Interview with Christian Cantrell

I don’t know how many of your are aware of this but our very own Christian Cantrell is not only an Adobe AIR Application Developer, Project Manager, and Evangelist. He’s also a published Science Fiction author. His first full length novel is called Containment You can read a review of Containment here. Christian was gracious […]

Walkabout in Away3D

Walkabout in Away3D

For a project I’m working on I need to create a virtual 3D space that I can move about in. Sort of like a first person shooter. It’s surprisingly simple to create the space and simple movements with Away3D. The only complication that I ran into has nothing much to do with Away3D but with […]

Prime Patterns?

The other night I was messing around with a very large array of the first 64000 prime numbers – download here – to see if I could find some pattern in their distribution. I was really just making crap up and plotting crazy things while I watched Carl Sagan’s Contact on the side monitor. I […]

Radial Gradient Explorer

Making anything other than the simplest radial gradient is an amazing pain the the ass. I created this just to make a simple sphere-looking circle. I put enough work into it that I figured it was worth the effort to make it useful to others. You should be able to use this explorer to create […]

Gradient Disk

I’ve always loved gradients. Either computer generated or in nature. Here’s the SWF of the image above with the gradients rotating around in opposite directions. package { import flash.display.Sprite; import flash.display.GradientType; import flash.geom.Matrix; import flash.utils.Timer; import flash.events.TimerEvent; [SWF( width=”550″, height=”890″ )] public class GradientDisk extends Sprite { private var _tic : Timer; private var _rotationBG […]