Feb
04
2012
4

EasyAGAL Updates. Testing suite planned…

I've just made the first update of the year to EasyAGAL, and wanted to let everyone know about that along with some of my plans for the library's future, including a new testing suite.
Written by barliesque in: AGAL,AS3,Molehill | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,
Sep
23
2011
12

EasyAGAL – Macros and Aliases

In this article I'll show you how you can create and use a library of macro functions written with EasyAGAL. The more macros we have to work with, the more AGAL can begin to feel like a higher level language...
Written by barliesque in: AGAL,AS3,Molehill | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
Aug
30
2011
21

Introducing EasyAGAL

I decided to write a small library that would assist in writing AGAL shaders, just as easily as writing ActionScript. So, now I get: Code completion and hinting, far more readable code, as well as some dynamic coding advantages... Download EasyAGAL from GitHub.
Written by barliesque in: AS3,Molehill | Tags: , , , , , , ,
Jan
14
2009
0

Textured Vectors

Just a little experiment for an upcoming animation project. The usual flat cartoony vectors just wouldn't be right, so I was playing with layering textures with gradients designed to simulate 3D. I'm pretty excited about the results...
Written by barliesque in: Animation | Tags: , , , , , ,
Dec
28
2008
54

Make an AS3 Flash Component with Custom UI Controls

I'd nearly given up the whole idea, having searched all over the internet only to find dozens of others asking the same questions I'd had, but no one was delivering the answers. Or not all the answers, at any rate... In this article, I'll give you a tour of the code for a simple component and its control panel, with notes on how to make your own components.
Dec
27
2008
0

Flash sniffer bug solved

Ever since Flash Player 10 arrived on the scene, Flash websites here and there have begun having a problem recognizing what version is really installed...
Dec
20
2008
0

Flash Developer in the Bowler Hat

My new portfolio site is finally ready for public viewing. The design of the site is an homage to one of my favorite artists, the Belgian surrealist René Magritte. Even if you've never heard the name, you've probably seen his most famous image...
Oct
07
2008
1

Getting into Papervision3D

I’m having fun right now getting into Papervision3D.  I took some time deciding on whether to go ahead with ver.2  Lack of documentation and examples was starting to make me think it’d be best to go with an older version.  As it turns out, there are plenty of resources out there, it’s just a matter of locating them!  Here are links to the …

Written by barliesque in: Papervision3D | Tags: ,
Oct
03
2008
7

The trouble with getBounds()

Keeping tabs on the exact position and dimensions of an object on the stage gets tricky when masks are involved. None of Actionscript's native commands provide reliable results. Here's an alternate solution...
Written by barliesque in: AS3 | Tags: , , , ,
Oct
03
2008
0

My first post to my first blog

Thanks for stopping by!

All these years of designing and developing and I’ve never had a blog to call my own.  The shame of it!  Well, through the magic of WordPress I’ve finally rectified this. Thanks also go to TheBuckmaker for the Aeros theme, to which I’ve added my own Magritte-inspired background image and a few minor modifications.

I’ll be posting about my …

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