- Architosh Staff ([email protected])
- 15 June 2001
new interactive 3D technology headed for OS X
Architosh was informed by reader Rory Bergin about EON Reality
Inc.'s planned support of Mac OS X in its product line and technology.
What is Eon Reality?
EON is a family of software tools for authoring and distributing
real-time 3D content, including over the Web. EON Reality says "think
of EON as 'PowerPoint for 3D'". The product line consist of
EON Studio, EON Server, EON Plug-ins, EON Immersive and EON SDK
(software development kit).
The two authoring tools (Studio and Immersive) allow you to development
complete 3D interactive experiences without any programming experience
required. You can learn more on the EON
Reality web site.
Why Mac OS X and When?
According to a press release back in February of this year EON
would be implementing a two stage road map to Mac OS X support,
starting with the implementation of the plug-in technology and then
in a second stage addressing the authoring tools. The company says:
development effort signifies an important strategic move for us.
We will now be able to take advantage of the excellent graphics
capabilities of the Mac platform and meet the demand for Mac applications
from important EON user bases like ArchiCAD and Macromedia", said
Mats Johansson, President, EON Reality.
At the moment EON's OS X applications are no where to be seen.
We expect them to release news of the OS X EON Plugin in the Macworld
Expo time-frame or later, as many companies currently developing
OS X applications are waiting for Expo to release their products.
We have contacted the company to learn more and are awaiting a response.
EON Reality Inc. is a US-based company with a development office
in Goteborg, Sweden. Current customers include corporate giants
such as Audi, Volvo, Nokia, Canon, Samsung and many others.
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