Papervision are holding a contest. 1st prize is CS3 ‘Masters Collection’ which i suppose you could ebay for a decent amount of money (yes, Papervision is supported by Adobe). I am looking forward to seeing work submitted to that contest, event though I have to some extent agree with my friend ED who says that currently Papervison websites suffer from what he calls playstation2 graphics, but they are damn fun to play with!
So where is real time rendered 3D in flash heading? The beta flash player 10 supports 3D, unlike the current one. Flex can write 3D code and if its not to much to ask there will be a plug-in for flash allowing you to this as-well. But unlike Papervison you wont be able to control a ‘camera’ you will have to create a 3D world and move that around to simulate the effect of a camera. One thing is for sure 3D in flash is here to stay, maybe right now it is novelty, but I am sure it will prove itself as use-full.
Im sure this guy is awesome, but I do not understand why this is on FWA, but in my opinion it is an fine example of crap papervison design: http://www.francksorbier.com/
Not to say that pre rendered 3d is much better (I admit i gave up after two really boring challenges and some atrocious 3D). http://www.youbethedriver.com/ ‘Leaps ahead’ i think not.
Good Examples http://ludoescrime.com/ , http://www.mcbd.co.uk/ (I hold no grudges, even though MCBD by witchcraft and I’m sure cheating beat Tiago and myself at the red box fussball tournament, in a saint like act i publish their link) and http://www2.absolut.com/brasil