Pixel Bender

Announcing pbjAS – An ActionScript 3.0 Pixel Bender Shader Library

One of the major new features in Flash Player 10 is Pixel Bender. Like its name suggests, the primary purpose of Pixel Bender is to allow you to easily manipulate pixels inside a Flash application. A great demo of this is the FotoBooth application, which applies different filters to webcam input. While tweaking pixels is the primary purpose of Pixel Bender, it can also be used as a multi-threaded number crunching machine.