1 Reply Latest reply on May 5, 2013 5:13 PM by kglad

    3d globe ...of movieclips!




      How can I either do the below (a globe full of 'country' movies), or even just place 3D elements on a 3D globe animation?


      Let's say I want to have a 'tower' on the earth. As the earth rotates, I want to be able to programmatically change it's color. Also, the tower itself is a 3d tower (think of a cube if easier to visualize).


      The issue is how to animate objects in 3D on a 3D object in flash that is rotating-at runtime?


      This post from FlashKit has them stumped:



      Been doing Flash/AS since pre-MX days

      Very good .NET developer



      - A flash animation (movie) that has the countries comprising the Earth as separate movies, each 'on' a sphere that rotates-resembling the countries on the Earth in their arrangement.

      - By internal or external means (It will be put into/onto a winform when done), 'address' each country movie in the whole so as to change it's appearance. Red, transparent, 'play()', etc...



      - To create a user interface, well.. display, that the user will use by seeing that different countries change color and other attributes, signaling some kind of status.

      - So as the 'world' is turning, individual countries are turning different colors. The actual control of which is seemingly elementary compared to the problem of how to render the movies (countries) in a way to resemble a 3d environment.

      - As vector, it can be zoomed into/enlarged with no loss of 'fidelity'.



      I'm jut looking for ideas, not someone to do this for me. Feel free, but I can't pay [much!]. I don't want to go down the road of capturing/rendering 360 images of every one of 200+ countries, then manually making a movie... That sounds frighteningly tedious and inelegant.