websites accesed so far to help understand ActionScript 3

10 02 2010

Below is a list of all the websites that i have used so far to work out ActionScript 3. Once the site is finished I will list the main ones used and how they were of use.

Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Timer – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

kirupa.com – Animating Dynamic MovieClips is AS3, Page 2

NumbKnuckle » AS3: Using currentTarget to listen for your buttons

refering to Stage.height in AS3 – kirupaForum

AS3: Click On MovieClip – kirupaForum

Directional Blur + Tweener in AS3 «

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 4

How to build a Flash AS3 Videoplayer – The Tech Labs

FLVPlayback – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

Extending the Actionscript 3 / Flash CS3 Slideshow with XML – The Tech Labs

URLRequest – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

As3 Scale Image | TutorVista.com : Page 4

AS3: TypeError: Error #1034: Type Coercion failed: cannot convert flash.display::SimpleButton

AS3: XML Video Player

help with AS3 stage resize and position MovieClip – ActionScript.org Forums

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 5

kirupa.com – Animating Dynamic MovieClips is AS3, Page 3

Adobe ActionScript 3.0 * Skin FLV Playback Custom UI components individually

AS3 Scalable Video Player | Red Verse

AS3 XML Picture Viewer 1.0

Font – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Sprite – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 6

gotoAndLearn() Flash Forums • View topic – AS3 navigation for a noob

AS3 – target vs. currentTarget and MOUSE_OVER vs. ROLL_OVER | wasted potential

AS3 Photo Viewer Tutorial

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 1

Adobe ActionScript 3.0 * Create a new skin

AS3 Photo Viewer Tutorial

Opacity and Buttons in AS3? – ActionScript.org Forums

Font Embedding in AS3 : Lessons Learned – Flaver

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 7

Loader – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Math – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Skinning the ActionScript 3 FLVPlayback component | Adobe Developer Connection

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 2

*drawlogic » AS3 Mouse Events and Mouse Related User Actions – interactive and game development technologies for the web – flash, flex, unity3d, silverlight, javascript [ draw.logic ] » AS3 Mouse Events and Mouse Related User Actions » AS3 Mouse Events and Mouse Related User Actions

Flash Actionscript 3 (AS3) Super Loader | Taterboy.com: Graphics, Multimedia and Such

start drag in AS3 – ActionScript.org Forums

removeChild doesn’t kill the audio in external swf (as3) : Adobe Flash

IKJoint – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

Flash :: How Do I Arrange Objects When Drawing With AS3?

Adobe Community Help – Search Community Help

AS 3 event.currentTarget.name to external URL – kirupaForum

XML – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

kirupa.com – Using XML in Flash CS3/AS3 – Page 3

Flash Fluid Layouts and Stage Resize in AS3

Get the class used to create an object instance in AS3 – Josh Talks Flash

AS3: XML Video Player

Adobe(Macromedia): Flash – Stop FLV video playback (AS3)

How to build a AS3/Flash9 Videoplayer part 2 | The Tech Labs

FLVPlayback – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

AS3: XML Video Player

display current frame number [AS3] – Flash Kit Community Forums

Error – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Flash Components – Flash Zoom Menu XML – 2D Image Zoom Menu XML AS3

Embedding fonts in AS3

AS3 Photo Viewer Tutorial

AS3 Stage Align – kirupaForum

AS3 Photo Viewer Tutorial

AS3: XML Video Player

kirupa.com – Using the Drop Shadow Filter in AS3

[AS3] Preloader observation – Ultrashock Forums

AS3 Tutorial: Moving Based On Mouse Location | Flashmech.net

Substance Labs – Scripted Knockout Example

AS3 Trick: Wrap an XML Node’s Content in CDATA :: Paul Coyle: Software Developer

Rectangle – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

DataGridCellEditor – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

MotionEvent – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

Flash Enabled Blog – Everything Flash » Blog Archive AS3 Mouse Events and Mouse Related User Actions «

Proportional Scaling Techniques in AS3 – Substance Labs

Loading dynamic data into Flash using AS3

AS3: Trace()

