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General
- No Browser Plug-in Needed to View Presentations Click to learn more
- Reaches a Wide Audience Click to learn more
- Short Time-to-Market Click to learn more
- High Performance Presentations Click to learn more
- Expandable Click to learn more
- LiveUpdate Click to learn more

Hardware and software engines
Publish either as OpenGL hardware accelerated presentations or as software presentations.

Productivity
- Comprehensive Visual Tools for Event-Driven Programming Click to learn more
- Supports 3D Models Specified in X3D and VRML Format Click to learn more
- Java Language Support for Advanced Scripting Click to learn more
- JavaScript Support Click to learn more
- Robust 2D Authoring Capabilities Click to learn more
- Supports MPEG Video and MP3 Audio Click to learn more
- Supports Macromedia® Flash (SWF) Animations Click to learn more
- External Communication Click to learn more
- Memory profiler
- CPU profiler
- Debugger Click to learn more
- Unlimited Layers Click to learn more
- Real-time Filters Click to learn more
- Animated Parameters Click to learn more
- Animated Alpha Channels Click to learn more
- Anti-Aliasing Click to learn more
- Easy GUI Creation Click to learn more
- Menu Structures Click to learn more
- External Parameters Click to learn more
- Reuse of Code Click to learn more
- Super Fast Compilation Click to learn more
- Compression Click to learn more
- Encryption Click to learn more
- Streaming Click to learn more
- Password Protection Click to learn more
- Shareware Objects Click to learn more

Export (Publish as)
- Java Applets Click to learn more
- Java Applications Click to learn more
- Java Web Start Application Click to learn more
- Java Components (Java Beans) Click to learn more
- Animations Click to learn more
- ServerRenderer Click to learn more

Import
- 3D (X3D/VRML2) Click to learn more
- Image (JPEG, PNG, GIF, GIF animations) Click to learn more
- Video (MPEG-1) Click to learn more
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Sound (MP3, WAV, AIFF, GSM, AU) Click to learn more
- Flash (SWF) Click to learn more
- Logic and Scripts (Java code, JavaScript code) Click to learn more
- WireFusion Projects Click to learn more

Below you will find deeper explanations of selected features.


No Browser Plug-in Needed to View Presentations
WireFusion's web player is a Java applet that is downloaded to the viewers browser just like other files from the web server, using the HTTP protocol. There is hence no need to download and install (or upgrade) any browser plug-in in order to view a WireFusion presentation, only a Java 1.1 (or higher) enabled browser is required.

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Reaches a Wide Audience
Java is today installed on more than 90% of all computers worldwide, and on is available for most platforms, which ensures that a very wide audience will see your WireFusion presentations.

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Short-Time-to-Market
WireFusion is a RAD (Rapid Application Development) tool, which allows you to quickly create and deliver robust and secure applications to your clients.

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High Performance
WireFusion presentations are high performing, small in size and loads quickly.

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Expandable
Ability to expand WireFusion with new objects and technologies. Special Add-ons expand WireFusion with new original objects, while derivatives of original objects can expand the object library with new functions.

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LiveUpdate
A built-in LiveUpdate function ensures your software is always up-to-date with the latest fixes.

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Comprehensive Visual Tools for Event-Driven Programming
WireFusion has a comprehensive visual programming environment, which allows even non-programmers to create advanced logic quickly, and without any prior programming or scripting skills.

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Supports 3D Models Specified in VRML Format
WireFusion is capable of importing and handling 3D models specified in the ISO standard VRML 97/2.0. Most 3D authoring tools can export directly to VRML. More 3D information here.

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Supports Macromedia Flash (SWF) Animations
Support for playback of Macromedia® Flash™ animations within WireFusion presentations. The Flash player, which is purely Java based, is only about 50kb in size and does not require a Flash player to be installed on the computer in order to playback SWF animations.

Create cool looking intros, animated menus and hotspots, or vector based text animations, and play them in your WireFusion presentations. Just as with the video player in WireFusion, you can play your Flash animations as textures on your 3D models.

The animations, which have to be in the Flash version 2 format, can contain both interactivity and sound. Even though Flash 2 is rather old and primitive compared to the latest Flash versions, it allows for the inclusion of high quality vector graphics into WireFusion presentations.

Note: All Flash versions from Flash 2 to Flash MX can export animations in the Flash 2 format.

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Supports MPEG Video and MP3 Audio
Support for MPEG-1 video with MPEG-1 Audio Layer I&II, when expanding WireFusion with the free WF-Video add-on. Support for high quality MP3 audio, when expanding WireFusion with the free WF-MP3 add-on.

