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3DEnvironment Component

Carlos Pinho
By | 2008-02-20T16:46:15+00:00 Feb 20, 2008|Old Posts|

The 3DEnvironment is a Flash component that allows you to build 3D interactive interfaces and environments in Flash. Built-in depth and perspective effects create the illusion of three dimensions. Customizable controls and full keyboard and mouse interactivity enable movement and rotation of the environment. Use simple graphic or movie clip symbols as well as external objects and animated movie clips. Requires no 3D modeling.

Flash 3D world
Example showing an animated 3D landscape with grass and trees.
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3D environment
Example showing the objects rotating with a 3D depth using the 3DEnvironment. Clicking on each object will bring that object to the front.
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Flash example
Use the mouse wheel to move through this example of the solar system. You can also click on the links to move around or use the arrow keys on your keyboard.
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3D navigation
This shows a sample website navigation system which was created using the 3DEnvironment component. Use your mouse to move around this site.
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3D zoom
This example shows an innovative way to display and zoom in on images using the 3DEnvironment component. Click on each image to zoom in.
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3D rotate
This example is based on the example above, displaying plain color rectangles instead of images.
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  • Create realistic 3D environments with depth and perspective
  • Build unique interactive interfaces
  • Custom keyboard controls for users to navigate around the 3D environment
  • Mouse wheel support for navigation
  • Move objects in the environment with built-in tweening and customizable tween duration
  • Rotate the world around all three axes (x, y and z)
  • Camera controls for panning and zooming to change the perspective on the environment
  • Add objects through an intuitive user interface, external XML file or using flexible ActionScript controls
  • Built-in preloader for loading external files.
  • Use any movie clip in your library to display in your 3D environment
  • Full ActionScript API – including the ability to move the camera through ActionScript
  • Only 15Kb

3DEnvironment component
This screenshot shows the controls for adding objects to the 3DEnvironment.
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3DEnvironment component
This screenshot shows part of the user interface for the user friendly positioning of objects within the three dimensional space.
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3DEnvironment component
This screenshot shows part of the user interface for adding keyboard controls to the 3DEnvironment.
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Macromedia Flash MX 2004, Flash 8 (standard or professional) or Adobe Flash CS3 for authoring (Windows or Mac). Movies using this component may be published for either Flash Player 7, 8 or 9, ActionScript 2.0.

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Carlos Pinho
A father, a husband and a geek... Carlos was the founder of projects like The Tech Labs and Flash Enabled Blog. He is the founder of TekTuts He is passionate about technologies. Their main skills are in analytics, transport & logistics, business administration. He also writes about programming resources, trends, strategy and web development.

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