Re: [Flashcoders] AttachMovie?!!?

2007-12-20 Thread Matt S.
On Dec 20, 2007 6:06 AM, Hans Wichman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I wouldn't use scenes, I think it's even in adobe's best practice document. Which really makes you wonder why they still even include the Scenes option. It seems like Scenes have been widely accepted as taboo for 5 years now if

[Flashcoders] Preloading images

2008-01-07 Thread Matt S.
What have you guys found is the best way to load images in the bg, for example with an image gallery, where once image 1 loads, the rest start loading up in the bg? I've been using an MCL, which loads in the background and then immediately deletes onComplete and starts the next one, but I'm

Re: [Flashcoders] weird infinite scroller issue with preview link

2008-01-16 Thread Matt S.
On Jan 16, 2008 10:25 AM, Dwayne Neckles [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: hey anyone gad a chance to take a peek at this.. I didnt see the problem. I let it scroll both left and right for a while but it never did anything untoward...? .m ___ Flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] placing mc on the stage

2008-01-17 Thread Matt S.
It might be a problem that you're saying: canvas.attachMovie (code,code+i,this.getNextHighestDepth()); if you're attaching them to 'canvas', you want to say canvas.getNextHighestDepth() .m On Jan 17, 2008 1:36 PM, Pedro Kostelec [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: thanks jim. I changed code2 to code0

Re: [Flashcoders] placing mc on the stage

2008-01-17 Thread Matt S.
= (Math.round(_root._xmouse+250)-1)/0.9998; a._yscale = (Math.floor(_root._xmouse/550*20+100)); black._alpha = Math.round((550-(_root._xmouse))/550*100); white._alpha = Math.round(_root._xmouse/550*100); updateAfterEvent(); } On 17/01/2008, Matt S

Re: [Flashcoders] Graphic design universities

2008-02-19 Thread Matt S.
HyperIsland in Sweden is supposed to be an amazing school: http://www.hyperisland.se/ I don't know how easy it is for out of country students to get in but its definitely worth looking at. .m On Feb 19, 2008 4:26 PM, Pedro Kostelec [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi list. I have two years to choose

Re: [Flashcoders] Graphic design universities

2008-02-25 Thread Matt S.
On Sun, Feb 24, 2008 at 7:51 AM, Pedro Kostelec [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Well. All those uniceersities you recommended to me are almost comlpetely dealing with sociology sciences(history, humanity...) or how we say to it. Isn't there a univerity out there which is dealing with natural

Re: [Flashcoders] Graphic design universities

2008-02-25 Thread Matt S.
Are you thinking of CalArts? http://www.calarts.edu/ On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 10:52 AM, Merrill, Jason [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I keep wanting to chime in here with a suggestion, but I forget the name. There is a really high-end very-hard-to-get-into and rather expensive art/design school in

[Flashcoders] forceSmoothing in a MovieClipLoader

2008-02-28 Thread Matt S.
I'm finding that when I use forceSmoothing in a moviecliploader, it doesnt seem to work. It turns it OFF just fine, but never turns it back on afterwards. Just fyi, I already tried placing the forceSmoothing = true in the onLoadInit and onLoadComplete's, just to see if they'd work from there, but

[Flashcoders] pixel-accurate _xmouse tracking?

2008-03-12 Thread Matt S.
Hi, can anyone recommend a way to have pixel-accurate mouse tracking? If I move my mouse slowly it pretty much grabs them all, but any fast movements result in huge gaps in the _xmouse tracking, so instead of being 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 etc, it'll be 1,4,6,9,12,15,16,23,30,35, etc. I need it

Re: [Flashcoders] pixel-accurate _xmouse tracking?

2008-03-12 Thread Matt S.
. That'll give you the imtermediary positions where the mouse was. If your data is EXTREMELY inaccurate, though, using updateAfterEvent() inside mouseMove events (or AS3's equivalent) allow you to read as many values as physically possible. Zeh Matt S. wrote: Hi, can anyone

Re: [Flashcoders] pixel-accurate _xmouse tracking?

2008-03-12 Thread Matt S.
Is this something where AS3 would be superior to AS2? I know its faster generally, can one expect better responsiveness here as well? .m On Wed, Mar 12, 2008 at 12:08 PM, Kerry Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Matt S. wrote: can anyone recommend a way to have pixel-accurate mouse tracking

Re: [Flashcoders] pixel-accurate _xmouse tracking?

