Archive for February, 2008

Newsglobe – Yahoo’s Papervision 3D application


Newsglobe is another application that is using Papervision 3D API. Yahoo launched it recently. It is a nice mashup application that shows news across the globe. See what Poly9 guys are doing with 3D earth Flex/Actionscript APIs. Take a spin! Great job


Toyota’s Model Selector in Flex


Well, one of the first proof-of-concept that I built before Flex ver 1.0 was released was Model Selector and ofcourse it is an AIR application too. Now I finally see automotive website built model selector application in Flex and it is live. Experience Toyota’s Model Selector. How do I know it is written in Flex? I did a view source on the page and found this link. We are very familiar with the error messages when a RemoteObject call fails, right. This is the reason we need a fault event handler that gives a better error message. Usually we write code for the result event handler and ignore the fault event handler. Should we have better error message as default in the flex framework, in case a developer doesn’t write a custom fault error handler for HTTP, RemoteObject or WebService call?

We are bringing nice user experience with Flex for consumers. Go Flex!

More on Papervision 3D


Pelle Christenson from the Danish Flash User Group demonstrates setting up a PaperVision3D in Flex. PaperVision can use the Collada format (*.DAE) as input. Collada files can be exported from softwares like Maya, 3D Studio Max easily. Download his Flex source for the Little Planet example.

 On a separate note, you got to watch this . Animation at its best (informative, educational, alarming).