Archive for June, 2009

Flash & Flex Developers Magazine

Monday, June 29th, 2009

Did you know there’s a magazine out there dedicated to Flash & Flex Development? Well you do now! We received a few copies to give out at LFPUG and I have to say I was impressed with the look, feel and content of the mag, good quality stuff.

Flash & Flex Developers Magazine is a print and online, bimonthly magazine. This month issue includes:

How to become a Flash/Flex Developer?…
Data Analytics and Tracking User-Behavior in Flex Applications…
Animating with ActionScript…
Create your first ActionScript game in minutes…
Flash DecalSheet System…
Flickr in Flash – Creating a portfolio…
How to use Yahoo! Maps in Flex…
Flex Application Architecture…
Google Analytics for Flash…
Miniblog Part 2…
Drag and Drop in AIR using Flash CS3…
FLEXing Your Business Application…
New 3D Methods of Display Objects in Flash Player 10…
Blender to Flash workflow…
How to view PowerPoint on YouTube…

Pricing depends on the subscription type, whether its print, online, or your company takes out a corporate subscription and it’s also possible to purchase a single issue.

There’s also a free issue online you can take a look at before committing.

Go tell you boss to get their card out.

WP-SWFObject Patch

Friday, June 12th, 2009

I’ve been using WP-SWFObject for some time now in WordPress and it works fine except when you want to provide the source to the file. By default Flash will use a relative path from the HTML page the SWF is embedded in and not relative to itself. Firstly to solve this I monkey patched the Flex Application class, but patching WP-SWFObject makes more sense.

This slight alteration enabled you to specify the ‘base’ parameter…

base – . or [base directory] or [URL]. Specifies the base directory or URL used to resolve all relative path statements in the Flash Player movie. This attribute is helpful when your Flash Player movies are kept in a different directory from your other files.

in the settings for the plugin.

Download patched WP-SWFObject

London Flash Platform User Group June 2009

Thursday, June 11th, 2009

Two great presentations last meeting. Huge thanks to Tom Vian and Michael Chase! As usual you can find the videos in the presentations category.

This month we are back on the topic of 3D with a special meeting dedicated to Away3D. First up, lead developer on Away3D, Rob Bateman, and following him, contributor to Flash Magazine and all the way over from Norway, Jens C. Brynildsen.

London Flash Platform User Group 25th June 2009 (25/06/2009)

Also don’t forget the 2 training courses we have lined up, http://www.lfpug.com/essential-away3d-techniques-2/ & ActionScript 3.0 Animation.

Kryptic Minds

Friday, June 5th, 2009

It’s been a while since I posted any tunes here, so here’s a recent studio mix by Kryptic Minds.

Kryptic Minds Studio Mix (11.05.2009)

Mix and blend for the weekend!

LFPUG Training

Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009

LFPUG has some more training lined up.

Essential Away3D Techniques (16th-17th July 2009) with Rob Bateman
ActionScript 3.0 Animation (17th-18th September 2009) with Keith Peters

Both £200 + VAT, 2 days, maximum 15 attendees.

Also don’t forget LFPUG this Thurs, sessions on Alchemy and Pixel Bender.