The b3d installer system is broken yet again. To view the film as it was originally designed you will need to download the installer and movie manually. Welcome to the bleeding edge of online film-making. Ouch!


Horses for Courses now available as a Quicktime 6 download.

Watch video in english (86Mb). Get Quicktime 6.


Horses for Courses is back for streaming

Just in time for our SIGGRAPH presentation, we've been granted back the ability to stream the movie via the Brilliant Digital installer system.

Unfortunately, due to Brilliant’s technical issues, we regrettably have had to drop the loading sequence that originally preceded the film. You can still watch this forest loading sequence separately (327K).


Horses for Courses is back as a download

It's back! To play Horses for Courses, you will need to first install the b3dProjector and then download the movie separately.

Unfortunately Brilliant Digital seem incapable of supporting their installer product. We used this to deliver the more seamless streaming version. A warning to other developers...


Horses for Courses at SIGGRAPH 2002

For more insight into the trials and tribulations of web3d production, come to the SIGGRAPH 2002 Web Graphics session: Horses for Courses - a case study of web3d film-making.


Horses for Courses is temporarily unavailable

The installer technology used to deliver the movie (in b3d format) is being upgraded by the supplier, Brilliant Digital. This is in response to security and privacy concerns raised in the press recently. We are working with Brilliant Digital to restore service as soon as possible. Streaming video is still available.


Check out the alt.sho media festival article and interview on this movie.


Web3D roundup 2001

Horses for Courses won the web3d Art prize at SIGGRAPH 2001. Read the press release.

>>> Showdown between Horses for Courses (onscreen on the left), Disney's Toontown on the right. More pictures.

thequality.com vs Disney


Horses for Courses is launched!

--- WHAT IS THIS? ---

Horses for Courses:
A person or thing being employed for the purpose for which it is best suited.

This is Europe's first multi-lingual 3D movie online! In this fractured fairy-tale, Pan, the fun and funky God of Nature comes face-to-face with the modern world.

Produced as a pilot by thequality.com, Horses for Courses is an interactive movie experiment. You choose the level of interactivity. Is it a film? A game? A tool? A toy? It really is up to you. Interactivity tips >>

thequality.com is an interactive media production company that provides creative/ technical consultancy, project management and streaming media innovation. After watching, go to the main site >>

thequality.com produces its own content as well as developing productions for its clients, suitable for television, iTV, Internet and wireless delivery. We also design characters and avatars, for delivery and syndication across all forms of media.

* ads * cartoons * animated music clips * games
* competitions * greeting cards * presentations
* tutorials * trailers * online promotions

Do something! This is an interactive movie with two endings, infinite camera angles, e-commerce, and some hidden surprises.

TIP: Note when the cursor changes to a hand. Some things are click-able.

TIP: You can enlarge the window to full-screen (but this may slow down your machine)

P Pause/restart
TIP: When paused, you can use <LEFT> and <RIGHT> ARROW keys to control playback.

Manual camera modes (4)
<SHIFT> + drag to zoom in/out
<CONTROL> + drag to pan up/down/left/right
<ALT> + drag to rotate
TIP: If you get lost, press M till the default camera view is restored.

<INSERT> Advance movie by five seconds
<DELETE> Rewind movie five seconds
TIP: Use this for instant replays
<right mouse click> b3d settings
Hardware configuration
Wireframe display option

For support or further information on the B3D movie projector, emaililb3d@thequality.com


The 3D movie is only available for PC. You can watch the streaming video on any platform.

  • Pentium 266 or greater
  • Windows Me, 98, NT, 2000 or XP
  • Sound card
  • Internet connection
  • Internet Explorer 4 or higher or Netscape Navigator 4


Watch the streaming video if you do not have the system requirements for the B3D interactive movie (e.g. Macintosh or Linux users).





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thequality.com presents

a flic by .M.

Horses for Courses


Online Design & Development

B3D Editing & Gesture Animation

Michela Ledwidge

3D Modelling & Animation

Art Director

Reelthing Animation

Damon O'Connell


Sound design & music

Sound producer
Sound composer

La Cuisine

Hugo Vermandel
Sebastien Cortequisse

Banner ad sound

("Stay focussed" courtesy Courtyard People / Blackplastic)
Pan James Christian
Pan makeup Melanie Bouviere
Pan/Boss voice (English) Nizami
Pan/Boss voice (Espanol) Diego Asensio
Pan/Boss voice (Francais) Sylvain Maury
Communications Director Michelle Bourke
Marketing Director Sarah Cave
Marketing (London) Marva Lord
Marketing (Barcelona) David Alvarez
Marketing (Paris) Katie Christie
B3D technical support Greg Pailstra
David Coen
Office workers

Michelle Bourke
Sarah Cave
Richard Dougan
Jonathan Fahey
Dave Henderson
Michela Ledwidge
Michele Legge
Damon O'Connell
Jonathan Phillips

Erich Weidle

Fairy wrangler Katrina Ledwidge
Special thanks to Anthony Rose, the Shooting People, theforeignoffice, and all the beta testers.


Towards light Pan rubbing hands Barry Out of the log Somersault Pan starry grin Pan playing the pipes