[Flashcoders] Anyone remember 3d tile stacking physics app?

2009-03-24 Thread ali drongo
Hi there I saw a video that showed the speeded-up development for an application that used the cove APE physics engine to create a 3D effect board with tiles on that you could move around and stack. I can't find this anywhere. Can anyone point me in the direction of the project or the video that

Re: [Flashcoders] How to know coordinates of letters in non fixed-width fonts

2009-02-26 Thread ali drongo
...@engineeredarts.co.uk wrote: Hi, Can you get text metrics for characters / lines in the text field??? Glen ali drongo wrote: Thanks for all of your responses guys,I ended up using getCharBoundaries and it works a treat. FYI I created a text field at the position I wanted the letters

Re: [Flashcoders] How to know coordinates of letters in non fixed-width fonts

2009-02-24 Thread ali drongo
each timer increasing the x position of the letters, removing them when they reach the other side??? Something like that??/ Glen ali drongo wrote: Hi there, I'm animating some letters that are dynamically created in their own sprites across the screen

[Flashcoders] How to know coordinates of letters in non fixed-width fonts

2009-02-23 Thread ali drongo
Hi there, I'm animating some letters that are dynamically created in their own sprites across the screen as if they are being fired in a stream. Currently I am using a fixed width font so it's straight forward to find their final position. My problem is that I need to use a non fixed-width font

Re: [Flashcoders] Converting hex colour numbers back and forth

2009-02-10 Thread ali drongo
Instructional Technology Media Learn about the Adobe Flash platform for rich media experiences - join the Bank of America Flash Platform Community -Original Message- From: flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com [mailto:flashcoders-boun...@chattyfig.figleaf.com] On Behalf Of ali

Re: [Flashcoders] Converting hex colour numbers back and forth

2009-02-10 Thread ali drongo
http://muzakdeezign.com/flex3/flex3lib/docs/com/muzakdeezign/flex/utils/ColorUtil.html regards, Muzak - Original Message - From: ali drongo alidro...@googlemail.com To: Flash Coders List flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 6:26 PM Subject: [Flashcoders

[Flashcoders] Converting hex colour numbers back and forth

2009-02-09 Thread ali drongo
Hi there, I'm saving a bunch of colours as a string then using this string later to colour objects in the same way. Something is going wrong though as the colours I am getting back are not the same as the ones I put in. If anyone could point out where I'm going wrong I'd be really grateful, I've

Re: [Flashcoders] capturing mouse events for layered sprites

2009-02-03 Thread ali drongo
...@isioux.nl wrote: you could set mouseChildren = false; on the the container. This way the child mc's won't capture any mouse events. Dennis Isioux - Original Message - From: ali drongo alidro...@googlemail.com To: flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com Sent: Thursday, January 29, 2009

[Flashcoders] capturing mouse events for layered sprites

2009-01-29 Thread ali drongo
Hi there, I have a square sprite that contains a background sprite on one layer with another layer containing various shaped sprites. Each of these sprites is a custom class that gives a mouse event. My problem is that if I capture the mouse_over event for the container sprite for some reason i

[Flashcoders] How to access var passed in URL from AS2 class

2008-12-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I'm passing a variable to my swf through a query string like this: htp://www.mydomain.com/index.html?passedPage=180 I have my main AS2 class that is the root class and have tried to access the variable like this: trace(PASSPAGE SET:+this[passedPage]);

Re: [Flashcoders] Open PPT/WMV files from SWF?

2008-11-04 Thread Ali Drongo
/actionscript_dictionary372.html Kevin N. Ali Drongo wrote: Hiya, I'm building a DVD that will allow the user to open powerpoint and wmv files on their computer by clicking on buttons. The user will already have Windows Media Player and Powerpoint installed and the files will exist on the DVD. How can I trigger

[Flashcoders] Advice on creating nodes on elastic

2008-10-03 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I want to create something very similar to visualthesaurus.com, dyamically generating nodes with labels that are linked by elastic. I'm thinking of using the APE from cove.org If anyone can point me in the way of any tutorials/alternative approaches or existing source that would be

[Flashcoders] Can I avoid distorted bitmaps when scaling dynamically?

