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Digital Drawing: Do it better edition

I have a drawing tablet and I enjoy my hobby of designing prints, however I want to get better at it and am looking for the best resources. Specifically techniques I'm interested in and programs to help. [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Oct 1, 2015 - 14 answers

Name that interactive story

A couple of years ago (maybe more) I played/read a story told in several episodes and in a variety of media. [more inside]
posted by man down under on Sep 28, 2015 - 1 answer

How can I help our banner designers transition from Flash to HTML5?

I'm trying to help some art directors deal with the looming demise of Flash banner development (largely driven by Google having Chrome essentially neuter them this Fall). What are some good resources I can share with them to re-align their thinking toward the possibilities and limitations of HTML5? These are designers, not coders, so I'm thinking less about "use Sizzle or Zepto", though they would need to be mindful about what kinds of compositions have more/less efficient payloads than Flash.
posted by mkultra on Aug 17, 2015 - 4 answers

Flash for Traditional Animation: Issue with CC version

I just want to draw with no computery-looking business, and the eraser has smoothing applied with no discernible disable option. Am I missing something? [more inside]
posted by gorgor_balabala on Aug 6, 2015 - 3 answers

What's the best cheap studio lighting?

I take pictures of snakes (and, occasionally, a lizard). What's the best studio lighting? [more inside]
posted by Nyx on Jun 1, 2015 - 7 answers

Super-lightweight android apps?

I am about to try and put a jellybean rom on a 2010 cellphone presently running android 1.6. An updated version of android isn't going to change the hardware though, so I need the lightest apps available. Or perhaps it's even better to not upgrade and there are markets with old versions of software or new software for old OS verisons? Join me inside please. [more inside]
posted by Iteki on May 19, 2015 - 6 answers

Password protect/encrypt USB drive readable on both Mac and Win?

I use Macs. I use a flash drive to carry powerpoint presentations and other documents that I need to access on PC's running various flavours of Windows, which are not mine and I will not have administrator access to. Is there a way that I can protect/encrypt the drive in a way that will let me use it on both systems, without having to pre-install software on the Windows system? I do not need government-grade encryption, just something that will stop casual snoopers accessing the data if I lose the drive.
posted by modernnomad on May 11, 2015 - 6 answers

Why do my photo flash drives keep failing?

I have had three flash drives recently, and they keep failing. This is why I am buying more. When I used the newest one tonight (not for the first time) I got a balloon message saying, "Your drive has malfunctioned and is no longer recognized by the computer." (I got that message or similar on the first two.) [more inside]
posted by intrepid_simpleton on May 5, 2015 - 8 answers

Youtube failing in Firefox?

Firefox is not loading youtube video for me. I've tried many things (see inside for what I've tried). I am utterly stumped. [more inside]
posted by symbioid on Feb 18, 2015 - 9 answers

Flash game about a female spy around WWI?

Some years ago I played a Flash game set around the time of WWI. You played a female spy, moved around a house & its basement, and picked up objects to use. Anybody remember what game this was, or the author's name? Thanks.
posted by circular on Feb 13, 2015 - 2 answers

How to make a useful USB thumb drive that won't get dumped like TMFA

I have about 100 brand new very high quality USB drives (between 8gb and 256GB...most of them are the larger end). What can I do with them? I bought them thinking they were going to fail, and I was going to go through them. But I found out that high quality shit doesn't fail within 6 mos. [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Dec 14, 2014 - 10 answers

Looking for an old flash/shockwave puzzle game: directing traffic

I remember playing a game ages (ten years?) ago on (now defunct) bonus.com, which involved manipulating different-coloured cars using switches and other things. I played it on a desktop computer, and it used flash or shockwave. One needed to get a certain amount of cars into specific places to pass the level. The game was played from a top-down perspective. There were many levels. I think, though I may be mistaken, that the game had a person's name in the title. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by Quilford on Nov 2, 2014 - 10 answers

Shockwave Flash causing instability?

Twice in the past two days, my computer has choked while playing youtube videos [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jul 16, 2014 - 14 answers

Timeshifting streaming audio.

Is there a relatively painless* way to pull audio off of a site like this, without using the analog loophole? [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on May 24, 2014 - 10 answers

Anonymous JavaScript advice

Hello, Could someone please tell me where I can get advice on the design of code on a particular website? [more inside]
posted by Musashi Daryl on Apr 8, 2014 - 5 answers

How to build this type of banner ad?

I need to create a collapsing web ad, similar to the specific one hosted on the homepage of ajc.com. Are there tutorials to do this? [more inside]
posted by sock, the puppet on Apr 2, 2014 - 4 answers

How to make Flash based music player for Facebook?

