Archive for the ‘actionscript’ Category

site launch: GE Memorial Day Emissions

I’ve been a long-time admirer of the work of David McCandless (http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/), and I finally had the chance to build one of his infographics in Flash. The project displays projected CO2 emissions from car journeys on Memorial Day across America. You can choose between 3 region groupings and 3 fuel types. The numbers involved are […]

Men at Work / Kookaburra – new composition

[Edit: (6th May) This case is currently under appeal, so my understanding is that no precedents have been set yet. Also it has been pointed out to me that there are other issues to consider such as qualitative test for copyright and contrary sweat of brow. Any other legal opinions are welcome.] On the 4th […]

Expenditure Map – Rewired State

On the weekend I went to “National Hack the Government Day” here in London, organised by Rewired State. (Rewired State runs hackdays where developers show government what is possible, and government shows developers what is needed.) It was a great day and a chance to collaborate with other developers on a project of our choosing. […]

FLV Info : duration, width, height, videodatarate, framerate, videocodecid, stereo

This FLV Info tool enables you to view embedded MetaData without needing to play the video. Just like the SWFInfo tool I blogged about last year, using this tool you select your FLV file using the FileReference class and then you can view all you need to know about your Flash video : duration, width, […]

Twitter crossdomain.xml

Twitter has different crossdomain.xml policy files for the root domain and the ‘search’ subdomain. This is great news for Flash developers wanting to use their data. http://twitter.com/crossdomain.xml http://search.twitter.com/crossdomain.xml

TortoiseSVN, PuTTY, MediaTemple, GridServer, WinXP set-up

I just managed to get TortoiseSVN connecting via SSH to my new subversion repository but it wasn’t easy (MediaTemple (gs), Windows XP). Once the repo had been set-up I could connect via PuTTY without any problems, however trying to get TortoiseSVN to connect proved more difficult. Here is a great tutorial “How to use TortoiseSVN […]

Zooming using transform Matrix

Here is a brilliant post ‘Zooming in Flash & Flex’ on how to use the transform Matrix to zoom and rotate DisplayObjects. Daniel Gasienica writes well and has some great examples demonstrating to correct way to apply these transformations to your clips. Using this method saves you messing around with the Point class and localToGlobal […]

Site launch – portfolio site v3

I’ve just launched my new portfolio site. This is v3.0 of sitedaniel.com, and takes a more minimalist approach to the design than the previous versions. This site is powered by ActionScript3.0 and XML, and uses some fun BitmapData effects. link

Site launch: Adam&Eve Xmas Countdown

This is a fun ‘Flip’ Clock that is counting down the days until Xmas. It is AS3.0 and chooses images randomly from a large set. Online for a short time only!

Site launch: Production Express

This was an uncomplicated build: an eight-page microsite built using AS3.0 with XML driven data and limited animations. It came together quickly and I’m happy with the end result. Production Express