[squeak-dev] Re: Balloon3D
andreas.raab at gmx.de
Wed Jan 7 05:08:37 UTC 2009
Edgar J. De Cleene wrote:
> Wonderland is on FunSqueak , what is 3.10 with all old friends and several
> new into :=)
We should start thinking about how to get a FunSqueak going for 3.11, by
which I mean start testing the FunSqueak packages in 3.11 so that we can
have a more compelling Squeak release. Are you up for making an
Installer load script for FunSqueak?
> I agree Croquet or Cobalt is superior, but for start playing with 3D as
> Ramiro said, maybe exploring Wonderland worths the troubles.
It definitely is. It turns out that the usage in Croquet is something
slightly different - it's purely OpenGL, purely hardware accelerated and
while this gives much better performance than B3D, the latter has the
advantage that it is much more integrated with the rest of Morphic and
that you can do some fun things with it that are pretty much impossible
to do via Croquet. I'm kinda considering reviving B3D as a simplified,
but working model of "how 3d works" and leave Croquet for the more
professional uses. The tinkering part is real fun if you're not looking
for top of the line performance.
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