2008-03-12 Thread Matt S.
- see http://www.blitzgamer.com/play_games/miscellaneous/316/spank-the- monkey.html for the example) and then pass it to flash for the result. On 12 Mar 2008, at 20:07, Matt S. wrote: Is this something where AS3 would be superior to AS2? I know its faster generally, can one expect

Re: [Flashcoders] 9-slice scaling not working when used as mask

2008-03-13 Thread Matt S.
Speaking of Scale 9, can the Scaled MC, eg the one thats actually sitting IN the scaling movie, under the guides, have MC's within it? I've tried to use S9 as a way to control the positioning of nav items, eg, a movieclip, which itself contains multiple MCs, each of which sits in the safe zones at

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField motion

2008-03-18 Thread Matt S.
if you use a tweening Library like Tweener you can apply fancy-pants tweens directly to the TextField. 2¢... .m On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 9:36 AM, Adrian Park [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Pedro. You can't set alpha on TextFields which use device fonts - you'll have to embed the font if you

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField motion

2008-03-18 Thread Matt S.
Do you need to name your textField, eg say myTextField.name = foo, and then say : private function onTimer2(timer2:TimerEvent):void { var moveme = this.getChildByName(foo); moveme.y++; } On Tue, Mar 18, 2008 at 10:04 AM, Pedro Kostelec [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yep you

[Flashcoders] AS2: Tweening a very large vector file causes shaking

2008-03-21 Thread Matt S.
Hi, so this is a very odd problem, but I'm tweening an extremely large vector file (about 4000x4000px), using the Fuse tween classes. Its basically your standard slide across the surface of a massive object from point to point effect, nothing fancy. But I'm having a bear of a time getting it to

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2: Tweening a very large vector file causes shaking

2008-03-21 Thread Matt S.
So as far as you know its caused by the combination of large file + rotation? Hmm, perhaps I'll try breaking it up into smaller MC's and then place those in a larger mc... .m On Fri, Mar 21, 2008 at 10:31 AM, Jon Bradley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Mar 21, 2008, at 9:57 AM, Matt S. wrote

Re: [Flashcoders] AS2: Tweening a very large vector file causes shaking

2008-03-21 Thread Matt S.
/tweening-speed-test/ If so, just change to a different engine, not every car is build to move boulders ;) Sid On Mar 21, 2008, at 2:57 PM, Matt S. wrote: Hi, so this is a very odd problem, but I'm tweening an extremely large vector file (about 4000x4000px), using the Fuse tween

Re: [Flashcoders] Tweening Engines for AS3

2008-03-26 Thread Matt S.
One thing I keep seeing is all this talk of the 8k+ that Tweener, Fuse etc add to the file size. And while I absolutely understand the need for keeping projects as barebones tiny as possible, I guess it just doesnt seem like that much, especially since a project that involves heavy, repeated and

Re: [Flashcoders] Outsourcing (was: Tweening Engines for AS3)

2008-03-27 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 4:34 PM, Allandt Bik-Elliott (Receptacle) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: it's bad enough to try to understand someone elses code when you speak the same language - it must be damn near impossible if everything's in chinese I've had to deal with that when working with an

Re: [Flashcoders] Seeking example: pop up div with greyed out background

2008-04-04 Thread Matt S.
It sounds like you're looking for what is often referred to as a Lightbox or Greybox effect, and there are several good canned ajax solutions out there. if you google Lightbox you'll find em. However, since this is a Flash list I'm wondering if you're planning for this effect to be occurring

Re: [Flashcoders] Calling Listener Functions

2008-04-05 Thread Matt S.
On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 8:58 PM, Omar Fouad [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, I've got a function that is called when a listener listens an event like: fancyButton.addEventListener(MouseEvent.CLICK, myFunction); private function myFunction(e:MouseEvent):void { // statements... } If I

Re: [Flashcoders] Calling Listener Functions

2008-04-06 Thread Matt S.
, Steven Sacks [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I disagree with this approach. It's unnecessary and makes code less manageable. It's cleaner to set the argument as optional (event = null) than write another subroutine. Matt S. wrote: You might want to separate the functions, so you would have

Re: [Flashcoders] Two for loops and one if statement into one for loop.

