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Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« on: March 27, 2022, 01:26:28 PM »
This short video is a alpha v0.1 preview on the development of the new Apollo Maggie 3D chip added to the innovative ApolloSAGA chipset. With the Maggie chip Amiga finally enters the 3D era. This first alpha preview demonstrates the basic 3D modelling with true color texture mapping including light and shadow casting. This executable demo lets you walk interactively through a gloomy Dungeon....watch out for our new previews in the coming week, following the progress made by the Apollo 3D Team.

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Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 09:14:25 PM »
This is definitely cool but to suggest this brings us into the (I presume hardware accelerated) 3D era isn't true. That happened when phase5 released the first CyberVision 3D in 1996.

What would be interesting to know is what approach has been used. Is it a fixed function rasterizer like 3D accelerators of yesteryear or does it adopt a more modern approach?
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Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 11:25:18 PM »
Very nice!
 

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Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2022, 12:12:23 AM »
Certainly cool from a technical perspective, but I'm getting this sort of feeling about another new API/standard when we already have plenty of decent ones...

 
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Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2022, 02:58:06 PM »
@Matt_H - that depends. If it's a fixed function pipeline / rasteriser then creating a Warp3D driver for it ought to be doable. Of course, if it has some secret sauce or implements more than basic rasterisation, e.g. T&L or shading then such a driver would obviously underutilise it.
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Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2022, 03:46:41 PM »
@Matt_H:

It is generally considered decent to provide a link when (ab)using an XKCD strip to illustrate a point.

In this case: https://xkcd.com/927/

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Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2022, 04:14:23 PM »
This is terrible! I think the name of this chip must be changed immediately.

 
 

Offline nicholas

Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #7 on: March 30, 2022, 05:42:26 PM »
This is terrible! I think the name of this chip must be changed immediately.

Why?
“Een rezhim-i eshghalgar-i Quds bayad az sahneh-i ruzgar mahv shaved.” - Imam Ayatollah Sayyed  Ruhollah Khomeini
 

Offline QuikSanz

Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2022, 01:28:54 AM »
@nicholas,

Hmm, old girlfriend?

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Offline nbache

Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2022, 09:29:00 AM »
Or a reminder of the infamous Iron Lady?

(Or - perish the thought - both?)

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Offline nicholas

Re: Apollo Maggie 3D Chip - Preview of interactive Demo
« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2022, 12:43:16 PM »
Or a reminder of the infamous Iron Lady?

That was my conclusion but I thought I'd ask why.
“Een rezhim-i eshghalgar-i Quds bayad az sahneh-i ruzgar mahv shaved.” - Imam Ayatollah Sayyed  Ruhollah Khomeini