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Flash 3D by Chris Jackson, Jim Ver Hague

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Exploring 3D in Flash

We live in a three-dimensional world. Objects and spaces have width, height, and depth. Various specialized immersive technologies such as special helmets, gloves, and 3D monitors have produced very effective and exciting computer-generated virtual reality environments.

The first thing you should know about 3D and Flash is that there is no 3D in Flash. That is, there are no inherent 3D capabilities built into Flash, either through drawing tools or through scripting commands. The kinds of virtual realities mentioned above are just not possible with Flash.

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Figure 1.1 Examples of 3D imagery

What Flash does know how to do, ...

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