Is anyone aware of a general-purpose 3D renderer built with Flash? Sort of like a Flash version of those VRML plugins that were all the rage in 1997, only without the suck?
I'm creating a browser game, and I'd like the main viewport to display 3D images. I could
render images on the server and feed them to the client, but the demand on server CPU and bandwidth would be prohibitive. I'd love to find a client-side solution. [more inside]
posted by greenie2600
on May 18, 2008 -
A little advice required about flashing the BIOS on a new Gigabyte motherboard, and reducing the chances of killing it. [more inside]
posted by malpractice
on May 11, 2008 -
flashfilter: Good Flash Website Templates - I'm technically capable but we need something quickly and don't have much money. We have access to Flash CS3 pro, Flex Builder 3, etc. I can get around in CS3 and can handle ActionScript. I, however, have no design skills at all. We already have artwork, logos, and a color scheme. Is there anywhere I can get free/cheap pre-built flash website templates that don't suck? Doing a few Google searches come up with a bunch of hokey template sites which all seem to share the same bunch of lousy templates.
posted by Echidna882003
on May 5, 2008 -
Flash? After effects? Maya? Toon Boom? Something else? I want to make some very simple abstract animation videos. The simplest would be just full screens of solid colors fading slowly into each other. Slightly more complex would be the same full screens of colors fading into each other, but not all at once. That is, maybe start the fade in the center or corner, and slowly leak in the new color. Or another slightly more complex: The screen divided into multiple blocks of different color that slowly fade into other colors. Real simple, slow, mellow stuff. So, what's the right software for that? Thanks!
posted by The Dutchman
on Apr 28, 2008 -
I reformatted my computer today, and I just finished reinstalling all of the programs i can't live without (Media Monkey, VLC, Firefox, uTorrent, you get the idea.) For some reason I think I remember that I had found an alternative to installing Adobe Flash Player. I really dislike Adobe Flash, though I'm sure its for stupid and mostly superficial reasons. Does anyone have any idea of an alternative? (not the one microsoft just came out with either.)
posted by Kraki
on Apr 24, 2008 -
Flash problem: I know it's just me, but...variables don't always seem to be passed in URL query strings. [more inside]
posted by maxwelton
on Apr 17, 2008 -
Looking for a solution for a flash based photography website to not look small on big monitors, and not look too big on small monitors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Can anyone identify the repeated clip of music in this flash movie
? Warning: this is more difficult than these things usually are. WARNING: STROBING LIGHTS, ALSO SORT OF OFFENSIVE TOWARDS PEOPLE WITH EPILEPSY.
posted by tehloki
on Apr 8, 2008 -
[ Flash Filter ] Ok. So after sketching out my client's site
, they have informed me that they want the white cross (with the blue gradient) to basically fade, from the outside in to the center, and perhaps have a little sparkle and 'ding' noise as the animation completes. As far as I can come up with, flash is the only way this is going to happen. My question is, how am I going to make this work? [more inside]
posted by B(oYo)BIES
on Apr 7, 2008 -
Why doesn't Flash work properly in Firefox (WinXP)?
When flash is embedded in a webpage Firefox handles it with no difficulty. But when I just want to view the applet itself, without it being embedded I get a message from the program asking me what I want to do with the file and then I get into a loop because it opens another instance of Firefox to handle it! [more inside]
posted by alby
on Apr 6, 2008 -
youtube said i had to install adobe flash player 9. okay. i downloaded it and installed it (running a g4 imac, os 10.3.9) and now i can't view ANY flash. it tells me that the plug-in failed to load successfully. what gives? [more inside]
posted by kerning
on Apr 5, 2008 -
I'm looking for good examples of animated/interactive product user guides or instructions, preferably in Flash. [more inside]
posted by monkeystronghold
on Mar 31, 2008 -
I have a Flash animation (which ends in .app) that I'd like to use in Power Point (it's PP x for Mc) on a MacBook Pro. But I can't seem to find any way to do it. Has anyone had any luck with this, or know of any converters, or know some other way to link to the animation via PowerPoint but not actually as a slide?
posted by jgballard
on Mar 19, 2008 -
I'm interested in a fast, high-capacity (at least 4GB) usb flash drive. Does anyone have any suggestions? Speed and reliability are important.
posted by cahlers
on Mar 18, 2008 -
I'm trying to get all the pertinent documents off of a Gateway 2000 PC running Windows 98 on to a new Dell running Vista Home Premium. The CD drive on the Gateway doesn't work, it has a floppy drive, and the CAT5 cable doesn't fit in the telephone only jacks. I tried to use my USB stick, but it can't find the drivers as it's not connected to the internet. The new computer has no floppy drive, so I can't just put the driver on a floppy. What do you recommend for the lowest cost and easiest solution? [more inside]
posted by alcopop
on Mar 16, 2008 -
Question for web developers: Is Web Development about to change? Is the web browser still the best solution for rich Internet applications? [more inside]
posted by mountainfrog
on Mar 13, 2008 -
Politically-incorrect-flash-conversion-filter: I'm trying to upload this flash image
(warning: audio, adolescent humor, and probably NSFW) to YouTube, and apparently I need to convert it to video first. All the available conversion utilities seem to be for Windows, and I'm OS X based. Ideas?