AnimatorBase – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

AS3: XML Video Player

AS3 : Video FLVPlayback Component

TextFormat – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

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Arrange MC with AS3 – kirupaForum

AS3: XML Video Player

Flash Enabled Blog – Everything Flash » Blog Archive AS3 Mouse Events and Mouse Related User Actions «

Help

VideoScaleMode – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

Jeff Channell | Multiline Strings in AS3 | ActionScript 3 | jeffchannell.com

UIComponent – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

[AS3] addEventListener for Mouse Over – Flash Kit Community Forums

AS3 – TextField autoSize – Height not updating – Ultrashock Forums

AS3: TransitionManager Class

AS3 Version of ScrollBar Class | webdevils.com

Flash AS3 using FLVPlayback and Full Screen Mode | NewSourceMedia Blog

StageAlign – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

AS3 Photo Viewer Tutorial

AS3: XML Basics

AS3 Tween Class

Tutorial: Creating an AS3 XML Video Player in Flash | Republic of Code

arguments – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

how do i change button opacity with as3? – CodingForums.com

DisplayObjectContainer – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

AS3: XML Video Player

greenethumb: Global Variables in AS3

AS3. Enter Frame… grrrh. – Flash Kit Community Forums

[AS3] Global variable without using package? – Ultrashock Forums

directional blur with Tweener AS3- flaim.wordpress.com

AS3 gotoAndStop not working on buttons, please help!! – Flash Kit Community Forums

How to add Stroke to Text in AS3? – Stack Overflow

Fullscreen in AS3 Tutorial | Plus Firefox Flash bug when enter fullscreen keyboard events fired | circlecube

TextField – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Does cs4 have native motion blur? [Archive] – kirupaForum

Sprite – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

DisplayObjectContainer – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

MouseEvent – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

deleteaso » gotoAndStop in AS3

AS3 – Setting the stageWidth and stageHeight [Archive] – kirupaForum

Tween – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

How to build a AS3/Flash9 Videoplayer | The Tech Labs

TextField – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

AS3 Stage.width Stage.height Example | all things L337

Center a movieclip on stage resize in AS3: Scriptplayground

NumbKnuckle » AS3: Motion Blurring with Flash, part 1

Using Flash: URLRequest in AS3

As3 Scale Image | TutorVista.com : Page 11

As3 Scale Image | TutorVista.com | web search

3D Picture Gallery |As3|

Adobe ActionScript 3.0 * Setting size, scale, and orientation

KeyframeBase – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

Create a Flash AS3 Slideshow with XML – The Tech Labs

referencing MC’s through their instance name in AS3 – Ultrashock Forums

flash.events package – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

AS3 Conditionals – What If?

kirupa.com – Animating Dynamic MovieClips is AS3, Page 1

AS3 Photo Viewer Tutorial

Event – Flash CS4 Professional ActionScript 3.0 Language Reference

Code Execution and Screen Updates in AS3 and Flash

Expanding the Flash AS3 Videoplayer – The Tech Labs

FLVPlayback – Flash CS4 ActionScript 3.0 Language and Components Reference

ActionScript.org Flash, Flex and ActionScript Resources

Freebie: XML Image Viewer AS3 | Flash User

can F,CS3,AS3 detect the movieClip instance name by mouse click? – Flash Kit Community Forums


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Learning ActionScript 3

3 02 2010

Today i am going to attempt to learn how to make a flash video player similar to youtube’s. im using a couple of tutorials that i have found here and here i am using these tutorials because they show how flash as3 can be used to create a full screen video player and also how to use an xml file to load videos. This means that when its time to use the final work it should be just a case of encoding all the videos to flash and changing the xml file.

I will upload my progress later.






Beware the box mockup

1 02 2010

This is one idea that i have had for the degree show. It is based around the idea of “Thinking outside of the box”. The images on the left show the brochure cover which also doubles as the back page. when handed out the brochure would look like it was inside of a box (top left image) but when unwrapped the brochure would be outside of the box and would double as a desk pencil holder. The brochure would be bound with a single rivet at the top left corner.

