Emailing images directly from Flash with PHP

For an interactive drawing project I worked on recently I needed to provide the ability for users to email their artwork directly from the app without the need to save any images to a server. I pieced together a solution from various blogs and websites and I decided to provide the full source here. The […]

September 8, 2012

Adding console.log() to AIR’s HTMLLoader

Here is a little code snipped I thought I’d post for future reference and may help someone else out. I was using the HTMLLoader class in Adobe AIR to load content and I came across an error where my Javascript was calling console.log(). In the AIR HTMLLoader environment this function does not exist so I […]

July 13, 2012

Combining PixelBender paint mixing with TUIO blob size

This post has been sitting around in draft for a while now so thought I’d better publish it. I finally got around to recording a video demo of an app I’ve been working on for a client. I needed to combine my PixelBender paint mixing with blob size so that the brush is the size […]

May 13, 2012

Retrieving and using blob size from CCV with AS3

One thing I have been wanting to do for a quite a while now with my touch screen is use touch size data to determine the size of lines drawn on the screen. The other day I finally got around to researching experimenting with CCV. It turns out that CCV can send the width and height […]

March 16, 2012

AS3: Calculate the perceived brightness of a colour

This short post is mainly just a reference for myself but could also come in handy in your projects. I wanted to set text to either white or black depending on the brightness of the colour it was sitting on. I came across this post which provided a formula and some C# code so I was […]

March 13, 2012

A simple way to get native alerts with Adobe AIR

In an AIR project I am currently working on I wanted to have native alert boxes in my app rather than building custom pop up boxes. There is no built in way to get native alerts in AIR and I remembered reading this interview over at leebrimelow.com a while back where a developer at Illume used StageWebView […]

March 8, 2012

Paint mixing with PixelBender

In my post yesterday I was demonstrating my attempt to create a drawing app using Stage3D for graphics acceleration. As it turns out Stage3D is not built for this kind of ‘per pixel’ manipulation on a drawing canvas. I mentioned at the end of the article that I might explore PixelBender as an alternative for […]

February 7, 2012

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

PixelPerfect digital art wall

Update: It has come to my attention that some companies have been claiming that Classy Event Group is just a software reseller for Virtual Graffiti Wall. This is entirely untrue. I have worked with Classy Event Group to design and develop this software for them. Classy Event Group is the sole owner of this software […]

December 4, 2011