Molehill Interview at theFlashBlog

Lee Brimelow of theFlashBlog recently posted a video interview with Adobe Product Manager Thibault Imbert to learnt about the latest updates of Molehill – the new 3D API of the Flash Player. The highlights of this interview is that this new powerful 3D API will be a highlevel API that will (1) provide 3D developers with deep access to the 3D capabilities and (2) make it difficult for AS3 developers to work on it directly meaning that they will have to use frameworks built on top of it in order to easily use it.  The interview suggests that those interested in learning Molehill can start off by reading material on OpenGL as it uses the same 3D concepts. According to Imbert, the public beta of Molehill is expected to be out in the first half of 2011.

You video interview taken from theFlashBlog can be seen below:

Molehill FAQ Video with Thibault Imbert from Lee Brimelow on Vimeo.

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  • iHack3r

    Can’t wait!But how would we use the 3D API, I don’t quite understand, how would you import a 3D image into Adobe Flash Pro CS5? And then its not like you could pan around in 3D space? right?

  • iHack3r

    Can’t wait!But how would we use the 3D API, I don’t quite understand, how would you import a 3D image into Adobe Flash Pro CS5? And then its not like you could pan around in 3D space? right?

  • http://www.blue-chi.com/ Blue_Chi

    Flash CS5 has very basic 3D capabilities for rotating objects, but that’s about it. The new 3D API would be all manipulated through AS3. Some existing frameworks such as Papervision3D for Flash can show you an example of how you can interact with 3D objects using AS3.

  • iHack3r

    I’m checking out papervision right now, I would really like to dev in 3D, hope I grasp molehill as soon as it comes out(please be soon haha)

  • http://www.blue-chi.com/ Blue_Chi

    Good luck with papervision!

  • iHack3r

    Thanks :D I’m looking up tutorials on it right now on youtube and google.
    I’m getting 3D studio max here too, you know of any good places for tutorial on papervision, and once I get it down I might write a tut for here

  • http://www.blue-chi.com/ Blue_Chi

    I suggest that you search Pixel2life.co, Good-Tutorials.com, Tutorialized.com to find Papervision tutorials, we would be delighted to publish anything to wrote for us! :D

  • http://www.blue-chi.com/ Blue_Chi

    I suggest that you search Pixel2life.co, Good-Tutorials.com, Tutorialized.com to find Papervision tutorials, we would be delighted to publish anything to wrote for us! :D

  • iHack3r

    Ok, I’ll check those out thanks, and I’ll be sure to keep track of what I do for a quick and easy Papervision 3D tutorial for beginners(esp how to install and use papervision because there seems to be a lack of those haha)

  • iHack3r

    Oh and I know you can’t actually install it, I mean like how to download and import the classes and whatnot

  • http://www.blue-chi.com/ Blue_Chi

    Cool, will be looking forward to that!

  • iHack3r

    I’m working on it right now, just a question, I am typing it up in microsoft word, I want to add pictures into it too can I just put the pictures into microsoft word to and when I’m done just email the document for you to post?