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What is Starling Framework? • It is a Actionscript 3 Framework. • Used to Built 2D Games. • Built on top of Stage 3D. • Port of Sparrow Framework from iOS. STARLING FRAMEWORK
What is Starling Framework? • Free and Open Source. • Platform Independent. • Familiar AS3 API (Mimics Flash display list). • Supported by Adobe. STARLING FRAMEWORK
Stage 3D • Previously codenamed “MOLEHILL”. • A set of low-level GPU-accelerated APIs. • Runs on top of OpenGL and DirectX on desktop and OpenGL ES2 on mobile devices. STARLING FRAMEWORK
Stage 3D – Going Deep in 3D • Before Flash Player 11, 3D rendering was performed without using 3D hardware acceleration. • All 3D rendering was accomplished using the software mode that relied on the CPU for rendering. • Software mode is slow and cannot be used to render detailed 3D scenes. • Graphics Processing Unit (GPU), which is part of the video hardware of a computer is totally dedicated to rendering objects in 3D. STARLING FRAMEWORK
Advantages • Hardware Acceleration. • Faster Rendering. • Better Performance. • Awesome Games. STARLING FRAMEWORK
Games Whack River of Olympus Spaced Away Angry Birds on Facebook STARLING FRAMEWORK Enlarge your Underpants Zombie Sports Bestial Combat
Links & References • Starling Framework Official Site • http://gamua.com/starling/ • Stage 3D • http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/stage3d.html • More on Starling • http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/introducing_Starling.html • http://www.molehillgaming.com/ STARLING FRAMEWORK