/. has a notice that work on Alice 3.0 has been started… and Electronic Arts is donating a ton of the Sims objects and presumably code or expertise to make the Sims work with Alice 3.0.
They’re very excited about it. Hmm… Would be even better if it will work with the Universal Avatar format that is in the works.
I want to try the Blender ASE export with Alice, since the only documentation is for using 3dMax… can’t have that!!! Our favourite free modeller should work with other free software too, right? If I can get it to work, we should let them know about the free modelling software.
For those that don’t know, Alice is a drag & drop object-oriented IDE for teaching programming - “impossible to make a syntax error”. Claim significantly better learning and keeping students enrolled and interested in comp. sci. Which is good because there’s a huge decline in enrollment. (Not that I blame the kids given the job market)
Basically Java from the looks of it - written in Java and with a Java interface. I haven’t gotten into it or a good look yet, just the videos, but version 2 looks a lot slicker than v 1 which I think was raw typing.