July 07, 2003
AS Shape Decoder v0.5

If you know Peter Hall's blog or have visited Helen Triolos site recently you'll have noticed that they have created some classes and experiments based on the new export functions that Burak's Actionscript Viewer offers: the ability to export shapes from within swf files into an Actionscript readable format. The great thing is that you can create complex shapes or logos within the authoring environment and then apply scripted effects or transformations to them.

Now as I was exploring the inner workings of the swf format a while ago I created quasi as a by-product a tool that dumps the content of swf files. This weekend I finally had the time to reduce this to something that dumps only the contained shape informations of swf files into useful formats. My AS Shape Decoder can produce either a set of moveTo/lineTo/curveTo commands or it creates the same format as ASV which is more compact and allows you to use the ASVDrawing Class that Peter wrote. AS Shape Decoder v0.5 does not output gradients and bitmap fills correctly yet, so you should avoid them at the moment.

Posted at July 07, 2003 12:51 AM | Further reading

I just want a little program that will make a mist of fog or smoke drift across my desktop. I want to be able to change the color to accomadate the background picture. I want it to have a short cut that starts it. I want it to have a clear ground so the desktop picture can be seen behind it, except where the fog is really thick. Why is that so hard to find?

Posted by: Julie Cain on July 7, 2003 01:05 AM

cool! but if you really want to kick butt, make that tool export SVG. i guess it should be a quite easy thing to do. if you like to do it and need assistance, ping me anytime

Posted by: Claus Wahlers on July 7, 2003 02:44 AM

Cool. Gonna have to check this out when I've had some sleep :_

Posted by: Peter Hall on July 7, 2003 08:53 AM

Abso*fucking*lutely amazing !

This is brilliant, if you want an outline Font of an non outline Font, and don't wanna mess with any Font Creator Tool ;-)

The Speed is also amazing.

great tool, keep up the *god* work ;-)


Posted by: 1stpixel on July 7, 2003 10:25 AM

Seems really cool. Congrats.


Posted by: Burak KALAYCI on July 7, 2003 03:49 PM

Very useful service!

Posted by: Arul on July 8, 2003 03:53 AM


Cool , I need this service.
Is this code available for this service?
Please mail me.


Posted by: rishi on July 26, 2004 12:23 PM
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