23 Feb 2008

Away3D Temple: version 1.9.4 released!

by Fabrice Closier

If your looking for somewhere to relax (and I know we are!) after a hard day coding with Away3d, then why not try the latest online virtual-zen environment: The Away3d Temple

The beautiful ambient music is composed by Atom(bang)


This demo weights only 204 kb with fully code generated meshes, and combines Flash's power to reuse, alter, and mix sources with the latest Away3d tools.


We are busy building tutorials and the source of this demo will be available soon across a series of posts in a new section of the away3d site.


Many of the new features in the latest Away3d version are present in this demo, which is part of the reason it will be used as an extended tutorial. A full feature update will be announced on our mailing list, but the highlight additions include:

  • new AnimatedBitmapMaterial for processor-saving animations
  • new extrusions classes for creating many different shapes on the fly
  • new BitmapFileMaterial for automatic loading of a material
  • added autoloading textures functionality in collada and 3ds importers
  • new extended 3ds importer
  • added 2d rotation on Sprite2d and Sprite2DDir
  • new importer for google sketchup (kmz) files
  • improved md2 importer
  • added md2 animated to as3 exporter


The 1.9.4 source has been tagged and can be downloaded from the svn repository, or as a zip file from the Away3d downloads section.

If you would like to follow the progress of future Away3d updates, please feel free to join our mailing list

Hope you enjoy!

the Away3d Team


24 Feb 2008 02:48 AM

AS3 Flash FPS 3D Temple made with Away3d « [ said:

[...] This new away3d demo of a temple and FPS movement in Flash9 AS3 rivals that of the paradox engine in pv3d. Both are extremely smooth movement and [...]

24 Feb 2008 06:52 AM

Nikouf said:

That's really great !
Do you know if Adobe is interested to put Away3D in the next flash or flex version ?
Do you think Away3d is the best rendering engine compared to Papervision or Sandy ?

I think you are the best wink

Best regards,

24 Feb 2008 07:35 AM

anton_y_k said:

>This demo weights only 204 kb

I think, if you add features of program texture generating
(for instance like it is in http://www.theprodukkt.com/kkrieger ) the size can be reduced in two times

24 Feb 2008 08:55 AM

Jim said:


Any getting started for dummies instructions? I'd like to evaluate this by getting a sketchup model on the screen and rotating, or doing a walk-through.

24 Feb 2008 10:00 AM

Sound Design for New Away3D Tech Demo | atom(x) said:

[...] are the links to the Temple, and the original post by Fabrice on the Away3D [...]

24 Feb 2008 10:00 AM

Sound Design for New Away3D Tech Demo | atom(x) said:

[...] are the links to the Temple, and the original post by Fabrice on the Away3D [...]

24 Feb 2008 06:22 PM

rey said:

awesome. i've been checking the site everyday for the new version. i can't wait to use the extrude functions!

25 Feb 2008 01:12 PM

2.0 | Rich Internet Experience - Having fun with H said:

[...] Days ago, Away3D version 1.9.4 was released. Take your time to look at an amazing sample made with it, the Away3D temple. I’m keeping it [...]

26 Feb 2008 03:24 AM

asfox(nee) said:

great !

29 Feb 2008 05:07 AM

Unreality said:

Why don't provide us the temple source? @_@

29 Feb 2008 10:30 AM

Fabrice Closier said:

Well, 99% is in the svn... 1% will land in svn with the next update and tutorials are coming...

04 Mar 2008 03:51 PM

rey said:

how are those tutorials coming?

21 Mar 2008 04:14 AM

AS3 Water Effects in Papervision 3D, Away3D and Sa said:

[...] away3d temple fabrice [...]

12 Jun 2008 12:04 PM

Seth said:

I'm new to Away3D... I was asking myself were to find the source of this amazing demo... did you guys removed the download??? someone could help me (maybe by posting the link of sending the zip???)...


13 Jun 2008 03:47 AM

Fabrice Closier said:

The source are not available. Not because I don't want to share, but because it uses a code not compatible with the public version of Away, many classes added to Away were developed doing this demo. All the improved classes are in the trunk. For this demo only 3 classes were used: SegmentsExtrude, Lathe and Skin. The Lathe class got already a dedicated tutorial you can find on this site. I hope be able soon add tutorials covering the other two. For technical help, just join our group and hundreds of developers will probably provide you all the help you need if necessary.

16 Jun 2008 02:46 AM

Seth said:

Thank's Fabrice! The point was just that i was planning to develop something very similar to what this demo shows and i just needed to look at it to see how it was structured and how the different things where putted together.... but your information regarding the classes used is already a good starting point i think... probably i will join the group of developer as you suggested in order to have further help and info...


10 Sep 2008 06:43 PM

Oliver said:

awesome model and graphics, shame about the controls... not very intuitive.

02 Nov 2008 12:04 AM

xiong said:

In regards to the post made by Nikouf, I believe if Adobe was to incorporate Away3D into their next Flash release, they would have to probably compensate the creators of Away3D somehow, because then Adobe will be earning profits from using someone else's work. Morally, this is NOT right and examples of this would be Microsoft (in general). Although the idea is great, you just can't earn profits from selling a freeware product/extension made by someone else.

11 Sep 2010 02:46 AM

Komizart said:

This swf sucks!!! I have 15 fps. Model and graphic like in Sony Playstation 1. Beeee!!!

Go and use Unity3d (www.unyty3d.com), its really cool.

@komisart: Do you think seriously that we do not know the hardware power Unity has? Btw, at the time this demo was made, there was no Unity and player was f9. Really curious to see some example(s) of your work, even made with Unity. With such a big mouth, you must do wonderfull things. Please share them with us so we can learn!

03 Nov 2010 09:56 AM

adailton said:

lol prefiro mil vezes o papervision e bem mais explicado e trava menos que o away 3d os tutoriais do away sao muito limitado tem que fazer video aulas ensinando como importar do flash os 3ds como collada e outros

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