Simple Flash Player 10 3D Demo w/ Source

Here’s a simple tech demo showing a 3D music visualizer using the flash player 10’s new 3D APIs, with a rotating sphere that transitions into a disc using GTween. Nothing too complex, but the result is kind of neat, and it is simple enough to serve as a quick entry into using the new APIs if you’re getting started. It also uses the new Vector type in player 10.

To me its cool that you can now whip out simple 3D content right in Flash in a matter of minutes, and then step up to the big guns with PaperVision 3D or Away 3D as necessary.

I’ll be sharing some of the other simple 3D experiments I’ve been working on over the coming weeks.

Flash Player 10 is required to see this experiment.

You can download the source code here. Just throw any MP3 into the folder with the SWF, and call it “music.mp3”. It’s set up for Flash CS4, but there is no code or assets in the FLA, so you should be able to compile it as an ActionScript project in Flex.

Grant Skinner

The "g" in gskinner. Also the "skinner".



  1. I’m not able to view the SWF. I think you may have to change the Flash player version detection.

  2. Fixed now. It was working on Safari, but not anything else. It was an issue with using a self closing script tag: <script … />, switching it to use a closing tag fixed it.

  3. SICK. Very inspirational, thanks Grant.

  4. Awesome. Thanks again for providing source code.

  5. stunning

  6. That’s crazy son! Nice creative work

  7. Awesome example. I’ve been waiting for more examples of FP10.

  8. Wow, that’s some cool shit!

  9. Awesome…thx

    Greetings from Berlin

  10. If you didn’t rule before, you rule so much for using my boy DJ Shadow. Six Days Remix WIN.

  11. This is totally awesome.

  12. Cool….Thanks for sharing this~

  13. Totally awesome tech demo! Thanks for sharing the code!

    For what it’s worth, I whipped up a version that spins with the mouse position:

  14. Structure looks like virus ๐Ÿ™‚ Very nice job!

  15. appreciated for the source codes

  16. this is REALLY cool!!!

  17. Nice example and nice choice of song ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. Awesome!!

  19. Good job, man. Now try and recreate Robert Hodgin’s visualizer from Flash Forward. ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Not visible in Opera

  21. Wow, nice example and great tunes! Thanks for the source, it would be great to add some colorization effects to this.

  22. Grant, it was cool to see this and finally meet you at MAX.

  23. awesome stuff, thx a lot for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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