Swedish software developer Demicron has brought WireFusion, its Web presentation software, to the Mac platform for the first time. Version 3.2, previously available for Windows and Linux only, is now Mac OS X compatible.
WireFusion is a drag-and-drop visual-programming tool that’s designed to help users create interactive Web presentations, simulations, and animations. The developer creates visual presentations by connecting pre-programmed objects together. WireFusion comes with around 50 specially designed objects.
With WireFusion you can create logic, tree structures, and animated parameters such as numbers and colors. It also supports real-time image processing, multi-layer graphics, and the ability to animate filter functions and parameters, opacity, rotations, positions, dimensions, etc. The resulting WireFusion presentation can be a Java applet (online), a resizable Java application (offline) or a JavaComponent for inclusion into third party software. The presentations can be used for online marketing, sales presentations, exhibitions, screensavers, customer support, online manuals/tutorials, a concept/prototype development tool, and more.
Online visitors can view presentations created with WireFusion in all cross-platform Java 1.1-enabled browsers. This means that no extra downloads or frequent updates are needed for viewing WireFusion 2D/3D/video presentations on the Internet, according to Demicron CEO Stefano de Carolis.
The WireFusion OS X version, which uses the latest Java Virtual Machine (version 1.4.1), recently released for Mac OS X, can be extended with different WireFusion add-ons. Available add-ons extend WireFusion with real-time Web3D capabilities (WF-3D); interactive zoom (WF-Zoom) and slide show (WF-SlideShow) Web presentations; and streaming Web video (WF-Video) and audio (WF-MP3).
WireFusion Professional costs US$399. WF-3D is $299, WF-SlideShow is $49, and WF-Zoom is $49 US, while WF-Video and WF-MP3 are freeware.