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Archive for March 2008

Papervision 2.0: Cube Tutorial

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Lee Brimelow has uploaded a new tutorial to gotoAndLearn() that shows you how to use Papervision3D 2.0 to create an interactive cube with different textures on each part of the cube. This example is using the GreatWhite branch of Papervision3D. We all know pv3d has changed the way people and developers experience the interactive web! Take a quick look if you are interested because it really kicks some serious ass.

And if you want to take ik to the next level… the guys from Boulevart also released a cool pv3d cube tutorial. It explains how you can rotate a cube using a registration or pivot point. Definately worth checking I guess!


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March 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm

Posted in 3D, as3, Papervision

Iphone hates the Flash player ( a series of complex iphone issues )

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Yesterday I was proud to announce that the iphone would finally support the flash player. This seemed like some good news but after only 1 day it has turned into the same old frustrating illusion that it was before. Iphone and the flash player are a no go apparently. First Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen announced that they were working on Flash for the iPhone, now Adobe clarifies that no, they’re actually not. Personally I think they are messing with all the people who want a decent internet experience on their iphone. And for developers like me it is also a pain in the ass that we can’t reach the large number of iphone users. If apple would like to present the iphone as ”the smartphone” then my guess is that not implementing the flash player is not that smart.

Even though Steve Jobs explained his reasons why Flash is not available for the iPhone (Jobs claimed that Flash Lite for mobile was not full featured enough, while the full version of Flash would not run well on the iPhone ) I think not providing a flash player is even less featured!

Just like aral I’m shutting my ears now!

Written by vilebody

March 22, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Posted in Flash Lite

Iphone loves the flash player!

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Adobe made comments today that they will be delivering a Flash client for the iPhone. According to Adobe’s Chief Executive Shantanu Narayen, Adobe has downloaded the iPhone SDK and is planning on building a Flash Player for the iPhone and distributing it via Apple’s iTunes App store.


We believe Flash is synonymous with the Internet experience, and we are committed to bringing Flash to the iPhone,” Narayen said. “We have evaluated (the software developer tools) and we think we can develop an iPhone Flash player ourselves.”

The news comes a few weeks after Apple’s Steve Jobs explained his reasons why Flash is not available for the iPhone. Jobs claimed that Flash Lite for mobile was not full featured enough, while the full version of Flash would not run well on the iPhone.

I personally believe this is (finally) a good thing. When I was in Amsterdam I noticed lot’s of iphone users who were dissapointed they could not run the mobile guide. Let’s hope they fix it soon!

Written by vilebody

March 21, 2008 at 11:02 am

Posted in Flash Lite

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Playr: An AS3 music player engine

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Today Ronny Welter released his Playr Class.
Playr is a Flash Actionscript 3 class which makes it very easy to create a music player in flex/flash or AIR in about 10lines of code. You can use this engine for a loop, a single song or an entire playlist. I’ve already been using a beta version of his class in my FLEX/AIR project ”Interlude” and the new additions really come in handy. Ronny has implementend a “shuffle mode” and a “Track Progress”. I have wrote some extensions on this cool engine as well and I will release them soon.. If Ronny let’s me :)

check it out at

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March 19, 2008 at 4:20 pm

Posted in as3

FEIERN: 25/04/08: Let’s get minimal

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Love Minimal/Techno but hate all the commercial crap (like I do) ? It does not always has to be 10daysoff, I love Techno, Dour or other festivals. FEIERN is an alternative minimal/techno event, hosted at the Ramada Plaza, Antwerp, the 25th of April.

You can expect some stunning live performances from Ahmet Sisman vs. Tim Querengaesser (lessizmore vs. toys for boys, DE), Danny Lilwall (musictracx, 76 recordings, UK) and Eklektiker vs. Khuram (feiern, Be).Entrance will only cost you 7€ and it kicks off at 23.00 hrs. You can already get yourself warmed up. Go to the feiern site and already explore some live sets mixed by the DJ’s who will also perform the 25th. If this doesn’t do the trick… well let’s say you are more into Rihanna stuff then and you should better stay home anyway!

Find out some more info (road description and so on) here


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March 18, 2008 at 7:37 pm

Posted in Zonder categorie

AS3 Secure zip extension

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Today andy jacobs released the AS3 Secure zip extension he wrote a while ago. It is an extension on David Chang’s Zip API with the RC4 encryption method made by Metal Hurlant. Andy made a nice extension which also supports encryption. In a nutshell: This api makes it possible to encrypt any external data (in as3) and encrypts it so you can not open it on a local computer or mac or… You can only load it in flash and in that way (re)use your assets, compressed into one file.

Go and check it out here!

Written by vilebody

March 17, 2008 at 6:34 pm

Posted in as3

Internship @ BoulevArt

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This week I started my internship at BoulevArt. It will last for 3 months and I will be working with Wim Vanhenden and his Flash Team. Interesting people, interesting projects, interesting 3 months if you ask me! :) I am also getting some time to work out some personal interests/projects. As you maybe have heard or read a while ago, I’ve developed the official FITC Mobile Guide and I think I might say it was a succes. Everybody was really positive and excited about the application. I even got a thankyou-present from the adobe mobile team. They have send me a nokia n95! Thank you guys that was really a cool surprise! :)
The people at FITC also were happy with the application and the feedback so they asked me to develop one for the upcoming Toronto Edition as well. That’s the first mobile project I’m working on. I’m planning on working out more mobile projects here but the FITC Toronto application is the first (and most concrete) project on my list. I’m also attending this conference together with Nicolas Lierman (from Boulevart-Google Analytics) and I’m absolutely looking forward to this!

See you in Toronto for a hell of a conference and if you are coming.. let me know by leaving a comment!

Written by vilebody

March 14, 2008 at 10:47 am

Posted in as3, BoulevArt, FITC, Flash Lite