All entries for Wednesday 02 April 2008

April 02, 2008

360degree video

Writing about web page http://www.cornflex.org/?p=1

Wish I could embed the full example here, but I’ve just been looking at these awesome examples by Quentin Lengelé of combining footage shot with a 360degree camera, a 3DSMax ASE sphere model and Papervision 3D to create a fully 3-dimensional video experience (the original footage is by Immersive Media, who now also offer the same kind of thing commercially in a Flash-based player, lots of other demos on the link). Wish I could come up with this kind of stuff…

Papervision Video Screen

Merapi: AIR and Java

Writing about web page http://adamflater.blogspot.com/2008/02/meet-merapi.html

I was wondering what the status of the Artemis Project was recently and had meant to follow it up, but a post on FlexCoders today highlighted Merapi, a new project that takes over from Artemis.

Merapi will provide a framework that uses Java to give AIR access to the system shell (and therefore have access to things like printing, scanning, hardware etc.). It’s very early days for the project but in a few months time it may be possible to create desktop applications using Merapi that do really useful things, without going near Swing. One to watch…


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