2008-09-18 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I need to code some tweens that scale movieclips containing bitmaps. At the moment I'm using TweenMax and, when I scale the images they look distorted, the same way they do if you scale bitmaps on the timeline. Does anyone know of a way I can avoid this distortion? Thanks! Ali

[Flashcoders] (Another) quick AS2 Delegate question

2008-09-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, my onLoadProgress / onLoadInit Delegate events won't fire. I've compared this class with other examples and I can't see where I'm going wrong. Any help really really appreciated :) Ali Here's my code: import PreLoader; import Display; import mx.utils.Delegate; class LoadManager {

Re: [Flashcoders] (Another) quick AS2 Delegate question

2008-09-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Sweet as a nut. Thankyou Glen! On 16 Sep 2008, at 12:46, Glen Pike wrote: Hi, You should just be able to add yourself as a listener without creating the extra object: initLoader.addListener(this); Then make sure you implement all the listener functions for MCL Glen Ali

Re: [Flashcoders] Can't set mc._visible property

2008-09-16 Thread Ali Drongo
holder_mc._visible = false; holder_mc.targetClip_mc.loadMovie(etc); //or use loadClip Cheers Juan Pablo Califano 2008/9/16 Ali Drongo [EMAIL PROTECTED] I have no idea why this isn't working. I have created a container movieclip then set it's visible property to false in a number of ways. I can

Re: [Flashcoders] masking with multiple mc

2008-09-15 Thread Ali Drongo
-> Re: [Flashcoders] masking with multiple mc flashcoders -- Thread -- -- Date -- Re: [Flashcoders] masking with multiple mc Ali Drongo Mon, 15 Sep 2008 03:47:53 -0

[Flashcoders] Quick Date question, how to add 1 second to Date?

2008-08-22 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I can't see the wood for the trees with this one. I;m getting an error message of type mismatch when I try and add 1000 onto the date to increase it by 1 second for a timer. I'm sure I am doing something wrong that is patently obvious but I'm not sure what and this is driving me mad!

[Flashcoders] Quick Delegate AS2 question

2008-08-21 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I'm using the Delegate class and can't figure out how to call methods of another class. I think there is an easy answer to this, any suggestions whole- heartedly appreciated. Thanks, Ali Here is the syntax I'm using: import Thermometer class Animator{ var

[Flashcoders] pdf upload into swf?

2008-08-12 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, does anyone know the best way to get a PDF into my SWF as a viewable, scalable moveiclip? I've done a bit of research on this but most articles I find are a few years old. I would like the user to be able to upload a pdf then view it in the flash application and move it about, scale

Re: [Flashcoders] Upload PDF into SWF?

2008-08-12 Thread Ali Drongo
Thanks for all of your replies guys and apologies for sending this email a few times, the googlemail server hasn't been reporting that the mail was sent. It sounds as if this is going to be tricky in AS. I guess this could also be done in some server-side PHP relatively easily, maybe

Re: [Flashcoders] Upload PDF into SWF?

2008-08-12 Thread Ali Drongo
. Cheers, Ali On 12 Aug 2008, at 09:35, Ian Thomas wrote: On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 9:27 AM, Ali Drongo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Thanks for all of your replies guys and apologies for sending this email a few times, the googlemail server hasn't been reporting that the mail was sent. Just so

[Flashcoders] Upload PDF into SWF?

2008-08-11 Thread ali drongo
Hiya, does anyone know the best way to get a PDF into my SWF as a viewable, scalable moveiclip?I've done a bit of research on this but most articles I find are a few years old. I would like the user to be able to upload a pdf then view it in the flash application and move it about, scale and

[Flashcoders] Upload PDF into SWF?

2008-08-11 Thread ali drongo
Hiya, does anyone know the best way to get a PDF into my SWF as a viewable, scalable moveiclip?I've done a bit of research on this but most articles I find are a few years old. I would like the user to be able to upload a pdf then view it in the flash application and move it about, scale and

[Flashcoders] Upload PDF into SWF?

2008-08-11 Thread ali drongo
Hiya, does anyone know the best way to get a PDF into my SWF as a viewable, scalable moveiclip?I've done a bit of research on this but most articles I find are a few years old. I would like the user to be able to upload a pdf then view it in the flash application and move it about, scale and

Re: [Flashcoders] How to achieve blob magnification effect?

2008-08-07 Thread Ali Drongo
the X position of the distortion gradient follow the mouses and voila, your done. Ali Drongo wrote: Hi there, I want to achieve the effect of seamless magnification a bit like the Mac OS dock but rather than having individual icons magnified I want to have a seamless magnification kind

[Flashcoders] Please help! quick bug fix needed, how to change Stage reference

2008-08-07 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi everyone, sorry to flood the list with requests, I will put a bit back soon ;) I have created SWF that loads another SWF into it. This loaded SWF contains a movie clip that behaves like a camera zooming round the stage. This works fine when I load the external SWF in. My problem is

[Flashcoders] How to achieve blob magnification effect?

2008-08-06 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I want to achieve the effect of seamless magnification a bit like the Mac OS dock but rather than having individual icons magnified I want to have a seamless magnification kind of like a blob as in this image: http://dl.getdropbox.com/u/65140/Picture1.png I think I could achieve

[Flashcoders] Load and generate PDF from Flash?

