Archive for October 2008

Happy Halloween!

Just wanted to take a moment and wish everyone and their families a safe and happy Halloween. Go out, get some candy (for your kids, of course) and dress like weirdos. That’s what its all about (VELVEETA!).


AS3: Collision Detection Kit

View Google Code Project View Examples This is coming straight out of the horse’s mouth: The Collision Detection Kit is a package of classes created for pixel-precise, shape-based collision detection for all display objects. It is written in Actionscript 3.0 and meant for Flash Player version 9 and higher. The Collision Detection Kit comes with […]


EVOLVE Turns 1!

So I missed this by, oh, two weeks (I’m really bad at remembering birthdays, but coincidentally today is my dad’s birthday so that kind of reminded me) but EVOLVE (the blog you’re obviously currently reading) turned 1 on October 10th! That’s pretty exciting for me because when I started this blog I didn’t know how […]


Adobe Flash CS4 & F1 Help

I recently installed Flash CS4 and for the most part I welcome and like the changes. One of the things I absolutely despise is the new help system. In CS3 you could press F1 and get the good ole help window where you could search for whatever you needed help on and it would be […]


Inspiration: GO!EXPLORE

This neat little website for PSP gadgets is a great example of good use of 3D in Flash (and by 3D I mean video with 3D objects, not Papervision 3D). It just goes to show how a bland site could be spiced up with some nice 3D modeling and good use of video. The other […]


AS3: SequentialLoader v1.1

I made a very small update to the SequentialLoader which allows you to pass in an optional parameter to check for policy files when loading content from a different server. You can grab the new stuff at the original post as I’ve updated all files there. Backwards compatibility should not be an issue as the […]


Inspiration: Bacardi Original Mojito

Ars Thanea created this awesome little site for the Original Mojito by Bacardi. I’m particularly proud of this site not only because it is very well done, but because Ars Thanea is a Polish Flash development company and they do great work. Check out more of their work at their site.


Masking & Video Object Bug

I was working on a project yesterday where I had to put a Video object onto the stage and I had controls that were over it. The controls only showed up when you rolled over the Video object so I figured I’d make the controls and use a mask over the video and tween the […]


Inspiration: Karim Charlebois-Zariffa

The portfolio site of Karim Charlebois-Zariffa is not new but when I originally saw it I didn’t have a category for inspiration on the blog. I ran across it again today and figured I’d post it here. Very simple site but well done. Nice Papervision work on the transitions.


AS2/AS3: TweenGroup

View Blog Post Many of you know that when it comes to tweening I look no further than TweenLite/FilterLite/Max (usually TweenMax cuz I’m crazy like that). Jack has just released a new utility class called TweenGroup which goes hand in hand with his tweening engines to add some extra and awesome functionality.