We’re using the random object for many things, by its nature it may repeat a number, but sometimes we don’t want to get the same number more than once, for example when showing a random image out of an array of images, or jumping to a random frame in a MovieClip. Currently there is no […]
While working on the video player, I wanted to show spinning loading animation while buffering, and since I decided that the whole thing will be pure code, with no library assets, I had to code this animation – just the kind of things I like. It didn’t take long, and I decided to share it […]
I’ve been playing with the drawing classes, experimenting gradients and blending modes, and so I put together a small (basic) as3 class that generates a glossy button with pure code – no library assets. You can download the class here. The class constructor expects only 3 parameters: @param rad = Width of button @param darkColor […]
Flash objects (SWF) can fill the entire Html body, and scale along with browser window as you resize it (it’s done by setting width and height attributes to 100% in the embed tags). However unless scaleMode is properly defined as well, the outcome may look surprisingly bad, the flash content may loose proportions and distort, […]
In one of my current projects I’m experiencing a ‘memory waste’ issue, after a basic efficiency re-writing did not solve the problem, I began reading about how flash handles scope chains and memory, and found this very interesting article ‘Scope Chain and Memory waste in Flash MX‘ by Timothée Groleau.Now I am going to re-attack […]
Jack Doyle at greensock shared a really cool AS2 class he calls ‘TextMetrics’ – sounds promising ha?The class calculates x/y coordinates of a string in a textfield, allowing highlighting it or calculating rows width.. nice.Check out his example. Thanks Jack!