2008-08-05 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, does anyone know if it is possible to upload a PDF into a Flash application and view it inside a movieclip so it can be resized? I believe this can be done using Flashpaper; Is it a tricky process? Also, is it possible to save to PDF an image created in Flash or only PNG/JPG?

[Flashcoders] How to stop NetStream throwing errors in my browser on close()

2008-07-31 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I'm loading a bunch of flvs into netstream objects. I initiate the download of each and then as soon as I have the duration from the meta data I close the connection. This is giving me errors in my browser Operation could not be completed (WebKit Error Dom and i cant read the rest.

[Flashcoders] Nested MC relative position in AS2 (rotated clip)- localToGlobal?

2008-07-27 Thread ali drongo
Hi there, thanks for checking my post. I have a rectangular movie clip that is nested inside of another clip. I want to scale, rotate and reposition the holder clip so that the nested movieclip is the same size as the stage. This sounds like quite an easy thing to do but the rotation makes

[Flashcoders] Buffer flv from midpoint?

2008-07-24 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I have to build a video player that plays a video with a number of chapters that the user can skip between. The chapters need to play sequentially also and also. Is there a way can get an flv to buffer from a new chosen point of playback? (i.e. if the user skips to chapter 6

Re: [Flashcoders] Buffer flv from midpoint?

2008-07-24 Thread Ali Drongo
in as they become available. You'll need to use cue points for this. I still haven't worked out the finer points of this approach, mostly because I'm using the chapter links as 'summary' markers also. HTH Paul On Thu, July 24, 2008 11:03 am, Ali Drongo wrote: Hi there, I have to build a video player

[Flashcoders] Game source code / classes? I need to make a game quick!

2008-07-15 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I need to make a game quick and wondered if anyone could direct me to some engines, classes or source that I could use. The game can be pretty straight forward, a shoot em up, tetris style game, I've come across loads out there I just wondered if anyone had any recommendations.

[Flashcoders] How do you do this? (animating gradient fill colours)

2008-07-08 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, how do you think you would do this? Can anyone point me to some tutorials or give me a snippet? Cheers! Ali ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] How do you do this? (animating gradient fillcolours)

2008-07-08 Thread Ali Drongo
take a look at http://blog.greensock.com/ a On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 9:20 AM, Ali Drongo [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hiya, how do you think you would do this? Can anyone point me to some tutorials or give me a snippet? Cheers! Ali ___ Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] How do you do this? (animating gradient fillcolours)

2008-07-08 Thread Ali Drongo
TweenMax at www.TweenMax.com Jack -Original Message- From: Ali Drongo [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] Sent: Tuesday, July 08, 2008 3:47 AM To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] How do you do this? (animating gradient fillcolours) Thanks for your reply allandt, I can see how TweenLite

[Flashcoders] What's happened to my var?

2008-07-07 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I've noticed this happen before and can't figure out why. I have built a simple class that is passed a reference to the timeline. The class then moves an object on the timeline repeatedly using the TweenFilterLite class. My problem is that the second time the moveShape method is

Re: [Flashcoders] Saffron Modeler - what happened to it

2008-07-01 Thread Ali Drongo
I believe there's an open source collaboration that has been started to create something like Saffron. There's different rumours as to what is happening with Saffron so this group is building it's own: http://flair-flash-flex-air.blogspot.com/2008/04/open-source-saffron- like-uml-tool.html

[Flashcoders] Flickr- style components/libraries?

2008-06-26 Thread Ali Drongo
Hey there, I need to build a photo-sharing app that has photosets and allows each image to have a comment/title much like Flickr (as well as upload capabilities). Is anyone aware of anything already out there that might help me? Thanks in advance:) Ali

[Flashcoders] How to add bitmaps from my library to the stage AS3?

2008-06-19 Thread Ali Drongo
Hello there, thanks for checking my post. I have a bunch of jpgs that I've imported into my library and have given class names, they default to extend the BitmapData class. When I try and instantiate them I get an error message saying I need to pass them 2 arguments. Here is my code: var

Re: [Flashcoders] Insert breakpoints and run debugger without Flash CS3?

2008-06-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi Kerry, apologies for posting the same question twice I did this by accident. I'm compiling using the fcsh command line compiler from Textmate rather than the Flash IDE. Thanks, Ali On 13 Jun 2008, at 17:46, Kerry Thompson wrote: Ali Drongo wrote: Hiya, is there a way I can add

Re: [Flashcoders] Insert breakpoints and run debugger withoutFlash CS3?

