Tag Archives: interactive

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For a long time, I couldn’t post anything to my blog. We’re very busy with the works in Filika Design (check out our web site). And I’m trying to gain my coding skills on different coding enviroments like c++, unity and java-Javascript…

I think, I leave actionscript  in web design works. We have to think about mobile devices. And it’s sad for me to say this but, there is no way to use flash on mobile devices. However, action script is still my special power while programming multitouch apps, generative visuals and kinect based applications…

On the flash side, I’m busy with the new Starling Framework which uses gpu instead of system memory and cpu power. You should check it out if flash is your favourite coding platform 🙂

Some works from Filika Design;

– First video is Aqua Koridor : 12 x 8 m led screen,sonar sensors to track viewers’ coordinates, arduino board parses input data and send them to processing to create interactive visuals.

– Second video is floor projection application. However, it’s working with Kinect+Adobe Air. So, it’s very powerful from conventional floor projection techniques. We chose Kinect. Because, it isn’t affected by light sources, it uses infrared ligth to get infromations like depth, x,y and z position of the objects. So, ambient or spotlights in the venue don’t affect our application or calibration values.


With keyword in Action Script 3.0

I’ve been programming with as3 for two years and everyday I come across with a new stuff 🙂 Today, I was checking a as class and encountered with “with” keyword. There is no magic about “with” keyword. But, it allows you to write cleaner codes. Here is a little example how it works;

with (graphics)
{
	clear();
	beginBitmapFill(_bitmapdata);
	moveTo(0, 0);
	lineTo(pWidth, 0);
        lineTo(pWidth, pHeight);
	lineTo(0, pHeight);
	lineTo(0, 0);
	endFill();
}

Frameworks for developing Flash Web-Sites

I’ve been looking for frameworks in order develop flash-based web sites for a long time. I haven’t checked any of these frameworks yet. Because, it takes a lot of time to get into a new programming environment for me. Also, when I’m working on a commercial project, I don’t want to waste my time with new classes, methods and etc.. to develop web based appilcation. Because, your customers don’t care about how the background of their web sites are created. They just want to see final result quickly 🙂

Anyway, For a long time, I’ve been coding with Flex and don’t want to use Flash hereafter. In my opinion, Flash can’t be a framework for coding action script language. I mean, I can’t imagine a framework that has no suggestion option while I’m coding an application. So, I searched for some frameworks which can be used without Flash. At this point, I encountered with PureMVC framwork. But there are no tutorial about how to use it in Flex…I googled some tutorials about PureMVC and here they are;

http://active.tutsplus.com/tutorials/workflow/understanding-the-puremvc-open-source-framework/

http://algorithmist.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/flashbuilder-and-puremvc-part-i/

And there is an other Flash framework which called Gaia. The only disadvantage for me is, you can only use Gaia with Flash. But, Gaia has some tutorials about how to setup and work with it in their web-site.

Awards from Flash Web-Design Contest

“Flash Ödülleri” web design awards, by http://www.flasharsivi.com – a member of Adobe Flash User Group in Turkey-  emerged from the idea to have a contest among the members of the web site,  in 2008.

The contest aims  to increase the use of Flash software and encourage designers to create action script (programming language) based web sites.

Alp Tuğan’s two web design works were nominated for the first 30 designs of 2010. and got the second and

the sixth place in the “Flash Ödülleri” contest that is also sponsored by Adobe Company this year.

second place    : http://www.brandmood.org
sixth place     : http://www.muratgermen.com

For further information http://www.flashodulleri.com/

Call For Artists – Transition Houses

Transition Houses

is about being in between time. It is the void in between happenings, the ether that fills the space, the apparent blank.

The apparent blank is not without substance. It is the punctuation between sentences, the emphasis between ideas, it is the silence that makes possible for notes to be discerned – the one thing in common of all music. The one thing in common of all art.

Transition Houses is about the process, the essential environment of creation.

We would like to celebrate this ephemeral and vital air that is the process. We would like to make it a negative, to make the apparent blank a blinding light and the colorful spots insignificant dead heaps of lifeless matter.

To point out the process and make the result pointless (or simply a rest between two transitions, a necessary collision before a vital expansion).

Houses of transition are not real. We made them up.

Houses of transition have no real territory. It is tomorrow’s dream of yesterday. It is a state of mind.

Transition Houses are the turns we do before taking a new direction. The pauses we do before making new movements. These are the assessments of past visions and the formation of future ones. And something anew just as well. It is the connection between the results, but something completely different from it altogether.

There are no statements made in Transition Houses. There are observations.

Transition Houses is the moment of metamorphosis. The moment when shapes are blurred and lines mingled and tangled together into something unfamiliar but vivid, alive.

Transition Houses are the transition word that we use in language to indicate a desired shift in thought, or a summarization, the end of an idea and/or the start of another one. In the rooms of Transition Houses all the howevers, likewises, finallies, for instances, indeeds, meanwhiles, consequentlies, of courses and moreovers are welcome.

There is no democracy in Transition Houses. We really do things together.

Come join us!

In order to participate  and have more information about  “Transition Houses” event please visit our web site Transition Houses.

DeepLinking alternatives for Flash

The main problem for Flash designers and web-site are deep-linking problems. However, there are many solutions to get rid of the reference problem. The most known action script class is ASUAL’s SWFADRESS. It works fine for many designers and web sites. But, not for me!. Somehow, I got troubles with SWF ADRESS. So, I searched for new solutions and found Flurl deeplinking class. It’s a tiny little Java script file. Flurl gets parameters from Java and combine them with Action Script’s “ExternalInterface” parameter. I used Flurl for Murat Germen’s web-site for the main categories. For now it is working as I expected…I don’t update the web-site, it needs some performance and stability tests. You can check Flurl Java class from here.

And there are other resources which useful for deeplinking issue.

Pixel Acres

Bir Öğrenci Klasiği (This page is in Turkish. Çok güzel bir Türkçe kaynak)

Flash works

I will post a tutorial about this issue. There are thousands of tutorial around the web. However, all of them tells same stuff. My tutorial is going to be more clear and useful. trust me 🙂

UPDATE: Flurl was working perfect on localy. But, when I moved files to the server, it stopped to work! I tried many thing to figure out the problem. But, I couldn’t handle it. So, I returned back to SWFAdress. For now everything is OK with SWFAdress.