The focus of this presentation will be the techniques used in creating 3D experience in Flash. We’ll look at different means of accomplishing this; whether it is creating a fully 3D environment right in Flash, combining pre-rendered sequences within a 3D environment, or even faking the 3D completely. We’ll be showing techniques that we have used in projects such as Sport Chalet: The Mountain, M&M’s Join the Hunt, Puma and XM Wild Ride. In addition to these, we’ll also be showing behind the scenes prototypes and demos, as well as internal experiments from our Firstborn Experiment Lab.
We will cover techniques from projects that use alternative means of creating 3D objects (how we created the mountain for the Sport Chalet site, first as based off of noise, then later from a VRML file), compositing rendered stills into a 3D-like environment (M&M’s), displaying 3D assets in a non-3D environment and adding 3D as a detail or interactive component in the Flash experience.