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1986 - AMX 3D Zicon
« on: 08:58, 05 September 20 »
"3D" design package from AMX software.

Unfortunately due to a hardware problem the mouse cursor "hops, skips and jumps" across the screen but normal mouse operation is much smoother!

3D ZICON is similar to Model Universe from ARNOR Ltd but has a better designed and more user friendly interface.

Model Universe post:
http://www.cpcwiki.eu/forum/applications/3d-modelling-from-1986/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v39xhWqAZbQ

With thanks to @zeropolis79 and @tjohnson

Links:

https://cpcrulez.fr/hardware-souris-amx_mouse.htm?t=VQ==

https://cpcrulez.fr/applications_graphic-3d_zicon.htm?t=Uw==

https://cpcrulez.fr/info-amx_system.htm

http://www.cpcwiki.eu/index.php/AMX_Mouse

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMX_Mouse

https://www.cpc-power.com/index.php?page=detail&num=5339

Not emulated - original hardware and software.

Please note that  the aspect ratio for this YouTube video is 16:9 but the CPC monitor
has an aspect ratio of 4:3 so you may wish to adjust your viewing device accordingly.
« Last Edit: 09:31, 05 September 20 by ComSoft6128 »

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Re: 1986 - AMX 3D Zicon
« Reply #1 on: 10:35, 07 September 20 »
So THIS is how they developed REZ, right?

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Re: 1986 - AMX 3D Zicon
« Reply #2 on: 14:07, 07 September 20 »
So THIS is how they developed REZ, right?


Holy cow a simple wireframe CPC version of Rez would be amazing!
Rez-lite, with very basic graphics, but still eh?
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Re: 1986 - AMX 3D Zicon
« Reply #3 on: 14:09, 07 September 20 »
If someone can write a slicer plugin for this I could use it for my 3D printer :D

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Re: 1986 - AMX 3D Zicon
« Reply #4 on: 14:31, 07 September 20 »
So THIS is how they developed REZ, right?


Had to Google that - I see what you mean :)

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Re: 1986 - AMX 3D Zicon
« Reply #5 on: 14:33, 07 September 20 »
If someone can write a slicer plugin for this I could use it for my 3D printer :D

Bryce.


There is a plotter driver for the program - maybe someone here could modify it for 21st century use?  ;D