Sunday, February 15, 2009

Serious Gaming With Real-Time 3D

Serious Games changing the way we play



X-Ray Simulator - pixvertex in Berlin, Germany, built an X-Ray simulator system for testing, research and demonstration purposes. The system uses the same input devices as the real system, so it is a perfect replacement.

Via: Act–3D – Quest3D Website and Quest3D Blog

Quest3D® and related products are developed by Act-3D™.


Based in Leiden, The Netherlands, Act-3D is one of the leading names in real-time virtual-reality application development. Large and small companies, universities, government and defense use its software all over the world.

Act-3D started in 1997 as an animation company producing videos and stills. The introduction of the first 3D graphics accelerator card changed its focus towards custom real-time 3D graphics productions.

Seeing the potential of real-time 3D graphics, Act-3D realized that an of-the-shelf real-time 3D development tool would be a revolutionary step in 3D computer graphics.

In 1998 the first software like Quest3D was born. The tool was used in-house to create productions. When customers saw the impressive power of the tool, investors where queuing up to lift this revolutionary new approach to greater heights.

In 2000 the first test version of what we now know as Quest3D was developed and it was soon ready to hit the market.

Act-3D developed Quest3D in search of a method that would change the way real-time 3D projects where created. Quest3D is not like a programming language and it is not like any other 3D software package, it is a developing method that stands on its own. Act-3D has a quest to make real-time 3D graphics available for more people and to make it more powerful than ever before.

Quest3D Serious Games Showcase

Offshore Simulator Centre



The Offshore Simulator Centre Norway builds training simulators for advanced marine operations. The first version of their vessel simulator for anchor handling was released on April 6th 2005. In November 2007 a new training facility for anchor handling was opened in Marseille.

Innovative and Sustainable Designs

Arup has successfully used Quest3D to facilitate the adoption of radical design innovation that this design powerhouse is known for.

Incident Management Training


The Dutch company E-Semble uses Quest3D for the development of Incident Management Training Software. This software is being used for instance to train firemen.

Boeing 757 Cockpit Procedure Trainer


The Belgian airline EAT, providing cargo services for DHL, built a training facility to enable flexible and cost effective training for newly hired pilots.

Ship Simulator 2008


Ship Simulator 2008 is a revolutionary simulation game that puts players at the helm of some of the most varied and detailed ships to be found at sea. Developed by VStep in The Netherlands.


Car Configuring - Interactive Product Presentation


Paladin Studios also showed that Quest3D is very suitable for making product presentations. In co-operation with Zlofty, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, they created a Car Configuring application. The pilot of their product lets you configure a Porsche Carrera GT.

Business Park Dubai


3d-scapes.de offers high-quality 3d-renderings -and applications. The young company operates cross-market but has focused on office design since 5 years. Quest3d allows them to develop interactive architecture tools.

Interior visualization



High-end visualizations of architecture and products at Cadesign Form