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as3isolib alpha released


Yep its out there.  Yep its an alpha release which means that APIs, class names and basic project details are subject to change.  This release includes the source files, a SWC and docs.  I also added two of many tutorials to get people started.

as3isolib alpha release – link
as3isolib Google Code project page – link

Please feel free to send me questions, comments, criticisms, death threats, etc.  All input is welcome.



25 thoughts on “as3isolib alpha released

  1. As3isolib is an open-source ActionScript 3.0 Isometric Library developed to assist in creating isometric content (such as games and graphics).

  2. Hey this is great! I’ve been looking for an alternative to the ffilmation iso engine. What will be the goals for this engine?

  3. Hi Joel. Thanks for the feedback. Basically the goals I have in mind are:

    – easy to use, understand and extend upon.
    – provide a basic library tool set so that developers can build upon a stable foundation yet not be hampered by complex APIs and/or implementations
    – focuses on performance with optimization on utilizing the the flash player the best it can.
    – simplicity is a must and I don’t want to bog down the flash player with advanced lighting and rendering techniques. Let it do what it is good at doing.

  4. SOLD!!!

    Just what I’ve been looking for!

    Thank you for this. I’ll help spread the word 🙂

  5. Joey if you are interested in contributing to the project let me know and I will add you to the google code project page.

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  7. Hiya – this looks like a really nice library. Excellent stuff.


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  9. Great lib, using it but i dont understand how to use IsoView.

  10. @Ozren
    The IsoView is basically a viewport that does basic camera-type things like panning, zooming, focusing on an object, focusing on a pt.

    I tell you what, when I get some time in the next day or so, I will make a tutorial on it.

  11. @ozren

    Here is a tutorial on IsoView. More about the IIsoView methods in another tutorial soon – http://code.google.com/p/as3isolib/wiki/as3isolib_tutorial_005

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  13. This is a wonderful lib. Coming from J2ME background this really makes my understanding of isometric geometry in flash easy.

  14. Many thanks, both for the lib and the new tutorial. I look forward to seeing (and maybe one day contributing to) your progress.

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  16. That a good Library ^^ May some exemple on interactivity can help all user =)
    I post my exemple but i’m not sure it’s the best method to do that =/

    Press Arrow for move the box or press Shift+Up/Down for Z moving

    import as3isolib.core.ClassFactory;
    import as3isolib.core.IFactory;
    import as3isolib.display.IsoView;
    import as3isolib.display.primitive.IsoBox;
    import as3isolib.display.renderers.DefaultShadowRenderer;
    import as3isolib.display.scene.IsoGrid;
    import as3isolib.display.scene.IsoScene;
    import as3isolib.enum.RenderStyleType;

    import flash.display.Sprite;

    var box:IsoBox = new IsoBox();
    box.styleType = RenderStyleType.SHADED;
    box.faceColors = [0xff0000, 0x00ff00, 0x0000ff, 0xff0000, 0x00ff00, 0x0000ff];
    box.faceAlphas = [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1];
    box.setSize(25, 30, 40);
    box.moveTo(0, 0, 10);

    var box2:IsoBox = new IsoBox();
    box2.width = 30;
    box2.length = 30;
    box2.height = 30;
    box2.x = 40;
    box2.y = -40;
    box2.z = 50;
    box2.id = “MovingBox”;

    var grid:IsoGrid = new IsoGrid();
    grid.moveTo(0, 0, 0);
    grid.cellSize = 25;
    grid.showOrigin = false;

    var factory:IFactory = new ClassFactory(DefaultShadowRenderer);
    factory.properties = {shadowColor:0×000000, shadowAlpha:0.15, drawAll:false};

    var scene:IsoScene = new IsoScene();
    scene.styleRenderers = [factory];

    var view:IsoView = new IsoView();
    view.setSize(400, 400);
    view.scene = scene;//look in the future to be able to add more scenes

    function Moving(e:KeyboardEvent) {


    //Fleche Gauche
    if (e.keyCode == 37) {
    view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].x = view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].x-1;
    //Fleche Haut
    if (e.keyCode == 38) {
    if (e.shiftKey) {
    view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].z = view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].z-1;
    } else {
    view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].y = view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].y-1;
    //Fleche Droite
    if (e.keyCode == 39) {
    view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].x = view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].x+1;
    //Fleche Bas
    if (e.keyCode == 40) {
    if (e.shiftKey) {
    view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].z = view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].z+1;
    } else {
    view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].y = view.scene.children[IDChild(“MovingBox”)].y+1;

    function IDChild(Identifiant:String):int{
    return view.scene.getChildIndex(view.scene.getChildByID(Identifiant));

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  18. What will be the goals for this engine?

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  20. Your a hard guy to get a hold of, can you shoot me an email when you get a chance?

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