2008-06-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Any chance of a translation? :) On 16 Jun 2008, at 09:20, EDELSTAR wrote: Данный почтовый ящик не обрабатывает подгрузки, заявки и прочие сообщения. Вам нужно написать на адрес, присвоенный Вашему СПО. ___ Flashcoders mailing list

Re: [Flashcoders] Insert breakpoints and run debugger withoutFlashCS3?

2008-06-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Do you think it'll send every time there's a flashcoders post? On 16 Jun 2008, at 09:35, Ian Thomas wrote: I'm guessing it's an away/vacation message. Ian 2008/6/16 Ali Drongo [EMAIL PROTECTED]: Any chance of a translation? :) On 16 Jun 2008, at 09:20, EDELSTAR wrote: Данный почтовый

Re: [Flashcoders] Insert breakpoints and run debuggerwithoutFlashCS3? - not an automatic reply..

2008-06-16 Thread Ali Drongo
Hey Karim, thanks for your tip. Will this work in AS3 too? Thanks, Ali On 16 Jun 2008, at 10:45, Karim Beyrouti wrote: Hmmm... so, here is a little trick I used to use. In the _root of your movie, make a global function like; _global.breakPoint = function (){ var

[Flashcoders] Insert breakpoints and run debugger without Flash CS3?

2008-06-13 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, is there a way I can add breakpoints to my code and execute it block by block now I am not using the Flash IDE? Thanks, Alistair ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

[Flashcoders] Examples of blooming flower anims please

2008-06-06 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, if anyone could send me links to nice animations of flowers blooming in Flash I would be very grateful. Cheers and have a great weekend, Ali ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

[Flashcoders] How can I set stage dimensions ? (AS3)

2008-06-05 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I can't understand why the dimensions I've set in my app class aren't being implemented. If someone could have a look at my code and show me the error of my ways I'd be very happy :) Cheers, Ali / package { import flash.events.*; import

[Flashcoders] Surround sound possible in flash?

2008-06-04 Thread Ali Drongo
Can't seem to find anything on this. Has anyone any experience of this? Cheers, Ali ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

[Flashcoders] AS3 JSON.decode() not working :(

2008-06-03 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I can't seem to get the JSON.decode() method to work. I have read a couple of blog tutorials and the string is tracing fine but when I pass it I get the message: Error: Unexpected j encountered at com.adobe.serialization.json::JSONTokenizer/parseError() at

[Flashcoders] Flex or Flash better for this?

2008-05-29 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I'm starting work on a project that displays information from a database, generating text fields and loading swf clips and pngs dynamically with the layout defined in the data passed from the database (this will specify an xml file from a library that holds the layout for the

[Flashcoders] AS3 GModeler?

2008-05-28 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I'm starting planning an AS3 project and have previously used Gmodeler to plan my classes. Are there any similar apps that will generate my stub classes in the same way GModeler did for AS2? Or can anyone recommend other AS3 // OOP planning apps they find useful? Cheers Ali

[Flashcoders] Why is my method not firing?

2008-05-22 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I have a custom class with a loadvars object to post to a php script. For some reason my failed method won't fire. Can anyone suggest why? Thanks :) Ali //code from inside my class //this is not firing function failed(){ trace(failure fired) }

[Flashcoders] Fastest way to compile AS2 SWFs from Textmate?

2008-05-19 Thread Ali Drongo
Hiya, I normally code in Textmate and use the Flash IDE to compile my SWFs. I was wondering if there was a faster way to compile my AS2 SWFs? I'm on a Mac btw. Cheers! Ali ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

[Flashcoders] Can't embed Russian Fonts

2008-05-15 Thread Ali Drongo
Hi there, I'm trying to display Russian characters in my application but they will not show, I just get spaces and exclamation marks. I have embeded all of the character sets that I can for my font (Serifa Blk) but the words will not show. If I use device fonts the words display correctly

[Flashcoders] Dynamically animating writing effect

2008-02-10 Thread ali drongo
Hiya, I am wanting to create an effect where text will appear on the screen as if it is being written by a pen. I am going to set about writing a class to achieve this and wanted to get the group's thoughts on if I am going about this the right way. My idea is that I could create all of my text in

[Flashcoders] AS2 Delegate event won't fire in my multi swf load class

2008-01-31 Thread ali drongo
Hiya, I've written a class that will load multiple SWFs and then call a passed function when complete. My problem is that when all the movies have downloaded the passed function won't fire. If anyone could help me figure this that would be really helpful.Cheers, Ali // // LoadChecker // this

[Flashcoders] Bound variable not updating textField AS2

2008-01-10 Thread ali drongo
Hiya, I'm having quite a problem with a textfield that has a variable defined in the properties bar that it is bound to. The variable that is set in the var field is a property of an object like this: ActionScript Code: object.textProperty The object is initialized and I can trace the property