Posts Tagged ‘as3’

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 […]

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: 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 […]

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. […]

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!