Thanks very much my dear friends Lilly & Alain
This is not the most exciting version but it had to happen lol
Most of my work so far this year has focused on seamless3d chat but I must stress that Seamless3d is a general purpose modeller designed for all 3d platforms (if the platform allows it)
I would like to make seamless3d support more formats in the future.
When Googling I found seamless3d was being used to create content for the Panda3D platform which was very interesting to see because seamless3d does not yet directly support panda 3d's format:http://blog.funtrench.com/?p=13
It is not uncommon for modelling programs to have their own native stand alone viewer and/or chat system, I noticed trueSpace has its own 3d chat built in to the modeller and that there are a number of stand alone viewers made for displaying 3d studio max formatted files.
I think it's important that there be a chat system for Seamless3d format because it will always be there as a free open source platform for artists even if they prefer to use a different platform for displaying their content.
In 2002 Seamless3d chat came into existence because Blaxxun went bankrupt and the future of Blaxxun was in doubt.
Because seamless3d is non proprietary open source software it is immune from going bankrupt and because it is under the MIT license it should offer insurance to artists and businesses who don't want to be at the mercy of others.
Although Seamless3d will continue to support VRML/X3D, I think it is important that Seamless3d remains independent of other organizations such as the Web3d which is not controlled by those who make the content that counts.
Yes it's very hot here Lilly, we are lucky here in northern NSW where we have had a lot of rain this year but Australia is in the midst of suffering the worst bush fires in its history. Over a 100 people's lives have been lost in the last few days. Most of the fires are down south in Victoria. It seems every year now the green house effect is asserting itself in one form or another around the world. It's sad that so many people still drive to work every day in a car just to work on a computer. Think of how much energy could be saved if they stayed at home.