FDT 3.0 Now Standalone!

Those that know me and how I code know that I stand by and love coding in FDT. One thing about FDT is that you have to install Eclipse first and use FDT as a perspective (plug-in) in Eclipse. That is no more as FDT is now available as a standalone application.


Setting Up Papervision3D in Eclipse/FDT3

I’ve recently decided to take the plunge and start playing around a bit with Papervision3D. I’ve seen too many cool things coming out of that camp and I wanted to get my hands down and dirty and experimenting with the possibilities to move my work forward. I use Eclipse/FDT3 on a Mac so getting up […]


Setting Up Eclipse & FDT3

There are some things that I want to write about on this blog that I feel like I can’t do as of yet because some of them are geared more towards Eclipse/FDT3 users or at least the way I use those tools. That being said, I figured I should give a rundown of how I […]


Updated fl.* Package .swc

A comment in the post about the fl.* package .swc written by Dimitriy outlined that the package was missing the fl.video package in it. I did a quick test and it indeed was missing (not sure how I missed that before) so I went ahead and did a quick search for the video package and […]


Tip: Allocate More Memory For Eclipse

The other day I had updated to the new FDT 3.0.1 build 1002 and I restarted Eclipse like you usually do when you make software updates. When I restarted Eclipse I got an error saying that I don’t have enough startup memory and to change it in eclipse.ini to be set to -Xmx512m. Of course, […]


Tip: Saving Eclipse/FDT Preferences

I usually make a new workspace for every project that I create in Eclipse/FDT and I have to save out my preferences (as you can see on the downloads page) because every time you create a new workspace it resets the preferences to the default. When I originally wanted to do this I found that […]


New Downloads

I’ve gone ahead and added my FDT 3/AS3 templates and my FDT 3/AS2/AS3 preferences for users who want to download those and use it in FDT 3. I’m not sure how much use you would actually get out of these but I figured I’d post them anyway in case you wanted to try them out. […]


fl.* Package .swc

Last night I was working on something in Eclipse/FDT 3 where I needed to use the fl.transitions package. I proceeded to import it and got an error saying that the fl.* package could not be found. After some investigation I realized that I needed an .swc file for the fl.* package but I don’t have […]


Automatically Declare Stage Instances

I was doing some work today in Eclipse/FDT 3 and I kept running into something that I wasn't expecting. In FDT 1.5 I would normally create a movie clip symbol in the Flash IDE and maybe have more clips inside of it, like say a bg_mc and a title_txt. Then, in FDT, I would define […]