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

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

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

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

Paint Maestro 2 sneak peek

I was going to record a full demo of my upcoming multitouch painting application ‘Paint Maestro 2’, but I had some technical difficulties so here is a small demo of the stencils. The application is written in AS3 and uses Adobe AIR. I posted this video over at NUI Group a couple weeks ago and […]

July 13, 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

Jackson Pollock – From AS2 to AS3

I found a Jackson Pollock style painting example written in AS2 called ‘Splatter’ over at I wanted to include a Pollock style brush in my painting application so I converted it into AS3. Just copy and past the following code into a new AS3 document in Flash.

December 30, 2010

Spray Paint stenciling in Flash

After seeing the Wii Spray demo videos a year or so ago I have since been wondering how they did the stencils. I couldn’t find any information on how to achieve an effect like paint stenciling so today I decided to give it a shot myself. Below is a small demo where you can have […]

December 8, 2010

Multitouch Paint – Part 2

Here is an updated version of my MT Paint application. Some of the improvements are: New UI (work in progress) Custom canvas size Up to 5 Layers with Merge and Duplicate Layer Blend Modes, Opacity and Visibilty Load in Image to layer Get Colour From Layer – select a layer to live sample colours from […]

November 17, 2010