Where Rev could be going...3D?

Malte Brill revolution at derbrill.de
Thu Nov 23 07:20:55 EST 2006

Hi Viktoras,

You wrote:

> Well I made my purchase in February this
> year, and from advertiser of Arcade engine on the Revolution web  
> site I
> understood that 3D support is not a problem. But this was not the  
> whole
> truth about 3D in Rev...

The arcadeEngine page clearly talks wireframe Objects. No hidden  
gotchas I can see there. If there is any section on the page that can  
be misread I would like to set that straight, as it is no good idea  
to promise more than one can give. What AE does is providing the  
functions to handle 3D pointlists, manipulate them (e.g. rotation  
around all 3 axes) and transform them to 2d screen representations,  
either in Isometric or 3D view. Those calculations can be used to  
either create wireframe objects or pseudo 3D representations using  
bitmaps. If you are searching for rendered, textured 3D Objects AE is  
not of much help. Just want to be clear on that, So if you think the  
AE page is not clear enough in this respect, please let me know.

All the best,


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