Flash MX 3D Cheats is a book about building three dimensional effects
without the processor intensive three dimensional
math. Each chapter deals with an effect or series of effects specially
suited for the computational strengths of Flash MX.
The book contains incredible algorithms, supporting code, and amazing
images from an international group of authors, published by Friends
My contribution to the book was the development of three systems of
text display in the third dimension. Each system is built from the
ground up, using step by step instructions, so that even those unfamiliar
with Flash MX can build a fully functional project. Each section of
the chapter also provides multiple variations and advanced implementation
techniques. This enables the reader to develop their own customized
|Spherical Text Magnification
In this system, individual letter elements are displaced and magnified
around the edge of a transparent sphere.
Words exist as objects in three dimensional space. One flys through
this space using the words as waypoints. The space is infinite, new
words continually emerge from the fog in the distance.
In this system, words behave like fence posts and cattle caught up
in the forces of a tornado. Each word experiences gravity, rotational
acceleration, and levitation.
Flash MX 3D Cheats, paperback
360 pages | 1st edition (forthcoming) | Friends