Archiv für August 2020

3D Engine 2.0

Dienstag, 4. August 2020

A new release 2.0 of my 3D Engine is now available.

I constantly improved the engine over the last year. The engine renders now 30% bigger models and the rendertime is reduced by 60%.

Yesterday the SpaceX Crew Dragon Spaceship successfully returned to earth and starting a new era of spaceflight. As a reminder of this important event, the modeldata of the „SpaceX Crew Dragon“ is included.

Download: (only model)

Solid States (Atari 800 3D-engine) conversion

Samstag, 1. August 2020

While reading about the history of 3D graphics on homecomputers, the program „Solid States“ for the Atari 800 from Tom Hudson was mentioned. Tom Hudson co-developed CAD-3D (1986) and Cyber Studio (1987) for Atari ST and then the famous 3D Studio (1990) for PCs. „Solid States“ is written in ATARI-BASIC and listed in the magazine „Analog“ in Feb. 1984 #16. As a fan of early 80’s 3D graphics i ported a part of code to the plus/4, leaving out the plotting and disk-operations. You find downloadlink of the plus/4 code and the link to the magazine below the screenshot.

prg: SolidStates.prg

Commodore plus/4 BASIC-Code:

Some screenshots from the magazine:
Analog Computing Feb. 1984 #16