Author Archive: Renaun Erickson
I saw MontageJS presented at 360|MIN in Las Vegas last year by Tom Ortega. I have been meaning to give it a try and finally got around to it. What is MontageJS? In short it is an “HTML5 framework for building modern Web Apps.” To start explaining what MontageJS is in more detail some history [...]
Live Demo Live Demo of three.js html/js generated by ActionScript 3 using the Randori compiler – http://renaun.com/html5/as3threejs/ What is Randori? Randori is a project with various parts and can be found at http://randoriframework.com/. For my example I am using a subset of the Randori project’s capabilities, which is fine as the Randori project is put [...]
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WebGL WebGL is definitely making some great in-roads into desktop browsers. There are a lot of other HTML5 features that round out WebGL for games, for example check out some AAA web demos here. In talking to people there seems to be some confusion about what is the real reach vs all the hype. Of [...]
Creative Cloud Workflow: In this video I am demonstrating one way of creating an 8 way character animation. Moving a character up, down, left, right, and along all the diagonals is a common task in creating games. In this workflow an 80x80px character is animated over 8 x 8 frames. I created a spritesheet using [...]
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In my recent GDC presentation titled, Are AAA 3D Games for the Web Possible?, I showed a few demos. I am posting a few of the demo links here as people asked for the links. This list is not meant to be an exhaustive list of AAA 3D content on the web. The presentation covers [...]
Creative Cloud Workflow: In this video I am demonstrating one way of creating an 8 way character animation. Moving a character up, down, left, right, and along all the diagonals is a common task in creating games. In this workflow an 80x80px character is animated over 8 x 8 frames. This resulted in a 640x640px [...]
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There are many times you need to draw or generate vector based graphics in your applications and games. Each different language has different drawing APIs. It would be great if you could take the drawings from Adobe Illustrator, a vector based drawing tool that is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud, and generate the code [...]
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UPDATE I am getting feedback from pure creatives about not knowing how to do the dev part of the contest. It is ok to reuse and modify the example code I provided, so if you are a creative or dev but not sure how to do the other part of the contest make use of [...]
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Adobe Creative Cloud Products Used: Illustrator from the Adobe Creative Cloud Other Technology: pixi.js Demo: Live Demo Source Files: Source Illustrator and pixi.js files Creative Cloud Workflow: In this video I am demonstrating one way of creating an 8 way character animation. Moving a character up, down, left, right, and along all the diagonals is [...]
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Adobe Creative Cloud Products Used: Adobe Fireworks CS6 Other Technology: Loom engine – http://theengine.co/ – Free license ($500 value) for the next 20 days Source Files: Source Fireworks and Loom files Creative Workflow: In this video I am demonstrating one way of creating an 8 way character animation. Moving a character up, down, left, right, [...]
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The Adobe Gaming SDK is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. It provides developers with the sdks and frameworks to begin developing Flash Stage3D games. The frameworks included are Starling, Feathers UI, and Away 3D. In this example we are going to take a sample Starling Mobile project and copy it over to build a [...]
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If you would like to config your mobile AIR applications to send telemetry data to a specific Adobe Scout there is a way to do this without the Adobe Scout companion application. The Adobe Scout companion mobile application or the below steps configures what host and port that the AIR runtime will send telemetry data [...]
UPDATES: v1.0.7 – Added SWF Scout Disabler mode to allow you to remove SWF telemetry tag from SWFs. SWF Scout Enabler title is the toggle, see below. v1.0.5 – Added command line feature provided by Daniel Bunte. Adobe Scout allows developers to profile SWFs like never before. The telemetry data sent by the release Flash [...]
The Flash C++ Compiler (FlasCC) provides a complete BSD-like C/C++ development environment based on GCC that lets you compile your C/C++ code to target the Adobe® Flash® Runtime (Flash Player and AIR®). With FlasCC you can port almost any existing C/C++ code to the web, across browsers. FlasCC includes tools for building, testing, and debugging [...]
The Starling Framework allows developers to build 2D hardware accelerated (Stage3D API) games with an API similar to the flash.display.* classes. This framework is used by Angry Birds on Facebook. The Starling community is quite vibrant and many extensions are being made for it. One of these extensions that has grown into a full project [...]
Change is fun isn’t it? My wife and I have wanted to move up to the Pacific Northwest for a few years now. We finally just made it happen. I grew up in Nevada (Henderson and Las Vegas) but it has changed quite a bit from when I was a kid catching lizards, snakes, and [...]
UPDATE: There are ASC2 changes to the [Inline] feature since preview 3 (Oct 8th) There are many changes coming to tooling around ActionScript. One of the latest changes is something you can find in the labs.adobe.com release of Flash Builder 4.7. It’s the new ActionScript compiler, aka ASC2. Thibault does a great introduction blog post [...]
Developers have been asking for the ability to get the stack trace of errors in the release Flash Player. With the release of Flash Player 11.5 Beta this feature makes it debut. This is a beta release but I wanted to show you what it looks like and explain what this feature is about. The [...]
Personally I had a great experience last year attending a hackathon as a developer, as well as helping out at a few other hackathon type of events. It’s a great environment to test your skills, meet great people, and have a bunch of fun. It’s usually pretty intense but well worth it. Adobe is doing [...]
Have you had a chance to check out the gaming.adobe.com site? If not, you’re missing some great showcase apps and resources for game developers working with Flash and AIR. One of these resources is a game called Waste Invaders which also has source code available. http://gaming.adobe.com/getstarted/ Waste Invaders is a great web and mobile example [...]