Chapter 73D IN FLASH 10

Since I've been involved in Flash, I've seen a new version of the Flash authoring tool, along with a new Flash Player, come out about every 18 months. Shortly after each version is released, the rumors, speculations, and wish lists for what will be in the next version begin. Routinely, one of the longed-for features is native 3D. And just as routinely, hopes are dashed when it doesn't appear. Until Flash 10.

You could always do 3D in Flash by scaling and positioning things to make them look like they are nearer or farther away. With ActionScript camethe capability to write real 3D engines. I covered the basics of this in Making Things Move, and in the last couple of years, numerous powerful 3D engines have appeared for ...

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