Monday, May 19, 2008

Flash Player 10 is out!!

Adobe Flash Player 10 is available for download from Adobe Labs. Code-named Astro, the latest Flash Player is available for MAC, PC and the Linux users.

Following are some of the highly anticipated and requested Features:
  • 3D Effects — Easily transform and animate any display object through 3D space while retaining full interactivity. Fast, lightweight, and native 3D effects make motion that was previously reserved for expert users available to everyone.
  • Custom Filters and Effects — Create your own portable filters, blend modes, and fills. Shaders in Flash Player are about 1KB and can be scripted and animated at runtime.
  • Advanced Text Layout — Fully supported Bi-Directional Text Support. A new, highly flexible text layout engine, co-existing with TextField, enables innovation in creating new text controls by providing low-level access to text offering right-to-left and vertical text layout, plus support for typographic elements like ligatures.
  • Enhanced Drawing APIRuntime drawing is easier and more powerful with re-style properties, 3D APIs, and a new way of drawing sophisticated shapes without having to code them line by line.
  • Visual Performance Improvements — Applications and videos will run smoother and faster with expanded use of hardware acceleration.
  • Dynamic sound generation — Dynamic sound generation extends the Sound class to play back dynamically created audio content through the use of an event listener on the Sound object.
  • File Reference runtime access — Files can be accessed as a byteArray or text using a convenient API in ActionScript without round-tripping to the server. You no longer have to know a server language or have access to a server to load or save files at runtime.

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At 10:48 AM , Blogger Isaac said...

hi abhishek
i wanted to know of good institute in bangalore where I can learn flash and action scripting could you suggest an institute ..

At 11:49 AM , Blogger Abhishek Kapoor said...

I don't know of any institute in India except for one in Mumbai (It's an Adobe Training Center) which gives good training on Flash.
Most of the Flash developers across the world depend on self study and books for AS knowledge. I would recommend you to start off with Colin Moock's "Essential AS 3.0". It is one of the best available books on AS.


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