New toy (for virtual equipment manipulation)

Subject: New toy (for virtual equipment manipulation)
From: JIMCHEVAL -at- AOL -dot- COM
Date: Sat, 16 Aug 1997 12:59:50 -0400

I found a fun tool at (it seems to be Altia's flagship
product.) But it's more for people who document consumer electronics or
other hardware, and (so far as I can tell) you can only use it as a plug-in
to Netscape, so it's limited to those who put their documentation on
intranets or on the Web.

The software is specifically designed to produce demos in which the user can
"manipulate" an object - the examples given include an ATM machine and a
camera. The user has to have the plug-in to do this, but it's a quick

Obviously, this uses lots of existing technologies, but so far as I can tell,
the tool simplifies creating this kind of "virtual" example.

Maybe there's lots more stuff like this out there, but I haven't encountered
any. What would be really neat* is if they could compile it to work in an
on-line HLP file.

POUR LA BONNE FORME: I have no association with the company or anyone
involved with it. Just found this while URL-hunting on the Net.

Jim C.
Los Angeles
*For those under 25: that'd be "awesome" in Youthspeak. See also: "cool".
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