“Plug-ins for 3D content are a major challenge for companies looking to deliver immersive, interactive experiences on the web,” said Philip Belhassen, CEO of Stonetrip. “Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for developers to create for the web, while eliminating the barriers for consumers. The result is our new 3D Web Player which features an incredibly fast install which alleviates the issues other 3D players encounter.”
Installing plug-ins has always been a headache for end users: complex file downloads and installation procedures, browser restarts, certificate acceptance, and more. Often, the user is then unable to view the content due to a lack of administrator rights. This is a risk to companies considering including 3D content on their websites. This is why, after years of research and development, StoneTrip is now able to provide a real solution, making content created with its ShiVa 3D solution instantly accessible on more than 80% of computers worldwide. Regardless of user permissions, browser choice or operating system, users just need to accept a signed Java certificate.
How the New ShiVa 3D Web Player Works
The first time the plug-in is required, the user will be prompted to accept the signed Java certificate. After few seconds, the 3D content appears. That’s it: no file to download, no installation, no browser restart or page refresh needed and no admin rights issues! Thanks to Java and Microsoft per-user ActiveX installation, ShiVa 3D Web Player is compatible with Windows 2k to Windows 7 systems running Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Opera or Chrome web browsers. The Web Player is also available on Mac OSX, from Tiger to Snow Leopard (even on Safari 64bit) using a classic installation system, as well as on various Linux systems, for Firefox, using the common xpi system.
Technical demonstrations are available on the StoneTrip website at: http://www.stonetrip.com