Cool App Winner: FrameForge Previz Studio
FrameForge Previz Studio is the next winner of our Cool App Contest. Developed in Delphi for Windows, FrameForge is a 3D pre-visualization software package used to create storyboards for use in television, movies and other video production. It is really quite impressive and powerful.
I think Luis Navarro, one of our fabulous MVPs and a Cool App contest judge said it great, “FrameForge is really impressive. I liked a lot of other apps in the contest, but FrameForge Previz Studio seems to be a top application in its market. It is a good example of the flexibility of Delphi. If someone can do this using Delphi, then anything can be done using Delphi.”
I interviewed Ken Schafer, founder and Lead Program Architect of Innoventive Software about FrameForge and its use of Delphi. He provided a list of some of the components used in FrameForge:
- Our own DLL written in C++ that supplies all the core 3D OpenGL environment
- AlphaTools -- Skinning
- Eurekalog - Trace-log and Exception Tracking
- GExperts and CNWizards - IDE Plug-ins
- ImageEn - Image Processing Library
- KaZip and VCLZip -- Compression Libraries
- TIEHTTPS -- Internet library
- WP Tools - Word Processing Engine
He also mentioned a few shows that FrameForge was used on . . .
- Downton Abbey
- Marvel Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
- The Flash
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Carmen in 3D at the Royal Opera House
- Orphan Black
Downton Abbey and Carmen in 3D and the only shows on the list that I have not seen, yet.