Professional Web Applications Themes

Fostering Discreet Plasma - Macromedia Director 3D

Plasma is an inexpensive version of 3DS Max tailored for the web. It has both Flash (cartoon rendering) and Shockwave 3D export capabilities. Its W3D exporter is flawless and has been written by Intel. I'm amazed to see so few people using this app. It seems most stick to their habit of using 3DS Max. But when you see the difference in license costs, you had better switch to Plasma. I advised a company developping a MMORPG using Shockwave 3D to buy Discreet Plasma instead of 3DS Max and they saved money. It fits their needs perfectly and graphic artists ...

  1. #1

    Default Fostering Discreet Plasma

    Plasma is an inexpensive version of 3DS Max tailored for the web. It has
    both Flash (cartoon rendering) and Shockwave 3D export capabilities. Its W3D
    exporter is flawless and has been written by Intel.

    I'm amazed to see so few people using this app. It seems most stick to their
    habit of using 3DS Max. But when you see the difference in license costs,
    you had better switch to Plasma.

    I advised a company developping a MMORPG using Shockwave 3D to buy Discreet
    Plasma instead of 3DS Max and they saved money. It fits their needs
    perfectly and graphic artists get used to it very quickly as they discover
    it actually is 3DS Max in disguise...



    Karl Sigiscar Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Fostering Discreet Plasma

    > I'm amazed to see so few people using this app. It seems most stick
    > to their habit of using 3DS Max. But when you see the difference
    > in license costs, you had better switch to Plasma.
    I agree, if you are buying 3ds Max just for doing shockwave stuff, you are
    throwing your money away. Get Plasma. But, if you need max for other 3d
    tasks though, then it's not so simple.
    > Its W3D exporter is flawless and has been written by Intel.
    The Max 3 exporter was the only one written by Intel alone, and is far from
    flawless. The Plasma exporter was the Intel Max 3 exporter rewritten by the
    Discreet people. Which is nice because the Discreet people actually know how
    to reliably get Max to give them the right data. Which isn't as easy as one
    might hope....

    But really, in real-time 3d, no exporter is flawless...

    -- mark
    [url]http://ezupa.com[/url]



    Mark McCoy Guest

  3. #3

    Default Re: Fostering Discreet Plasma

    I used the Max 3.1 and Max 4 exporters. All the problems we had disappeared
    with version 5 of the exporter which is the same as the Plasma one. I was in
    touch with one of the engineers at Intel when they wrote the Plasma exporter
    (he had a NDA though and did not disclose anything at the time).

    I agree no piece of software code is ever 100% reliable. There is always a
    bug somewhere.



    Karl Sigiscar Guest

Similar Threads

  1. MM, Intel, Discreet and the future of Web3D
    By Lorax2003 in forum Macromedia Director 3D
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: June 23rd, 06:57 AM
  2. plasma w3d
    By luisandres in forum Macromedia Director 3D
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: May 20th, 10:49 AM
  3. Can 3ds max 5 use the plasma plugin
    By paul laster in forum Macromedia Director 3D
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: February 2nd, 03:19 PM
  4. Discreet photo processing
    By R & A in forum Photography
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: September 6th, 07:20 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139