The Multi-Platinum Music Project, Enigma, Has Their French Fan Website Use 3DXplorer!

Enigma is an international multi-platinum music project who has a wide fan-base and an active Online following.  Enigma’s French fan Website, French Enigma Forum, has recently selected 3DXplorer to create their own immersive Online 3D social space (click to launch).

Enigma originally formed in Germany and released their first album in 1990.  They have since relocated to Ibiza, Spain and have released a total of seven albums.  Many of Enigma’s songs have been featured in popular television shows and movies.  Their latest album, “Seven Lives, Many Faces” was released in September of 2008 and produced nearly a half million Online listens in just two days.

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The French fan Website, French Enigma Forum, has been live for two years and was created by Benjamin Fleurent (popularly known as, “Buzz”).  Buzz decided that 3DXplorer would be the right match for his latest Online project… the creation of an immersive Online 3D space where fans could gather, interact and celebrate the site’s second anniversary.  3DXplorer is browser-based, easy to develop and does not require users to install plug-ins or client downloads.  Buzz was able to create their Online 3D social space in less than a few hours, like most 3DXplorer users.

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This is exciting news for Enigma and the French Enigma Forum as they now have an engaging and personal environment for their Online fan community to meet and socialize.  The news is also exciting for 3DXplorer, as exposure to this particular international community moves the technology further forward.

When you visit the French Enigma Forum 3D social space take note of the very special real-time effects and capabilities :

  • Video links that launch Enigma clips (click the wall-mounted flat screen)
  • Highly reflective textures (especially noticeable on the stools in the bar/lounge area)
  • The background musical ambiance

All of this is available for free.  Any Webmaster can create their own lobby or space for Online gatherings and events.  The spaces can be customized to suit any type of business, association or group.

Enjoy it!

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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)

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