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Blender to Flash with Animation

  • Posted on: 10 September 2008
  • By: Jacob

Finally there is a way to get 3D into Flash, from Blender (or another program such as 3DsMax), with Animation! It's a tool called Cast3D.

Check out this:

http://www.rustpunk.co.za/blog/?p=10

You can download the Papervision 3D component for Flash CS3 from here:
http://code.google.com/p/papervision3d/downloads/list

 

 

Free 3D Models Compatible with Blender

  • Posted on: 14 July 2008
  • By: Jacob

Some links to free 3D models, that are compatible (.blend file, or can be imported) with Blender:

The Official Blender Model Repository
http://e2-productions.com/repository/index.php

Blender Architecture related 3D models:
http://blender-archi.tuxfamily.org/Models 
http://resources.blogscopia.com/index_en.html

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Open Source 2D Animation Tool - Synfig

  • Posted on: 14 July 2008
  • By: Jacob

I came accross this open source 2D annimation tool called Synfig. It's still in beta phase, but it looks to be pretty interesting. One of the things it's supposed to be really good at is tweening. It's intended more for Film and TV type annimations, rather than typical net stuff. I'm not sure if it's going to be as good as After Effects or Flash for most things, but it could prove useful for something!

Adobe Flash content is now Search Engine Friendly!

  • Posted on: 1 July 2008
  • By: Jacob

Great news everyone! Search Engines are now getting the technology to crawl through Adobe Flash content. The Flash SWFs files (even old ones) are now becoming searchable by search engines. :)

The improved SWF search even includes the capability to load and access remote data like XML calls and loaded SWFs. This means Flex applications are included too!

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/swf_searchability.html

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