READ.ME FILE FOR
FROM ANTIC PUBLISHING
COPYRIGHT 1986 TOM HUDSON
There are seven files and one folder (ANIMATE, which contains five
more files) on the CAD-3D program disk. Following is a brief explanation
of these files:
CAD3D.PRG . . . . . . . . CAD-3D program. Double-click to execute.
CAD3D.RSC . . . . . . . . resource file for CAD-3D
ANTIC.3D . . . . . . . . ANTIC logo 3D object file.
For best results, view this file in
Solid mode (not outlined). The Edges-only
option will not work with this particular file.
START.3D . . . . . . . . START, The ST Quarterly logo 3D object file.
For dramatic perspective effects, increase
the Perspective value to 1000, and rotate left
30 degress and down 10 degrees.
BLOCK.3D . . . . . . . . A alphabet block, illustrating how an object
(letters, in this case) can be Stamped on
another object. View in Edges-only, Outlined
mode. Try duplicating this block and
building a little pyramid of four or five
FAUCET.3D . . . . . . . . A faucet assembly, composed of over a dozen
individual objects, many of which have been
Joined into single objects. The parts have
been created with both the Spin and Extrude
tools. Try adding a little light from the
bottom center, and rotating down 60 degrees
and left 90 degrees. Voila! A drains-eye-view
of your sink.
STHENGE.3D . . . . . . . A complete model of Stonehenge (A circular
arrangement of prehistoric monoliths on
Salisbury Plain, England -- probably set up
in the neolithic period.) Ian Chadwick built
this model, to scale, in less than a day.
It includes all the ditches, post-holes,
and stones that were part of Stonehenge
when it was built, at around 1100 BC. When
you load the model, it will be displayed
with Light A on. Try other lighting
effects. Keep in mind, however, that this
model is so large that screen redraws will
take about 30 seconds in solid mode. An
interesting view can be achieved by rotating
up 15-20 degrees, and left 60-90 degrees
(or right 90 degrees). On a color monitor,
set palette #1 to blue, and the effect will
be an eerie look at the monoliths in the
moonlight. View in Outlined mode.
ANIMATE.PRG . . . . . . . The Animator program. Double-click to execute.
Load in medium-res on a color monitor.
ANIMATE.RSC . . . . . . . resource file for the Animator program
SCENE.HI . . . . . . . . Sample hi-resolution (monochrome monitor)
animation file. This type of animation
(using the Animator program) is fastest when
animating wire-frame objects.
SCENE.LO . . . . . . . . Sample lo-resolution (color monitor) animation
SLIDEANI.PRG . . . . . . Slideshow program for creating page-flipping
animations (technique described on page 34 of
the CAD-3D documentation). For best results,
use this technique from a RAMdisk (7 frames
per second) or hard disk (2-3 frames per second).
NOTE: Due to a GEM deficiency, the computer may occasionally "forget"
that the mouse cursor is there, or it may start flashing the cursor
between the arrow and the busy bee symbol. Simply point the cursor
at the menu bar and click once to recover.
WE'RE LOOKING FOR INTERESTING CAD-3D
OBJECT FILES THAT ARE GOOD ENOUGH TO
BE PUBLISHED AS COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS.
We intend to release libraries of object files for CAD-3D in The Catalog.
There are many different types of useful objects that we're looking
for, such as:
* Interesting extruded fonts.
* Dream House construction set.
* Stellar body/universe construction set.
* Futuristic city construction set.
* Common architectural symbols.
The list of ideas is as long as your imagination. Make careful
use of the Save Group feature, so that objects are catalogued
according to type, and only four or five objects are in each
file. Files should be able to be Merged together easily, and the
objects should be optimized to have as few points as possible,
while retaining smoothness and clarity.
If your library is good enough to be included in The Catalog...
We'll send you a contract and publish it!
Send submissions to:
CAD-3D Object Library Submissions
524 Second St.
San Francisco, CA 94107