Sunday, December 27, 2009
New(ish) Web-based Open Sim Viewer
Have just checked out the new 3Di Open Source web-based simulator viewer.
Bother is that they only have windows builds, due to the use of the Irrlicht games engine as underlying software. Works in Firefox and IE 7.0, and source has a BSD licence.
Looks good on the outside, will be testing and reporting on its usefulness as we play with its capabilities. Such web-based solutions can only help the business use of virtual worlds, as it opens up SAAS, web deliverable solutions. While I have commented about the need to also have dowloadable document-like worlds, there is nothing wrong with a slick well produced web-delivered piece of software.
BTW, a QUT graduate, Johan Berntsson is on the development team.