Papervision3D is a 3D graphics engine for Flash. It allows you to create 3D objects and environments and manipulate them in real-time in Flash. You can easily create complex 3D objects and environments in your favourite 3D authoring software and export them as COLLADA files, or download 3rd party COLLADA files for Flash to use.

The example below is a 3D interactive globe. It’s simply a bitmap image of the earth wrapped around a sphere, so don’t expect Google Earth! Feel free to play with it and leave any comments. Please note that the image file may take a few seconds to download, depending on your internet connection.

[swfobj src=’’ title=’Papervision3D interactive globe’ width=’600′ height=’400′]

The data used to construct this model are here:

COLLADA (XML) file: earth.dae

Bitmap images: earth.jpg