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Flux (software)

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Flux is a software suite released by Media Machines which consists of Flux Player and Flux Studio.

Flux Player is a VRML/X3D viewer that works both as plugin in Internet Explorer, and as standalone program in Windows. Flux Studio is a VRML/X3D editor that works in Windows. Both programs supports Windows Me/2000 and higher.

Flux Player and Flux Studio are freely downloadable for any usage under a proprietary Flux Player and Flux Studio license.

Flux software is developed by Tony Parisi, who coworked with Mark Pesce on the development of the experimental VRML prototype called Labyrinth. Flux Studio can successfully import and export *.WRL, *.X3DV and *.X3D files.

Initial distribution version of Flux Player 2.0 and Flux Studio 2.0 was released on February 21, 2007; while final distribution version of Flux Player 2.1 and Flux Studio 2.1 was released on May 28, 2007.[1]

Acquisitions

In May 2008, MediaMachines became Vivaty,[2] and the Flux software was rebranded as Vivaty.[3] However, on April 16, 2010, Vivaty shut down[4][5] and was subsequently acquired by Microsoft.[6]

References

  1. ^ Flux Player and Flux Studio
  2. ^ Vivaty company overview (click on Detailed Description)
  3. ^ eXhibition:editor3D
  4. ^ Vivaty shuts down site for user-generated virtual scenes
  5. ^ Raph's Website - Vivaty is closing down
  6. ^ Microsoft Buys Vivaty For New Project, May Be Looking For More

External links

  • Flux download - Redistributables
  • Graphics Pioneer Tony Parisi appointed Grid Institute fellowship to advance Media Grid standards - Origins
  • NEW! Flux Studio 2.0 - Availability
  • MediaMachines Open Sources FluxPlayer for X3D - Importance
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