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Flash Tools for Developers: 3D Function Grapher - Getting the Files

Doug Ensley, Barbara Kaskosz

Download the sixteen page grapher3d_guide.pdf (a 970 KB file) for detailed instructions for customizing the 3D Function Grapher.

Download file (a 1.0 MB file) and unzip it in a folder on your computer. You will see a grapher3d folder which contains all the files related to this article. You will be particularly interested in the following:

  • The folder edu contains all the necessary ActionScript classes in a nested sequence of folders. Note that for Flash to be able to find the classes, the folder edu must reside in the same folder as the template you are working on.
  • The two source files for the templates that will be discussed are g3d_template1.fla and g3d_template2.fla.

Working right from the folder grapher3d, you can open one of the two template .fla files in Flash MX 2004 Professional or Flash 8 Professional and begin customizing the template to your liking. Alternatively, if you prefer a clean working environment, you can copy the edu folder and the templates into a new folder.

Doug Ensley, Barbara Kaskosz, "Flash Tools for Developers: 3D Function Grapher - Getting the Files," Convergence (May 2006)