25 August 2010
You can add 3D perspective effects to movie clip instances in Adobe Flash Professional by moving them along their x axis using the 3D translation tool. To make an object appear nearer or farther away from the viewer, move it along its z axis with the 3D Translation tool or the Property inspector.
Once you apply 3D translation effects to a movie clip, Flash considers it a 3D movie clip and a colored axes indicator appears on top of the movie clip whenever it is selected.
By using this tool in combination with the 3D Rotation tool, you can create realistic perspective effects in your Flash projects.
Both the 3D Translation and 3D Rotation tools allow you to manipulate objects in global or local 3D space:
The default mode of the 3D Translation and Rotation tools is global. To use them in local mode, click the Global toggle button in the Options section of the Tools panel.
To use the 3D capabilities of Flash, you must set the publish settings of your FLA file to Flash Player 10 and ActionScript 3. Only movie clip instances can be rotated or translated along the z axis.
To learn more about working with 3D objects in Flash, see the section titled 3D graphics in the Flash documentation.