.swfgeek Wishes You a Happy New Year 2008

Happy New Year 2008

A year is closing and a new one comes right away, my best wishes to all of you who read this blog, 2007 was a very exiting year for the Adobe Flash Platform, AIR development has prove to be here to stay with so many great projects and it’s not even out of the beta yet so I see a lot of great apps developed on AIR in 2008, Papervision 3D shown us that there’s no limit but our imagination and the effort we put in our projects , so the Flash Platform it’s going to keep growing in 2008 and growing fast, on a more personal level 2007 was great for me starting this blog back on March of 2007 was one of the best experiences I have ever had leading me to meet great developers designers and above all that great human beings, so keep tunned in because I have some serious plans for the for 2008, I’m starting to write the labs section of this site where I plan to post some examples on a regular basis and a tutorials section with more detailed explanation of how I do some of my work and be sure to keep a close eye because as time permits it I will be making a community site where we all can post and share our knowledge and our projects( If you’re interested in this project be sure to send me a mail).

Thanks to Adobe for letting me make a living of something I do for pleasure.
and at last but not at least thanks to all the readers and have a Great and Happy New Year 2008.

Thanks: Dave G?amez (.swfgeek)

Papervision3D 2.0 Pixel Effects

Here’s a little try on the new Papervision3D Branch Effects based on the tutorial/example of Andy Zupko, the new pixel effects added to the branch look great, this was made using Flex 3 Beta 3.

3D Cube Pixel

Check it here.
Download Source here

Flex 3 and AIR Beta 3 Available on Labs

The new Flex 3 and AIR betas are available on labs this is the last public beta releases, the new betas resolve various bugs from beta 2, so if you haven’t already give it a try.

Here’s The info on Adobe Labs:

Flex 3 beta 3

This final beta release focuses on overall quality and performance, providing a final look at Flex Builder 3 prior to launch. Please use this opportunity to further explore the new features, communicate any final feedback, and test your existing Flex applications using the Flex 3 framework.

Adobe Air Beta 3

This download provides the beta 3 version of Adobe AIR. This runtime is required to run any Adobe AIR application. The Adobe AIR beta 3 was released on December 12, 2007 and contains a timeout that will cause it to stop working on November 1, 2008.

Visit Adobe Labs for more info
AIR on Labs
Flex on Labs

Papervision 3D 2.0 GreatWhite Alpha online

Papervision3D 2.0

Yes that’s right I said Papervision 3D 2.0 it’s an alpha codenamed GreatWhite and as Ralph Hauwert says in his blog it’s not fully optimized just yet but it’s alredy on de svn on Papervision3D googlecode project.

Here’s some of it’s new features:

Viewport3D – Auto sizing, clipping and culling, enables you to render to a texture in the scene.
ASCollada
ShadeMaterials – Only shaded surfaces
Shaders – Shading + Texturing
Frustrum Culling + Frustrum Camera
New Rendering architecture
Swappable renderer architecture

This is really exiting and I see the same and more success that it’s first release.
be sure to check the Google code project for download, Ralph Hauwert’s post on this and Papervision 3D blog for more info

Flash Player 9 Update Version 9.0.115.0

Flash Player 9 Update

The new Flash Player 9 update is available with some cool new features as it’s new support for H.264 video and caption, this is an important release, so now you have the option of playing high definition video and caption to your videos using the caption support released on Flash CS3 and the addition of MSAA support for Firefox.

The new player version is 9,0,115,0 and you can get it at http://www.adobe.com/go/getflashplayer.
so don,t wait any longer and go get it