Aral Balkan has published a video, taken during the keynote at MAX Chicago 2007, about the preview of Flash Player 10 (codename: ASTRO).
[…]Adobe showed off the new RTL, multi-column text engine, the new 3D features, and the new bitmap effect scripting language, Hydra.[…]
I’m not so much impressed about the Text feature, as the only feature I wanted seems not to be implemented (in text search Ctrl + F and copy-paste Ctrl + C).
But the Hydra implementation is great (script language used in After Effects) and promise a lot of great possibilities for effects makers.
Watch the video on Aral’s website.
More info about Adobe Image Foundation (AIF) Toolkit (that leverage Hydra).