2008-04-07 Thread Matt S.
The way its currently written, its zero lines of code, I dont think it can get more efficient than that! ;) .m On Mon, Apr 7, 2008 at 11:12 AM, Helmut Granda [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Is there a way to edit the code below to be included into just one for loop and would it actually be faster?

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 memory management - loaded content

2008-04-14 Thread Matt S.
Can anyone explain the logic for this feature? It seems like an unloadMovie or deleteMovie built in function would be an absolute no-brainer, and even essential. But I say this as a designer-turned-coder so I'm probably missing something that real programmers already know. And I can understand the

Re: [Flashcoders] RE: AS3 memory management - loaded content

2008-04-14 Thread Matt S.
I emailed Lee Brimelow at TheFlashBlog.com about this issue, I'd love to hear what someone within Adobe has to say re this issue. I dont expect a personal response of course but maybe if enough of us email him he'll write a post on it. .m On Mon, Apr 14, 2008 at 1:37 PM, Steven Sacks [EMAIL

Re: [Flashcoders] Is Adobe fixing this big FP9 problem?

2008-04-15 Thread Matt S.
On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 9:05 AM, Glen Pike [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Just because a guy's English ain't as good as your own is not a reason to start belittling him, especially where we can all see you. I'm not belittling him because of his english. Je suis sur qu'il pourrais me moquer a cause

Re: [Flashcoders] Is Adobe fixing this big FP9 problem?

2008-04-15 Thread Matt S.
Fair enough. To get back on topic: Moocks EA3 book does address this issue, but I'm wondering if he has addressed it more recently, particularly in light of the recent upswell of interest? .m On Tue, Apr 15, 2008 at 9:42 AM, Glen Pike [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: To me, this is more offensive than

Re: [Flashcoders] Is Adobe fixing this big FP9 problem?

2008-04-16 Thread Matt S.
Is there any conceivable way that such a thing could be built as a custom class, should Adobe choose to ignore the masses? .m On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Jer Brand [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: hmmm, that's not so bad... I'm kinda partial to: myMovie.forceUnload() or

Re: [Flashcoders] Actionscript Exploit very bad news

2008-04-18 Thread Matt S.
But what does it actually mean for the lay flasher? .m On Fri, Apr 18, 2008 at 5:03 PM, Ricky Bacon [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Steven Sacks wrote: http://www.matasano.com/log/1032/this-new-vulnerability-dowds-inhuman-flash-exploit/ That's the most amusing write up of an exploit I've ever

Re: [Flashcoders] Tweening alpha value of a TextField

2008-04-27 Thread Matt S.
I know with Fuse in AS2, and Tweener in AS3 (the one's I've used) that an alpha tween can be applied directly to a TextField without any problem. Are you embedding your fonts? Not embedding fonts on dynamic textfields is often a cause of problems. Can you paste your code? .m On Sun, Apr 27, 2008

[Flashcoders] Rectangle doesnt have scaleX/Y?

2008-05-28 Thread Matt S.
So I tried to the do the following: var rectangle:Rectangle = new Rectangle(0,0,[EMAIL PROTECTED],[EMAIL PROTECTED]); if(cS.height rectangle.height){ rectangle.height = cS.height; rectangle.scaleX = rectangle.scaleY; } But it gives me the following error: 1119: Access of

Re: [Flashcoders] Rectangle doesnt have scaleX/Y?

2008-05-28 Thread Matt S.
it to the XML data to a Number. Because XML data is a String. Like so: var rectangle:Rectangle = new Rectangle(0,0,Number([EMAIL PROTECTED]),Number([EMAIL PROTECTED])); Hope This helps. Sid On May 28, 2008, at 4:43 PM, Matt S. wrote: So I tried to the do the following: var

Re: [Flashcoders] Rectangle doesnt have scaleX/Y?

2008-05-28 Thread Matt S.
On Wed, May 28, 2008 at 11:04 AM, Viktor Hesselbom [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Matt, It's quite obvious that Rectangle doesn't have scaleX and scaleY. Why would you need it for the Rectangle class anyway? What use for it could you possible have? What use could I possibly have? well, one

Re: [Flashcoders] Rectangle doesnt have scaleX/Y?

