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Forms in Flight v1.1

Forms in Flight v1.1

SystemAmiga
Floppy (3.5")1

Micro Magic

Amiga

Release Date: 1/1/1987
Manufacturer: Micro Magic
 
Donated By: Michael Kukuk
 
Forms in Flight is an early 3D drawing and animation program for the Amiga.

User Comments
Dave Coombs on Friday, January 13, 2017
This was the first 3D program I ever owned (April 1987 and still have it). It was unique among Amiga 3D programs in that its animations were not IFF or any other bitmapped format. The program actually stored point and line data for each frame, and then drew the lines (with shaded surfaces) in real time as the animation played! It would only do simple shading of polygon figures (no curved surfaces, shadows, etc). But it could do hierarchical motion (walking robots) with a nice graphical animation editor. The biggest problem I had (besides having only 32 colors for shading) was that there was no reference grid and no saved camera position, so you never really knew where you were in 3D space. I actually met David Youlton at one point and was a beta tester for FF2. These were programs ahead of their time, but never had a chance to be refined into serious tools...
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