A Collection of Cool Papervision3D Tutorials

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Get to experiment with some 'real' 3D!

Papervision3D is an open source 3D engine for the Flash platform. It has been around for 2 years and has gained public approvement and recently won the Innovation of the Year in this year’s .net Awards.

 

'It started as a simple way to transform MovieClips to achieve the 3D illusion. By changing their position, size, rotation and skew you could almost forgive the lack of perspective,' says one of the creators.

 

Some of the Papervision3d key abilities are:

- realistic 3D visualisation and environments including elements such as depth-cueing that were normally reserved for ‘proper’ local 3D applications

- fluid and intuitive styles of animation and motion

- technical speed and agility within play-back

- for example the handling of large numbers of media assets without any obvious end-user experience degradation

- relatively seamless integration within Adode Flash making the development process very effective and efficient.

 

Papervision3d offers a high level of user-engagement and entertainment, and inspires the creative process of designers and developers working in the digital industry.

 

Below are some great Papervision3d tutorials in order to get to know the technology or advance your knowledge and skills.

 

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Introduction to Papervision

 

Casting Shadows in Papervision 3d


Papervision Planetarium

 

Tweener: Bezier Curve Animations

 

Pixel precision in Papervision3D

 

Papervision 3D Programming Tutorial - Animated Textures

 

Quaternions in Papervision3D

 

Video Cube Demo

 

Papervision 3D Flash Gallery Tutorial

 

 

Dragging in 3D - The Right Way

 

Papervision 3D Programming Tutorial - Effects

 

Animation using Tweener

 

4-Part Papervision 3D Programming Tutorials

 

3D Ribbons in Papervision

 

Using Papervision3D with FlashDevelop 3

 

Full interactivity on an objects surface

 


Content creation for Papervision3D using XSI Mod Tool: 1/2

 

Helen Walker

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