Archive for January 2012 - Purple Squirrels
A collection of cool video, motion graphics and interface design, mostly if not all from Vimeo…
Well, here we are with version 2 of my Flash spray paint stencils. I’ve been meaning to do a post on this for a while now! I created this version during the development of PixelPerfect - a digital graffiti wall and and photo booth. This time the paint is rendered much quicker by doing away with an embedded for loop that was in V1. This time instead of looping through each pixel on the canvas, I am drawing using copyPixels utilising an alpha bitmap as an alpha channel and matrices to transform them correctly based on the scale, rotation and position of the stencil movieclip. Another cool feature I added was a ‘muck’ layer on the stencil. Now paint that was on top of the stencil stays on the stencil – just like in real life!
Happy new year to everyone. Let’s hope that 2012 is full of awesomeness. There are lots of things in the gadget world that will hopefully become available this year – Windows 8 and subsequent tablet devices, new Nokia Windows Phone devices, iPhone 5 and iPad 3. I think Flash will start to kick butt in the mobile app department too with Stage3D (aka Molehill) coming to AIR for Android and iOS. I also hope to see (or at least an example) of AIR for Windows Phone. I can’t wait for that. I hope to bring more posts to my blog this year too and increase the readers. Perhaps being less slack in promoting new posts will help. This year will also mark 10 years since I began doing work under the name NemenVisual – although originally it was called Nemen Productions. As usual, I also have fresh new blog design for this year which I have almost finished designing and is nearly ready to be turned into a WordPress Template. Check back soon to see the new design!
Oh and by the way, the photo above is a shot I took on NYE at Ocean Grove. The neighbours had some great illegal fireworks which they were setting off throughout the night!