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Dimpress3D – Sliding Panels Paradigm February 15, 2010

Posted by viniciusdotself in planetkde-vinicius.

Hi there,

About a month ago I’ve introduced myself and the project that me, Schkrab and Diogo are conducting here.  Now I’ll talk a little more about it.

The Dimpress3D is divided into three main parts: the application (KDE application in which the presentation is made up), the exportation module (piece of code which generates the video file) and the player (a trivial player capable of stop and play the video accordingly to predetermined events, in order to show the presentation softly).

The .dim file saved by the application contains a .xml file which holds the content. The content of the presentation is composed by: graphic components (and its properties),  a state machine which describes the presentation flow, animation and rendering options.

The exportation module is intended to read the .dim file and render a video. For now, we are using a python script running in Blender 2.49 to do so. We will build the application upon a plugin structure that will allow new exporters as well as other features to be dinamically linked.

Now, you can watch the first presentation done by Dimpress3D video exporting module.  See the video below, I hope you like it. =)


1. Michael - February 15, 2010


2. Kubuntiac - February 15, 2010

Interesting… although I would slow it down long enough to be easily readable without pausing the video.

The actual app concept is a bit vague, but intriguing if it’s what it looks like… a kind of 3D Powerpoint / Impress?

Looks like it’s off to a good start. I’d love to see what kind of flexibility and ease of use it includes! Congrats. 🙂

viniciusdotself - February 15, 2010

Thanks Kubuntiac,

The video is that fast, but its not intended to be played like this, there will be a player that will pause it at the right times, :).
And, yes, the idea is to do a kind of 3D Impress, 🙂

3. Sean Tilley - February 15, 2010

Oh my god. You really should show this to the KOffice team, you could make some killer presentations on par with Keynote with this.

Very spiffy looking.

viniciusdotself - February 15, 2010

Thank you so much Sean,

For now, we’ll develop it a little more, while it still a college project. After the month of July of this year, we’ll be free to do whatever we want. 🙂
Integrating with KOffice would be great!

TheBlackCat - February 15, 2010

I agree, this would be great to integrate into KPresenter. One thing that KPresenter lacks but impress has is good transitions, especially sophisticated opengl ones (Keynote also has these). But this would also make item animations much smoother and more flexible than they are now as well.

4. Dion Moult - February 15, 2010

Wow – amazing! Really.

Can’t wait for this to mature. Kudos to you guys.

viniciusdotself - February 16, 2010

Thanks a lot. =)

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