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Theme fund: NGI0 Entrust
Start: 2024-02
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Creative tool for graphics and 3D content

Cables is a tool which allows people to create beautiful, interactive, visual web content without knowing how to type a line of code. Your work is easily exportable at any time, so you can embed it into your website, use it an immersive VR experience, or integrate into other kinds of creative output. Cables patches can be published, shared, copied and remixed by the entire community. This allows people to constantly learn new things from each other.

By developing a standalone version, that works outside of the browser, cables will open up even more for contributions from the open source community. It will be, at the same time, a development environment for contributors, and an offline version of the cables editor. As a side effect, using it with native modules on any major platform and operating system will open up a whole new area of how and where to use cables to create content.

Why does this actually matter to end users?

Sometimes a picture or an animation tells a thousand words, other times they go far beyond words. Cables is a unique design tool which allows anyone to intuitively create interactive visuals interactively.

With an easy to navigate interface and real time feedback, Cables allows for rapid prototyping and fast adjustments, regardless of experience level. You are provided with a set of operators, such as mathematical functions, shapes, materials and post processing effects. By connecting these to each other using virtual cables you create the experience you have in mind.

Once you are done, you can export your work and embed it wherever you need it: from a web page to an immersive VR experience.

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This project was funded through the NGI0 Entrust Fund, a fund established by NLnet with financial support from the European Commission's Next Generation Internet programme, under the aegis of DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology under grant agreement No 101069594.