Kyle Katurn, from Incheon city (south Korea), describes how Flare3D helped him to develop 3D visualizations for republicbike.com and let him sell his project in USA. Read what he has to say about his experience.
1. Why did you choose Flare when there are free or open source technologies?
There are many 3D engine in Flash. some of them are open source. and some of them are free. Last one year, I’ve got very interested in 3D , and I’ve tested almost every existing Flash 3D engine.
Some of them has really wide users, so they have so many custom shaders and modifiers. and also they have a lot of API,tutorial, documents and large community.
In my opinion, most important part of Flash 3D engine is performance.
No matter how powerful and strong, if it’s slow it’s useless. most of the engine was fast enough to show simple object like box or sphere. But when using complex 3D-model some of them are too slow to use. In that way Flare3D’s performance was very great.
But That’s not enough to pay for this engine. the most awesome part of this engine is 3DSMAX integrated plugin.
If we make this simple, I can tell you you could save great time by using this plugin. that you would waste if you using another engine.
Also you could use camera,material,animation,lights that made from 3DSMAX direct into Flash.
I felt like I’ve got powerful 3D tool by free. Integration with Flash is so strong and awesome.
It’s like step up to next level in Flash 3D.
This engine has widen capabilities of 3D in Flash. and it has stimulated my creative. I’m doing variety experience with this engine. you can see some of those at my blog. I didn’t get many chances to use this engine in practical project yet. but so far my clients are very satified with this engine.
some client asked me to use Flare3D engine. specifically. and other client asked me to use PV3D engine. because PV3D was only engine the client was aware. So i’ve recommended Flare3D , and that client is very satisfied with this engine.
3. Which one was the feature that you liked the most?
Like I said before. 3DSMAX integrated plugin is most cool feature of this engine. and it makes this engine differentiated from other.
4. Why was Flare3D important for republicbike.com ?
When developing 3D builder of republicbike.com, the client’s needs was simple. they wanted it to simple, fast and good looking.
It was difficult to make it fast and also looking good. As we make 3D model finer , we gets more slower. So we needed to meet middle point. by numerous modifying and optimization.
Fortunately, Flare3D has previewer in 3DSMAX. so we could test the model in 3DSMAX directly. that made us to save great time.
If you haven’t use this engine yet. I think you should check this engine. It is really poweful and easy to use. And I’m really looking foward to Flare3D 2.0 that working with next FlashPlayer.
I think we will meet new era of the Flash 3D next year. and Flare3d could be companion.