I took some sparse time, and quickly hacked up some Papervision 3d / Flex 2 examples.
Carlos Ulloa, creator of the soon to be release Papervision3d 3d Engine was kind enough to point me the way to the Papervision alpha’s. If you haven’t heard about Papervision; it is the fastest 3d engine the Flash platform has seen up to now. It’s lightweight, and currently also being ported to AS3.
Today, Antonis sent an e-mail to the OSFlash / Papervision e-mail list, in which he asked if there were any examples of Flex 2 using Papervision; this triggered me to do a little bit of work of creating 2 examples of the current alpha as3 code to be used in Flex 2. Both examples are ports of the current AS2 examples Papervision is not only lightweight, it is also easy to implement.
So here you go :
These examples are ugly, and don’t use all the capabilities of the engine, but as a proof of concept they show alot of potential in terms of speed and ease of implementation.
Although Papervision3d / AS2 seems to be shaping up quite well, Papervision3d / AS3 has some catching up to do, it is still alpha, let alone implementations in Flex 2. Still, these examples where fairly easy to create. Thanks to Carlos Ulloa and John Grden for the awesome work they have put in this engine.
Make sure you check papervision’s osflash page to see when it’s going in beta.
I hope to get some time somewhere in the beginning months of the next year and put some work in the OSFlash projects, most notably the FC64 SID project, and Papervision.