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Registered: ‎03-16-2012
My Device: Playbook
My Carrier: Orange

ShiVa3d - exports Native 3d Games and Apps to Playbook

I just wanted to give anyone here with designs on creating a 3d game or application in the near future a heads up on Stonetrip's ShiVa3d multi-platform development engine. You may or may not have heard of it.

It's primarily designed for developing 3d Games or Applications. Recently, Stonetrip released a new version of their UAT software (Unified Authoring Tool) which now supports exporting natively compiled BAR files to Blackberry Playbook. ("Recently" meaning it's been available for several months now :) ).

I hope that this thread might become not only a place for new ShiVa users/existing Blackberry developers to discuss the engine and for addressing issues they might have during development but also as a crossover point between BB Native Development and the ShiVa engine. Hopefully, it will be possible to export a Blackberry eclipse-based project in the future and the lines between the two approaches will become more blurred.

You can check out information regarding the engine here: http://www.stonetrip.com/what-is-shiva-3d.html

To get going you need to download the Free Web edition and Unified Authoring Tool here: http://www.stonetrip.com/download.html

With this you will be able to compile and install a watermarked Blackberry app on your Playbook so you can assess how it suits/fits into your prefered ways of working.

Here is a detailed description of setting up your development environment for ShiVa-to-Blackberry development: http://www.stonetrip.com/developer/doc/authoringtool/blackberry

This post over at the ShiVa Developer Forum is also informative: http://www.stonetrip.com/developer/forum/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=23714&start=30#p42195

Examples of two applications developed with ShiVa are:-

Solar System Explorer : http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/reviews/85389/?page=3&lang=en

and my own game: Chromasphere: http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/96339/?lang=en

Any questions, please don't be afraid to ask.

PS: I don't work for Stonetrip or have any affiliations with them, I'm just a very happy customer. :)



Posts: 1,280
Registered: ‎03-03-2011
My Device: Playbook, Z10, Q10, Z30 with Files & Folders and Orbit of course
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: ShiVa3d - exports Native 3d Games and Apps to Playbook

Impressive! Will certainly look into it when I have a chance.

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