Everything is going 3D these days, and Adobe Flash isn’t missing out: The company has revealed it will include 3D support in a future version of the browser plug-in.
The news of the update first leaked out via the agenda of October’s Adobe Max conference, which includes a presentation entitled "Flash Player 3D Future”.
Adobe product manager Thibault Imbert then drew attention to the presentation in a blog post, but declined to give further details, save for the fact that Adobe will release a "3D API” in a "future version”:
If you are into 3d development for games, augmented reality or just interactive stuff like websites, you just can’t miss the session entitled Flash Player 3D future scheduled for Max 2010 scheduled on October 27 at 11:00AM in room 503. Sebastian Marketsmueller (Flash Player engineer) will deep dive into the next generation 3D API coming in a future version of the Flash Player.
Now you may wonder, what does this means, what kind of 3D are we talking about ? What kind of API ? True textured z-buffered triangles ? GPU acceleration ? Even better ? What I can say is forget what you have seen before, it is going to be big
When this will be available ? We will share plans with you at Max during this session, I tell you, some serious stuff is coming for 3D developers.
Adobe, it seems, aims to become a platform for 3D content. The idea seems sound, but we’ll await details until we pass judgment: There’s little to go on here.