3DFM was formed more than a year ago. Both artists have been involved in Web and graphic design for many years, working both commercially and for their own enjoyment. As 3DFM, Francesca Crolley and Martin Judd work with Adobe Atmosphere 3D software. They became involved with Adobe Atmosphere a little over three years ago during its beta-testing stage. Both were intrigued with the possibilities of using 3D in a web-based environment and were driven to find ways to push the limits and create a whole interactive experience for people online.
Having worked with Adobe Atmosphere for the past three years, they enjoy recreating historical places and developing interactive environments that people can visit online. In fact, one of the company's focuses is on recreating historical places, enabling people to visit these majestic sites online in full detail, and allowing those sites to reach out and share their stories. A recent project that they intend to unveil soon was done for the owner of Westenhanger Castle in the UK; it is a recreation of the castle as it is now. For another environment, they used the floor plans of the original castle to show what it may have looked like during its glory.
The Ightham Mote pictures are from a recreation of a manor house in Kent, UK, dating from the 14th century. Westenhanger castle is a similar recreation of a castle in the UK. The Castlenight image represents their vision of how it was before time took its toll. Motel Diner is from an interactive environment they created to replicate an old murder mystery feel. To see other environments in 3D from 3DFM, visit www.3dfmmediamagic.com.