so i finally got a copy of adobe cs3 and flex builder2. flex is amazing, combining mxml and actionscript 3 together into a seamless package. now that im on the as3 tip, i decided to dive into papervision3D. pv3d is a set of actionscript classes that are used to create 3D objects within the flash environment. it's currently in beta and the source code is only available to osflash emailing list members. so if you want it signup here. thanx to carlos for creating pv3d, and to his girlfriend for convincing him to release the project open source!