical Overview

Through the rest of September Altadyn is hosting a series of webinars on 3DXplorer covering both business and technical topics.

To learn more and register click here.
(http://www.3dxplorer.com/i.php?p=static/3DX_Webinars)

An overview of the technical-focused webinar is provided below:

Using 3DXplorer: A Hands-On Technical Overview

This Webinar will provide a hands-on technical overview of 3DXplorer.

Topics covered include creating 3D scenes using the online studio, adding and importing 3D objects and scenes, enabling avatars, as well as publishing and imbedding your scene in a Web site.

Agenda (Times shown are US Pacific Time):9:00 am Introduction
9:05 am How to create a world using the 3DX library
9:20 am Importing objects and scenes
9:30 am Enabling avatars and other scene attributes
9:40 am Q/A 

To learn more and register click here.
(http://www.3dxplorer.com/i.php?p=static/3DX_Webinars)

Space is limited so please return to reserve your spot.

3DXplorer Business-Focused Webinars: Leveraging Web 3.0 and 3DXplorer to Increase Your Web Design Business

Through the rest of September Altadyn is hosting a series of webinars on 3DXplorer covering both business and technical topics.

To learn more and register click here.
(http://www.3dxplorer.com/i.php?p=static/3DX_Webinars)

An overview of the business-focused webinar is provided below:

Leveraging Web 3.0 and 3DXplorer to Increase Your Web Design Business

This business-focused webinar will explore web3D and its relationship to Web 3.0, both what it is and why you should be interested. An exciting new concept, “Meet in 3D,” will also be discussed that envisions 3D web sites becoming a new standard navigation component, on par with the commonly-used links on the main navigation bar of web sites such as Home, Products, Company, Contact Us, etc., allowing businesses to add immersive 3D experiences for interacting with web visitors who until now have largely remained anonymous.

Key target customers and industries that can benefit from web 3D include:
 * Retailers/Malls
 * Home builders
 * Corporate Collaboration
 * Museums
 * Tourism/Chambers of Commerce
 * eLearning,including:
     – Schools
     – Tutoring
     – Libraries
     – Workplace training

Agenda (Times shown are US Pacific Time):

9:00 am Introduction
9:05 am What is “Meet in 3D” and how is it related to Web 3.0
9:10 am Business Opportunities and Target Markets
9:20 am 3DXplorer Promotional Bundles and Partner Opportunities
9:30 am Q/A

To learn more and register click here.
(http://www.3dxplorer.com/i.php?p=static/3DX_Webinars)

Meet in 3D: Where web3D Meets Web 3.0

On September 3 at the Virtual Worlds Conference and Expo Altadyn announced Meet in 3D, a new concept to standardize immersive and interactive 3D spaces and virtual worlds on corporate web sites. Meet in 3D is intended to establish a new standard navigation component, on par with the commonly-used links on the main navigation bar of web sites such as Home, Products, Company, Contact Us, and so on, allowing businesses to add immersive 3D virtual experiences for interacting with web visitors.

A key element of the Meet in 3D is concept is its relationship to web3D which we see as a critical component of Web 3.0.

 

I think our CEO Darius Lahoutifard summed it up best as follows:

 

“We believe our Meet in 3D concept is a critical element of Web 3.0,” said Darius Lahoutifard, CEO of Altadyn. “Since the inception of the web, businesses have invested billions to identify and track largely anonymous visitors to their web sites. At first, with Web 1.0, communication was unidirectional, from companies to their web visitors. With Web 2.0 and the widespread acceptance of tools like blogs and social networks, individuals started expressing themselves, but not necessarily to corporations, so businesses still struggle to monetize web 2.0.  With Web 3.0 and technologies like 3DXplorer, individuals are motivated to enter informative and entertaining 3D web spaces with their avatars, enabling corporations to finally bridge this gap. They can now directly engage prospects and customers in a personal and interactive environment, in a manner similar to the way they do in everyday life when exploring a tradeshow, attending a seminar or walking into a store.”

 

An example of the Meet in 3D button integrated into a corporate website is available at Altadyn’s website at www.altadyn.com.  The Altadyn corporate 3D site is staffed Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 1:00pm US Eastern time, so stop by and check it out.

