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PRNewswire: Linux Goes 3D: Hypercosm Releases 3D Web Development Tools for Linux

May 31, 2000, 20:13 (0 Talkback[s])

"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 users."

"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."

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