2008-05-28 Thread Matt S.
, Sidney de Koning [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Matt, For what do you want to use the Rectangle? Normally you would use it for instance to measure objects on the stage (at least i do ) For what you are doing cant you use a Shape? or a Sprite? Sid On May 28, 2008, at 5:10 PM, Matt S. wrote

[Flashcoders] Requesting Permission to Shoot Edelstar, Cap'n

2008-06-16 Thread Matt S.
Cuz he's filling my inbox with QUESTION MARKS!!! ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com http://chattyfig.figleaf.com/mailman/listinfo/flashcoders

Re: [Flashcoders] scaleX on TextField

2008-06-18 Thread Matt S.
Couldnt you use Fabios method? or scale the container MC and then convert that whole thing to Bitmap? .m On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 11:27 AM, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yes but... In my case I can have scaleX 1000, so I loose too much quality with this method. I'm triing to embbed fonts

Re: [Flashcoders] scaleX on TextField

2008-06-18 Thread Matt S.
Is this online somewhere? Sounds interesting :) .m On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 12:29 PM, Jon Bradley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Don't use scaleX or width/height modifications. Use transformation matrices. I have an application that allows the user to scale, rotate, move (unconstrained and

Re: [Flashcoders] scaleX on TextField

2008-06-18 Thread Matt S.
Oh I meant your actual app, but thanks for the code. :) .m On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 2:07 PM, Jon Bradley [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Jun 18, 2008, at 1:05 PM, Matt S. wrote: Is this online somewhere? Sounds interesting :) var m:Matrix = new Matrix(); m.scale(100,1

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-16 Thread Matt S.
Even the garbage collection and unload movie issues? .m On 7/16/08, Jordan L. Chilcott [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I'm on the other side of this... I hardly agree with any of these points. jord Brian Mays wrote: Awesome. Thanks. This reinforces some points I've been making to so colleagues.

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-17 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Meinte van't Kruis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I don't see why people make such a distinction between designer and programmer, I think, espessially in the flash environment, this distinction is very vague and you'll see alot of designers doing programmer work and

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-17 Thread Matt S.
. -Original Message- From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of Matt S. Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 11:36 AM To: Flash Coders List Subject: Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0 On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:59 AM, Meinte van't Kruis [EMAIL PROTECTED

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-17 Thread Matt S.
. Break off a third version aimed at those who still want to use Flash as it was originally developed back in the day. There's certainly still a demand for it, and no other product which does it as well. .m On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 2:00 PM, Kerry Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Matt S. wrote

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-17 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 2:47 PM, Kerry Thompson [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Flash CS3 has all the features of Flash 8--in fact, Flash 6. You can still write AS2 code, and you can still do all the tweening and timeline animation you want. I work with artists regularly who don't do a lick of coding,

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-17 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Meinte van't Kruis [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Yeah I know, but I'm suggesting a version which is explicitly targetted at that user. So you mean flash cs3, but without the actionscript ;) :P Exactly! .m ___

Re: [Flashcoders] The Charges Against ActionScript 3.0

2008-07-17 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 5:38 PM, Jason Van Pelt [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: The negative side to creating a flash without the as3 application is that many of us grew up with Flash and used it as a way to learn to be developers. I think Colin's point isn't to provide a basic app to basic users,

Re: [Flashcoders] XML deep searching

2008-07-18 Thread Matt S.
On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Wagner Amaral [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: BTW, what is it today? Official RegExp Day? you mean you're not wearing your traditional RegExpDay sparkly hat?? (gasp). .m ___ Flashcoders mailing list

Re: [Flashcoders] Resizing Images

2008-07-22 Thread Matt S.
smoothing. Cast the image as a Bitmap and apply smoothing, and you'll be able to resize without image degradation. function loadTheImage(iMG):void { url = uploads/+iMG+.jpg; var request:URLRequest = new URLRequest(url); var loader:Loader = new Loader();

Re: [Flashcoders] Resizing Images

2008-07-24 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 12:50 PM, Lehr, Theodore M (N-SGIS) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: I get an error on: var b:Bitmap; It allows for BitmapData? What error did you get? .m ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] ...Friday, 5:38 pm

2008-07-25 Thread Matt S.
On Fri, Jul 25, 2008 at 12:30 PM, allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: it brings up a serious point tho - can flash survive with the amount of animosity there is towards it? This seems pretty out of date though. There isnt even any mention of Adobe. And I'd say