posted by jytsai
on Mar 12, 2008 -
What percentage of users have Flash Player on their computer earlier than version 126.96.36.199?
posted by negative1
on Mar 10, 2008 -
Wasting My Question But I Can't Help It: Does anyone remember a small flash movie (as in twenty seconds and a couple frames) of a high angled shot of a kitchen and then... [more inside]
posted by ryecatcher
on Mar 4, 2008 -
What are my options for including an auto-merged image file in the context of a website? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Feb 21, 2008 -
What is the super easy way to create a cool online picture Gallery (flash)?
Without a hassle. [more inside]
posted by ollsen
on Feb 21, 2008 -
How does Google/YouTube manage to allow a user to jump to any part of a video without having it preloaded first? Is it the player they use or maybe how the video file is hosted? [more inside]
posted by ssmith
on Feb 11, 2008 -
My 3.5 year old niece loves this site, Poisson Rouge
, which is a flash-based letters, numbers and object game. Can you recommend any others that are similar or that she might like? Thanks.
posted by emoeby
on Feb 8, 2008 -
Shooting with a Nikon D80 camera and SB-800 flash, I will add three additional flashes in the next year. What should they be? [more inside]
posted by asuprenant
on Feb 6, 2008 -
I need help figuring out the vagaries of relative vs absolute path names for imported objects in Flash. [more inside]
posted by O9scar
on Jan 31, 2008 -
I need to make a presentation of some photos. I use a MacBook pro. I need some sort of Flash picture viewer, something slicker than iPhoto. It doesnt have to be for online, just something i can show people on the laptop. I have tried downloading Simple Viewer, and for the life of me can't get it to work. Is there something easier, with just a drag and drop your jpegs into a box style thing?
posted by cascando
on Jan 23, 2008 -
I'd like a Flash video player of my video podcast on the web site, and a high-quality (960x540 should work) video file in the podcast feed.
I'm currently using WordPress
to manage the feed and video. But I can see why some people who don't want to install QuickTime might not be able to see the show. [more inside]
posted by bryanjbusch
on Jan 22, 2008 -
Anyone know where a pair of clueless artists can find some free website design templates? [more inside]
posted by Bageena
on Jan 16, 2008 -
I'm looking for flash "games" suitable in content for a preschool child (ie: no gore, violence, etc.) where you click the mouse or press a key and something happens, but where you're basically just creating random action. For example, clicking the mouse on the screen might cause a "firework" to deploy or a bubble to be created or burst. Any suggestions?
posted by anastasiav
on Dec 31, 2007 -
I set my Dad up with an old computer of mine. At the default Flash quality (High), this computer renders YouTube clips at about 1 frame/sec. When he manually switches the quality to Low, they are fine; but he has to do this manually every time. Is there a way to make all
Flash animations default to Low quality? [more inside]
posted by hAndrew
on Dec 29, 2007 -
I've recently purchased a new external USB DVD drive, as I do not have a floppy drive or internal CD/DVD drive on this windows PC. I am trying to set it up now for dual-booting Solaris+Ubuntu but, even after updating the BIOS (Phoenix 6.00) I cannot boot a USB drive.
First, does anyone have a way I could somehow add USB drivers as a boot option (along with XP), so that I can then add Solaris and Ubuntu (making it four options at boot)?
posted by christopherbdnk
on Dec 26, 2007 -
USAToday has embedded crosswords in Adobe .swf format: Is there any way to save these to my computer for later offline use? I tried Amazing Media Browser but it wants to re-download the game when I try to work the crossword.
posted by bbranden1
on Dec 16, 2007 -
Recommend Flash (or otherwise web-based games) suitable for an 8 year old autistic (and ADHD and developmentally delayed) boy? Needs to run on public library computers with 'net access. [more inside]
posted by porpoise
on Dec 9, 2007 -
I'm trying to make a flash file scale to the width of a div. Friends, Romans, Actionscript People, how do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Dec 7, 2007 -
I'm a social psychologist looking for some advice about where to find a programmer to write what would basically be a very simple flash-type game. The game itself would require some simple user-interactiveness (e.g. selecting options), a fairly low level of graphics (maybe not stick figures, but nothing too artsy), and the ability to collect and store user data. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by socialpsychologist
on Dec 5, 2007 -
Camstudio SWF Movie Producer takes my .avi and converts it without error to an .swf... but it it plays back the Flash movie waaaaaaay too slow - even if I alter the fps before I render the .avi. Help! [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten
on Dec 4, 2007 -
posted by wflanagan
on Dec 1, 2007 -