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Introduction to Papervision


PapervisionA cool article about the Papervision component, which allows Flash CS3 to work with 3D objects, was released by Computer Arts magazine. It works like a real-time 3D engine component. And they mention Blender at the article, as one of the tools that can produce 3D content to use in Flash.

If you are interested in knowing how the Papervision component works. Besides the article, there is a tutorial available to download (PDF), teaching how to import and manipulate 3D content into Flash CS3. Visit this link, to read the article, and download the tutorial.


  1. Papervision3D ( is a great open source library. It natively loads collada files that can be generated from blender. It is not like SFblender in that it uses the real 3D data and the objects can be manipulated through Actionscript. Its a great project! I've used it along with blender at work to develop some training applications. This is an example of a test I did with it. ( And version 2 of their library is coming out soon as well with a lot more functionality and speed improvements!

  2. I actually wrote about Papervision + Blender + Flash 3D etc... back in March in the Summer of Code post (see the following links):

    Unfortunatly there was no response to my thoughts or the info I provided :-( Not even a peep! But if you read my post you will find more links and info concerning Blender and Flash and Flash and 3D. I still wish my thoughts would be given consideration as I feel they are strong and valid and that Blender would benefit largely. I think its a worth while consideration at this point.

    Even Adobe mentions and uses Blender on there site in this tutorial for Flash and Papervision:

    Oh well 8 months later here we are ;-) Thanks for the article heads up ;-)

  3. @WT: I like your passion about Blender -> Flash and I
    like your suggestions. I too would like to see more/better Flash
    support. I don't think Blendernation is really the right forum tho -
    have you tried BlenderArtists?

  4. @ speludner

    Where would I post at BlenderArtists to achieve perhaps a better response?? I would think someone would have seen either of these posts I made here here. I would be interested in your thoughts however.

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