Re: [Flashcoders] ...Friday, 5:38 pm

2008-07-26 Thread Matt S.
Interesting question Allandt...a little TOO interesting...Anyone else wonder if he's workin for...Silverlight??? squint :P On Sat, Jul 26, 2008 at 8:38 AM, Allandt Bik-Elliott (Receptacle) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: i mean if the flash plugin died so no actionscript what would you do

Re: [Flashcoders] Random numbers list

2008-07-28 Thread Matt S.
Can numbers repeat? Is this a constant loop where, for instance, the number 12 could show up two times in twenty seconds? Or would you want 12 to show up once and then go out of circulation permanently? .m On Mon, Jul 28, 2008 at 5:42 PM, Eduardo Barbosa [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi all! What

Re: [Flashcoders] When to use AS3?

2008-07-30 Thread Matt S.
This debate really shows the odd place Flash is in right now. A few threads ago someone else was saying they would never even look at a project that was being done in AS2 and indeed any client demanding such a thing deserved a whoopin'. Others still find themselves working almost exclusively in

Re: [Flashcoders] OT: Questions to ask an interviewee

2008-07-30 Thread Matt S.
I dont think Apple *doesnt want* to use Flash on the iphone per se, in fact I think they'd love to have it. Its just a question of (depending on who you talk to) technical challenges and/or political difficulties on Apple and Adobe's part. Owning Adobe would help to solve both (not that I'm

[Flashcoders] AS3: Video player scrubber doesnt work until reload?

2008-07-30 Thread Matt S.
So I've got a fairly standard video player, using code adapted from Brimelow et al, but the problem I'm runnign into is that the first time the page loads, it plays the video just fine, but the scrubber doesnt work. Once I reload the page, it loads fine and the scrubber kicks in. Has anyone else

Re: [Flashcoders] Re: Flash - cross-platform? really?

2008-08-13 Thread Matt S.
Mac has always been inferior to PC when it comes to Flash performance (and I say that as a dedicated Mac user). It's improved alot with Flash 9+ and newer Macs, but nonetheless there seems to be a frustratingly persistent performance hit on the Mac which I've never seen a good explanation for. .m

[Flashcoders] [AS3] Fullscreen loss of focus: is there a fix?

2008-08-13 Thread Matt S.
Whenever I set up a fullscreen button on sites, I experience a problem whereby the flash movie loses focus right after the click, and you have to click once to regain focus before you can start interacting again. For example if you click the fullscreen on button, you then have to click it TWICE,

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 accessing functions from other classes

2008-08-14 Thread Matt S.
you could also try: var myMC:MovieClip = new MovieClip(); myMC = ev.target.content; myMC.name = myMC; myMC.x= 0; myMC.y= 0; this.addChild(myMC); .m On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 8:11 AM, SJM - Flash [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi Jason thanks for your help! Ive added what you said but the event

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 accessing functions from other classes

2008-08-14 Thread Matt S.
And what was the fix? :) On Thu, Aug 14, 2008 at 1:39 PM, SJM - Flash [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Think ive fixed my problems with this now! Many thjanks for your help! SJM - Original Message - From: H To: Flash Coders List Sent: Thursday, August 14, 2008 2:30 PM Subject: Re:

Re: [Flashcoders] Xml menu recursion - AS3

2008-08-27 Thread Matt S.
I just tried your code and it works fine for me. Can you elaborate on the problem you're having? .m On Wed, Aug 27, 2008 at 10:54 AM, Vayu Robins [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi. I am trying to build a dynamic menu system with unlimited submenus. I have this from Colin Moock's book (Essential

Re: [Flashcoders] XML and best method

2008-08-28 Thread Matt S.
Speaking from recent experience, lots of little XML files is ok if you're accessing them one at a time, but if you need to pull up more than one at a time, it can get slow quick. I had a project where I had to load 5-10 small xmls (really small, just basic image galleries, 10 items max each), and

Re: [Flashcoders] XML and best method

2008-08-28 Thread Matt S.
(thefieldcomic.com) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: yes the second one is shorter :) i try to keep child nodes to a minimum - 1 per 'object' and only really use them when describing one of several same-level objects On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 2:58 PM, Matt S. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Speaking from recent

Re: [Flashcoders] XML and best method

2008-08-28 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Aug 28, 2008 at 1:25 PM, allandt bik-elliott (thefieldcomic.com) [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: that said, i would use a child node for large amounts of text / data - you wouldn't put a whole paragraph into an attribute, for instance. Nor would you want to put html formatted text into an

[Flashcoders] Scaling a Parallelogram

2008-08-31 Thread Matt S.
So I have a parallelogram ( http://thesaurus.maths.org/mmkb/media/png/AreaofParallelogram.png ) which I need to scaleX up from 1 to 50, while maintaining the angles of the sides . The problem of course is that just increasing scaleX will cause the angles to distort. I cant use scale9 because the

Re: [Flashcoders] SOT: (Rant) Why is Adobe.com such a bad website?

