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Flash Camp

August 17th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Things I've Learned

I have been asked to present at Flash Camp St. Louis this year! I’m calling my talk: Tween, the Impossible Tween! Animating Outside Display Object Properties We’ll use the Greensock tweening engine and some basic OOP principles to create some really cool visual effects. I’ll show you how to setup a a complex radial animation […]

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AS3 – Video Player

December 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Code

[UPDATE: old code, proceed at your own risk] For a recent project I needed a skinnable AS3 Video Player. Everything I found was either over-developed or just didn’t work. So… I created a super-simple skinnable AS3 FLV player. It’s still got a few kinks, but might be a good starting point for anyone to add-on. […]

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Simple Nest

August 13th, 2008 · 3 Comments · Art, Code, Concept, Digital Process, Drawing

I’m learning to draw with code. A lot of what I’ve seen out there in the interwebs is based on mathematical theories named after dudes from the sixties and seventies. I’m inspired by all that, but I’m also interested in recreating systems in nature through generative art. Here is a simple nest I drew with […]

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Circles 02

February 23rd, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Code, Digital Process

Here is a new version of the circles, it’s pretty much a matrix of the previous version. In the future I plan on exploring custom stroke patterns and a way to represent the breakdown of the soft outer shell of the walnut that leaves the hard dark brown center exposed.

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Walnut Circle 01

February 18th, 2008 · No Comments · Art, Code, Digital Process

Here is my first version of the random circle project. I might add a deep brown element, I’m also thinking about how to string these together in a pattern on a canvas.

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twitter project

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Code, Digital Process

We’ll here it is. This has been a silly and fun project. I got to revisit one of my favorite NES games and learned a little about ActionScript and APIs in the process. In hindsight this would’ve been just as easy to do w/ an RSS feed but it feels good to have this idea […]

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base code

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments · Code, Digital Process

To accomplish my silly idea, I need to be able to get to my “tweets”. This is public information so user authentication won’t be necessary, although there looks to be a pretty straightforward auth function in TWITTER.as. I’m using the AS2 API because of it’s simple and compact nature. Here is the code I’m starting […]

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SWX and Twitter

November 20th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Code

While trying to decide whether to use the Twitter AS2 or AS3 API, I stumbled across SWX, This is an AMAZING standard for getting data into Flash from some of the more popular social media APIs. I expect it to be my new best friend. It’s based on some some existing methods for getting Data. […]

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twitter face

November 5th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Code, Concept, Digital Process

I recently downloaded the twitter Actionscript API. I’m thinking about developing some kind of absolutely worthless flash widget that would display my “tweets” with some kind of tween and/or humorous staging. I first thought of some kind of puppetry. Plugging into web services and APIs is some fun stuff. I’ve done some tinkering with google […]

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