3D Gallery Premiere Opening

April 7, 2007 5:45 pm

Tags: 3d art gallery, art, art gallery, artist of the month, artist of the year, caligari, gallery, gallery opening, gallery showing, matthieu roussel, trueplace, truespace

The Renderosity Art Community and Caligari Corporation invite you to the Grand Opening of the New Renderosity 3D Art Gallery!

The Renderosity 3D Gallery was created using the truePlace software platform designed by Caligari. Visitors will be immersed in a realistic, beautifully lit, modern art gallery where they have experience the sensation of walking through a traditional, brick-and-mortar gallery, viewing each of the images on display while mingling with other gallery patrons. Attendees can have live, real-time text or voice chat discussions with anyone present in the gallery as they move about and enjoy the art.

In honor of this very special event, we have set-up an Exclusive Gallery Showing featuring the work of Matthieu [Matthieu Roussel], Renderosity 2006 Artist of the Year. This French, freelance illustrator's humorous, emotional and stylized work has earned him much deserved recognition and accolades. We are pleased to host a unique gallery of Matthieu's works in a 3D Art Gallery setting.

Matthieu [Matthieu Roussel], and representatives from Caligari and Renderosity will be in attendance for the Premiere Opening on Monday, April 16th from 9:00am-10:am (CST). Come and enjoy his creations in a new and interactive way.


In addition to Matthieu's work, all of the 2006 Renderosity Artists of the Month will have a select image available for viewing. These top artists include:

To visit the Renderosity 3D Art Gallery,
first you must have truePlace installed.
To install truePlace, please register here.
Once you have installed truePlace,
then you can visit the Renderosity 3D Art Gallery


We invite you to come out for the event, meet your friends and colleagues from the Renderosity community to view and discuss these works together in real-time text or voice chat!

The new Renderosity 3D Art Gallery will remain open for visitors after the gallery opening. So, if you can't make it for the opening, we still encourage you to visit the new Renderosity 3D Art Gallery*!

*Special Note: You must be a member of truePlace for the link to work, if you are not registered already, please register here. There are a few basic hardware requirements needed to enter the 3D Gallery:
1) Be sure you have the latest version of DirectX installed, version 9.0c. You can download and install it from here if you are not sure.
2) You will need a graphics card that fully supports DirectX 9.0c and PixelShader2.0. Most graphics cards released in the last 3 years meet these requirements.
3) Windows XP or Vista is required - earlier versions of Windows will not support the 3D Gallery.
4) A Pentium 3 or equivalent AMD Athlon (a Pentium4 or equivalent AMD Athlon is recommended)
5) 512 MB RAM (1 GB or more is recommended)
For additional information please visit the Renderosity 3D Gallery FAQ Page

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Article Comments

SndCastie ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

Wow great idea thanks

Lyne ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

Sounds nice but why do we have to install some software to visit a gallery? I am not inclined to do so.

bogart137 ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

Well it sounds nice, but it doesnt work. I have already done all the steps and the link to the site doesnt work. Any idea?

mylemonblue ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

Perfect way to use the art in commercial collaboration with Caligari on their prerelease special of trueSpace7.5 in next 30 days.

rtfrog ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

I justed joined tonight.

Click2Move ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

Great idea, why not thought of sooner! we are a 3D and graphics community after all. lol

Unicornst ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 11 April 2007

After registering and downloading, I found that I can't view the gallery. It's for XP or Vista OS only. sigh Really too bad. It looked like an interesting place.

j_campbell ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

Downloaded truplay.exe and cannot make it work on OSX. Sounds like a great idea.

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

Hi Lyne, In order to be able to simulate "walking through" a 3D space, there has to be some kind of software installed, just like people have to install software to walk around in "Second Life". Its pretty standard.

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

Hi bogart137, We will be opening the "doors" to the 3D Gallery on Monday, April 16th. Hope to "see" you there! Best wishes, Lillian

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

Hi Unicornst and j_campbell, Sincere apologies for the inconvenience. You are correct, this is compatible with XP or Vista only. The system requirements and FAQ link have now been added to help avoid any additional frustration or confusion.

DramaKing ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

The idea of a virtual 3D gallery that corresponds to real life instead of a web page is quite innovative!

TwoPynts ( posted at 12:00AM Thu, 12 April 2007

It is a great idea and I hope it can be implemented on a wider range of OSs in the near future.

shemia ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 April 2007

This is such fun! I've just been wandering around the truespace gallery and it's really good. Bit hard to get used to navigating my way around but I'm doing fine. I just had to write this while I was in the gallery just to prove that if I can do it, anyone (with the minimum requirements) can do it. I have a P4 3.0ghz processor with 512mb DDR Ram and its pretty smooth. I'm going to be having fun. Thanks Renderosity, I'm going to enjoy this. (Helen)

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 April 2007

Hey, does anyone else have their microphone set up? I just got mine working so I could actually talk to other people in there. I'm so excited! "See" you all soon, Lillian

daveyg ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 April 2007

This is a good idea but why just for PC why can't us MAC users you it too perhaps you can make it QUICKTIME VR friendly perhaps as QUICKTIME produces movies that you can spin around in 3D space, you know? Cheers D

marvo ( posted at 12:00AM Fri, 13 April 2007

Nice idea but graphic software that doesn't support MAC? Tht's not very good or smart for business.

