3D frameworks like Away3D and Flare3D simplified creation of 3D content for Flash.Adobe AIR allows creation of Flash-based mobile games, which may be published to the Google Play and Apple app stores.multimedia software platform used for production of animations, rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications, mobile games and embedded web browser video players.Flash displays text, vector graphics and raster graphics to provide animations, video games and applications.It allows streaming of audio and video, and can capture mouse, keyboard, microphone and camera input.Related development platform Adobe AIR continues to be supported.Several popular online series are currently produced in Flash, such as the Emmy Award-winning Off-Mikes, produced by ESPN and Animax Entertainment; Happy Tree Friends; Gotham Girls, produced by Warner Brothers; Crime Time, produced by Future Thought Productions and Homestar Runner produced by Mike and Matt Chapman.Various third-party software packages designed for traditionally trained cartoonists and animators can publish animations in the SWF format.
Flash was a two-part system, a graphics and animation editor known as Macromedia Flash, and a player known as Macromedia Flash Player.
The precursor to Flash was a product named Smart Sketch, published by Future Wave Software.
The company was founded by Charlie Jackson, Jonathan Gay, and Michelle Welsh.
Flash is also used to build interfaces and HUDs for 3D video games using Scaleform GFx, a technology that renders Flash content within non-Flash video games.
Scaleform is supported by more than 10 major video game engines including Unreal Engine, UDK, Cry Engine and Phyre Engine, and has been used to provide 3D interfaces for more than 150 major video game titles since its launch in 2003.