April, 2009

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  • Virtual Earth 3D team blog

    Manual Rendering

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    Folks have really reacted to my mention of manual rendering, so I've made a sample for it. Good thing, too, because to be frank there are a few warts. On the upside, however, it is possible to work around all of them and the code required is not too scary...
  • Virtual Earth 3D team blog

    Anisotropic Filtering

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    Anisotropic has been a bit of a frustration for us because while it is very easy to do (it's really just a flag to DirectX), the compatibility issue I mentioned before made it a pain to actually get it in to the control. It's a shame we couldn't turn...
  • Virtual Earth 3D team blog

    New Version Released!

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    Our new version has gone live. Head on over to maps.live.com and click "3D" to upgrade. This release is billed primarily as a perf and bug release because it doesn't add a lot of new features at the end-user level (though I think you will be pleased with...
  • Virtual Earth 3D team blog

    Data Format Revision

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    As part of our version update, we are also updating the file format of our 3D buildings. The upside is that the new data format is significantly smaller, for faster download. The downside is that old versions of the code cannot understand the new data...
  • Virtual Earth 3D team blog

    Logging

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    At times it can be useful to know when and if errors are occurring in VE3D. When instructed, VE3D produces a log file that can be helpful for diagnosis. This requires editing the user.config file and adding an entry: <setting name="Logging" serializeAs...
  • Virtual Earth 3D team blog

    Upcoming new version

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    Next week we'll be releasing a new version of the control. The focus of the release is on perf and bug fixes, but it also adds a set of interesting new functions for managed code developers. I'll be posting updated samples, and more detail on the changes...
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