In my efficiency FITC talk I covered some topics regarding programmatically rendering to the DisplayList – efficiently and practically. This covered some simple examples showing what can be done in PixelBender with Shaders including blendModes, lighting effects and transitions. If you would like the source code for these examples you can get them from my code.google repository.
These shader examples only represent a taste of what’s possible using Shaders but I think what’s most important is to note these shader examples are really practical unlike a lot of the psychedelic effects you may of seen. For me I especially found that introducing more blend modes has made the process of matching designs in Flash a whole lot easier. I will shortly post a complete list of brand spanking new blend modes for Flash via Shaders with open source code so that everyone can take advantage of these blend modes.