Adobe ( is releasing Flash Player 11 and AIR 3 at 9 pm (Pacific) today. Among other features the updates include hardware accelerated 2D and 3D graphics rendering through Stage 3D, which will be available on Mac OS, Windows and connected televisions.

With up to 1,000 times faster rendering performance over Flash Player 10 and AIR 2, developers can animate millions of objects with smooth 60 frames per second rendering and deliver console-quality games, according to Adobe. (A production release with support for Stage 3D for mobile platforms including iOS, Android, and BlackBerry Tablet OS is expected in an upcoming release.)

Additionally, Adobe has announced that Proscenium, a 3D framework technology preview, is available on Adobe Labs. Proscenium will allow developers using Flash Builder to prototype experiences focused on simple content interaction and display, whether for simple games, visualization, or rendering of small object collections.