EffectPV3D for Flex

Recently I’ve been working on getting the intergrating Papervision3D with Flex for creating 3D effects. I’ll be talking over the code and how it all works tonight at LFPUG, but I thought I’d show a sneak peak of 2 effect examples. Although Alex Uhlmann has a very similar project based on Sandy, the projects are a little different in how they work and how you implement them.

The main reasons for starting this project where that my Flex app made use of Papervision elsewhere, and it didn’t make sense to have two 3D engines. Also IMO Papervision3D is now the standard for 3D.


I be posting the full source sometime next week.

NOTE: These example have been updated to include the source.

22 Responses to “EffectPV3D for Flex”

  1. Stefan Schmalhaus says:

    Very cool. I can’t wait to see the full source code.

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  4. Den Ivanov says:

    Why you make only right to left rotation? For back way its more natural to have left-to-right. )

  5. Tink says:


    You can rotate left, right, up and down, the example just uses left.

  6. dormouse says:

    Very very very cool, likes the firefox extention ‘Tab Effect’.
    Looking forward the full source. Thanks for your sharing.

  7. C4RL05 says:

    Excellent stuff, and full of possibilities.

  8. cheikhna says:

    great deal ! : I think That’s the kind of “web 3d version ” we was all looking for.
    Alex Uhlmann show us the way with the Sandy version.
    Thanks a max for the futur source with Papervision3D
    and may the fun be with you lol

  9. Vic says:

    Looking forward to the code …

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  12. exelent! very nice tink!

  13. Cheikhna says:

    Excelsior ! Thanks a lot !

  14. wenzhi li says:

    thanks for your share!

  15. Alex Birch says:

    This is simply amazing!!! These effects are top bollocks!!!

  16. Alex Birch says:

    I’m not sure if this is a temporary development, yet http://www.papervision3d.org is down and I’m unable to download:


  17. Alex Birch says:


    I found the answer to my own question: http://www.tink.ws/blog/papervision3d-effects-for-flex-source/

    This is amazing, again kudos!!!


  18. Lennart Steinke says:

    Thanks for these nice classes. If you use the effect on scaled components, they are not rendered correctly, though. This can be fixed by changing
    the line in EffectInstance.createBitmapDatas from

    bitmapData.draw( IBitmapDrawable( target ) );


    bitmapData.draw( IBitmapDrawable( target ), target.transform.matrix );

    Again, thanks for the cool effects :)


  19. Tink says:

    These are now old hat mate, please see http://www.efflex.org

  20. Tajinder says:


    Thanks for the nice and cool stuff,u have any example of thumbnail component having Papervision3D effects…

    thanks in advance

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