Ramblings

January 19, 2010

Tracking Flash usage

Filed under: as3, dev, tool — michaelangela @ 7:47 pm

stats – mrdoob – FPS, MS and MEM. All in one. – Project Hosting on Google Code

This class provides a simple info box that will help you monitor your code performance.

* FPS Frames per second, how many frames were rendered in 1 second, the bigger the better.
* MS Milliseconds needed to render a frame, the lower the better.
* MEM Memory your code is using, if it increases per frame is VERY wrong.
* MAX Maximum memory the application reached.

2.5D in Flash

Filed under: 3d, flash — michaelangela @ 7:45 pm

Looking at doing some experiments that may require 2.5D in Flash. These two libraries look helpful:

coordy — Some Random Dude

coordy is a Flash layout toolkit that allows you to easily organize items in various layout patterns.

and

Elemental 4D – Practical 3D for Flash Media

The first time I experimented with 3D flash is a very clear memory. I was young, and naive, full of hope and romantic dreams. Her name was Sandy.. 3D… 3.0, and she tempted me with her new thinking and careless and free download. I learned a lot about 3D from Sandy, and to this day, I reminisce of our beautiful times together. But sometimes love just isn’t meant to be. The pressures of designs needing exact dimensions on displayed objects, vector graphics, and perfectly predictable placement of objects tore us apart. 3D just isn’t how most designers design. They think they want 3D, but the moment something has lines that aren’t perfectly parallel to the edges of the browser (as 3D often does) they are not amused. And let me tell you, telling an illustrator that he/she should learn 3D math so that they can predict how your program will display their objects when moved around does not go over well.

Nice short tutorial on css positioning with visual demo

Filed under: css — michaelangela @ 7:41 pm

Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps: position static relative absolute float

Learn CSS Positioning in Ten Steps

This tutorial examines the different layout properties available in CSS: position:static, position:relative, position:absolute, and float.

Helpful AS3 libraries

Filed under: as3, flash — michaelangela @ 7:38 pm

Tools & Libraries at AlecMcE.com

AS3 Libraries

I use the following third-party AS3 libraries:

Blog at WordPress.com.