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Flash 3D Spinning Globe / World

Discussion in 'HTML & Website Design' started by ev8321, Dec 15, 2008.

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    Hi all,

    I am a bit of a noob with flash but had a crack creating a 3d spinning globe / world the other night.

    Anyone have any ideas on how it can be improved. Feel free to download the .fla source from my website its just over 1MB.
    Throw me a link back if you want to chuck it up on a site.
    http://www.masterev.com


    I think i have been looking at this globe for too long. It doens't look 3d anymore.
    Does it look 3d?

    Cheers!
     
    ev8321, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    higreg7, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    It looks good in 3D and I agree with the idea, to remove the outline for better result.
     
    2advance, Dec 15, 2008 IP
  4. ev8321

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    Okay will give it a go. thanks guys!
    Yeh i saw that flashden one just after i started. That inspired me to keep going. That looks insane.
    I wonder if it's been built the same way.

    Cheers!
     
    ev8321, Dec 15, 2008 IP
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    Actually I think this one was made using Swift3D or something similar. Swift3D is a nice software, not hard to use when you know flash, and you can export real 3D animations to swf files (frames)...it is just a little bit bigger in terms of kb, 168kb for the FD globe, which in terms of a vector animation is a bit big, but still not so much for the result!

    However, you can still get good results doing it straight in flash, just a bit more work on the lightning and shadows ;-)
     
    higreg7, Dec 16, 2008 IP
  6. ev8321

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    Thanks for the input higreg7.
    I was wondering how the flashden globe looks so good. I think I will stick to trying to perfect this in flash itself for the moment. Will keep you guys posted when I have a little more time to play with it.
     
    ev8321, Dec 16, 2008 IP
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    Have you tried linking to the Flash file directly in your browser? Looks pretty good when it fills your screen!

    flashden.net/files/48847/preview.swf
     
    Yesideez, Dec 16, 2008 IP
  8. ev8321

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    Looks very cool Yesideez directly in the browser. I have attempted another globe without the outside edge as suggested. Looks much better.
    I will continue to improve. Any more suggestions are appreciated...
    Thanks for the help guys.
     
    ev8321, Dec 18, 2008 IP
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    Looks Good to me :) spinning looks fine and globe looks good also good job overall :)
     
    MoWarez, Dec 19, 2008 IP
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    How about this one
     
    higreg7, Dec 20, 2008 IP
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    Looks great higreg.
    I like it alot.
    Just sent you a pm.
     
    ev8321, Dec 20, 2008 IP
  12. ev8321

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    I recreated the globe all in flash instead of importing an image with gradient.
    The result is a much cleaner effect.
    higreg7 i am still yet to add your version. Apologies for the delay.
    Will get it up asap.
     
    ev8321, Dec 31, 2008 IP
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    higregs version now available....
    Thanks for your contribution Greg.
    Globe looks great!
     
    ev8321, Jan 2, 2009 IP
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    Cheers! My pleasure ;-)
     
    higreg7, Jan 5, 2009 IP
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    Hey I see you 've pimped up the site, nicely done ;-)
     
    higreg7, Jan 28, 2009 IP
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    HI Greg,
    Yeh i have added some new stuff and will try to do so on a weekly basis.
    I am currently working on a new slide show flash tutorial. It's coming along quite well.

    I noticed that the downloads on your globe have taken over my original. Well DOne!
     
    ev8321, Jan 29, 2009 IP
  17. ev8321

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    Thanks Greg!!
    I have added the new map of Canada for download.
    This is one of the best maps i have seen. Well Done!
    Love the ease of use with the xml file.
    Check it out here:Flash Maps
     
    ev8321, Jan 31, 2009 IP
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    You're welcome! That's one of my first ever map, it can still be improved but it's a good way to learn and it's free!
     
    higreg7, Feb 2, 2009 IP
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    New version 3 of the flash spinning globe is now available.

    Please let me know what you guys think.
     
    ev8321, Feb 11, 2009 IP
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    higreg7, Feb 12, 2009 IP