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    3d background for Front-end software?

    I would really like to create a 3d model of my car and have it as an animated, rotating background image for a front-end software like Media Engine, Media Car, etc... I would also like to be able to have voice command available and have it speak back to me using ATT Natural voices... does anyone know of a piece of software that integrates all of these capabilities? I was thinking, with Windows XP PLUS! there's a voice command module for Media Player that you can install.. that might take care of the voice command stuff for a front-end that uses Media, player, like Media Engine, for example.

    Any thoughts?

    Just to clarify, it doesn't have to be real-time 3d... I would be satisfied with a .gif animation or video background, image sequence, etc...

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    I don't think your going to be able to have the animation unless you actually rip apart media engine and rewrite it... then the only way you could do it would to create an animaged GIF probably... as for the piece of software to integrate all of that... ummmm nope no idea... get to work and start programming it.. sounds like a good idea.
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    Quote Originally Posted by R3l0ad
    I don't think your going to be able to have the animation unless you actually rip apart media engine and rewrite it... then the only way you could do it would to create an animaged GIF probably... as for the piece of software to integrate all of that... ummmm nope no idea... get to work and start programming it.. sounds like a good idea.
    That's the thing... I'm a graphic artist by trade, also know HTML and some PHP, so I can create some killer interfaces but not much programming experience unfortunately

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    I included a movieplayer for my AIS at one time on the home screen but I took it out. Too much of a pain and it becomes annoying very quickly.

    Bravada, Wanna give me a hand with graphics and designs on the AIS?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99bravada
    That's the thing... I'm a graphic artist by trade, also know HTML and some PHP, so I can create some killer interfaces but not much programming experience unfortunately
    I have not really thought about putting a 3D Animated background. Mainly because I am not that proficient in 3D Studio, etc. graphics. However, my program is written in Direct3D, so that should not be very hard to do. If you can send me a mesh, I can look into it.

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    My interface is similar to what you said.
    One problem is if the background is animated, the buttons in front (which is on top of the background) will run into overlay problems. It'll flash or get covered up when the next frame of the animation is played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alphared
    My interface is similar to what you said.
    One problem is if the background is animated, the buttons in front (which is on top of the background) will run into overlay problems. It'll flash or get covered up when the next frame of the animation is played.
    What API are you using for the 3D? I have not had any problems with anything such as this. Also I thought your background skin was already animated?

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    I'm kinda new at this but is it possible to use flash as an interface or has anyone done it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seraph
    I included a movieplayer for my AIS at one time on the home screen but I took it out. Too much of a pain and it becomes annoying very quickly.

    Bravada, Wanna give me a hand with graphics and designs on the AIS?
    Yeah, just let me know what you need, size specs, etc... and I'll help you out. here's my webpage... unfinished if you want to check my graphics.. http://www.evokeyourself.com

    Sorry, mistyped my URL... I've updated the link above...

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