Machine Capabilities

Mike King (
Tue, 28 Jun 1994 18:54:49 +0000

>Thomas Churchill writes;

>IMHO, hardware is irrelevant. Well, not totally -- but nearly totally,
>if for no other reason than machines like the Atari Jaguar are available
>right now for aprox. $250 with 5 processors. And the "Project Reality"
>machine SGI and Nintendo are developing (based on the 64 bit MIPS R4XXX
>chipset) will probably push the envelope even farther. Given the strength
>of these machines, I see no reason why a person who wants to build a
>"garage VRML" browser cartridge couldn't do so.

What's more, software based real-time 3D rendering has come a long way in the last couple of years and there is a software product "RenderWare" available now that provides 90,000 lit textured polygon/sec on a Pentium/60, without 3D hardware acceleration (about 1/2 this on a 486/66). This product is also available for other platforms. So usable performance is really not a major concern these days.

While I feel RenderWare can play a significant role in VRML, because it is a very fast, cross platform full 3D rendering engine, I hesitate to bombard you all with marketing speel.

If there is further interest in RenderWare I'd be pleased to provide detailed information, or you can email me direct.

Mike King
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