Shockwave 3D Has Balls

Danny Kodicek (author of the fine book Mathematics and Physics for Programmers) noted this morning on the Dir-3d listserv that IBM is sponsoring a Shockwave 3D application right off the home page of the Wimbledon web site.

IBM Wimbledon Pointtracker

To see it in action, select a match that has already begun (or ended) that has the little PT lozenge next to the players’ names. The Pointtracker application replays the games in the match, showing the serve and return speeds, the score, and the trajectories of the ball from just about any angle — you can move around while the game is on and go back to manually play portions of the match. An interesting piece of recorded near-real-time data integration.