Does anyone know somithing about 3D support in the Silverlight control? When it could be ready?
I have to upgrade an old project ASP.NET and Virtual Earth with Silverlight but I'm not shure to use the new Silverlight map control because I have a lot of 3D models to show in the map and today 3D is not supported.Tuesday, December 22, 2009 5:06 PM
short answer: no one knows but unlikely to be soon
Silverlight 3 does not have any real 3d support so a full silverlight 3d control isnt currently possible. Silverlight 4 has been anounced and it also has no 3d support. That means it will be silverlight 5 before we have a chance of this being a possibility and thats got to be at least 12 months away
Brian @ Earthware - UK interactive mapping web developers http://www.earthware.co.uk/blog | http://www.twitter.com/earthware | Windows Live Developer MVPWednesday, December 23, 2009 10:46 PMModerator
Just to clarify - you are talking about the creation of a brand new, native 3D modelling engine within the Silverlight control, right? Even after Silverlight 5 might make this possible, I still would expect a fully-managed 3D map control to be some time after that... but I'd be pleasantly surprised if it comes sooner.
You say that you have an existing solution that is already using the existing 3D map control succesfully (and the AJAX control behind that? Or a WinForms application?) - what are your specific reasons for eanting to upgrade to Sliverlight?
Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290Tuesday, December 29, 2009 9:17 AMModerator
Thank you tanoshimi, I'm talking about 3D functionalities like importing 3D models and the possibility to set the pitch and the heading of the map as in the old VE Ajax control.
But we can't lose 3D mode. If I understood, do you think it could be possible to work in 2D mode with the Silverlight control and when we want to switch in 3D mode load "on demand" the VE Ajax control in 3D mode, like a coexistence of the two controls?Tuesday, December 29, 2009 4:42 PM
do you think it could be possible to work in 2D mode with the Silverlight control and when we want to switch in 3D mode load "on demand" the VE Ajax control in 3D mode, like a coexistence of the two controls?
Note that I haven't actually tried this, but I can't see why it wouldn't work.... if you do try it, please post back here and let us know how you get on!
Beginning Spatial with SQL Server http://www.apress.com/book/view/1430218290Tuesday, December 29, 2009 5:02 PMModerator