Experiments

Painting with Stage3D using Starling

I’ve been trying to find ways to improve the performance of paint mixing with Flash and I though I could try using Stage3D for hardware accelerated graphics. But then I realised that Stage 3D is optimised for polygons and 3D models so it was probably not the best solution. I wanted to see if it […]

February 6, 2012

Spray Paint Stencils in Flash – V2

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! 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 […]

January 9, 2012

Leveraging iOS hardware via the browser with Javascript

Just another quick post tonight. I have bigger one lined up for tomorrow I promise. I just wanted to show a little experiment I did a while back with JavaScript – accessing the¬†Accelerometer and Compass data in Safari on the iPad. Below is a short video demonstrating it if you don’t have access to an […]

October 31, 2011

Falls Creek with a GoPro HD Hero

A couple weeks ago I bought a GoPro HD Here camera. The video below is the first test using the camera mounted to my helmet. I was planning on doing some shots with it mounted to my board but the sticky stuff failed the second I started moving! I’m pretty happy with the quality of […]

September 14, 2011

painty – A simple HTML5 web app for the iPad

As you may know I have been mucking around with HTML5’s canvas element lately. Here is an evolution of the paint mixing example I showed a couple posts back. I decided to turn it into a simple iPad web app. Check out the video below and visit the following URL on an iPad to try […]

August 14, 2011

Javascript and Canvas wet paint mixing

Here is an experiment I did to learn how the HTML5 Canvas tag works. I wanted to know how to manipulate pixels so I attempted to port my AS3 paint mixing to Javascript. I was surprised by the performance although it doesn’t seem to be as fast as the Flash version, and it is definitely […]

June 23, 2011

Dye Lockscreen Wallpapers for Windows Phone 7

Over the weekend I was playing around with macro shots of dye on paper. The only thing I could find in the house that I could use as ‘Inks’ were a box of red, green, blue and yellow food dyes so thats what I used. Although they didn’t bleed like I was hoping to I […]

May 16, 2011

Super Duper Macro

Recently I have been experimenting with macro photography quite a bit with some old Pentax lenses and extension tubes adapted to my Canon. I hadn’t tried with any shots with all extension tubes added together and when this weeks Gizmodo Shooting challenge was Macro I decided it would be a good excuse to get out […]

March 11, 2011

Canon 7D + Anamorphic 35mm projector lens

A couple weeks ago after I got back from Japan I bought an anamorphic lens off eBay for my 7D. It finally arrived yesterday and now I have to try and find a way to attach it. Since nearly all anamorphic lenses that are adapted to DSLRs are from projectors they require special clamps and […]

February 22, 2011

Super Macro video with the 7D

Yesterday I found out that a lens mount adapter I had would enabled me to attach some old Pentax lenses from my grandpa (about 25 years old) to my Canon 7D. I also had some extension tubes with these lenses so I decided to experiment with shooting some super macro video. Check out the video […]

January 2, 2011