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3D accelerated .swf player

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ishkabible    100
so im posting this cuz i don't know where else to post it. i was wondering if there is a way to play AS2 .swf files with say OpenGL or DirectX to give real hardware acceleration. ideally in my head it would work by say using a library for OpenGL and then you would make an application that would just simply Open the SWF file.

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Palidine    1315
Scaleform does this and is a pretty common industry solution for flash integration into games: http://www.scaleform.com/

But it's pretty expensive. I do not know of any freely available tools that provide this. I would be surprised if adobe's player didn't do something similar.

-me

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ishkabible    100
well i checked on Flash Player 10 3D acceleration but it's not really accelerated. just some resizing to full screen stuff and some other minor improvements to raw cpu usage. I wanted it because it would allow me to make games(super easily)in CS3 or flash 8 but with amazing performance. you would however forfeit browser capability when you gained 3D acceleration. i guess you could use OGL with Java to make a completely cross platform browser based application that could play an SWF file with better performance, but by the point why not just replicate the game OpenGL.

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johnhattan    2346
Yeah, Flash is pretty-much a 2D animal. There are some reasonable 3D solutions out there, like Papervision, but they're software-only renderers and are limited as such.

If you're looking for real hardware accelerated 3D in a browser, you should probably look at Unity.

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