For the exhibition the idea would be to use coloured tape and layout graphics or doodles or illustrations around the room and up the wall. the center piece would be a box that was cordoned off and large black lettering on the floor stating “BEWARE THE BOX”. Maybe to add a bit of fun to the event people could be given a box to stamp on and at an elected time everyone would squash them to symbolise stamping out bad ideas.






Concept ideas

28 01 2010

George and I have been concepting ideas.

One which sticks out is the idea of digital/analogue and the contrast that can be used visually. also this title encompasses all of the work that is produces for the exhibition.

Here are some ideas for this concept

This concept was proposed to the exhibition group but they didnt like it so back to the drawing board

on a side note. i also proposed an interface idea to the for the exhibition website, it was loosely based on the digital analogue idea.

The idea was to have an interface that looks like an old 50’s jukebox.

in the exhibition literature their would be a 3 digit code that corresponds to each student. Then to view exhibition work of students you would type in the code. The arm of the jukebox that usually moves and selects a vinyl record would pull out a file that would open into a full screen preview of the student work.

The group seemed quite interested in this idea. But until we have a solid concept for the degree show it will be difficult to tell if this will be used.






Attributes needed in the website

21 01 2010

the ability to view books, also try and impart the tactile feeling of turning the page. British library turning pages example

be able to pan and zoom in on the artwork to see the fine detail. ie photoshop zoom and pan using spacebar.

play movie clips

show flash based works

show images

hierarchal navigation system that can go to courses then drill down to the people on the course.

random work displayed when no department is selected.

a start animation that plays while loading the site to stop the viewer feeling like they have to wait for the site to load.

optimization so that load times are kept to a minimum especially wen dealing with large image files. Note to self: research into the possibility of using a low res image that when zoomed in on will load a higher res version for viewing.

simple yet elegant user interface.

photo for each student to make their space personal (NOT PASSPORT PHOTO).

quote of statement from each student to help make the space more personalised.

The work should be the main focus on the site. ie navigation should be hidden where possible to maximise the artwork area. maybe move the mouse to the edge of the area to bring up the controls.

background of webpage should be a non distracting colour. enabling the viewer to be undistracted.

If i have missed anything could you leave a comment. Ta






DMG302 Brief

21 01 2010

Degree Show Promotional Material.

Dave Potts
George McClure
Design, Multimedia and Graphics

Purpose:

George McClure and Dave Potts intend to create a multimedia solution, spanning both screen and print, for the purposes of promoting and cataloguing student’s work. This material is to accompany the University of Sunderland’s graduate design exhibition at The City Space, to be held on 17th June 2010.

Both George and Dave will collaborate on preliminary research to enable the creation of graphic identity that is suitable to span both print and web based applications. Then conduct research into forms of promotion that other higher learning design establishments have previously employed, as well as self-promotional material from industry based design studios. Finally using all the gathered information and studies, George will produce a print based solution for the exhibition, and Dave will produce a web-based platform to display current student works.

Collaborative Research Aims:

To research into current and past work that pertains to design exhibition promotional material.

A questionnaire will be constructed to discover current students opinions and expectations of the promotional material.

Communicate with The University of Sunderland’s Public Relations representative to find out any requirements and limitations imposed on the project.

Design an overall concept for the project that effectively communicates over print and web based applications.

Personal Research Aims:

Dave:
Investigate ways in which web based technology can be used to create an online gallery

George:
To produce practical research into traditional printing techniques.
To Explore hand-drawn typography
To generate a professional publication that will push the boundaries of conventional degree-show material.

Final Outcome:

Both George and Dave will produce a research blog to be submitted for assessment.

George will produce a print based solution for the University of Sunderland’s graduate design exhibition, promoting and cataloguing student’s work.

Dave will produce an interactive web based solution for the University of Sunderland’s graduate design exhibition to display all the student works.

Deadline

23rd March 2010






Update

18 01 2010

So George and myself will be putting together the Design Exhibitions print and web literature. George is creating the book and i will be creating the website.