New Custom Class for Grow and Colorize Effect

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I’m thrilled to introduce to you my AS3 GrowAndColorizeItem class. Can you guess what it does? 🙂 Come take a peak inside and I’ll show you how easy it is to implement in your own projects.

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Snorkl.tv Latest and Greatest: ActiveTuts+, BitmapTileGrid, PuzzleBuilderPro + Some Groovy Resources

BitmapTileGrid Demo:

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Hey Guys and Gal,

I know its been awhile since I’ve posted anything. There has been a lot going on. I put together a little video that is jam-packed with a little news, recent projects, fun stuff and of course your Christmas present. Get inspired and get ready to make the most of 2012.

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Orbital Challenge: Solution!

The Orbital Challenge was a big hit. Thanks so much for all the submissions. Take a look inside to see the solution and find out if you are the random winner!

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Why the Death of Flash Player on Mobile Makes Me Feel Like David Hasselhoff

In 1994, Hasselhoff was scheduled to perform a concert on pay-per-view from Atlantic City. The concert was expected to help reignite his singing career in the United States. However, on the night of the concert, O.J. Simpson was involved in a police chase in southern California. Viewership of the concert was significantly lower than expected due to the live coverage of the chase. (wikipedia)

In 2011 Carl Schooff launched his first ActionScript tutorial on activetuts+. On that same day, Adobe announced it would no longer support development of Flash Player on mobile devices. Due to all the clutter on twitter, no one saw his tweet.

Neither man gave up, and proceeded to have fulfilling success in their careers.

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AS3 Code Challenge: Orbital

The Challenge

Make a swf that does exactly this:

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  • scale of orbital path continually pulses
  • click to change direction of orbit
  • scale of green orb does not change

Get those brains going…

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SnorklReport: Big News!

Hey folks,
Just wanted to check in and give you a little inside scoop on what’s going on at snorkl.tv and give you some stuff to play with. Usually these SnorklReports are about traffic and such. This one’s a bit different…

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Use BlitMask’s Wrap Feature for Easy Bitmap Scrolling and Looping.

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The swf above illustrates 32 BlitMasks running simultaneously. The slick performance absolutely stomps any other method available for moving so many bitmaps at the same time. Silky, smooth and totally seamless!

Remember those days of trying to do a seamless scrolling loop in Flash? You would make 2 copies of a Movie Clip and move them both across the screen only to painstakingly have to offset the whole mess to perform a seamless loop?

GreenSock’s BlitMask wrap feature ends all that. Learn how to get started with BlitMasks and enhance Flash performance with this amazing new tool.

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Flash Generative Art Driven by TimelineMax and Some Funky Blending

I had 20 minutes to kill last night while waiting for Google Analytics to update. I asked myself,

Self, wouldn’t it be fun to just play around and try to hammer the crap out of the Flash Player?

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I replied, “yes”.

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Let’s Slam a Whole Mess of Items (without Instance Names) Inside a Movie Clip and then Animate them all in Random Sequence

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Here I have a mash-up of 3 very useful techniques:

Create an array of all children inside any Movie Clip or DisplayObjectContainer
Shuffle that array
Animate all the items in that array in sequence

And oh yeah, no instance names.

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TweenLite-Powered Tile Transitions for Grid Building and Masking

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Just wanted to provide you guys with a sound starting point for building grids and more importantly animating them in clever ways. I’m going to do a quick rundown in the video and leave you with a few files to poke around in. I’m sure you will find a few ways to implement these strategies into your own projects.

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