April 14th, 2006
3D is one of those things that can be done with Director and is very hard to do with other tools when you want web-based content with a common plug-in. Here are two examples, one for fun and the other for a real-world application. I have never been to the Quake world, but I did live in Miami for many years. Rumor has it there is a 12 headed hydra in the Quake demo.
In SuperTour you can walk down several beaches and walk in to hotels. The scenery has changed quite a bit since I was there in 1987. Several of the bars in the hotels on SuperTour site look more my style than the Quake rooms, and I don’t think there are any hydra(s?).
QUAKE 3 Forever (demo v0.5)
The new game engine in action (test map):
– advanced SW realtime lighting & lightmaps
– complex geometry & hi-res textures
– decent frame rate on entry-level machines (!)
– file size: 1.25 MB
SuperTour is a travel portal site that uses Shockwave to present users an interactive product demonstration of hotels and travel destinations. With SuperTour, users can navigate virtual walks from the beach to the hotel lobby, and to the rooms, creating a more compelling experience for travelers and enabling hoteliers to showcase their hotel properties in greater detail.