4031 readersWithin the world of mobile Flex development there is a concept of a ViewStack and navigator for handling navigating between views. It's a new concept in Flex but a relatively simple one to understand. Essentially you push a new View to the stack to have it displayed and you pop it out to go back
885 readersA FP10 experiment at flashandmath.com. We construct an open-sided, interactive cube whose sides are bitmaps. The user can rotate the cube in 3D and change perpective. Sides respond to clicks. Whenever
4387 readersWe ran into this strange problem at work this week, we were dealing with a Component class that uses the VideoDisplay component in Flex in order to play video. The class was unfortunately not consistent with the Flex Component life cycle guidelines. Working with the class, I wanted to be able to use the CuePointManager
7019 readersEach instance of the DisplayCube class accepts any DisplayObjects as sides, it revolves in 3D, its sides respond to clicks. Moreover, the cube drops shadow in 3D! We show an application with three Bitmap cube menus
6615 readersEach instance of the DisplayCube class accepts any DisplayObjects as sides, it revolves in 3D, its sides respond to clicks. Moreover, the cube drops shadow in 3D! We show an application with three Bitmap cube menus that drop dynamic shadows on the floor beneath as they rotate. Correct depth-sorting regardless of position and projection settings.
5445 readersA question that’s been coming up often with Flex mobile development is how to pass data between tabs (or stacks of views) within an application. Passing data within a view stack is straightforward, you simply pass it on the pushView or return it from the popped view. A great cookbook example showing this is here.
2831 readersAnybody notice a re-occurring theme here? Canvas performance on the new iPod Touch and iPhone 4G is laughable at 22FPS rendering simple animation. At least the Nexus One can muster up a decent 40FPS for basic canvas rendering. Flash Player 10.1 on the other hand, blows HTML5 out of the water running at 57FPS on
1874 readersReader X emailed me earlier this week with an interesting problem. He was looking into building a class scheduling system but wanted a way to hande time conflicts on the client. He was currently making use of Flash Forms (which I strongly urge everyo... [More]
9700 readersIn this Quick Tip we’ll take a look at how to embed and display a 3D model in Flash, using Papervision3D. Final Result Preview Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards: Introduction To use this tutorial you will need to have a 3D model, exported as a .dae file,
11804 readersIn this Quick Tip, you’ll learn how to construct a reference to a class from a String, and then create an instance of that class, using a built-in AS3 function called getDefinitionByName(). You’ll also learn the best methods for using this in different situations. Why Is getDefinitionByName() Useful? getDefinitionByName() is very useful if you need to make
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