I will be giving a talk on light weight 3d development for Flash Player at MN.swf Camp on April 5th.
This should be a great event for anyone interested in the Flash Platform! Come check it out!
I had the privilege of speaking at Flex Camp Phoenix last week. I gave my presentation on an introduction to Flash Player’s built in 3D effects and functionality.
It was a great event! If you have an opportunity to attend a Flash/Flexp camp I highly encourage it. There was great presentations for both the beginner to the advanced developer. I have applied to give this presentation again at SWF Camp10 here in Minneapolis. Fingers crossed it gets accepted!
The project which I presented is displayed below.
I gave a session “Introduction to Native 3D In Flash Player” at Flex Camp Wall Street this Tuesday. I’m going to do a bit more cleanup and documentation within my example code and will hopefully have all the slides & code before weeks end.
Thanks to all those who attended the event. It was a huge success!
As I said in my previous post, I’ve started working in Flex! So far I have been very impressed! Creating dynamic content and application designs is much more natural and faster. Although I miss the timeline, I question whether a pseudo-designer type such as myself would need Flash at all.
That being said, I’ll divulge some of the details of my first Flex component. For this project I was asked to create a Flex component using AS#, and quickly! I had a few neat ideas but decided to kill two birds with one stone and design a lightbox/gallery type component I could use on my art website.
I’ve never been great at designing databases, and don’t reinvent the wheel when I don’t have to. Yahoo’s Flickr service provided all the tools I needed for managing a gallery: tags, dating, sets, and automatic resizing to multiple formats. Yahoo is also kind enough to give access to their Flickr API services so you can access image data from webservice calls which return XML.
Now, for those who actually come and read my blog (I get a whopping 20 hits a day!) you may be wondering why the delay in posts… Don’t worry, this isn’t going to be one of those blogs that gets a few updates in the first few weeks then disappears into oblivion. I’ve been coding like crazy in Flex and trying to write my first component! Ok… make that components, because the main one I’m trying to create actually involves quite a few mini-components and classes built into it.
I’m trying to make an image viewer that connects to a users Flickr account, grabs 100 images or so, and displays them in a rotating circle, with the one selected displaying in the middle. The image selected will also magnify slightly, as well as the ones next to it (in a sort of Fish-Eye view but not quite that advanced at the moment). Well, I’ve gotten a good start, and having some 600+ lines of code written! It may not look like much, but you can see the of it start here.
A few things I’m having issues with… I can hear a COMPLETE event when the image is loaded, but for some reason the width/height/x/y values aren’t initalized yet. When the image is done loading, I want to move the Images so their registration point is actually in the center of the clip, not the top left corner, but without those values initialized when the image loads I’m at a loss! If anyone has suggestions on what I’m doing wrong, I’d love to hear them!