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PRNewswire: Flatland Announces the Open Source Release of 3DML

Jul 26, 2000, 23:01 (0 Talkback[s])

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"Today at Siggraph 2000 in New Orleans, Flatland Online announced that it has released the source code of its 3DML platform. 3DML (Three Dimensional Markup Language) is a 3D web publishing format that empowers webmasters to easily create visually compelling rich media web pages (called "Spots"). Flatland also announced www.3DML.org will serve as the central source of information for updates and future releases."

"Flatland was founded on the spirit of community development which spawned the Internet in the first place," explained Michael Powers, CEO of Flatland Online. "Releasing the source code for 3DML will encourage the creative involvement of graphics engineers and Internet developers in extending the easiest Web 3D format."

"In an ongoing effort to foster developer and builder expansion of 3DML, the release of the 3DML source code follows the release earlier this year of Flatland's Blockset format. The Flatland Blocksets comprise the building blocks of this easy to learn web 3D format. Now Flatland builders can build 3DML spots based on blocksets of their own design. "As the builders became more savvy with 3DML, they began asking for access to build their own blocksets. So we gave it to them! The strength of 3DML is in the dedication of the builders, who have truly committed their time and energy into expanding the creative and technical potential of 3DML. We fully expect that enthusiasm to carry over into the realm of 3DML software and tools development."

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