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User Interface Tool Demo at WWDC

Q: I saw a demonstration by one of the QuickDraw 3D engineers at the World Wide Developer's Conference that I am very interested in. This demo was of a full-blown 3D-modeling application, but we weren't given a name for the product. It demonstrated, by example, the preferred 3D interface for a QuickDraw 3D application, in which a user was creating, sizing, and selecting 3D objects from a palette. The application used a set of QuickDraw 3D user-interface widgets (not yet released) that make it easy for a developer to follow the user-interface guidelines. I'd like to know more about the product and when it will be available.

A: The demonstration you attended was for NewEra, which will be available with the SDK sometime in August. The SDK is also a book, 3D Graphics Programming with QuickDraw 3D,published by Addison Wesley.

Unless you are planning to release an application based on QuickDraw 3D in the next four or five months, you should probably wait for the human interface toolkit to avoid spending a lot of time developing code that we've already written.

[Jul 01 1995]

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