2008-09-05 Thread Matt S.
Well, the truth is, Adobe came late to the web game. Not to take away from the awesomeness of their Design apps, but they only became a major player on the interactive front when they scooped in Macromedia. Their flash killer LiveMotion was joke, and their WYSIWYG web editor, GoLive, while nice,

Re: [Flashcoders] Tween multiple rotations

2008-09-10 Thread Matt S.
Maybe I'm missing something about whats being attempted, but I know in Tweener (As3), you can just put in a value like 1440, and it will rotate 4 times, using a single tween. This code: Tweener.addTween(mc,{rotation:1440,time:2,transition:linear}); Does just that, no need to string multiple

Re: [Flashcoders] Drag and drop in AS3

2008-09-23 Thread Matt S.
I find that sometimes if the font for the dynamic text isnt embedded it can cause weird mouseover issues, where the mouse is affected by the dynamic text, even if I set mouseChildren and mouseEnabled to false. 2¢... .m On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 10:58 AM, Lord, Susan, CTR, DSS [EMAIL PROTECTED]

Re: [Flashcoders] Problems creating a drag and drop

2008-09-24 Thread Matt S.
You might need to add the releaseOutside hack for AS3, since there is no releaseOutside anymore: http://www.kirupa.com/forum/showthread.php?p=1948182#post1948182 On Wed, Sep 24, 2008 at 2:43 PM, Lord, Susan, CTR, DSS [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi there, I am having problems with my event

Re: [Flashcoders] Layering, drawing a blank

2008-09-29 Thread Matt S.
AS2 or AS3? On Mon, Sep 29, 2008 at 2:48 PM, Lord, Susan, CTR, DSS [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi there, I cannot for the life of me remember what the method is to have a layer come to the top of the stacking order when you click it. Any help you can provide is appreciated! Thanks, Susan

Re: [Flashcoders] TextField - autoSize

2008-10-10 Thread Matt S.
Hmm, I just tested this code and it worked fine. .m On Fri, Oct 10, 2008 at 9:49 AM, Karim Beyrouti [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi List, I seem to be having issues getting my textfield to autoResize - and I am sure this is just me being silly. This is my code: code import

Re: [Flashcoders] Recommendation for budget development mac

2008-10-17 Thread Matt S.
On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 9:09 AM, David Benman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: If you want to be thorough and have extra money, then you can consider getting older slower macs such as a PPC. We tend to have them laying around, but you might check with friends to test or to sell you a cheap old machine.

[Flashcoders] XML optimization

2008-10-30 Thread Matt S.
So I know this is kind of a mammoth XML file to load all at once, but it doesnt seem THAT big, but its taking longer than expected. Can anyone look at this XML and suggest any ways to optimize it, that dont involve breaking it up into multiple files?

Re: [Flashcoders] XML optimization

2008-10-30 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:28 AM, Hans Wichman [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Hi, its only 60kb? That shouldn't take too long. Can you see what is taking up the time? Might be parsing instead of loading. regards, JC On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 4:00 PM, Matt S. [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: So I know

Re: [Flashcoders] XML optimization

2008-11-02 Thread Matt S.
On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 11:07 AM, Gregory Boland [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Are you allowed to put html tags in an attribute? Like a br tag? I would think that in the attribute would screw it up. Why not just taking some of those longer string attributes and make them nodes and wrap them in

Re: [Flashcoders] How much would you charge?

2008-11-14 Thread Matt S.
Yeah, I would add that $350 to provide a working, customized, updateable photo gallery really isnt that much once you factor in a few hours work, set up time, explaining how to use, dealing with the inevitable HELP! emails a week later, etc. etc. especially if the client is technically un-savvy

Re: [Flashcoders] My rights - site not paid for.

