In a 3D space – you can go anywhere. Up, down, left, right, around the corner – you can find yourself looking at something you looked at from another angle, and see it entirely differently – that’s something you do not experience with a 2D interface.
This is my 3rd post on 3dspace.com. I was playing around with three.js today, and I couldn’t help but notice how once I was thinking about 3D stuff, I was “thinking” in a totally different way than I do in almost anything else I do. I was thinking in 3D. Continue reading “Thinking in 3D”
In some ways, Minecraft is an early merger between video games and content. Rather than viewing a flat page, like you would with the flat web, you move around inside a virtual environment. And rather than interacting with just the stuff the game developers (or modifiers) put in the virtual environment, as you would with a video game, the creation and sharing of content is one of the key raisons-d’etre of Minecraft.
For this, the second post on my new 3dspace.com site, I’d like to look at a 3D technology that doesn’t really have anything to do with the web – Minecraft.
My kids play Minecraft. In fact, they love Minecraft. They not only play Minecraft, they enjoy derivative media based on Minecraft. They watch Continue reading “Minecraft and the 3D Web”
My name is Pete. I’ve been busy with 2-dimensional technologies like Java, Flash, and Wordpress – as well as the methodologies and commercial applications of analytics and user experience design – since I mothballed my enthusiasm for a “3D web” back around the turn of the Century.
Greetings, and welcome to 3dspace.
3dspace.com was originally intended to be a website about VRML – Virtual Reality Modeling Language – back in the 1990’s.
VRML failed to materialize as a commercially viable technology – and the domain name lay dormant for almost Continue reading “3dspace – First Post”