|3DXplorer Newsletter Bringing 3D to Everyone||September 2008|
|3DXplorer Webinars Now Running:
Business & Technical, in English and French
Altadyn's "Meet in 3D" Corporate Web Site
3DXplorer Online Studio
Through the rest of September Altadyn is hosting a series of webinars on 3DXplorer covering both business and technical topics.
The webinars are scheduled to run through the end of the month, be sure to sign up as soon as possible.
The Business and Technical webinars are described briefly below.
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.To learn more and register click here.
|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.
Our CEO Darius Lahoutifard summed it up 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...”
A key element of the Meet in 3D is concept is its relationship to web3D and Web 3.0.
Monetizing formerly anonymous web site visitors with Web3D
Communication one way, from companies to their web visitors
Individuals started expressing themselves via blogs and social networks …but not to corporations. Businesses still struggle to monetize Web 2.0
Web 3.0 = Web3D:
|Time-limited 3DXplorer Bundles in September|
Bundles come in three options:
Prices starting under 5000. Get up and running in less than a day.
Customized, Branded 3D Spaces for Any Company
For a limited time, Altadyn is offering 3DXplorer 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.
In addition to corporate colors, logos, images, 3D product models, and so on, 3D spaces can include imbedded hyperlinks to traditional web pages or other 3D worlds
The 3DXplorer bundles consist of the 3DXplorer software, content and customization services, and come in three main options: Bronze, Silver and Gold. All include a customized multiuser 3D world with imbedded graphics and hyperlinks, as well as unlimited web traffic for a year. The content and services delivered with the Silver and Gold options is provided by Altadyn partners: GoWeb3D, Cube3 and Altadyn. Check out the link below or the following article in the newsletter for more detail.
The 3DXplorer bundles drastically reduce the time and cost associated with building virtual worlds, making them accessible to any company.
Click here for more detail on the 3DXplorer Bundles.
|Altadyn Professional Content Partners|
Altadyn has established relationships with three partners to deliver professional content and services for 3DXplorer customers. The partners include GoWeb3D , Cube3 and Avalonn , all of which are participating in Altadyn's 3DXplorer bundle offerings with the Silver and Gold options.
In fact, the primary difference in the three options is associated with the desired level of design and customization. The Bronze option includes one of the 3DXplorer standard library or “template” worlds, while the Silver and Gold options include content provided by our professional content creation partners. A short description of each along with an image of a sample world.
For more information on available worlds check out our gallery here .
Avalonn is a French architectural studio led by architects and 3D designers Valery Dubois and Marie-Odile Teixeira. In addition to professional architecture, Avalonn focuses on the design and production of virtual worlds and videos. Always looking for new styles and "avant garde" ideas, Avalonn creates virtual 3D worlds and related content for the emerging 3D Internet. Read more here .
Cube3 is a division of Cube Productions Inc., is focused on design, direction and consulting on digital entertainment and the Internet, and works with clients both public and private to deliver unique VR world experiences and projects. Clients include SONY, Paramount, AOL, MTV, CBS, Proctor and Gamble and Sara Lee. The images below provide a sample of 3D Worlds available from Cube3. Read more here.
GoWeb3D is a product line, services company, and consultancy that provides low cost to fully custom virtual environments on the web. Focusing on highly accessible 3D multiuser solutions in the web browser, GoWeb3D strives to enhance the web with 3D solutions one web page at a time. Read more here .
Partner Silver Worlds
|Altadyn Exhibits at the Virtual Worlds Expo in Los Angeles|
Altadyn attended the second annual Virtual Worlds Conference & Expo held in sunny Southern California at the Los Angeles Convention Center on September 3-4. According to the folks at Virtual Worlds Management, the show organizers, it was attended by over 1,300 people, up from the 1,100 who attended last year’s event in San Jose.
We met a lot of interesting companies and individuals at the show and came away excited about the opportunities for truly open and widely-accessible web3D. A key theme that kept coming up at the show, and the area that it appears much of the industry is focused on, is browser-based web3D, versus proprietary, client-based technologies or virtual worlds. Read more here .
|Tech Talk: Importing 3D Models Using COLLADA!|
The image to the left is a model in the Google 3D Warehouse of the mkLotus house, a green home designed by Michelle Kaufman, a well known architect based in the Bay Area. You can click on the image at left to see the page and download the model for yourself.