Silverlight vs Flash: 3D Spinning/Rotating Globe

I found that there isn’t too much 3d globe resources. Therefore, I am here to release a new one.

Again, this is a comparison between Papever Vision 3D and Kit 3D. This post is actually a minor modification of my previous article Image Rotating Cube. I suppose the Flash and Silverlight versions will look like more or less the same as in the last one. However, out of my expectation, Kit3D engine seems not generating a textured mapped sphere very well.

As you can see in Silverlight version, I applied a very low segment value to the globe in order to boost the running speed. And you can see the globe is not spinning very smoothly.

The performance problem may be caused by the mesh generating algorithm. If anyone has a better solution to make the globe rotates smoothly, please feel free to share with me.

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