Ariel Nehmad, self nominated "a freak who has love for 3D graphic programming, music composition and digital arts" is the Flare3D CTO and "father" of the engine. Working as programmer and game developer for many years, Ariel started with this project 5 years ago with the need of developing 3D videogames for Flash. Now he is developing version 2.0 of the engine (a complete development suite) and the flash community is really looking forward for this.