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    Senior Member sirhoff's Avatar
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    3D tools for Flash

    I work for a company that does Flash training modules and we often develop 3D models and animations for the courses. I have been using Swift but I need something that will support high polygonal complex models and realistic renders that is beyond what Swift can do.

    What applications are the big studios using in their Flash? Max, Maya, XSI? Are these tools Flash-friendly?

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    Swift3D has a plugin for Max that is about as Flash-friendly as you can get.
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    Senior Member sirhoff's Avatar
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    I see a lot of 3D work in, for example, Fantasy Inveractive work. What do they use?

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    Maya has nowdays built-in Flash renderer...also Swift Plugins for Max and Lightwave should do the job...

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    not sure if it still exisits...but back in the day when i had max3...i had a tool called "Vector3D" i believe.
    it allowed for any models, animation and all, to be rendered as .swfs....
    this is all based on foggy memories, as it;s been awhile.
    not sure how it handled volumetric effects....i imagine not well, but it was great for models.

    -willis-

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    Vecta3D by Ideaworks. It's no longer in production... I think you can actually find it online, considered abandomware.

    Digit Mag gave it away in magazine 53 ages ago.

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