While I am still working on Adventure Maker, I am also happy to announce the release of a brand new product that is very different from any software that you have seen so far
It is called 3D Picture Browser, and, as the name suggests, it allows browsing the folders on your computer and viewing the pictures that it contains. While there are hundreds of products to do that, this is the only one that features a real-time 3D user interface
3D interfaces are very common in today's games, but they are seldom used in applications (this is bound to change - see Mac OSX Tiger and Windows Vista). While this product is still in the beta stage, its concept is absolutely unique, and it will certainly impress your friends and relatives
The controls are very simple: there are no scrollbars, no double-clicks, no right-clicks, just move the mouse and single-click with the left mouse button to open a folder or to view a photo. When you are viewing a photo, you can view the next one by moving the mouse up and clicking on the next photo.
Here are two screenshots:
You can download the first version (Public Beta v0.14 freeware) from the following location (1MB):
DOWLOAD LINK REMOVED BECAUSE OF A NEWER VERSION AVAILABLE FROM: http://www.adventuremaker.com/3dpicturebrowser
- To install the program, please launch the Setup.exe that is included in the zip file that you have downloaded.
- If you don't have the .NET Framework 2.0 yet, the setup program will automatically download it and install it. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can download it from here
and install it separately.
- The latest build of DirectX 9 is required. If the program does not start or you get an error message after the initial dialog, please download Direct 9 from here
and (re)install it.
Have fun, and please post your first impressions and suggestions.