Posted: March 1st, 2011 | Author:admin | Filed under:General | Comments Off
Here are my first tests (playing with 2d vectors and the canvas):
Like flash, I’m sure this will be great for games and added extras on sites. It feels like there should be other uses too, which I’m keen to discover. I’m currently looking into writing js apps which write info to the DOM, and draw pretty lines to the canvas. Combining the too has been a little harder than I’d hoped so far though. I’m not sure where best to draw the line between using the canvas and using HTML. Should a data visualisation be entirely within the canvas, for example, or should the labels be traditional elements. Does it matter?
Looking forward to getting into this more. Next is building small interactive pieces which have some physics in them. I’m hoping they might form part of a playful navigation for a portfolio site.
Posted: May 19th, 2010 | Author:admin | Filed under:General | Comments Off
Looking into whether the flash player can set and retrieve cookies, I stumbled upon the ‘SharedObject’ – it’s like a cookie, but the flash player stores the information locally (and not in with the browser cookies). If you’re looking to set real cookies, try here. The shared object seems handy for a lot of things though, and it’s really simple to use:
I put together a test to see how it worked:
Enter text, click set, then refresh the page. The content set into the shared object will persist. Which could be handy for a bunch of things, no? Seems like storing the current state of a web app is a must in case the user accidently closes the tab or navigates away.
Just back from a sunny few days in San Francisco, and have uploaded some photos of the city. There were more fisheye shots than I would have liked in my selection, but I am hugely impressed with the fisheye-hemi plugin for photoshop, which corrects the verticals in the image beautifully. It seems to have saved a lot of them from looking over the top, whilst preserving most of the 180° field of view.
Nikon D300s, Nikkor lenses: 10.5mm, 50mm and 18-70mm.
View the set (including full sized images) on flickr.
The 5×5 is an odd little thing that seems to have grown up on Vimeo in the last year or so. Five unrelated clips of five seconds, stuck back to back. It seems like a nice way to show clips which lack substantive content without giving the viewer too much time to tire of any one subject.
So, here’s a 5×5 shot along the Vancouver Seawall, testing out the D300s video. It was great to use, but a steadycam would be a handy asset for any moving shots.
Posted: January 16th, 2010 | Author:admin | Filed under:General | Comments Off
Having just started my first forays into Adobe’s Pixel Bender, I’ve been blown away by the scripts which are currently available for it. As a way to temporarily avoid actually learning the language, I spent quite a bit of time playing around with Subblue’s Fractal Exporter. Results below.
It’s particularly nice to see these shapes morph as the parameters change. Will get them into After Effects soon to render out these shifts.
Finished putting together a quick running test with the rabbit character posted yesterday. This was a little tricky, as I’ve set up the limbs so they don’t deform. The result is an odd bouncing gait, which could be cool with a bit or work. Eventually, he’ll be composited over video of a city. But not yet. For now: running.