360° Video with Flash


Between 2 projects at Emakina, I quickly built a 360° video mapping with Flash using a geosphere generated from 3DS Max and loaded with PV3D AS3 library.

If you want play your own video, it is quite simple. But you’ll need a very special camera (Dodeca® camera) to capture your scene. Plus, capturing videos with that type of device gives fish-eye distorted result, just like the shot in the header of this article. Here is the lenses:



When I saw this distorted picture, I quickly though about drawing a BitmapData of that clip into a texture, create a geosphere in 3DSMAX with flipped normals, export this sphere in Collada format and load the collada file into a Flash scene with Papervision3D library. Have a look.

Click and move your mouse over the movie below:

This movie requires Flash Player 9

About videos

The videos I use come from ImmersiveMedia.com.
This kind of 360° video player was already made by ImmersiveMedia but only for the Shockwave plugin.
I think I have a good approach here with the Flash Player plugin.


Here you can test the same technique but with static images, such as cubic or spheric skyboxes.

This movie requires Flash Player 9


You can take a look at the source files by clicking here.


The source files are updated with Away3D library in place of PV3D.

Q360° Video with Flash

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