Book review: ActionScript 3.0 Animation

Foundation ActionScript 3.0 Animation: Making things move! By Keith Peters OK, this is a belated review. I bought this as an ebook when it was published in April 2007. This is by far the best book, or even tutorials, I’ve ever read for animation in ActionScript 3.0. It’s clear, concise and very well paced, taking… Continue reading Book review: ActionScript 3.0 Animation

Interactive 3D Fun

3D Graphics and animation are becoming more and more widely used in Flash. In an e-learning context this becomes especially useful where examining and interacting with 3D models has a specific learning objective, especially in the sciences, such as models of molecules. [Flash Player is no longer supported in your browser] OK, I admit it:… Continue reading Interactive 3D Fun

New SWF Activity Module under development

The most widely used and accepted platform for e-learning today is Adobe Flash. It brings the full power of multimedia (images, audio, video, text and animation) and dynamic interactivity to your computer. The most widely used open source platform for hosting and deploying e-learning resources is Moodle. Respectively, both platforms offer all the functionality you… Continue reading New SWF Activity Module under development

New FLV Player Module for Moodle

Relates to: Moodle, SWFObject, JW FLV Player I’ve spent quite some time experimenting with video in Moodle. I’ve been looking for a reliable way to deploy video as an e-learning resource that will work across all platforms: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Mac OSX and Linux. So far, the most widely accepted video format has been… Continue reading New FLV Player Module for Moodle

Flash Remoting

Flash Remoting has been getting a lot of attention from developers in recent months. But what is it and why should we care? In a nutshell, Flash Remoting is a way to let Flash applications on your computer ( i.e. in a browser such as Internet Explorer and Firefox or an AIR desktop application) communicate… Continue reading Flash Remoting


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.… Continue reading Papervision3D