I would like to dedicate my Person Of The Year 2011 Award by the Association of Virtual Worlds to: All the Altadyn team members and especially to my partner Guillaume, without whom our technology would not be the one we have today and to Jeff who...
Paul describes the recipe for making cool 3D shapes using a dash of CSS3 and a crap load of HTML elements. The recipe includes the -webkit-transform-style: preserve-3d; statement which I hadn’t seen before.
As pretty as a Christmas tree, Martin’s demo is mesmerising. You can spend ages moving around and exploring the different angles. It will also heat up your CPU causing your laptop fan to spin up draining your battery in front of your eyes!
As far as Tetris goes, most variations look quite similar. You're usually looking at a "wall" of bricks directly from the front. Torus takes that notion and throws it away; as you might have guessed from the name (or screenshot), this Tetris clone is played on a ring-like 3D surface.
Corporations are used to Webex-like solutions (and even somewhat to Virtual Event platforms) for their Virtual meetings. The top 4 platforms in traditional virtual meetings are: Cisco’s Webex, GotoMeeting from Citrix Online, Microsoft Netmeeting and Adobe Connect. When they need more sense of presence and more interaction and more humanized meetings then they usually used to go for a face-to-face, even though some have been interested in pseudo-3D Virtual Events platforms for large virtual conferences and virtual trade-shows.
Media browsing startup Cooliris’ business plan has always revolved around high-quality, good-looking ads, and even though it recently refocused on its mobile photo app LiveShare, chief executive Soujanya Bhumkar said he’s still pushing forward on slick new ad products.
By now, the system can recognize 2 avatars without problems, and they can interact between each other and interact with stuff on the background, like our poor coyote. The second guy in the demo is actually a zombie because we felt like adding some spice to the whole thing.