Triker ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 15 April 2007

No MAC access for a gallery of "creative" art. You got to be kidding me.

Dave-So ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 15 April 2007

I keep getting an interface error...connection refused due to a network interface difference...what is that? Otherwise...its about time someone did this :)

jadench ( posted at 12:00AM Sun, 15 April 2007

I tried it tonight and got nothing but malicious script errors poping up with norton av. it even locked up my xp computer. guess I will have to try and figure out what is up and try again later. also the download link for the instructions seems to be broken.

TomG ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 16 April 2007

Hi Dave-so Be sure not to simply run the truePlay application and then try and connect from the 3D interface there - instead, copy and paste this link into an IE browser (or use the links on the page above) to jump straight into the space: caligari.trueplay://tpportal.caligari.com/1190 If you still get the message, then do be sure you have downloaded and installed the latest version of truePlay (the viewing application). For the Mac users, probably the thing that is handled most differently between PC and Mac is the graphics hardware, and being 3D this is very dependent on that (in the same way there are a lot less 3D applications on the Mac than PC, as it has taken people time to start porting those across). The demand for a Mac version of trueSpace has been small but growing. Looks like a real-time 3D shared space has a much bigger demand though, so truePlay might well be worth getting ported over onto the Mac. Note that for those with the latest "PC Macs" it is possible for some to get in using Windows and bootcamp and similar - not a full solution I know, and only applies to a small group. We will look into this more though, with so many requests arising here! Thanks for the feedback all! Tom Thomas Moffat Grimes Marketing Communications Caligari Corporation mailto:thomas@caligari.com http://www.caligari.com

dele ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 16 April 2007

This was a fun event. :) I had a great time walking around and viewing Matthieu Roussel's exceptional work and hearing him talk about some of his pieces. It's definitely more fun when you can converse with the artist live. I look forward to more of these in the future. :)

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Mon, 16 April 2007

I would like to thank everyone for coming! Special thanks to Matthieu for being our guest of honor and sharing about his fantastic work and to Tom, Paul and Roman at Caligari for setting up the beautiful, well lit space. It certainly brightened up my day. I had a great time at the opening. It was so packed at one point that we had to take turns getting up close to view the image being discussed. (Yup, like being at a real opening ;-) I was using both text and voice and voice is a lot of fun...as long as everyone speaks or at least understands all the languages being spoken. Voice is really cool, because it really is 3d space relational. As you move around the gallery, you hear other people speaking out of the different speakers depending on where you are in relationship to them! That was VERY cool :-) The gallery is now open for everyone to go in at their leisure and enjoy the art work! Best wishes, Lillian

stonemason ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 April 2007

I also get the error message Dave-so has caligari.trueplay://tpportal.caligari.com/1190 ..& pasting that link into my browser gives me a 404 page not found..the version I have was downloaded a few days ago so I'm sure it's up to date (using winxp,radeon9600,2.8ghz,2 gig ram) I'm also getting a nortons virus warning for trueplay.exe whenever I use the trueplay interface. other than that I'm looking forward to seeing the gallery

DramaKing ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 April 2007

Stonemason's problem exactly matches mine. The version has to be the latest, but I can't even find an About page to find out the version that I'm using.

UnanyMouse ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 April 2007

Same problem as stonemason, the link in my IE7 says it has no compatible program, and its an invalid protocol Firefox simply says it has no compatible program installed to continue.

pdblake ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 April 2007


Dave-So ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 April 2007

me too...still..all of the above problems. What could it be ????

LillianH ( posted at 12:00AM Tue, 17 April 2007

I have seen this set up and working on 3 computers with no trouble at all. But, then I tried installing it on one of my home computers and ran into a good bit of irritation. But, it wasn't from trueSpace it was from Microsoft! Trying to install DirectX I keep getting this error. "A cabinet file necessary for installation cannot be trusted. Please verify the Cryptographic Services are enabled and the cabinet file certificate is valid." The computer that had trouble is running: Windows XP Media Center Edition, version 5.1 Windows Internet Explorer, Version: 7 Windows XP Media Center Edition* *Apparently, it's this Home Edition that has a DirectX problem. Now I'm being run around in circles between Microsoft and Dell trying to figure out the problem. If I find the solution, I'll share it for sure! Sorry to hear anyone is having trouble getting in. Hopefully, we can help you get it resolved.

pdblake ( posted at 12:00AM Wed, 18 April 2007

I'm on XP Pro and just get the 404 error. I've given up and uninstalled it. From the array of different errors above and the lack of Mac support it all sounds badly implemented to me anyway.

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