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Fuel your Flash with FreeSpin3D

Carlos Pinho
By | 2009-10-14T11:10:04+00:00 Oct 14, 2009|Old Posts|


“Can you show my cool product on our web in 3D?” Did your clients asked you before? You answer may be “It’s not possible” or “Our budget can’t achieve this high-technology”. But you may need to change your answer now. FreeSpin3D bring an easy way to include interactive 3D in Flash. You can easily embed a fully interactive 3D product showcase in your website with a very low cost.

Installing FreeSpin3D is straightforward. Download the extension for your flash version (it support Flash CS3 and CS4 now). Double click and it will install via the Adobe Extension manager. After installation, you will find a FreeSpin3D component in the component panel and a FreeSpin3D’s panel. You can start using FreeSpin3D by drag the component from the component panel to the stage.

FreeSpin3D support two 3D model format – FreeSpin3D own 3d model format (.fl3d) and the 3D Studio format (.3ds). You can import the 3D model from the FreeSpin3D’s panel or convert the .3ds by the FreeSpin3D’s import engine.

After import the 3d model, you can preview it directly from the stage in real time. FreeSpin3D supports preview in full texture or wireframe. You can manipulate the rotation of the model in the FreeSpin3D’s panel. FreeSpin3D is tightly integrated with Adobe Flash and utilizes the standard Flash timeline and motion tweening for an intuitive visual workflow. You can change the 3D rotation at any point during a motion tween and FreeSpin3D automatically generates the rotation keyframes and tweens the rotation.

You just need a click to add interactive to the 3D models. FreeSpin3D build in interactive for keyboard and mouse control. Built-in behaviors can also be easily extended with ActionScript.

FreeSpin3D also allow user to create 3D geometry and apply textures directly from the FreeSpin3D control panel. It’s as easy as selecting a primitive type from a dropdown and browsing for an image on your machine to use as a texture. You can also perform non-uniform scaling along the X,Y, or Z axis.

Do the features of FreeSpin3D excite you? Head to FreeSpin3D’s website and download a trial version now.

About the Author:

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.

11 Comments

  1. Angel Romero October 14, 2009 at 4:56 pm - Reply

    Nice tool there! I wonder how often this tool is being integrated into current Flash projects with the amount of 3D flash tools available. Very interesting…

  2. Flash CMS December 10, 2009 at 10:52 am - Reply

    This Spin 3D tool is really great!
    Flash and 3D – good combination.

  3. star web design sydney January 20, 2010 at 4:40 am - Reply

    it is really great tool. Thank you for your explanations, how we use this tool.

  4. Alan Spratley February 8, 2010 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    One of the easiest to follow tutorials on FreeSpin, I’ve had it ages, I will give it another look now. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Kral Oyun March 8, 2010 at 12:08 am - Reply

    Freespin 3d really good for making 3d flash projects,
    I like it very much because, I can easily embed a fully interactive 3D product showcase in my website with freespin.

  6. alperian March 9, 2010 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Does this application use a ‘ground-up’ 3D engine? I was wondering when a wysiwyg one would spring up.

  7. Salvy NC April 1, 2010 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Very nice. I reminds me of MAYA.

  8. Madsoft Games Community April 8, 2010 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Nice breakdown of the freespin tech and how useful it is. I have played around with the demo and am really considering purchasing.

  9. templatereactor May 10, 2010 at 9:28 am - Reply

    thanks for usefull info.

  10. junemarkm May 20, 2010 at 4:13 am - Reply

    Thanks for posting. Very Interesting

  11. Shiikwa December 17, 2012 at 1:26 pm - Reply

    A supposedly amazing 3D object morphing tool. I am just trying out Flash these days, thats why I ended up at this blog. I should try out Flash inclusive. I like to know there are explicit Flash experts like yourself….. Thanks!!

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