2008-12-08 Thread Matt S.
On Mon, Dec 8, 2008 at 2:13 PM, dr.ache [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: Have always in mind that there can be a reason you could not even imagine behind that delay. You are dealing with people - just try to image this guy really has problems and dont want you to know about that, or anybody else.

Re: [Flashcoders] What heck is up with parent in actionscript 3?

2008-12-10 Thread Matt S.
A decent explanation of Parent and how to use it (if you must) in AS3: http://joshblog.net/2007/07/12/disabling-actionscript-3-strict-mode-in-flash-cs3/ I'm not sure what Strk means about no free flash player supports AS3, since the last time I checked the ADOBE Flash Player was free... .m On

Re: [Flashcoders] A funny little hover problem with CSS

2008-12-15 Thread Matt S.
I seem to remember solving this problem once by changing where the stylesheet gets set, but I cant remember the order. I would try a few options, like: txt.htmlText = xmlTXT; CreateStyleSheet(); or CreateStyleSheet(); txt.htmlText = xmlTXT; or even ( I know it looks stupid)

Re: [Flashcoders] referencing sprites within a sprite (AS3 newbie question)

2008-12-16 Thread Matt S.
So as a general question, what is the preferred method if you're trying to get, say, dynamically generated children, eg image1image20 etc, from a container? .m On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 4:51 PM, Ian Thomas i...@eirias.net wrote: Yes. On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 9:08 PM, Anthony Pace

Re: [Flashcoders] referencing sprites within a sprite (AS3 newbie question)

2008-12-16 Thread Matt S.
. Also, you can use getChildAt() if you know the index of the children, which it sounds like you do if you have them named as you do... i.e. column1, column2, column3 On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 2:17 PM, Matt S. mattsp...@gmail.com wrote: So as a general question, what is the preferred method

Re: [Flashcoders] referencing sprites within a sprite (AS3 newbie question)

2008-12-17 Thread Matt S.
earlier one. :-D (mmm... sweet caffeine...) Ian On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 2:28 AM, Matt S. mattsp...@gmail.com wrote: I wasnt actually the original question-asker, but thanks :) I was just curious about the actual performance hit from getChild. .m On Tue, Dec 16, 2008 at 5:57 PM, Taka

Re: [Flashcoders] Pixel precise

2008-12-17 Thread Matt S.
Make sure to always do Math.round to your x's and y's, so: mc.x = Math.round(xPos); mc.y = Math.round(yPos); And make sure to do the same to all mc's contained within it. .m On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 8:39 AM, laurent laur...@logiquefloue.org wrote: Hi, Is there a way to be sure elements are

Re: [Flashcoders] Pixel precise

2008-12-17 Thread Matt S.
On 12/17/08, jonathan howe jonathangh...@gmail.com wrote: - during animation you're bound to introduce a certain amount of jumpiness. For animation, if you're using something like Tweener that wont matter, since only the final position will be Math.round'ed. If you're rolling your own

Re: [Flashcoders] RE: Interactive Developer, NYC | 90-100k (Beau Gould (OSS))

2009-01-01 Thread Matt S.
If it's in New York City, thats not nearly as much as it seems like once you factor in rent, cost of living, etc. .m On 1/1/09, alan skinner alanskinner1...@hotmail.com wrote: Surely thats not the going rate for a flash developer in the US? Thats an obscene amount of money ;o)

[Flashcoders] Tweening a Bitmap Blur in combo w/generateFilterRect?

2009-01-09 Thread Matt S.
So I'm applying a blur to a bitmap via the code below (a little clunky perhaps, this is for testing only), and it's accomplishing my goal, which is to blur a bitmap WITHOUT the annoying fuzzing out and fading away of the edges. I just want a uniform blur across the whole image. The tricky part,

[Flashcoders] inserting an MC in a TextField (and speaking to it)

2009-01-27 Thread Matt S.
So I want to do a dynamic drop cap in a text field, and I know I can do this: var tString:String = img src='com.myclasses.DropCap' style='padding:0px;margin:0px'/ Cras sit amet arcu. Vestibulum condimentum risus ac metus. Vivamus in purus id leo molestie convallis. Donec ipsum. Sed vulputate

Re: [Flashcoders] inserting an MC in a TextField (and speaking to it)

2009-01-28 Thread Matt S.
It did work, actually, in terms of inserting it into the TextField, i guess because the class name effectively functions as the Library identifier. However, your tip regarding ID did the trick for communicating with it, since I still couldnt modify it, the way I had it. :) thanks, .matt On

Re: [Flashcoders] Light-weight AS3 text scroll bar? (alternative to UIScrollBar)

2009-02-02 Thread Matt S.
There's also a video tutorial on gotoandlearn.com, look for the Object-Oriented Scrollbar. On Mon, Feb 2, 2009 at 11:09 AM, Cor c...@chello.nl wrote: You can build your own. If I remember correctly there is a tutorial on www.focusonflash.com -Original Message- From:

Re: [Flashcoders] Full screen video in a full screen Flash..?

