December 31, 2005
Flash 8: Clockr

Whilst waiting for this year to end I have build another little Flash widget that uses the Flickr API: Clockr is a clock that displays the current time by using images from Flickr that show single digits. If you want to contribute...

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Posted at 05:32 PM
December 29, 2005
Flash 8: Flickeur

I finally had some time to play around with the Flickr API and created Flickeur. This piece retrieves random images from Flickr.com and creates a stream-of-consciousness type of video clip out of them. By adding image layer upon image layer it creates...

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Posted at 04:45 PM
December 22, 2005
Oh... here comes ColorMatrix Class v1.2

Two updates in one day? Well, whilst playing around with the class today I just had a few more ideas how to make it more useful, so I quickly implemented them: I've added a blend() method which allows to blend between two...

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Posted at 03:25 PM
Update: Flash 8 ColorMatrix Class v1.1

I have added a colorize( rgb, amount ) method to my ColorMatrix class - it allows you to tint bitmaps similar to the "colorize" method of Photoshop. Correct me if I'm wrong here, but to my knowledge this kind of colorizing is...

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Posted at 12:54 PM
December 19, 2005
Scripted Tweening News

Daniel Wabyick from fluid.com has updated his Tween Playground and the underlying Fluid Tweener Class so it plays nicely now with AS2.0. So if you are not satisfied with Flash's out-of-the-box Strong.easeIn or Regular.easeInOut but want the full Penner Easing Package you...

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Posted at 08:21 PM
December 18, 2005
Flash 8: Instant Camouflage

Lavalamp meets camouflage. A little Flash sketch which creates random textures that morph and move. Did someone say "Perlin Noise"? Klick the area once and then press any key to create different patterns and color schemes (some of which are really ugly...

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Posted at 03:07 PM
December 17, 2005
Flash 8: Hitting Bitmaps with the concatenatedMatrix

I always wondered when I would find a use for MovieClip.transform.concatenatedMatrix - finally I've found one. It becomes very useful when you try to detect if you've hit a BitmapData object under your mouse pointer - especially if that bitmap is nested...

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Posted at 04:44 PM
December 16, 2005
Something Big: Loading Transparent PNGs into Flash 8

As you probably know by now Flash 8 allows us to dynamically load transparent PNGs and GIFs. That's great in theory - in pratice you might run into the same issue as I did: size. Transparent images of photographic content, like people...

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