Stage3D developer tips:
From BJÖRN ACKER:
“For my current side project – a comic zombie shooter game – for which I utilize the ND2D framework - I wanted to add some atmosphere by putting a colored fog layer on top of all game layers, from which I could cut out multiple alpha masks to get something like search lights or illuminated auras. After building some – at least for myself – super complex AGAL fragment shaders I ended up with a pretty simple solution”
FFDec is a decompiling tool for Flash SWF files. It can view source code of ActionScript ½ or 3 parts, export it or edit (p-code editor for AS3). Texts or images can be edited or replaced. It’s also possible to export shapes, images, sounds or movies.
The tool is written in Java, which grants a multiple platforms nature. Some of FFDec features include: exporting scripts, images, shapes, movies, sounds; powerful decompilation method featuring deobfuscation; editing via assembler source (AS1/2 and AS3); clicking decompiled source highlights P-code associated instruction and vice-versa; saving modified actionscript back to the file; replacing images, editing text; displaying SWF resources (shapes, sprites, fonts, buttons…) (Windows only); built-in proxy server for editing SWF files which come through it.