Archive for March, 2007

Welcome Flash CS3 Professional

Ok ladies and gentlemen, here it is at last! . It is a pleasure to officially introduce you to our latest release of Flash. FLASH CS3 Professional

 

This release has a lot of great new features and I will be covering all of them in some detail in this blog. But to start out I will point of 5 of the biggest.

  1. Photoshop and Illustrator import – you can now import all of your psd and ai files and not loose any fidelity while doing so.
  2. Support for ActionScript 3.0 – AS got faster, stronger, and better than ever.
  3. New UI - if you have a laptop this is a must have.
  4. Copy motion to AS3 – (one of my favs) this lets you take any animation that is on the timeline and convert it to ActionScript 3.0. You can then apply that animation to any symbol as pure code.
  5. New components - these are all new AS3 components that are much easier to skin. Just double click on the component and you have access to all the skin symbols.

So those are some of the major features, but we also added a few small tweaks and fixes to the tool. There is one in particular that I am really happy about, but instead of just telling you about it, lets see if any of you Flash gurus can figure this one out. We changed something in the documents property window (or something you can access from the documents property window)…can someone tell me what it is?

 

One last thing. Can someone shed some light into who is responsible for www.gettheglass.com  I love this site. Very nice work.

If you were wondering…

If I was going to blog again, then I hope this answers the question. Yes, I know. I really should do it more often, and I will. That’s a promise. I don’t like making excuses but its been a bit busy lately. The team has been hard at work getting our latest version of Flash ready and I’ve been on the road a lot talking to the press and attending shows. Speaking of shows, I was at GDC 2007(Game Developers Conference) in San Francisco a  few week ago. We had a small booth and we were showing Flash and Director. A few times I had the the StarWars papervision demo running on my computer , and it was amazing how many people were shocked when they learned it was all done in Flash and especially when I told them it was all code. PaperVision3D you rock!

If you haven’t seen it already definitely check it out. Also check out the ObstacleCourse game John Grden put together using the same idea. Very Cool.

I have to admit that some of the Papervision3D demos are some of the coolest demos I have seen lately. But please, if you know of any other great Flash sites or examples please share!

The last thing I am going to mention is that flying 6 hours cross country between Newark and SanFran on a 737 with a seat that doesn’t recline should be illegal! I’m done with Continental. nuf said.