Flash rises to the 3D occasion

  • In its latest push to remain relevant in the online video market, Adobe is going to add a new layer to its Flash standard: a 3D layer. Adobe has posted information on its official blog about a session at its developer conference in October called Flash Player 3D Future.

    The session will "dive into the next-generation 3D API coming in a future version of Flash Player," according to the session info.

    3D computers are just beginning to make their way to consumers, but 3D content is still sparse. Among the first content available are a handful of high-end PC games and streaming video, like Nascar's recent online broadcast of its first 3D race.

    "I tell you, some serious stuff is coming for 3D developers," wrote Adobe's Thibault Imbert.

    Flash is on the edge of irrelevance ever since Apple nixed Flash support on the iPad and instead relies on the alternative, new HTML5 standard.

    The session will be October 27 in Los Angeles.

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