Archive for the ‘actionscript’ Category

Site Launch: How Much Carbon…?

This project was another fantastic visualisation for David McCandless of informationisbeautiful. http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/ It is the second visualisation we have worked on, and it was even more fun than the first. The data is coming in live (as a CSV) from a Google Docs Spreadsheet http://bit.ly/tonsofcarbon. The application is built in Flash using ActionScript 3.0 and […]

Flash Builder 4 / Subversive / OSX / SVN

Recently I had to install the Subversive plug-in in Flash Builder 4, but was unable to due to consistent errors during installation. FlashBuilder -> Help -> Install new Software http://download.eclipse.org/technology/subversive/0.7/update-site/ I’m not sure if this is a bug in FlashBuilder 4, but this link just was just giving me errors during installation. If you are […]

Waiting for Adobe Flash Player to connect to debugger

Recently a FlashBuilder project I was working on just stopped compiling using the debugger. The program would just hang with the build progress stuck on 57%. I tried many things to fix this, including uninstalling and reinstalling the debug versions of the Flash player without any luck. Eventually I found that the player that was […]

Arranging objects in a grid

There are many ways to arrange objects in a grid using ActionScript and some ways of doing this are easier than others. The following way I have found is the easiest. If you loop through all of your objects using a for(var i…) loop or something similar, you can set the x and y position […]

Creating a simple Load Indicator / preloader

Here is a handy class to display a simple spinning load indicator / preload animation while your content is loading or transitioning. This demo uses the bit101 minimalcomps to show how flexible and configurable this class is. Use this demo to set up the style for your project, then hit the “copy” button to copy […]

Site launch: The Megané Experiment

This was a very quick build and a steep learning curve with the Facebook Graph API integration. The site is PureMVC, AS3 and XML driven. Also it integrates with a Renault server for saving information about each user and their betting scores for the competition. An interesting campaign with some great prizes available, but be […]

Site launch: Bodyshop Rainforest range

This site is built using the PureMVC framework (AS3.0) and is XML driven to support multiple languages. This is the site I wrote the dynamic text around an ellipse code for, as it is used for the range menu. It is a great looking site with some nice water and light effects going on in […]

Site launch: HP Make it big

It has been a while since I have been able to update this blog and in that time I have completed about 5 different sites at multiple agencies. I am going to make an effort to get them all up here, but it has been hard to keep track of what has gone live and […]

Site Launch: Nissan Qashqai differentiation

This site for Nissan finally launched last week almost 4 months after I completed the build. It is AS3 and uses the PureMVC framework. It is to help customers compare the two different Qashqai models and their respective features. I really like the way the paint splashes around in this campaign. link

Dynamic Text around an Ellipse

Recently I had to create a dynamic menu that required some text to wrap around an ellipse. Getting the rotation correct involved calculating the angle of the tangent around the ellipse which was a challenge. Also the letter spacing was tricky and I don’t think I have the best solution for this but it seems […]