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Away3D 4 Basics

12 March 2012 at 8:35 pm

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Finally taking the time to update the tutorials over at Flashmagazine to cover the Away3D 4 Beta that was released a few weeks ago. It’s more than 40 code examples mixed into the 12 tutorials so it’ll take some time to get through it all. It’s mighty fun though and I’m really happy with the speed I’m seeing on both desktop and devices!

I’ve had a couple requests recently for how to do just a very basic 3D scene using Away3D v4, so here it is in case others need it too. It’s just a cube that you can spin with either the mouse or keyboard, but it shows off quite a few of the differences in how to do things in v4. Materials, meshes, lights - there’s differences for many core things. I’ll summarize all these changes as I go through the code examples.