31 October 2008

Flying Object Shadow

New Flash file added to portfolio - Flying Object Shadow simulation effect.

flying object shadow flash file


23 October 2008

Old / new tools

Exactly one month ago I asked question via twitter, but didn't get any answers, so I had to search for myself. Best combination I found is Xmi2as + argoUML.

Xmi2as is created by Darron Schall primary for actionscript2.0 since creation date is back in 2005, and I couldn't find any updates after (project is hosted on OSFlash). Source code is available, written in java and windows and mac osx install files. Don't have a clue if someone has extended this project to work with actionscript3.0 which seems to be possible.

argoUML has been improved since 2005 and current stable version is 0.26. Simple windows installer is available. Also, you can download argoUML quick guide pdf 11 pages document and extended user manual, which is 400 pages pdf document. Simple example xmi file is available from SubVersion repository. Tested and works just fine.

example UML diagram

19 October 2008

Free Flash Analog Clock : Classic Blue

free flash analog clock classic blue

First free flash clock I've made was the one you can see on left sidebar, analog clock worldmap, available from downloads page. It was few months ago, back in March. Since then few hundreds of people have downloaded worldmap clock, but I have no clue where they have finished.

In the meantime I had idea to jump into mass production and assemble few hundred flash clock with unique design. I got lazy and idea died, but not before I made about 30+ of them. I'm not gonna start with separate flash clocks website as I have planned (and maybe I will who knows), but good news is from time to time I'll give them away here at Flanture blog. Best way to stay informed about new releases is to subscribe via reader or email.

Here is another free flash analog clock, classic blue, for your website, blog sidebar or whatever. File is 7kb unzipped, resizable. If you have problems with downloading zip (it happened before), drop me a comment or contact via twitter and I'll send you the file.

Download Classic Blue Analog Flash Clock.

If you don't mind I would like to know where do you use it. Thanks.

15 October 2008

Flash Game Tutorial

More info at Flanture Games blog...


09 October 2008

Cumulus, Blogumus and RUBLBS

It's not often the case to see Flash content on Blogspot blogs. Reasons are different from poor bloggers knowledge in how to include Flash content on Blogger to some SEOphils fears about bad relationship between Flash and search engine bots. However this new Flash widget, Blogumus is something that, it seems, makes a change in that direction.

Blogumus flash widget

Blogumus is Flash widget based on WP plugin Cumulus and it is created by BloggerBuster. Blogumus is a Flash based tag cloud that combines JavaScript code and Flash to create sphere-like Blogger labeler clickable display. Uf! It looks cool. Suddenly bloggers have their labels rotating in 3D space and that's just wow effect for some. But off course, many have included all 158 labels and everything visitors can see is rotating useless black letters ball. Those RUBLB's tell a wider story about balance of design and functionality or the luck of it!

I just say it should be used wisely. Flash widgets, ajax functionality and other technologies will change the way blogosphere works, that's the fact and I think it's the right direction, but in case of Blogumus, you need to limit number of labels displayed to show both important blogging aspects design and functionality. Just my 2c.

02 October 2008



This page contains all stupid flash creations from this blog and I hope the list will grow :)

Feel free to share, compile, expand any of this files. Bookmark for easy access. Thanks.

Microblog Flash Widget v1.0
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Windmill Farm Animation
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Flash Windmill Simulation
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Free Flash Scale Menu v2
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Analog clock Worldmap
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Analog clock Classic Blue
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Comics album
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Search Array Functions
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Bookshelf Widget XML v1.5
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Custom Gradients Tutorial
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XML Based Ticker
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Free Flash Tweened Horizontal Menu
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