2009-02-02 Thread Matt S.
Are you loading the video player into its own holder mc? If you do that, then place that holder on the display list, then set if (stage.displayState == StageDisplayState.NORMAL) { stage.displayState = StageDisplayState.FULL_SCREEN; } it should go full screen

Re: [Flashcoders] jpeg enhancement

2009-02-03 Thread Matt S.
As Laurent said, check the smoothing, eg image.smoothing = true; , that's almost always the issue, especially if they're being scaled down and appearing jaggy. This is assuming you're not scaling your JPG's 100%, for which there's not much you can do, although smoothing helps somewhat. .m On

[Flashcoders] Javascript Flash resizing

2009-02-17 Thread Matt S.
Have you guys had experience with dynamic resizing of the flash via Javascript in order to use the browser scrollbar to scroll, eg with http://swffit.millermedeiros.com/ or something similar? any recommendations? thx, .m ___ Flashcoders mailing list

[Flashcoders] SoundSpectrum on audio track of a video?

2009-03-04 Thread Matt S.
Hey, do you guys know if its possible to use the AS3 Sound Spectrum functionality on the audio track of a video that's playing via a NetStream? thx, .m ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] advice to ms word/xml

2009-03-05 Thread Matt S.
Textmate rules! .m On Thu, Mar 5, 2009 at 6:56 PM, Anthony Pace anthony.p...@utoronto.ca wrote: OMG,yikes...Just use notepad. I know I will sound like I am being a bit of a snot for saying it; yet, I figured that one out when I was a pre-teen, as it effects all files. Nice of him to try to

Re: [Flashcoders] Intersection on circle based on angle

2009-03-17 Thread Matt S.
This Tutorial proved handy for me: http://www.codylindley.com/Tutorials/trigonometry/ On Tue, Mar 17, 2009 at 9:17 AM, Eric E. Dolecki edole...@gmail.com wrote: I've done this before but can't find my file(s). I am currently googling but haven't found the answer yet (I'm sure it's out there,

Re: [Flashcoders] AS3 - Help me remove the previous image

2009-03-24 Thread Matt S.
If your image holder MC only has images in it, you can do this, BEFORE you load the next image: //remove all loaded images from img while(img.numChildren 0){ var killIMG = img.getChildAt(0); img.removeChild(killIMG); killIMG = null; } I'm sure someone else will

Re: [Flashcoders] franch Symbols not showing

2009-04-10 Thread Matt S.
did you try typing those specific characters into the embed input field? .m On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 9:25 AM, Bassam M sense...@gmail.com wrote: I tryed to embed Latin and Auto Fill  but still those symbole not showing (*é à) * On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 2:09 PM, laurent laur...@logiquefloue.org

Re: [Flashcoders] not smooth interpolation

2009-04-10 Thread Matt S.
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 10:10 AM, laurent laur...@logiquefloue.org wrote: the duck use Tweener. Well there's your problem! Its a goose, not a duck. ;P (Sorry, couldnt resist). ___ Flashcoders mailing list Flashcoders@chattyfig.figleaf.com

Re: [Flashcoders] Interesting problem - doesn't work without call to trace.

2009-04-17 Thread Matt S.
Does it make a difference if you write the trace as : trace(formData=+formData); trace(select1:+ select1); On 4/17/09, Tim Hawkins tim...@googlemail.com wrote: Hi, I've come across this a few times in my own code, but haven't seen it mentioned online - though it's a difficult thing to google

Re: [Flashcoders] link bar frustrating question

2009-04-22 Thread Matt S.
What if the rollOut function looks like: private function onRollOut(e:MouseEvent):void { if(CurrentLink != e.currentTarget){ //change colors here of e.currentTarget } } that way it will only change color back if its not currently the CurrentLink.

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