"The company that broke the 3D bandwidth barrier, paving the way
for practical Internet use of complex, interactive 3D graphics, has
made another breakthrough. Hypercosm has made 3D graphics
programming-accessible, an issue of special importance to the
growing legion of Linux users. Beginning today, Hypercosm --
www.hypercosm.com -- offers next-generation 3D authoring technology
to Linux users that had previously been available only for Windows
"Hypercosm Studio includes an OMAR -- Object oriented Modeling,
Animation and Rendering -- compiler. Rich media in the Hypercosm
format, called "applets," are actually compiled ultra-small OMAR
programs that run identically in Web browsers under Linux,
Microsoft's Windows and Apple's MacOS. Linux power users are
already familiar with Hypercosm's approach to using programming
languages to accomplish their computing ends. For instance, Linux
users already rely upon high level interpreted languages such as
Perl for scripting."
"OMAR is to a 3D graphics user what Perl is to a Linux user,"
Kivolowitz explained, "an elegant means to a creative end."