November 12, 2010
Flash Player’s adding hardware-accelerated 3D
“Flash will innovate or die,” I wrote earlier this year. “I’m betting on innovation,” and that’s paying off.
Flash Player is used to deliver something like 70% of all online games, and its 3D chops about to grow much more powerful. At MAX the team announced “Molehill,” a new set of low-level, GPU-accelerated 3D APIs that work across screens (desktops, phones, TVs, etc.). Here’s a sample demo:
Flash Player PM Thibault Imbert shares more info & demos here:
And for a deeper dive, check out this presentation from engineering manager Kevin Goldsmith.