3D engines that take advantage of the Flash Player seem to sprouting about very frequently. Whether or not these new 3D engines effectivly target a specific market can be left for debate. One new 3D engine that has caught my eye is CopperCube as it targets individuals that are not familiar with ActionScript but can provide the 3D knowledge that many of us just don’t have.
What is CopperCube?
CopperCube is a 3D engine with deployment targets for Flash (.swf) and Windows(.exe). You can create simple interactive 3D scenes without the need to write one single line of code (=no programming necessary), or even create whole games with the help of a little bit scripting magic.
It includes an easy to use 3D editor which imports 17 different 3D file formats and is able to create interactive 3D .swf files with physics, lighting and more or even single standalone Windows .exe files with a built-in high speed, hardware
accelerated 3D engine from your interactive 3D scene, which are easy to distribute and do not need an installer.
CopperCube was created by Ambiera, a game middleware and custom game solutions software development company.
So what is CopperCube capable of?
CopperCube Panorama Demo
CopperCube Game Demo
CopperCube Lighting Demo
Is it Open-Source or Free?
Unfortunately, CopperCube is not free nor open-source however, there is a plan to offer a basic and pro editions of this application. Also, CooperCube is free for 30 days, and there is a discount for people who decide to buy a license while it is in beta testing phase.
Ambriera is currently looking for some active testers who can provide feedback during the product’s beta phase. If you are interested, you can download the beta an give it a shot.