On December 19th, 2004 Adobe discontinued Adobe Atmosphere 1.0 software.



Adobe® Atmosphere™ enables you to explore interactive 3D Multimedia for the Web and PDF. Create or simply enjoy immersive rich-media online applications with audio, video and high-quality 3D objects for learning, entertainment, commerce and more. Learn more about Atmosphere on Adobe's product pages.


Exploring Atmosphere content on the Web requires a free browser plug-in. The Atmosphere Player is available for Internet Explorer and the Windows platform. To view Atmosphere content embedded in a PDF get Adobe Reader 6 or higher.

To find new Atmosphere enhanced websites and documents, there are several sites and directories listing new Atmosphere content on the web, e.g. Qyntrix, Atmospherians or AtmoWire. Adobe also holds a showcase of websites featuring Atmosphere. If you haven't seen them yet, the virtual environments of I, Robot and World Heritage 3D are worth a visit.


Creating virtual Atmosphere environments requires the Adobe Atmosphere software, which is also available as a free and fully functional trial version. When building 3D scenes with Atmosphere, the User Guide and tutorials are useful resources. To add interactivity to your scenes, take a look at the Javascript examples and the API. If you want to include high-quality 3D objects, simply convert them to Viewpoint format first. The Viewpoint site offers free tools for this task, e.g. the Scene Builder and Stream Tuning Studio. Jim Coe guides you through the lighting process. Free textures for your project can be found at 3Dup or Scented Nectar. Flashkit or SoundCentral offer lots of sounds and loops for your virtual worlds. For exchange of knowledge and code snippets with other developers, Adobe's User to User Forum, Atmosphere Central or Atmospherians are valuable resources.


For more information please contact:

IT Quadrat, Maik Ludewig
M.A. International Information Management

info @ it-quadrat.de

What is Web3D?

In short, Web3D lets you experience interactive 3D Multimedia content online via the World Wide Web.

The term Web3D became popular with the rise of VRML (Virtual Reality Markup Language) in the early nineties. VRML and it's successor X3D are fostered by the Web3D Consortium which supports open standardization for real-time 3D communication.