I am starting a music/lifestyle blog. I want to be able to post songs from the artists on the blog (with their permission of course) on the blog's Facebook page to get the word of mouth going. I don't have enough web expertise to code from scratch, but if I had a player I could customize, I can modify the look and feel to my the blog. Any ideas on a Flash based mp3 player I could use? It could work on other platforms but it definitely has to work on Facebook too. PS. thinking of something along the lines of what soundcloud uses www.facebook.com/soundcloud
posted by FireStyle on Feb 11, 2014 - 2 answers

A flash cartoon. I saw it. I know I did.

I give up. I saw a flash cartoon. Maybe, what, ten years ago? There was a miniature king. Birds. Talking birds? It was dream-like. The sound sparse and excellent. I remember the thing being theme-wise pretty dark. I've since looked high and low and have not been able to find it. Any ideas?
posted by Time To Sharpen Our Knives on Dec 28, 2013 - 5 answers

Samsung Smart TV + Streaming French News = Quandry

Hello. Ever since the cable company discontinued French news programming in our area, my mother has been desperate to stream a French news program (20 heures) to the Samsung UN32EH5300 Smart TV I recently purchased for my dad. [more inside]
posted by xiaolongbao on Dec 6, 2013 - 8 answers

Resources for animating font shapes in After Effects?

I have been asked to animate some poem titles to be projected during a theatrical performance. I'm not having any luck finding resources. I'm not even sure what I've been asked to do is possible without doing hand-drawn animation. Anyone got any places I could look? [more inside]
posted by starvingartist on Nov 2, 2013 - 4 answers

Best programming language to make a fill-in map?

How would I go about programming a map which would fill-in an area with color when a question was answered correctly? [more inside]
posted by Diablevert on Oct 19, 2013 - 7 answers

Old computer running XP - Windows Task Manager shows 100% CPU usage.

Does flash show as flash in Windows task manager in XP? - It's invisible even when I play videos which are obviously using flash. Are the resources consumed by flash 'lumped in' with the CPU utilization consumed by my browser as I see it in Task Manager? [more inside]
posted by vapidave on Oct 9, 2013 - 5 answers

What software do people use to make animated videos these days?

The Internet! Full of fun, narrated explainer videos that usually involve some kind of simple 2D animation (sometimes hand-drawn, sometimes cobbled together from other images) with a voice-over. But how are people making them? If Flash is in terminal decline, as I keep hearing, what are the most popular software tools for piecing together 2D online animation?
posted by bicyclefish on Oct 4, 2013 - 5 answers

Audio pass through from H264 to FLV?

The problem: I've been given H264 files with 8 channels of audio. I need to convert these to FLV files for a live preview. [more inside]
posted by last night a dj saved my life on Aug 9, 2013 - 9 answers

How can I fix these display / video problems with my desktop computer?

Initially, I was having issues with Flash in Firefox, fixing that caused problems with my video drivers breaking. Partially fixing that caused problems with Chrome. Is there a way to fix all of these things? [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne on Jul 12, 2013 - 9 answers

Kid-Friendly Flash Builder?

My 9-year-old daughter likes to animate things on GoAnimate.com. The website allows you to upload flash animations, and she'd like to make her own animations of, say, the Sesame Street characters. The canonical program for building flash animations is Adobe Flash Professional. I'm guessing that is beyond her capabilities (and may be beyond mine!). Are there simpler programs that allow a patient but unsophisticated user to build very simple flash animations?
posted by musofire on Jun 23, 2013 - 4 answers

My own private Rdio

I would like to create a private music streaming service for a small circle of friends, using Amazon S3, Cloudfront, an HTML5 player and a password-protected website. Is this possible? How to do it best? (Full walkthrough of the idea within.) [more inside]
posted by the brave tetra-pak on Jan 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Looking for a mini flash game

I'm looking for a mini flash game that I used to play back in the day (I would say, 2006?) that if I remember correctly had graphics similar to critter crunch Their were a bunch of mini games and it looked Japanese. I have been dying to find it again, but this is all I can remember about it. I'm hoping one of you knows what I'm talking about. Anyone?
posted by nathanm on Jan 10, 2013 - 2 answers

Flash AS3 - Inaccessible Method

Why is this method inaccessible? My document class (Main) has a public function setButtonStates(). I have a custom class that extends MovieClip that needs to access that function. There are 5 instances of this class on the stage at compile-time (and they are never removed) but the compiler isn't happy. It says "1195 Attempted access of inaccessible method setButtonStates through a reference with static type Main". [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Jan 9, 2013 - 12 answers

Transparent PNGs and Flash

Flash CS5/actionscript 3 - how to click through transparent pngs? [more inside]
posted by missmagenta on Dec 10, 2012 - 10 answers

Password Protect Flash Drive

Is there a free downloadable mac program to password protect my entire usb flash drive? I've already tried TrueCrypt and using a .dmg with Disk Utility.
posted by CarlyH on Oct 30, 2012 - 5 answers

Audio in tumblr won't play on iPad - why?

