By Christer Kaitila
Written in an off-the-cuff and pleasant demeanour, the fashion and strategy of this ebook will take you on an exhilarating event. Piece by way of piece, distinctive examples assist you alongside the way in which via supplying real-world online game code required to make an entire 3D online game. every one bankruptcy builds upon the event and achievements earned within the final, culminating within the final prize – your video game! when you ever desired to make your individual 3D video game in Flash, then this publication is for you. This booklet is an ideal advent to 3D video game programming in Adobe Molehill for whole newcomers. you don't need to understand whatever approximately Stage3D/Molehill or Flash eleven that allows you to reap the benefits of the examples during this publication. This e-book assumes that you've got programming adventure in AS3 (Actionscript 3).
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The Molehill way: Stage3D Games that use Stage3D will bypass all of this handy-but-inefficient CPU-based heavy lifting. Instead of being part of the standard Flash display list, instead of playing nicely with the old fashioned way of doing things, Molehill games have a direct path to the video RAM. Instead of calculating pixels in RAM and then copying these values to the screen when everything is done, Stage3D actually writes directly onto the video RAM in one pass. 3 on both Mac OS-X and Linux.
The x, y, and z location in the 3D space of the house in your game world would be defined by a: a. 4x4 Matrix b. Texture c. Vector3D d. Mole wearing a top hat 2. If you wanted to make each wall of your house mesh look like it was made from purple plaid wallpaper, you would draw the plaid in an art program, save it as a jpeg, and use it in a fragment program as a: a. Normal b. Texture c. Polygon d. Secret ingredient [ 19 ] Let’s Make a Game Using Molehill! 3. Imagine a giant ogre decides to push your house over to the next lot on the street.
The first steps in getting the Stage3D API up and running are to request that Flash set up a 3D context ready for your game. Once one has been returned (an event will tell you when it is ready), you are free to upload the mesh data, programs, and textures to the context. [ 29 ] Blueprint of a Molehill All of these eight steps are run only once during the initialization of your game, although games may occasionally have to re-initialize the Context3D due to the way computers are forced by the operating system to "let go" of the 3D card (such as when a computer goes to sleep and re-awakens).
Adobe Flash 11 Stage3D (Molehill) Game Programming Beginner's Guide by Christer Kaitila