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FreeSpin3D: full 3D in Flash Professional

January 21st, 2010

Recently I was pointed to FreeSpin3D - extension to Flash CS4 Professional that enables full 3D interaction right in the IDE - not just the 2.5D available today. So I gave it a try and it suprised me. It actually works the way you’d expect. It’s very similar to Swift3D, but you’re still in Flash authoring.

“It’s a useful extension for 3D animation and can be used by anyone.”
Check out the examples.


FreeSpin3D is rendered by OneLayer 3D Engine (OL3D), their own proprietary technology, which FULLY utilizes the Flash native 3D classes.

ActionScript API
You can access objects via Freespin3D API or use prepared behaviors.

Import 3D file
Freespin3D works natively with proprietary FL3D files, but you can import 3DS MAX files using the Freespin3D importer written in AIR.

Check out the feature overview.

Freespin3D plugin

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  1. I met Dave Klein from FreeSpin3D in L.A. and he gave me an exclusive overview on this tool when I was back home. Great piece of software. And as you mention: You are still in the FLash IDE and don’t have to change to sth like Swift3D…

    Comment by marc — January 21, 2010 @ 2:00 pm

  2. hi. I am working on an application in flex which needs to connect to internet but I have a local internal web proxy, is there any way by which I can connect via the proxy to the internet.. also the proxy requires credentials.. your help will be very grateful.. :)

    Comment by R00t — January 21, 2010 @ 2:16 pm

  3. @marc Agreed. Dave Klein was very helpful to me as well.

    @R00t I think this is kinda off topic here :) I think it’s more the question of browser in this case, but I might be wrong. Also, you can add headers to HTTP communication.

    Comment by tom — January 21, 2010 @ 2:50 pm

  4. Yeah. Cool stuff! I did a review of it on Flashmagazine back in September:


    Comment by Jensa — January 21, 2010 @ 11:04 pm

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