Create highly interactive 3D scenes to win prizes!
I've teamed up with Electric Rain and we've put together the 3D Flash World Contest! Use 3D models and other graphics to create your own dynamic 3D scene in Flash that you can navigate around and view from different camera angles. The deadline is a good two months from now on November 24, and the prizes are Xpress(the new Swift 3D Extenstion for MX2004), Swift3dV3, and Optimaze. But more than that this is a good chance to display your design, creative, coding, or 3D modeling skills.
On my site, I've posted a 3dworld.fla I made for you to get started and put together a Model Tutorial on how to add your own graphics and models. In order to keep consistent with the erain site, Jim Foley helped me out with the design:). Thanks Jim.
And for those of you who want to learn the code, i've included an optional, interactive 'Code Breakdown' section that has broken down the code into 3 sections and the main 3d code into 7 steps.
Also, there is a FAQ page in the 'Support' section on the tutorial page, that is empty at the moment, but please feel free to post a couple questions that you might have in the comments of this post.
Good luck! I look forward to seeing many cool entries!
Check out Erain's new 3D extension for FlashMX 2004!
Swift 3D Xpress is a revolutionary 3D Extension for Flash MX 2004 allowing users to quickly convert 2D text and artwork into 3D animations without leaving the Flash interface. Vector objects on Flash’s stage can be brought into the Swift 3D Xpress interface and customized using pre-built animations, lighting schemes and materials. The 3D scenes are rendered and placed into a specialized movie clip in Flash’s Library for further use or future editing.
Flashbang was a little over 2 weeks ago on Aug 15 in Atlanta. I had been last year, so I thought I would drive down and check it out. The venue was pretty sweet, with 2 large screens, a couple gallery rooms, and an outdoor band. The Flash movies displayed there looped throughout the evening on the screens and it was a pretty laid back atmosphere. This was kind of different from last year where everyone gathered in the main area to watch everything at one time. I met some cool people while I was down there, so either way it was a good time.
I was inspired to make a 3d room based pic viewer after I saw the design on their site. I had already made such a menu system for my Flash Forward presentation in New York, so it was just a matter of throwing some pictures in and making some adjustments. I also shrunk the pics a little so the file comes in at a little over 110k. Please let me know what you think.