Chapter 9. Flash Has a Third Dimension

Designers had been asking for 3D manipulation tools in Flash for a long time. In fact, this feature has been requested in some form or another since the beginning of the product line. That makes sense if you consider that the mid-1990s promise of Virtual Reality Modeling Language (VRML) gave web surfers a taste of 3D before Flash ever hit the market. VRML was a great idea, but it was ahead of its time and, sadly, didn't go very far. In any case, it was more of a programmer's pursuit than something a designer would want to grapple with.

Then came Flash, which sparked an explosion of stylish 2D designs that began to reshape what the web experience meant. Over the years, intrepid designers began experimenting ...

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