trueSpace 7.6 now a free download

In case you missed it, Chris Pendleton announced in his blog post yesterday we are now providing the full trueSpace 7.6 3D tool as a free download. This is really cool for a number of reasons, not least because a) trueSpace is a serious 3D tool that has previously retailed at hundreds of dollars and…

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Ask.com now uses Virtual Earth

Great to see that ask.com has done the right thing and adopted the best mapping solution available on the web. See http://maps.ask.com.   And of course multimap (www.multimap.com) now has VE’s bird’s eye view images – hardly surprising since we acquired them a while ago. However I have recently overheard a couple of people saying…

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Microsoft acquires Caligari for Virtual Earth team

Somehow I missed this announcement, but I was really excited to see that Microsoft has acquired Caligari. Caligari produce the much-respected TrueSpace 3D product that lines up against Maya, 3D Studio Max, Cinema 4D and others. They also produce GameSpace for 3D developers eg Darkbasic developers. They are joining the Virtual Earth team, as explained…

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Microsoft buys Multimap

This is great news: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/money/main.jhtml?xml=/money/2007/12/13/cnmsoft113.xml If you haven’t used www.multimap.com take a look. I love the way their service has been implemented and their maps on London in particular are excellent. Even the tube map is great 🙂 When I have information re how this will play out in terms of Virtual Earth I’ll let…

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Cool things you should know about Windows Live #2 – Virtual Earth 3D Videos

Here’s the second piece about cool Windows Live stuff that’s worth knowing about. What is it? I’m sure you’re aware that Virtual Earth has a very cool in-browser 3D mode that really sets it apart from other web mapping solutions. You may also be aware that you can create your own collections of points of…

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