10 Feb 2011

New Book: Away3D 3.6 Essentials

by Rob Bateman New Book: Away3D 3.6 Essentials

This week, our good friends at Packt published a new book on Away3D called Away3D 3.6 Essentials by Matthew Casperson. As part of their support to open source community projects, Packt is offering all members of the Away3D community 20% off the book. The following is a little more detail on the book contents, from the people at Packt:

The book covers many Away3D features, and offers the reader an opportunity to take Flash to the next dimension by creating detailed, animated, and interactive 3D worlds with Away3D. You'll be able to create basic 3D objects, display lifelike animated characters, construct complex 3D scenes in stunning detail, and much more with this practical hands-on guide. Overview of Away3D 3.6 Essential
  • Create stunning 3D environments with highly detailed textures
  • Animate and transform all types of 3D objects, including 3D Text
  • Get the best performance from the Flash Player with proven Away3D optimization techniques, without compromising on visual appeal
  • Follow step-by-step examples in a practical and illustrative style
Is this book for you? Away3D 3.6 Essentials is written for beginners as well as experienced Flash developers who are looking to create 3D applications in Flash using the Away3D engine. Whether you are using Away3D for the first time or are a seasoned developer, this book will provide you with a solid foundation in taking Flash to the next dimension. It can also be used as a reference guide by Flash developers who are already familiar with Away3D.
To claim your exclusive 20% discount when you buy through PacktPub.com, just enter the discount code Away3D20 (case sensitive), to the shopping cart. Click here to read more about the Away3D 3.6 Essentials book. (NB: customers must be logged in to PacktPub.com for discount code to be applied) The Away3D Team would like to thank both Packt for their support, and Matthew for his efforts on the book - looks like a great job! A full review should be forthcoming at away3d.com in the next week or so.


13 Feb 2011 01:03 PM

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16 Feb 2011 12:00 PM

Farzan mc said:

What's the new topics and subjects in this book . I bought the previous book and didn't read it all yet. Should I buy this too ? Does it have new good topics ?

11 Mar 2011 01:23 PM

Diederik said:

The Promotional code has no effect... THey seem to offer a 20% discount all the time
+ When choosing the Bundled offer (book + eBook) They replace the default discount with the Away3d discount, result: the price stays the same ... is this a bug or just sleazy marketing?

I'm very interested in the book though... -> I'm planning on trying some Incubator stuff using away3d 4.0 . So my question is: IS it worth buying Essentials 3.6 when experimenting with the 4.0 alpha version?


18 Mar 2011 09:46 AM

Goren said:

With Away3d 4 out, do you think this book would help learn Away 3d 4 too?

23 Mar 2011 11:28 AM

Rob Bateman said:


Hard to say as it depends what you want to learn. Currently we are looking at major changes in both the materials and animators packages for 4.0. However, a lot of the other external-facing functionality will remain intact. If you are new to Away3D then the book is still a great starting point - also bear in mind that you will not be able to use 4.0 for any project-related development until the new Flash Player is out of beta, which could be a while

23 Mar 2011 11:37 AM

Rob Bateman said:


Yes, looks like the offer has been appplied to all purchases a month after launch.

28 Apr 2011 01:52 AM

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09 Aug 2011 09:47 AM

hablekohler said:

It's an interesting offer. Is it providing advanced and new features as compared to the last one?

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