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3D stuff that is even used by NASA
Posted by tdkyo [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 05:09:30 PM Adobe Atmosphere is a software which you can create 3D environment in a breeze. This software is even used by NASA! You can add JAVA scripts to add animation and soforts. Go to Adobe.com for more details.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 07:15:16 PM The fact that NASA uses it says nothing to me about the quality of the software.
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 22, 2002, 10:50:10 PM Why is that gian? NASA is a fine organization, like IBM, I would trust anything they use/make
Posted by AngelOD [send private reply] at June 23, 2002, 01:27:31 PM Actually, I fail to see what advertising has to do with anything, and especially using a stupid line like "Used by NASA".. I mean, seriously, there are software and computers used to calculate all sorts of stuff, from chemical and mathematical equations, over weather, to meteor paths, but I don't have a use for *any* of it, so it doesn't matter who use it..
Anyway, what I mean is, that even though this *is* the General board, I can't see what advertising a commercial product has to do with anything, much less a commercial product made by someone else.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at June 24, 2002, 09:18:04 AM So? NASA even has computers running windows. But that doesn't mean windows is so good. Besides NASA is a big organisation composed of several different companies (Like JPL). so the sentence "This software is even used by NASA" doesn't really mean anything. They could be using it to test what happens when people have to work with really bad software, it's probably some weird psycological experiment (picture several dozen people sitting behind computer screens with all sorts of sensors stuck to every part of their body, and probes in every place that fits one, all yelling and screaming on one of their many system errors).
Posted by gian [send private reply] at June 25, 2002, 02:29:15 AM Anyway, I have this distinct memory of imperial/metric conversions resulting in a several million dollar Mars probe "disappearing".
Posted by FatalDragon [send private reply] at June 27, 2002, 09:16:02 PM Was that when they screwed up with Fortran codes?
Posted by CodeRed [send private reply] at June 29, 2002, 12:27:59 PM The disappearance was on purpose gian, they opened a quantum singularity and sent the probe to another dimension, or at least thats what they told the press LOL
Posted by Linux_Penguin [send private reply] at June 29, 2002, 06:52:30 PM NASA was stupid to do the "cheaper, faster, better" thing, but aren't they through with that? Its back to the basics, billion dollar shuttle launches all the way!
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