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Animated 3D Objects Screen Saver

Type of program: Screen Saver Utility
Supported platforms: Win 95/98
Company name: Via Nova
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Version: 3.6
Cost: $23.00
Installed size: 3906 KB


This program was designed to produce animated 3D images. Several colorful 3D objects can be customized to your preferences as to color, size, and motion. The default configurations which control how the 3D objects are animated were designed assuming an average computer, and can be improved if you have a faster computer. You can modify the delay times, the size of the 3D object, or how far it moves each time it is rendered. You can edit the 3D objects any time you want, giving you a wide variety of images in one screen saver. Or you can simply use the default setting for each object.

This product can be run without custom configuration, however it is fun to configure the screen saver to choose which 3D objects will be displayed, what they will look like, and how they will be animated. Among other things you can control the position and intensity of lighting, fog effect, front and back color, or the animation operations of position, scale, motion, and skip. There are several "wizards" to walk you through easy custom creations, or you can check out the 100 images that come with this demo. Registering the program will give you another 100 images.

This program is incredible! Creating your own images aren't real easy, but they are doable, and the images included-well, I saw a couple that looked childish, but most of them were fantastic. At least check it out and see if it doesn't grow on you!

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Reviewed by Stormy Strock

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