 

3DXplorer Promotional Bundles
For a limited time, we’re also offering promotional bundles to allow businesses an easy and fast way to put a custom, branded 3D web page or virtual world on their company web site.  The bundles are designed to facilitate easy access by corporations to Web 3.0 3D technology, allowing them to quickly implement Meet in 3D on their own websites for customer engagement and collaboration, conferencing, eLearning, virtual visits for real estate and architecture, casual games and more. Built jointly with Altadyn’s Content Creation Partners, Avalonn, Cube3, and GoWeb3D, bundles come in three options: Bronze, Silver and Gold, and consist of the 3DXplorer platform deployed with a Software as a Service (SaaS) model, 3D content and customization services.

More details on Meet in 3D and the 3DXplorer promotional bundles are available at the Meet in 3D Overview page.  Here is also more detail on the promotional bundles, and you can check out the various 3D spaces available from our content partners at Avalonn, Cube3 and GoWeb3D at the Gallery page.  Here are a few snapshots to whet your appetite:

GoWeb3D Classroom

GoWeb3D Classroom

 

Cube3 Officepodz

Cube3 Officepodz

 

Avalonn Office

Avalonn Office

 You can read the entire Meet in 3D press release here.

Get Together In the Web with GoWeb3D’s Low Cost, Super Easy Virtual Reality Websites

One of Altadyn’s content creation partners GoWeb3D recently made an exciting announcement offering a unique line of revolutionary virtual reality 3D websites built on 3DXplorer.

“Click, enter, and get together” on the web with GoWeb3D’s new and unique line of virtual reality 3D websites. Without any special download or plug-in, users will see and interact with each other, shop, work, and play together in GoWeb3D’s 3D offices, conference rooms, classrooms, exhibit halls, and retail spaces. By enabling “get togethers” inside otherwise ordinary websites at regular web addresses, GoWeb3D will save users money on gas and air travel, help save the environment, and provide more meaningful web experiences for users around the globe.

GoWeb3D is a joint venture founded by virtual worlds and web3D industry experts Dave Elchoness, CEO of VRWorkplace, Inc. of Boulder, Colorado, USA and Rahul Dutta, CEO of Trimensions Metaverse Development, of Gurgaon, India.

“GoWeb3D is committed to offering transformative internet experiences at all price points.” says Dave Elchoness, CEO of VRWorkplace. “Not only will we design and integrate custom web3D interactive experiences into large retailers’ existing websites, but we will open new markets to small businesses now able to reach out globally with realistic storefronts and offices.”

Rahul Dutta, CEO of Trimensions, adds, “GoWeb3D’s approach removes all barriers to entry from a technology perspective. Our products using Altadyn’s 3Dxplorer toolset will be super easy to use and require absolutely no special download or plug-in.”

Some images of the worlds being offered by GoWeb3D are included below, and you can learn more about them at their site at www.GoWeb3D.com.

Conference Room

Conference Room

 

Auditorium

Auditorium

 

Lounge

Lounge

Dave Greenfield who writes for ZDNet also blogged about the announcement.

Cube3 Partners with Altadyn on Meet in 3D

Founded in 1990 under the leadership of Larry Rosenthal, Cube Productions Inc. was a founding element of what has been known to become “Silicon Alley” in New York City. Now situated in California, Larry continues to design, direct, and consult on digital projects now mainly focused on entertainment and the Internet.

Larry’s work experience has focused on being a producer, designer and director for both television and digital media. He has worked for over 15 years creating the look and ideas of worlds, products, and environments for clients ranging from entertainment companies like SONY, Paramount, AOL, MTV and CBS to more corporate companies like Proctor and Gamble and Sara Lee Corp.

Larry has extensive experience and credits in science fiction, genre design, game development and web3D, including “STARBASE C3.com,” the first 3D FLASH/VRML/E-commerce-immersive science fiction site building a community of Sci-Fi fans online via AOL and the web.

He has written on 3d design and technologies for many trade magazines, has frequent speaking roles at industry trade shows, and the documentation of past projects of his has appeared in magazines such as WIRED, NEWMEDIA, Macweek, MSNBC, and multiple books published by the Coriolis group on 3D design and New Media.

During the last few years, Larry has been working with clients both public and private to deliver the next generation of virtual worlds and web3D game-like immersive content and entertainment. With the popularity of Second Life and the new generation of virtual worlds, Cube3 has been working with technology companies like Verizon and Swisscom, and media agencies such as Mediacom and others to create unique VR world experiences and projects.

Some images of the virtual worlds being offered by Cube3 are provide below. 

Cube3 Officepodz

Cube3 Officepodz

 

Cube3 Officepodz

Cube3 Officepodz

You can visit Cube3 at www.cube3.com.

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