26 Oct 2009

Away3D: Latest from the Internet!

by Peter Kapelyan

It's time for more great sites that use Away3D! Chances are, you might have seen some of these projects, as bigger names and bigger audiences are introduced to 3D in Flash. Now, without further delay, we present the latest showcase of top-class Away3D content to be released online. 23 Million people a month (and growing) are playing "Café World" on Facebook, which utilizes Away3D for its speed and flexibility. This must be one of the most visible Away3D games on the web! Café World is still in beta, but still very playable. If you have a Facebook account, you can check it out. Thanks to Timon for notifying us of this great use of Away3D! away3d-cafe-world Bandit3 is possibly the most awe-inspiringly slick use of Away3D we have seen yet! Fly around a 3D virtual city and enter buildings to discover more about this cutting edge kiteboarding company. away3d-bandit3 Syerit is an agency that went all out with this project. What other company has a site where you feel like you are playing Quake, solving puzzles, listening to Heavy metal, and fighting a Boss? We give this site an A++ for Away3D Awesomeness! Syerit The zen-like Sony Vaio X series site uses Away3D page flip to switch between the sections of the website. The idea behind this is that the Vaio X is as light as a regular paper notebook. Also, keep an eye on the nice ripple effect when the leaves fall in the water! away3d-sony-viao Metroid.com uses Away3D for navigation in different sections to mimic a games console user interface. It's a simple but effective use of 3D, that compliments Nintendo's famous 3D Metroid games. away3d-metroid Freedent renders a realtime juicy-looking Freedent package for a retro feel at the same time. Congratulations for winning the FWA award! away3d-freedent Adidas uses a 3d skybox in Away3D to create an immersive navigation system. Click around, and see the near perfect transition from Away3D to video! A truly amazing effect Adidas Terminator Skynet Research DCP is an AIR application that uses Away3d to render assorted Flash 3D visualizations. Will our application interfaces really look like this in the future? Resist or be Terminated! away3d-terminator Doritos' ID3 has a few minigames that use Away3D to complement the cinematic feel of this interactive role-playing adventure. The east-end gangster style is entertaining, and almost as cheesy as Nacho flavored chips! away3d-doritos Tetrapak uses a realtime Away3D animated rabbit to be your website host. How can you get a 3D rabbit to move in flash without pre-rendered movie clips and splitting hares? It is possible thanks to the many tools Away3D has for making complex 3D animations and models a stroll in the park. away3d-tetrapak Whaboo - “what about you?” is a social, cultural and emotional entertainment place. It uses Away3D to create a multi-dimensional browser enabled place where people can play games to find others and discover new things. Whaboo uses Away3D, what about you? away3d-whaboo If you can't wait for that jolly time of year, check out this neat 3D Flash Holiday Calendar that a emulates a cardboard toy calendar. Simple and lighthearted, it is a great use of 3D to reproduce real world interactivity in Flash. away3d-calendar Congratulations to all the creators of these web sites and games! We are happy to see Away3D being used in so many original ways. If you haven't yet tried the 3rd dimension, download the library and join the Away3D group to get yourself started and open up a whole new world of possibilities. The Away3D Team


27 Oct 2009 07:34 AM

Syerit Interactive said:

[...] You can see all sites here: http://away3d.com/away3d-latest-from-the-internet [...]

29 Oct 2009 12:24 PM

abiyasa said:

AFAIK, PlayFish's Restaurant City (the one that Zynga copied and named it Cafe World) also uses Away3D!
Great to see more and more web games using Away3D

06 Nov 2009 04:01 AM

enguer said:

FWA SOTD winner for bandit3.com !!

20 Nov 2009 02:07 AM

Cam said:

at away3d.containers::View3D/updateScreenClipping()
at away3d.cameras::Camera3D/update()
at away3d.containers::Scene3D/update()
at away3d.containers::Scene3D/onUpdate()
at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEventFunction()
at flash.events::EventDispatcher/dispatchEvent()
at away3d.containers::View3D/notifySceneUpdate()
at away3d.containers::View3D/render()
at com.playfish.games.cooking::IsoCacher/renderShape()
at com.playfish.games.cooking::IsoCacher/onEnterFrame()

Stack trace from Playfish restaurant city. Don't believe me? Grab the debug on ff and go on a slow connection. So yeah, Restaurant City/Playfish-cum-EA is using Away3D

24 Mar 2010 04:36 PM

Peter said:

That Bandit3 site is just awesome. I hope I can create stuff like that someday.
Every one should check it out.

29 Mar 2011 01:50 AM

Quora said:

Do you have any experience dealing with the Away flash engine?...

I briefly worked on an Away 3D based game [1] on a previous project.

Given the nature of my job which is primarily focussed on debugging and designing server code, I almost never have to touch Flash code, and the times I do it is rarely anything graph...

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