Andy Zupko’s 3D/2D effects – essential to future flash design
Moving forward with Flash and this new 3D stuff, I could see there were a few of things that would need to be ironed out as fundamental to adding 3D to our already rich 2D lives in Flash:
2. Lighting/shading/bumpmap etc
3. 2D effects
These are really the next step after creating a great foundation to build on in a 3D engine like Papervision3D. Andy Zupko has done a couple of experiments lately with #3 and my personal favorite is the music demo – which he calls the “sound experimentation”. Very simple but elegant use of Line3D and Papervision3D to create a visual effect based on sound.
The second experiment involved BitmapData object and drawing his 3D scene with a post render process to add an effect to a spinning comet
He’s released the source for the comet and it’s a great example for doing this sort of effect. I would LOVE to see him flush out this technique. Seems like there’s got to be a way to make this easily accessible and usable. His code is very straight forward and easily understood, but I would love to see it brought to a level of amature coder or dare I say… designer level 😉
Andy’s fairly sick – the guy knows his 3D and is one of the latest members added to the Papervision3D team.