3D functionality is becoming a more popular component in UI technologies and has been greatly improved in WPF 3.5 SP1. Upon hearing this some people (Niners even
) are known to
question "what is it good for?" My first answer is that the British Turning Pages application
just wouldn't be the same without 3D.
Marc Laroche stopped by to talk about another use of 3D in one of Xceed's new controls 3D Views for WPF
. Watching Marc move the camera to adjust the display of the data (around 5:25) can give you an idea
of where 3D can really be useful. Simply adjusting the position of the camera offers a new perspective rendered dynamically. There is no need to pre-render all of the desired views.
This is great stuff but it feels like just the beginning. The more accessible we can make 3D, the more we can become creative and effective with it.