Extending Visual3D – Sphere, Cone, and Cylinder

Update: The source has been updated for the December or January CTP (either will work). In my previous post I mentioned that one of the motivations for Visual3D was sub-classing.  Prior to the September CTP of the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code-named Avalon) there was no extensibility point for creating your own 3D scene nodes.  One…

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ModelVisual3D vs. Model3DGroup — When to use which?

(NOTE: You might find Karsten’s pragmatic perspective a useful prelude before we dive into the artictural underpinnings.) In the September CTP release of the Windows Presentation Foundation (formerly code-named Avalon) we made 3D a first class citizen in the Visual tree with the introducion of Visual3D.  Up until this point 3D existed solely as content attached to a 2D…

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Mantis 3D Space Shooter

When we decided to integrate 3D into the Windows Presentation Foundation (Avalon) the scenarios we were targeting for v1 were: 3D effects, like a “Next Page” transition that looks like the turning of a page in a book Data visualization (charts, graphs, etc.) Catalogs where you can rotate items in 3D 3D icons and vector…

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