DX Studio

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DX Studio

Basic data

developer Worldweaver Ltd.
Current  version 3.2.77
(October 2013)
operating system Windows
category Computer game development system
License Proprietary

DX Studio is an authoring system from WorldWeaver. It is available in a free version and in two paid versions. The engine is suitable for 3D video games, simulations and presentations. DX Studio projects can either be executed as independent programs or embedded in the browser, Microsoft Office products or Visual Studio .


DX Studio is from World Review Ltd developed. The company was founded by Chris Sterling in 1996 to develop PC games.

The development of DX Studio began in 2002; the first version was published in 2005. Since then, the user base has grown to 30,000 people worldwide.

Development history

  • November 2005 - DX Studio 1.0 released
  • May 2007 - DX Studio 2.0 released
  • September 2008 - DX Studio 3.0 released
  • June 2009 - DX Studio 3.1 released


The system contains 2D and 3D editors and supports JavaScript as a script language. The documents can also be controlled from outside the player by using the ActiveX / COM interface or a TCP / IP port.

The engine uses DirectX 9.0c and supports the latest pixel and vertex shaders.

Visual scene editing

DX Studio's 2D and 3D editors can be used to create interactive layers and sequences. The level editor can be used to create simple scenes via drag and drop . Within these scenes, users have the option to edit textures, backgrounds and sound effects. Users also have the option of programming everything themselves using JavaScript.


With the help of ActiveX technology, users have the opportunity to write their own C ++, C # or Visual Basic.Net applications and to insert the DX Studio Player as a component. A browser plug-in enables the documents to be embedded in HTML documents. A document can also be saved as a stand-alone EXE file. This EXE file checks the system independently and loads and installs DirectX if necessary.

File formats

The files resulting from DX Studio use standard XML to store the scenes. These files also contain all required resources (graphics, sounds, 3D models, etc.), compressed in one file. Standard ZIP-compatible algorithms are used for this. It is also possible to protect the files with a password.


Visual effects such as the ocean effect, the particle system, real-time shadows, 3D video projection (in MPEG or AVI format), 3D sound and post-production effects (e.g. Sepia , Bloom and Koronia ) are integrated.

For advanced users, the System Design Kit plug- in is available, allowing users to develop their own effects.


DX Studio was used for the following types of applications:


DX Studio is available in free, standard, and professional editions. A distinction is also made between commercial and non-commercial use.

The cheapest (non-commercial standard) license costs £ 50 per user. The most expensive (commercial “Pro”) license costs £ 500 per user.

See also

Web links


  1. "About Us" World Review Ltd website.
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  3. DX Studio 2.0 Released DX Studio website.
  4. DX Studio 3.0 Released DX Studio website.
  5. DX Studio 3.1 Released DX Studio website.
  6. "Feature Overview" DX Studio website.
  7. ^ "Applications Summary" DX Studio wiki.
  8. ^ "Buy" Page DX Studio website.
  9. ^ "Pricing" Page DX Studio website.