Quest3D 4.0 Released

Leiden, The Netherlands - Version 4.0 of Quest3D® is now available from Quest3D resellers and the Quest3D website.

With the release of Quest3D 4.0, Act-3D™ B.V. lifts its flagship to an even higher quality level of real-time 3D application development. New functionality contains real-time support for COLLADA, Newton Game Dynamics, Advanced Weather Simulation, 3D GUI Support and a fully Object-Oriented development model.

The new release is a giant leap forward in real-time 3D software development. High-end 3D software projects, such as 3D architecture visualizations, product and design presentations games and training simulators benefit from the newly supported technologies in Quest3D.

At a glance

“This is one of the largest steps forward in Quest3D history”, says Remco Jacobs, CTO at Act-3D. “We wanted the real-time 3D industry to be able to utilize everything that is expected from an advanced software engineering tool. We have put a huge amount of effort in making Quest3D a tool for large and advanced projects.”

The biggest change is how Quest3D allows you to structure your project. The huge amount of features and image quality have always been the strong points of Quest3D. With the new version it gains another strong point: the ability to build complicated projects and standardize them for future use. Projects can now be divided into modules, parts can be reused and overall manageability is greatly improved.

Further, it is now possible to import COLLADA models on the fly. The Newton Game Dynamics engine teaches the software some new tricks and there is an environment system that easily allows you to create skies, clouds, moon, sun, lightning and weather elements. You can just type in a location, time of day and it will draw the starts, moon and sun at the exact locations they should be. New GUI components allow quick creation of sliders, buttons or other user interface elements and as a bonus the OGG sound format is now supported.

“Quest3D has proven itself to be an invaluable asset to us in our development of interactive real-time simulator systems for advanced marine operations.”, says Per Ekelund, CEO the Offshore Simulation Centre Norway (www.offsimcentre.no). “We are looking forward to see the new release and are sure that it will even more strengthen Quest3Ds already recommendable qualities”.

Availability
The new version is available for free for users that purchased version 3 after July 2007. New users will get the new version directly if they purchase it through the Quest3D web shop or through the Quest3D reseller network. Both web shop and a list of resellers is available on www.quest3d.com

About ACT-3D™
Officially registered in January 2000, Act-3D is the company behind Quest3D. The company is completely devoted to development of Quest3D.
Quest3D and Act-3D are trademarks of Act-3D B.V. in the Netherlands. All other brand names are trademarks of their respective owners.


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