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6 July 2001

 

Quesa Group has QuickDraw 3D API on OS X

Architosh has learned that the Quesa Group, an organization of programmers interested in continuing the life of Apple's QuickDraw 3D API set, has screen shots of Quesa running on Mac OS X.

Apple has stated that OpenGL is the future of 3D on Mac OS X, Apple's new operating system that breaks with the past OS on a number of interesting levels. One of the most interesting of these breaks is the staged break off from older QuickDraw and QuickDraw 3D APIs (application programming interfaces). In their place will be Quartz and OpenGL API's, respectively.

However, many observers and Mac programmers have remarked that QuickDraw 3D, in particular, has many advantages or strengths over rival APIs for 3D programming. BYTE published an article that compared Apple's cross-platform API to OpenGL and Microsoft's Windows-centric Direct3D and we have published remarks from Mac developers regarding the strengths of QuickDraw 3D in prior reports.

This news of the Quesa Group's work is good news. Many QuickDraw 3D developers plan on using Quesa to extend the life of their products into Mac OS X. One such developer is Microspot Limited, the developer of 3D World.

For a lot of information on Quesa and it work check out their site. There are user forums and detailed programming efforts status reports.

 

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