Flux (software)

Flux is a software suite released by Media Machines which consists of Flux Player and Flux Studio.

Flux Player is a VRML/X3D viewer that works both as plugin in Internet Explorer, and as standalone program in Windows. Flux Studio is a VRML/X3D editor that works in Windows. Both programs supports Windows Me/2000 and higher.

Flux Player and Flux Studio are freely downloadable for any usage under a proprietary Flux Player and Flux Studio license.

Flux software is developed by Tony Parisi, who coworked with Mark Pesce on the development of the experimental VRML prototype called Labyrinth. Flux Studio can successfully import and export *.WRL, *.X3DV and *.X3D files.

Initial distribution version of Flux Player 2.0 and Flux Studio 2.0 was released on February 21, 2007; while final distribution version of Flux Player 2.1 and Flux Studio 2.1 was released on May 28, 2007.[1]


In May 2008, MediaMachines became Vivaty,[2] and the Flux software was rebranded as Vivaty.[3] However, on April 16, 2010, Vivaty shut down[4][5] and was subsequently acquired by Microsoft.[6]


  1. ^ Flux Player and Flux Studio
  2. ^ Vivaty company overview (click on Detailed Description)
  3. ^ eXhibition:editor3D
  4. ^ Vivaty shuts down site for user-generated virtual scenes
  5. ^ Raph's Website - Vivaty is closing down
  6. ^ Microsoft Buys Vivaty For New Project, May Be Looking For More

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blaxxun interactive originally named "Black Sun Interactive" was one of the first companies to develop a 3D community platform designed for the Internet using VRML and highly scalable multi-user server environments.

Electromagnetically excited acoustic noise and vibration

Electromagnetically excited acoustic noise is audible sound directly produced by materials vibrating under the excitation of electromagnetic forces.

Some examples of electromagnetically excited acoustic noise include the hum of transformers, the whine of some rotating electric machines, or the buzz of fluorescent lamps. The hissing of high voltage transmission lines is due to corona discharge, not magnetism.

The phenomenon is also called audible magnetic noise, electromagnetic acoustic noise, or electromagnetically-induced acoustic noise , or more rarely, electrical noise , "coil noise", or "coil whine", depending on the application. The term electromagnetic noise is generally avoided as the term is used in the field of electromagnetic compatibility, dealing with radio frequencies. The term electrical noise describes electrical perturbations occurring in electronic circuits, not sound. For the latter use, the terms electromagnetic vibrations or magnetic vibrations , focusing on the structural phenomenon are less ambiguous.

Acoustic noise and vibrations due to electromagnetic forces can be seen as the reciprocal of microphonics, which describes how a mechanical vibration or acoustic noise can induce an undesired electrical perturbation.

Flux (software company)

Flux is a software company that develops and licenses software products targeted for workflow, job scheduling, and managed file transfer. Headquartered in Boulder, Flux also has offices in Houston and Memphis.

Tony Parisi (software developer)

Tony Parisi, one of the early pioneers in virtual reality, is an entrepreneur, researcher and developer of 3D computer software. The co-creator of Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML), he has written books and papers on the future of technology. He currently works on WebGL and WebVR and has written two books on the former, and an introductory book on virtual reality programming.


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