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Java Language Support for Advanced Scripting
A Java object allows Java programmers to write and compile advanced Java code directly from inside WireFusion. The Java object is also used for the 3D API.

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JavaScript Support
The External Link object allows WireFusion presentations to communicate (send/receive parameters to/from) with HTML pages, using JavaScript. JavaScripts can also be executed directly from inside WireFusion presentations.

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Robust 2D Authoring Capabilities
WireFusion has a set of tools to author 2D graphics and to create 2D presentations, which can be used as standalone presentations or combined with your 3D presentations.

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External Communication
The External Link object allows for communication between WireFusion presentations, Java Applications, Java Beans and external technologies such as Flash presentations. It can also be used to read Java applet parameters from the HTML code.

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Debugger
A built-in debugger analyzes your visual code. Highlights wires in correct execution order and lists all parameters (values and pulses) sent between objects using optional breakpoints.

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Unlimited Layers
Graphics elements in WireFusion are placed in layers, similar to the layers in Adobe Photoshop®. Layer orders can be dynamically changed (animated).

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Real-time Filters
Advanced real-time image-processing filters, similar to Adobe Photoshop®. Filter parameters can be dynamically changed (animated).

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Animated Parameters
Ability to dynamically change (animate) parameters and settings, such as opacities, colors, positions, dimensions, filter parameters etc.

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Animated Alpha Channels
Programmable and animated alpha-channels for complex effects.

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Anti-Aliasing
Anti-aliasing on graphics ensures smooth edges.

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Easy GUI Creation
Easy GUI creations with widget objects. Create buttons, sliders, checkboxes, radiobuttons, panels, labels etc.

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Menu Structures
Easy creation and navigation of menu structures. Useful when creating product simulations like mobile phones etc. with working menus.

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External Parameters
Applet parameters from the HTML source code can be read into your presentations.

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Reuse of Code
WireFusion always reuses code (objects) to ensure compact presentations and small files. 10 or 100 Flash players in a presentation doesn't matter, it only uses the code once.

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Super Fast Compilation
Presentations are compiled in a flash.

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Compression
JAR compression is used for smaller presentations and faster loading.

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Encryption
Published HTML presentations can optionally be encrypted, preventing users from stealing your resources.

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Streaming
Resources can be streamed into the presentations and a Loading Manager helps to order the streaming.

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Password Protection
Password protection of Library objects makes it safe to share proprietary work with other WireFusion users.

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Shareware Objects
A Shareware system for those interested in developing, sharing and selling WireFusion Library favorite objects to other WireFusion users.

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Java Applets
Publishes a WireFusion presentation as a Java Applet and prepares it for the web by inserting it into a default HTML page. The applet can easily be integrated in your own HTML page via an HTML editor.

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Java Applications
Publishes a WireFusion presentation as a stand-alone Java Application. Can be run in both window mode and full screen mode.

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Java Web Start Application
Publishes a WireFusion presentation as a Java Web Start Applications, with adjustable memory limit.

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Java Component (Java Bean)
Publishes a WireFusion presentation as a Java Bean. Java Beans are used as software building blocks from which you can create more complex software programs, or Java Applications. This feature allows for more advanced Java developers to include WireFusion presentations into their own Java projects or applications.

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Animations
Exports WireFusion presentations as either a JPEG image sequence or as a GIF animation, with adjustable frame rate. Use third party tools to create e.g. AVI, QuickTime (MOV), Flash (SWF), RealMedia (RM), Windows Media (WMV) and GIF animations.

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3D (VRML2/VRML97)
Imports 3D models specified in the ISO standard VRML 97/2.0. Most 3D authoring tools can export directly to VRML. More 3D information here.

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Flash (SWF)
Imports Macromedia® Flash™ animations (SWF) specified in Flash 2 format.

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Video (MPEG-1)
Imports MPEG-1 movies with MPEG-1 Audio Layer I&II.

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Sound (MP3, WAV, AIFF, GSM, AU)
Imports several different sound formats (MP3, WAV, AIFF, GSM, AU). Playback is either in AU or MP3 (requires WF-MP3 add-on).

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Image (JPEG, PNG, GIF, GIF animations)
Imports images saved as JPEG, GIF and PNG. Transparent GIF and semi-transparent PNG images are supported, as well as GIF animations.

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Logic and Scripts (Java code, JavaScript code)
Java source code can be copied and pasted into the built-in Java object and then compiled. JavaScript code can be copied and pasted into the External Link object and executed.

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WireFusion Projects
Saved WireFusion projects can be loaded and used as sub presentations in root presentations.

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