Posted by on 2008-05-15

Flash Player 10 Beta available

It is official – Flash Player 10 (Astro) is there, and you can download and install it from Adobe Labs.

At a first glance, the most exciting things in the new player are (from my point of view):

3D support. Of course! Adobe says "Complex effects are simple with APIs that extend what you already know" so I guess a Sprite3D is on its way.

Custom filters support with Pixel Bender (formerly known as Hydra). I played with it a little bit a few weeks ago, but now we will be able to actually see it in action in the player. Sweet.

Performance improvement with hardware acceleration.

So be sure to install it, and check out the demos. The source code for the examples is provided too!

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Everyday3D is a blog by Bartek Drozdz

The blog is about web development and realtime 3d graphics. Started in 2007, first it focused on Flash (remember?) then Unity3d, WebGL and eventually - Virtual Reality and 360 photography. In 2016, Bartek co-founded Kuula - a virtual tour software - where he works currently.