– Community News –
Announcing Flash Player 11 and AIR 3
Earlier last week, Adobe announced that the Adobe Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 will be launching in early October. These milestone releases introduce the next generation of the technologies that deliver stunning content and apps to over a billion people — across screens including Android, iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry PlayBook, Windows, Mac, and connected TV devices — pushing the boundaries of what’s possible on the web.
Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 take these even further by introducing Stage 3D, a new architecture for hardware accelerated graphics rendering that delivers 1000x faster rendering performance over Flash Player 10.
How to Create a Tower Defense Game in AS3
The tower defense genre is one that has become extremely popular over the years. Although they can become quite complicated to develop, they are almost always very fun to play. Check out this 7 part series as it walks you through the creation process of one of these games.
Compiling big Flash/AIR projects with lot of SWFs for iOS
When you are building a game for Android or Blackberry Tablet OS in Adobe AIR, you are allowed to load the SWF files on the fly – that’s because the code is interpreted from ActionScript bytecode. With AIR for iOS, there is no such option, all code must be compiled into single IPA file (from ActionScript bytecode to native bytecode), which you can make out of one SWF only.
Check out this handy tip for those time when you are compiling big Flash/AIR projects for iOS.
Native Text Input With StageText
One of the major new features of AIR 3 (release candidate available on Adobe Labs) is the introduction of the StageText API. StageText allows developers to place native text inputs in their mobile AIR applications rather than using the standard
Learn more about the advantages on leveraging the new StageText API in your next AIR project.
– Community Highlights –
Flash Component: 3D Carousel Stack Gallery
3D Carousel Stack Gallery, created by RimV of Activeden, is a beautiful 3D photo gallery with advanced interactive and navigation. 3D items are distributed in carousel view with live panning tilt angle. A special mouse dragging function allows user to navigate between item by dragging mouse left and right to create unique navigating effect. Check it out!
Flash Template: City – Parallax Landing Page
This Parallax Landing Page, created by v4 of Activeden, is a short interactive presentation that will help you to advertise your or your customers business. You will gain your users interest through the 3D animation and the various (partially interactive) elements on the page. The focus is on the mouse steered journey to what is protected by the grates. Check it out!