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show user profile  tosog
Hi everyone my first ever post.
Well im building my new site and i have dreams but they are just dreams at the moment.

I have made a cube in 3d max 2008. On each side is the name of a page for my side such as Gallery and Info etc.

The question is:
Is there any way i can make my website interactive using this cube.

The user gets to the site, clicks and drags the cube around any angle clicks on a word on the cube, and the page they click on comes up. Best thing would be in the same page such as a half transparents screen coming out of the screen like some flash menues

I have a tonne of Software, Flash, Director, Max an can get pretty much anything.

But is this even possible or just a dream?


If possible please help an let me know what software to use an where to beging.

Export to Shockwave? Images? AVI.Video?
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4/1/2008 10:11:02 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 10:33:05 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Not only is it possible,...it is a pretty old concept, and done a hundred ways over the years.

Flash.
Not max.





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4/1/2008 10:17:01 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 10:17:01 AM)
show user profile  mattymoose
VRML!!!!


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4/1/2008 10:25:47 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 10:25:47 AM)
show user profile  tosog
Well, ya see the cube is only the start stuff like that may have been done a million mays but im doing something still slightly different the cube is just the start of it. The rest shall remain secret for now.

Without knowing a tonne of code..i cant learn, Flash, Max, Director, Lingo, VRML all at the same time etc etc

So what if i made it all work with movies. Rendered with max. Converted to flahs movies flv, an then done in flash. For example. Person clicks link, link moves cube. Page comes out from cube showing the page.

so click gallery, cube spins and out pops the gallery from the cube etc.

How much action script would i need to know. Put the whole interactive drag thing behind us as i dont have enough of a life time to learn tonnes of languages

Would using flvs an buttons work?
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4/1/2008 10:32:15 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 10:32:15 AM)
show user profile  Kajico
you still would need to learn Action Script to have the buttons call out the animation.


(\/) (°,,,°) (\/) Woop woop woop!




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4/1/2008 10:46:11 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 10:46:11 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Well,...kudos to you for undertaking something so complex without really knowing too much.
There are plenty of tut's available to help you.

Bottom line is that no matter how you do it,..MAX is only potentially (if even used) a REALLY small part of the equation.
Flash/actionscript/web programming is where you need to put your time.

Maybe try a Flash forum? or someplace like that? Where most inhabitants will be specializing in Flash/web.

Go check out some of Joshua Davis's work. You might get some inspiration. Praystation had alot of math based Flash 3D experiments on it "back in the day"...not sure if its still around.

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4/1/2008 11:03:36 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 11:03:36 AM)
show user profile  horizon
Only thing i can say, if you plan to do your site's navigation in full 3d and the links need to be found (by rotating the cube), is this:
Don't


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4/1/2008 11:18:04 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 11:18:04 AM)
show user profile  Dr. Jim
Horizon! He said it was a secret! No fair guessing!
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4/1/2008 11:34:55 AM (last edit: 4/1/2008 11:34:55 AM)
show user profile  Dave
Have a flat circle... tell people it's a fully 3D sphere, and they can totally spin it around with the cursor.

"I flew over Egypt once"

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4/1/2008 12:15:35 PM (last edit: 4/1/2008 12:15:35 PM)
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