September 07, 2005
Flash 8: Aqua Glass Effect

Here's my first go at a Flash 8 glass effect. In general I'm not the biggest fan of the Bevel effect, but in this case I just used it as a helper for the displacement map and voil - doesn't look too bad. I will show more of this stuff during the Flashforum Tour 2005 - my session about bitmaps and beyond will be on September 21st in Dsseldorf.

You can download the source code here - you will only be able to open the fla if you are a lucky owner of Flash 8 already. Though I've put the script in an external .as file so you can at least study it.

Posted at September 07, 2005 05:56 PM | Further reading


Posted by: Danger on September 7, 2005 06:17 PM

This new version of flash just won't stop.

Gimmi my box NOW - WUUUUAAAAAAAH :-(

(Regards from a little kid tha can't wait)

Posted by: ockley on September 7, 2005 07:10 PM

Really nice! I love the way it changes color when moved outside the picture.

Posted by: Daniel on September 7, 2005 11:02 PM

Well - the changing of the color is actually not on purpose - to be honest in the next version I'll try to get rid of it. Currently I'm using a kind of workaround there which makes a few things easier to handle for me.

Acutally to make it really nice it should show the distorted controls underneath - we'll see, maybe tomorrow I'll make it work like this.

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on September 7, 2005 11:12 PM

Nice work!

Posted by: Robert Penner on September 8, 2005 09:17 PM

really cool effect !
bravo !

Posted by: jeanphilippe on September 9, 2005 07:56 AM

Hi Mario, FLash 8 is out :) so you can allow us to download sources. Nice work :)

Posted by: franto on September 13, 2005 09:07 AM

Oh yes you are right. Well, so here is the source.

Posted by: Mario Klingemann on September 13, 2005 11:42 AM

really nice work...

Posted by: kesty on September 13, 2005 03:45 PM

Thai a very cool aqua.

Posted by: Maggot_gc on September 20, 2005 02:24 AM cool!

Posted by: kuimoani on September 26, 2005 09:53 AM

hello how r u babe

Posted by: jade on September 26, 2005 02:16 PM

Wonderfull !!!!

Posted by: Lujerker on October 14, 2005 02:49 AM

very good,good luck

Posted by: yan on October 31, 2005 12:43 PM


I ported your demo completely over to JavaScript using my AFLAX library. Check it out and thanks for an awesome demo to challenge my library with.

Posted by: Paul Colton on November 4, 2005 09:01 PM


Posted by: yapti on November 27, 2005 12:40 PM

, !!!

Posted by: DaySiS on December 8, 2005 12:47 AM
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