In case you missed it, Adobe recently revealed new low-level, 3D APIs for their Flash and AIR platforms. The news came from the latest Adobe MAX conference and the demonstrations are very impressive! The APIs, currently called the Molehill APIs, vastly improve the Flash platform's 3D performance by allowing for 3D hardware acceleration. Check out the Molehill API page at Adobe Labs and plan to get your hands dirty next year as Adobe is currently planning on releasing a public beta in the first half of 2011!
Archive for October, 2010
Lately at work, I've been using JSFL for creating custom Flash CS4 extensions. It can be hard to find decent information on JSFL, so I figured I'd start doing some blog posts about it to help others. This one is pretty simple, but I do plan on doing several more on this topic in the near future; so stay tuned! (more...)
I'm a big fan Lee Brimelow's gotoandlearn site; he has a ton of great flash tutorials to help you improve your skill set. One of the tutorials that was of great interest to many flash developers was this one on creating a carousel effect. The tutorial was excellent, but with one drawback - it was written in ActionScript 2! I decided to take the time and convert that carousel project to AS3. (more...)