Archive for June, 2008

Swift3D promotional pricing

June 26, 2008 Comments off

I remember the old days of Swift3D 1.0 and the first 3ds max plugin renderer. Swift 3D V5 is a pretty impressive package given the price, features, and the relatively new export to Papervision. If you’re doing 3D Flash on a budget (rendered or with Papervision), this is something to consider. There is a 15% sale going through July 1 – enter promotional code 070108. Check it out here.

Categories: Flash Relaunch

June 23, 2008 Comments off

If you’re getting started in Papervision, might be a good bookmark. Recently relaunched, this site contains tutorials, examples, download links for the latest PV3D release and a forum. Enjoy!

Categories: Uncategorized

Flex and Five3D

June 18, 2008 2 comments

Still trying to post good Flex/3D app. tutorials whenever I find them. I have yet to use Five3D, however, it seems that many of these packages have more information on how to use them with Flash than Flex. When I started with PV3D, there was no readily available information on how to use PV3D with Flex.

This tutorial shows how to get started with Five3D and Flex. Seems that Five3D employs methods from the fl.motion package that is only available for FCS3. One day, I’ll have to look at that package in more detail and consider adding a complete set of equivalent methods to Singularity for Flex users.

Enjoy the tutorial!

Categories: Flex

Sharikura Engine Going Public?

June 17, 2008 Comments off

Came across this post from a Google search and this is the second time I’ve heard that the Sharikura engine (supposedly the engine – or some variant threreof – behind Eco Zoo) will eventually be released to the public. If so, that’s really great news – anyone have more detailed information?

Categories: Flash, General

3D Product Viewer in Flex and PV3D

June 13, 2008 Comments off

I’m constantly asked about ‘getting started’ tutorials in Flex and PV3D. Don’t have time to write any, so I try to point out good sources when they become available. This article on Creating a 3D Product Viewer in Flex 3 covers everything from installing PV3D to model creation to setting up a project to creating a basic product configurator. Enjoy.

Categories: Flex

Geocoding with Papervision

June 11, 2008 Comments off

Pretty interesting article on Geocoding with PV3D on Adobe Edge by Mark Walters. Check it out here.

Categories: Flex

Nadal’s Numbers on Clay

June 9, 2008 Comments off

Well, I was hoping for at least four sets. I got up late, sat down and watched two games in the second. After seeing Federer broken, I told my wife this might be over before I could finish breakfast and morning tea. Federer was clearly off the entire tournament, while Nadal looked unbeatable all the way. His numbers on clay (specifically at the French) are beyond impressive; it now looks like someone could eclipse Borg’s record at the French.

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