3D Avatar / Interactive Chat Room Demo
I just happened to get a glimpse of a VERY cool project going on over at http://interactive.dubitlimited.com – these guys specialize in sites like this for kids and this DEFINITELY rocks!
I’d been waiting to see someone do this with Papervision3D since my days at Zing.com so long ago. We’d been faking 3D environments with 2D and wayyyyyyyy back then I was dreaming of the day we’d have 3D ability to do something like this – IT’S HERE!
If you click the flash scene, it’ll add a new avatar. To walk, just use your arrow keys and it’ll control the first avatar added to the scene. Incredible looking room and I love how the camera tilts to follow your character – such a rich experience! If you see black squares on the avatars, thats because the asset hasn’t been loaded yet. There’s no preloading yet.
I’m getting around 12fps and it seems to remain steady as I add avatars, but my computer sucks.
Please post your FPS and System specs and # of avatars if you give it a go!
The old way - Zing.com in it's hay day
This is what zing.com used to work and look like back in 2002:
This was my testing template for new rooms and determining proper settings for back/front etc. As you can see, today’s dubit version is about 1000x’s improvement 😉
Nice work guys!