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  3D Demo: Flowing Water + 3D Bird + 3D Shark  (Read 3265 times)
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Offline ws3dxdin

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« Posted 2004-03-01 23:16:31 »

We just developed a 3D application through using Java 3D APIs and the WorldShow3D browser in the package form. After you start this application, you see flowing water, thundering waves, moving clouds, flying 3D birds, swimming 3D shark, and rocky 3D island. When you click the bird, it will chirp; when you click the shark, it will swim faster. Click other part of the screen and then move your mouse, you can navigate on the sea. Click "Exit" to stop the program. This program is Free. Just download it and try by yourself.

For Windows (2000, XP and NT), you can download the executable seabird.exe from the following site:.

http://www.worldshow3d.com/releases/releases.html

If you want to try it on other operating systems, please let us know.

Any feedbacks from you are appreciated.

Thanks,

XD
Offline Abuse

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« Reply #1 - Posted 2004-03-01 23:19:32 »

U know webstart would be a realy good way of deploying this :-/

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« Reply #2 - Posted 2004-03-02 04:16:16 »

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U know webstart would be a realy good way of deploying this :-/
Downloading a jar and doubleclicking on it or even unzipping a zip isn't that difficult either. Why do some people go crazy about webstart lately? I like it too, but i still prefer to download the stuff and store it where i want it to store.
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Offline tom
« Reply #3 - Posted 2004-03-02 05:04:48 »

I don't mind downloading and using a exe, zip or jar. But I can't be bothered installing java3d.

Offline blahblahblahh

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« Reply #4 - Posted 2004-03-02 06:30:30 »

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Downloading a jar and doubleclicking on it or even unzipping a zip isn't that difficult either. Why do some people go crazy about webstart lately? I like it too, but i still prefer to download the stuff and store it where i want it to store.



  • For many of us, Webstart *finally works*! (after years of not working, crashing, being generally so utterly rubbish as to be a complete waste of time)
  • Webstart is a really really good way of distributing java games (assuming it works...which has been a problem for a long time) and there are very few exceptions to the rule that "all games SHOULD be webstart"
  • IIRC Webstart handles a lot of the stuff that a lot of us don't want to give a monkey's **** about - like installing extra libraries, correct versions of libraries, etc. I have to worry about libraries and versioning all day long in my day job, I really don't want that hassle in a game - and I'm not going to start messing about installing stuff myself to get a game to work (I'll just go back to Warcraft 3 or similar if you're going to make me do that!)
  • Unzipping a zip isn't "difficult" but it *IS* time consuming, because you have to have an unzip program (not installed on many machines by default), then you have to unpack everything to a folder somewhere (messing up your FS with lots of extra files, which is something a lot of users don't like, especailly if they don't yet know if they like the game), then you have to go to a command shell, type lots of stuff in to get to the game, type stuff in to run it. If they've provided no start file, you have to type a long package name, and if they HAVE, then 90% of authors get it wrong - they make scripts that don't work and are too incompetent / inexperienced / bad at testing to even notice. After the XXXth time going through that pain I got fed up and just don't bother now...if the author can't be bothered to type "jar -cmf manifest *" then I don't trust the rest of the game to have any quality at all.
  • ...the more authors who use webstart, the more people will expect it, and the more authors will use webstart Smiley


That said...I agree with your point that webstart STILL won't let you export things from your webstart cache ... there darn well ought to be a button "save as..." which exports a single game/app as a single jar file (or as a folder if separate JAR's are needed side-by-side).

This is especially painful if e.g. you don't have a net connection at the moment and want to share an app or game over a private LAN (e.g. on a laptop-laptop IR link with a friend at a conference...).

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« Reply #5 - Posted 2004-03-02 07:04:30 »

I don't have time to wank around with zips and jars that don't work any more. What's more I've got an eye on security now, although it's only half-open. But the upshot is: if it ain't webstarted, I don't run it any more, period.

With the exception of Abuse's 4K shooter, coz the jnlp file would be nearly as big as the game Tongue

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Offline SpongeBob

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« Reply #6 - Posted 2004-03-03 00:42:06 »

Webstart!!!  Grin

No, seriously, I wont download exe or execute jar files from this forum.  Things I like about webstart:

1.  Webstart helps me tidy up after looking at peoples stuff without digging around looking for a bunch of files spread out all over the place willy nilly.  On Windows theres too much freedom where programs can place junk all over the place.

2.  No need to find some batch or shell file to execute.  These are never configured correctly for my Linux install.

3.  Updates!  If you make an update, just make a note and everyone will instantly check it out and not have to download the whole thing all over again.
Offline hi_everyone

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« Reply #7 - Posted 2004-03-22 17:29:09 »

cool, but guess what, people do not like having to download
more and more programs. They want to go to a site, click on
it, and it just works. Back in 1999 we built a 3D Navatar portal
with cad and flash software thats works without downloading any special software. It has waterfalls, flying birds, talking/moving people, and even smell, and touch. The main site went down but there is still an old outdated mock-up at:
http://www.everyoneshops.net  you need broadband for this.
have fun
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