Scripts, Tools & Methods Developed at Hook
42 Posts since November, 2009
Are you a flash developer that occasionally has to dabble in php and hates the lack of strict typing and misses the ease of type-hinting like there is with actionscript? Well, any developer that is comfortable with Flex Builder will welcome Eclipse PHP Development Tools. Flex Builder, which is built on the Eclipse framework, functions almost identical to Eclipse with PDT. I’ve used Dreamweaver, Coda, Notepad++, jEdit, Komodo, PHP Designer — I’ve used almost all of them — to write PHP, and nothing is as powerful as Eclipse (in my opinion)! Plus, it is free! So, this is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a while and it should be short and sweet. There are a few features that took me a while to find that help greatly with writing PHP in Eclipse, so I thought I would document them here for those of you who wish they would have learned about these features years ago like I do.
Kutout is an as3 (Actionscript 3) open-source library and sample application for image extraction and object extraction from images in Flash. The methodology behind the approach was taken from the java implementation of a pre-existing open-source solution called SIOX (Simple Interactive Object Extraction).
Recently, I was having a weird issue with shading flickering while working on a project with Away3D. I wanted to use basic lighting with the WhiteShadingBitmapMaterial class.
Have you ever looked at yourself in the mirror and said that Flash Player 9′s 3D options are just as great as those available in Flash Player 10? No. That’s because you would never do that. Never.
In the world of Flash Player 9, you aren’t given too many 3D options. Papervision and Away3D. Those two seem to be the most stable and full-featured. How do you rotate an object to a particular rotation over time? When integrated with a physics engine (I was using JigLib), this isn’t so simple. Both engines have a great lookAt() method that will rotate your object in a particular direction, however I wanted to do this gradually, not instantaneously.