Calls for graphiccard acceleration for the flashplayer can be dated to over 7 years ago ? Anyway, the fast broadband internet is reality and it’s not necessary to reduce the player size under 1MB or whatever the internal preferences are, anymore. It’s not only about 3D. As a developer, I want to create new effects besides the ‘presets’ in the flashplayer. The new bitmap effects are nice, but too slow to combine them for new effects. With graphiccard acceleration we could source out a lot of computations to have more power on the application site.
It’s not just a feature, its the possebility to extend the player heavily with new effects in actionscript.