A few posts ago, I wrote about the fact that DirectFlex was able to load and display Nintendo 64 3d models. You can found this post and a few screenshots here. This experiment was made using the Flash 9 version of DirectFlex, and a lot of things have changed since then. Here we are, with a brand new version of DirectFlex specially designed to take advantage of the new features of Flash 10.
DirectFlex new features and Wii 3D models rendering
The new Flash 10 version of DirectFlex comes with a lot of new features such as:
- New architecture
- Improved performances
- Texture coordinates support
- 3DS files support
- Embed assets (textures and 3D models) support
- Pre-made camera classes
A good example of those new features is the fact that DirectFlex is now able to load and display Nintendo Wii 3D models. To make this new experiment I downloaded "Zelda : Twillight Princess" 3D models. Those models have been ripped from the original Wii game and are easily available on google. Because a picture is worth a thousand words, here are a few screenhots:
Due to an important server update, promethe.net and its affiliates have been down for a week. Thanks to Laurent Quillerou, the web server is now up and running again !
This week has been the perfect occasion for me to focus my work on DirectFlex. And I made a huge breakthrough. I will try to post a first SWF demo soon...