Why not? It seems everything is going 3D these days with movies, console games and even Google Maps (April Fools joke). Adobe has announced plans to make their Flash plugin compatible with 3D applications sometime in a future release of the plug-in.
While this feature of Flash has been speculated on for months now, this is the first official confirmation of the feature. Adobe has released a statement regarding the upcoming 3D support in Flash:
“If you are into 3d development for games, augmented reality or just interactive stuff like websites, you just can’t miss the session entitled Flash Player 3D future scheduled for Max 2010 scheduled on October 27 at 11:00AM in room 503. Sebastian Marketsmueller (Flash Player engineer) will deep dive into the next generation 3D API coming in a future version of the Flash Player.
Now you may wonder, what does this means, what kind of 3D are we talking about ? What kind of API ? True textured z-buffered triangles ? GPU acceleration ? Even better ? What I can say is forget what you have seen before, it is going to be big :)
When this will be available ? We will share plans with you at Max during this session, I tell you, some serious stuff is coming for 3D developers.”
All we can do right now is speculate, but can you imagine if your farm was literally popping out at you in FarmVille? What if you could see your crops in all their gross, withered glory in 3D? That’s all well and neat, but I have to wonder if 3D is still going to hit mass market or taper off like a long forgotten fad.