March 01, 2004
The Incubator

Is it the "RIA-flavour" or the only so-so performance aspect? Maybe it's simply because there are no more white "Here Be Dragons" spots on the swf-map. Anyway: in my personal TOP-2 list for "best visual experimentation platform" Flash only finishes second place. The trophy goes to Processing a Java based environment for programming in a visual context. The reason is that Processing offers everything that is necessary to go on a visual exploration: it's fast, it has native 3D support and you have full read/write access down to the pixel level just to name a few features. At the moment I'm still scratching its surface but this tool is definitely a catalyst that is able to spark creative chain-reactions.

So I celebrate the reanimation of my enthusiasm for research and experimentation by opening a new sub-site of Quasimondo: the Incubator, my new sketchbook and gallery. At the moment it only features my journeys into Processing, but I will also add some of my older Flash creations that I think are worth a second look. See you there.

Posted at March 01, 2004 03:46 PM | Further reading


This is awesome stuff!

One issue i noticed (not sure if this is something specific to my machine or not) was that after viewing a few of the applets, the area of the screen where the applets played experienced refresh problems afterwards. When i clicked through several websites, this area remained as a white box. Even clicking refresh in the browser didn't fix the issue. I had to close my browser down before the issue fixed itself. Just wanted to give you a heads up.

Posted by: Philter on March 1, 2004 05:39 PM

Thank you Phil! - Your issue this sounds like a memory problem to me. Did you should check if you have the latest Java Plugin? - It can be found here:

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on March 1, 2004 07:26 PM

To prevent this I would make use of Java automated Installler for the Plug-In.

Posted by: Prevent on March 2, 2004 11:36 AM

Sounds good - how do I accomplish that? Is that a special attributeI need to add to the applet tag?

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on March 2, 2004 11:38 AM

You had to compile it with an extra flag... I try to find out.. I did that some years ago... I`ll post it here then!

Posted by: Prevent on March 2, 2004 11:45 AM

Thanks to show me that Mario!

I'm very focused on Java-Flash integration, and I've to explore all this stuff



Posted by: Carlos Rovira on March 3, 2004 12:01 PM

Thanks for looking! So this is similar to the way Flash does it. I'll try it.

Posted by: Mario on March 3, 2004 04:49 PM

Just discovered your applets, I have to admit they're really well designed/coded. Special mention to the depth of field, the visual effect is really there even if a little bit slow.

Posted by: v3ga on March 23, 2004 12:19 PM
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