An mp3 embedded in a tumblr post; iPhone plays it, iPad doesn't. Why? [more inside]
posted by progosk on Oct 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Why do Google and Adobe seem to want me to give Apple money for a new OS?

Chrome requires, via yellow pop down box, that I manually allow Flash to run on nearly every webpage I load (presumably just the ones that use Flash), each time I load it. How can I stop this? Complication: Chrome is no longer supported for my OS. [more inside]
posted by maryr on Oct 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Falling Down the Custom ROM Rabbit Hole

I have a rooted Samsung Galaxy S 4g (model t959v) running Gingerbread. I need assistance with learning about custom ROMs, could you point me in the right direction please? [more inside]
posted by miaou on Oct 8, 2012 - 4 answers

What is the best size for Flash video playback?

I am having a bit of a challenge getting through to our developers about the correct size for a Flash video player for our sites. [more inside]
posted by kilikina73 on Sep 4, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you identify the origin of this beret flash?

Help me identify this beret flash. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Aug 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Fastest thumb drive for less than $100?

What is currently the fastest USB 3.0 thumb drive I can get for less than $100? [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Aug 21, 2012 - 6 answers

How do you embed or stream a video via a swf?

I need to embed a video in a swf banner ad. I have no idea how to do this. Can someone walk me through it? [more inside]
posted by cuban link flooded jesus on Aug 19, 2012 - 2 answers

Small wireless strobe trigger?

What can I use to trigger a strobe light or a flash that is small, handheld, wireless, and not too expensive? [more inside]
posted by crookedneighbor on Aug 3, 2012 - 4 answers

Best way to upgrade to a Solid State Drive?

What's the best way to go about installing a solid state drive in a new laptop? (And is this even a good idea?) [more inside]
posted by Rhaomi on Jul 30, 2012 - 12 answers

Flash Game help?

Help me find a flash game where you built a spaceship from parts of enemy ships [more inside]
posted by nickhb on Jul 23, 2012 - 5 answers

Help me remember this web-based shooter game

I’m trying to remember a recent browser-based Flash game. It was a vertical scroller, overhead space-themed shooter, something I saw online within the past 6-12 months. You had a ship and you’d pick up weapons. Your bullets were meagre at first, and then numerous as you upgraded your weapons. The screen would fill up with bad guys, bullets everywhere, general mayhem that you could only survive with a constant inflow of invincibility powerups. What was this game?
posted by migurski on Jul 17, 2012 - 9 answers

I need to send images and stop sending drives.

PC Tech filter: What's a common disk-image format that I can use for storing images of bootable flash media? Sending new media to customers so slow and expensive. [more inside]
posted by Sunburnt on Jul 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Hack a Canon external Flash for high-speed video marking

How can I hack a Canon external Flash for my high-speed video application? [more inside]
posted by nickerbocker on Jun 5, 2012 - 5 answers

Find a flash game!

Help find this shooting flash game! [more inside]
posted by daninnj on May 26, 2012 - 4 answers

Shark animation machine: go!

I want to make a lightweight, non-Flash animation for my webpage that looks like this one example... [more inside]
posted by pavane on May 18, 2012 - 3 answers

How can I create a blog that autoposts specific content when I post it at another site?

How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Flash Video Troubles

The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind on Apr 15, 2012 - 5 answers

Fighting Child Sex Slavery via ActionScript

I am creating a Flash presentation for a fundraiser combatting child sex slavery. It will show a stopwatch, and every two minutes a number will increment showing how many children have been taken. I have it all put together in Flash CS4, but am a visual design person flummoxed on making the script for incrementing the dynamic text by 1 every 120 seconds. Any actionscripters out there who can advise will be helping a fantastic cause. Thanks!
posted by Scoo on Apr 11, 2012 - 11 answers

Flash help for the Dummy

I'm looking for some websites for the beginner. I'm fine with the animation part. That is (relatively) easy. But I'm pretty much totally lost on the Action script part of it, and the Adobe tutorials are a little complicated for my idiot self. I'm just a little ol' designer and all this talk of code and scripts and computer lingo is freaking me out. I'll take anything. Any ideas. Any help. Anything. Thank you.
posted by freakazoid on Mar 21, 2012 - 6 answers

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