Will 3d websites ever be the "normal" type? 8 replies

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#1 11 years ago

Do you think that in the near (or far) future internet sites will be more 3d than 2d? Like, represent a space through which you walk? I saw a site, budbucks.co.uk, that got me thinking about this. (The way it works, is you kind of click where you want to go on the 3d "street" and you walk over there) It seems like a cool idea, and i think it works on that site, but i wonder how it would work with full "WASD + Mouse" FPS-style controls. Would that just be too complex and annoying to use all the time? I know i'd love it ;) Another idea would be that you could interact with "characters", like, imagine walking to ask jeeves and actually speaking to a butler who told you where to go! "The elevator on the left sir, floor 34902, should take you right where you wish to be" "Thank you jeeves!" I got the idea of this from the way this site has a guy come and talk you.




denzel

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#2 11 years ago

haha omg virtual ask jeeves, I could shoot him to pieces next time he badly interprets what I'm searchin for. (Ive never liked that site lol) As for the 3d websites and intuitive controls, I do think for the casual user the WASD key controls might be a little too complex but I like the idea of fully 3d point and click. As computers get faster and more capable of impressive graphics it wouldnt have any slow down and I think its what designers will have to think about. That budbucks thing is cool, funny enough I saw this on youtube, must be the same thing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhzFWQv1hGA The bud adverts are still mad lol.




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#3 11 years ago

Welcome to 1999.

The answer is no.




Kilobyte

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#4 11 years ago

Like C38368 said, 3D web browsing, similar to video games, will not become standard.

That does not mean that it is not going to happen. Sooner or later, many Video game companies, and possibly schools, etc... Will probably have an online 3D tour of their buildings.

Giving the popularity of Second Life, I expect 3D to pop up around the web.

I do think that some entertainment websites will get a 3D makeover. It will probably be Flash or Shockwave based 3D, or something similar. So don't expect anything radical.




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#5 11 years ago

3D websites like you describe would suck. I means who's going to want to walk around like in a game everytime you just want to look at one little thing on a site? It would look cool at first, but i think it would get old quick.




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#6 11 years ago

Yeah, it would certainly be harder / take more time to find information on such websites ; and I don't even talk about blind people or those who just have a quite bad sight that glasses are not enough to correct.




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#7 11 years ago

Bad eye sight...

I wonder if it would be better for the web page to be 3D rendered, or just the browser window... In order to better scale the page, for easier visibility.




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#8 11 years ago

Jesus, don't mention Second Life, I lost 6 months of my life to that game. More like Second Crack :mad: Got bored of WoW after just a few weeks though... Haha, I see that budbucks thing had an auction for a 360 last night. No good to me though, I cant afford a tv and tv license at the moment, my Wii is going to total waste as it is! I just want to play Zelda :( I guess ill sort it when super paper mario comes out, or smash bros brawl. There is an auction for a pro digicam in a few days too, but I already have one :I




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#9 11 years ago

I think WASD would be the only way to make the interaction seem not slow, and I think it would need something more than left and right click to appeal to average users thus I don't think it will become a normal thing. ALso very high connection speeds would have to become normal too to really pull people in. Just think what graphics cards in two years will do to gaming, with that much power the web sites would have to get very good too if you went down that road