BSP/PVS released in Away 3.5.0!

Today, we’re happy to announce the release of Away3D 2.5.0 and 3.5.0. Along with other features and changes, of which you can read more in the official announcement, it contains the new BSP/PVS support! I’ve slaved months on this, so I’m glad it’s finally made public! Keep in mind that we’re always improving it, so…

Fresnel reflective shading with Away3D

Finally, something new! But no, it’s not any of the bigger things I’ve been hinting at before. However, I’ve been hard at work at those (and other) projects for months, and ended up with tunnel vision and an annoying rut. I really needed to do something smaller again for some immediate visual fun. When Bartek…

Some Flash Pixel Bender performance tips + benchmarks

Since I started playing around with Pixel Bender in Flash, I’ve been trying out some different approaches here and there and learned a thing or two on performance optimizations (and quirks). As many people use PB specifically for its performance, and not much has been written on the subject, I thought I’d share my experiences…

Slice-based volume rendering using Pixel Bender

After a futile exploration of sparse voxel octree ray casting using Alchemy (which was fun but hopeless), I turned towards another technique for volume rendering, using view-aligned slices. The approach is not much different from the rendering of┬áthis older experiment, in which the slices were aligned to the object itself. Again, we’re using the same…