Professional Papervision3D
By Michael Lively
Publisher: Wiley / Wrox
Final Release Date: April 2010
Pages: 750

Create amazing 3D applications with Papervision3D

Professional Papervision3D describes how Papervision3D works and how 3D applications are built, with a clear look at essential topics such as building websites and games, creating virtual tours, and Adobe’s Flash 10. Inside, Michael Lively draws on his considerable experience as a Flex/Flash developer and instructional designer to give you a solid Papervision foundation, revealing ways you can use it for both practical and profitable web projects. You will learn important techniques through hands-on applications, and you will build on those skills as the book progresses. The companion website contains all code examples, video step-by-step explanations, and a Collada repository.

  • Explains the use of primitives, including rezzing to the stage, creating custom prims and creating CS4 primitives
  • Demonstrates how to use textures, including simple materials, bitmaps, and movie clips

  • Describes methods for creating 3D models and how to import them into Papervision3D

  • Shares techniques for working with particle systems

  • Teaches how to incorporate 3D physics into your applications, including the use of 3rd party physics engines

  • Features practical examples, including building a 3D game for Nintendo ® Wii TM , developing 3D websites, creating virtual tours, and making 3D movies

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