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ST. GEORGE, Utah, April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Strata, the company adding the power of 3D to the designer's toolset, announced today three new plug-ins for Adobe(R) Systems' Photoshop(R) CS3 Extended software. Each of these 3D[in] plug-ins will be priced at less than $149 and will ship spring of this year. The three plug-ins add 3D model-to-photo matching, Raydiosity(TM) rendering, spline and subdivision surface modeling, 3D model construction from photographs, and real-time 3D output for the web and PDF documents. "By adding 3D support in Adobe Photoshop CS3 Extended, Adobe has made it possible for us to integrate our award winning 3D technology directly with the designer's primary application," stated Ken Bringhurst, president of Strata. "Our applications have already been described as 'the 3D cousin to Photoshop' by industry publications. Now our products are more like ... (more)

RIA Development on the Microsoft Stack Using Flex

ASP.NET AJAX is a natural candidate for RIA development under the .NET framework. However, there are other complementary or even alternative technologies that are worth your consideration. This session will start with a brief market overview and outline the pros and cons of some of the emerging and established frameworks, particularly JavaFX, Silverlight, and Flex. We will then dive into hands-on labs for delivering applications using Flex and .NET. You'll see specific implementations utilizing web services, FlourineFX (open source Flash remoting) and WebORB (commercial Flash rem... (more)

Farata Systems Achieves Performance Breakthrough with Adobe BlazeDS

Open sourcing of the highly compressed communication protocol AMF and server‐side Flex components play an important role in adoption of Flex by the enterprises. Live Cycle Data Services (LCDS) is an excellent solution for building scalable RIA, but it’s not cheap. For those who don’t have a budget for LCDS, Adobe has released BlazeDS, the open source implementation of AMF communication protocol. The Theory BlazeDS was offered as a free version of LCDS Flex remoting that also promised scaled down support of a modest number of concurrent users for data push. But the enterprise cli... (more)

Cutting Edge IT Pros to Converge in NYC at "Real-World Flex Seminar"

On Monday, August 14, IT Professionals from all over the world are set to converge in NYC at the first Real-World Flex Seminar. Focused on Flex, the revolutionary new application development platform from Adobe Systems, Real-World Flex promises to deliver an outstanding educational line-up from some of the product's creators, end-users and consultants alike. Adobe Flex 2 is a powerful solution for creating and delivering cross-platform rich Internet applications (RIAs), within the enterprise and across the web--- and some claim, may just give AJAX a run for it's money. Real-World... (more)

"Real-World Flex" — Flex 2, the Flash Player, ActionScript and More

With its free features, such as the Flex SDK, Flex 2 uses Adobe's ubiquitous Flash Player as its runtime, which is why Adobe can confidently predict millions of users and 1,000,000 developers. That, according to Flex Product Manager Eric Anderson (pictured), is the key to understanding the potential of Flex: it is going to have the widest reach of any other technology in the world. Anderson's talk was particularly useful for anyone wishing to master Flex Data Services, and his demos were well received by the completely full Grand Ballroom at SYS-CON Events' "Real-World Flex" One-... (more)