flash demoscene

category: general [glöplog]
After the beta version of flash player 8 release loos like there will be more movement using this tool for demoscene productions. One of the main new things (finally) are the getPixel, putPixel functions and you can see the firsts rotozoomers done with it, some fake deph of field, metaballs like effect and much more!

Hope someone beats all that soon!
added on the 2005-07-25 10:15:11 by mrdoob mrdoob
Rotozoom don't work here ... and the metaballs cannot called metaballs, just balls ...

Not interesting yet...
added on the 2005-07-25 12:29:25 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
cyb0rg: Probably because you still have a version < 8

install beta 8 then restart your browser ;)
added on the 2005-07-25 12:32:19 by keops keops
keops: I dunno why it didn't work. after another try it works ....

It's less ugly
added on the 2005-07-25 14:27:27 by cyb0rg cyb0rg
original demoscene effects always had ugly colours.
added on the 2005-07-26 14:42:08 by mrdoob mrdoob
ok, i still dont get it. what is it good for. if you want crossplatform architecture independent stuff with lots of possibilitys use java please. flash is homo.

i mean java is way more powerfull compared to the possibilitys of flash. you can even do a putPixel and getPIxel ;). i mean have u ever seen a good flash demo? its good for interaction on the web but nothing more. beside that its a commercial package. there is no free alternative.

please notice that this is just my opinion. it dont say its like stated here.
added on the 2005-07-26 15:20:17 by trigger trigger
i seem to remember there being some pretty good flash/shockwave demos. I'm not too convinced by the flash 8 demos so far tho.. shockwave looks more interesting.
added on the 2005-07-26 15:37:05 by psonice psonice
trigger: $21 is pretty cool.
the summer is here is v cool as well.
added on the 2005-07-26 16:14:31 by mrdoob mrdoob
but dude.. we're talkint about flash :P
added on the 2005-07-26 16:55:46 by mrdoob mrdoob
Trace, you flash-freak ! ^^
added on the 2005-07-26 17:06:02 by kohai kohai
true, we were talking about flash. But this is pouet, remember ;)

Flash + shockwave + java all have possibilities for demos, i was just pointing out that i think shockwave is perhaps still the best.
added on the 2005-07-26 17:25:22 by psonice psonice
rotozoomer does not work, I can't see any DOF in the DOF effect (maybe it's so much fake that there's nothing to see anymore) and the metaballs... has been said before.
so, flash demoscene seems to have a long way to go ;)
added on the 2005-07-26 17:33:22 by styx^hcr styx^hcr
Trace > do you have the name of the font you used for the 'shine' logo on your website ? or is a custom made font ?
many thx
added on the 2005-07-26 18:07:10 by kohai kohai
It's the same as using GDI to make a demo. Sucky.
added on the 2005-07-26 18:12:13 by imbusy imbusy
kohai: it not a custom made font.. but i don't remember right now the name, i'll look for it when i go home, if i don't answer better send me an email to remid me ;)
added on the 2005-07-26 18:16:06 by mrdoob mrdoob
<ot/> bla </ot>
WTF?! Either I've missed something or you guys should check for valid tags. ;)
Blame the stupid Pouet.net BBCode, for not knowing the oh so famous <OFF TOPIC> tag :D
added on the 2005-07-26 21:14:45 by kohai kohai
<on topic>
Sure the new flash 8 features look great...
But, damn ! why the hell coding effects under flash while it will be 100 times faster in DirectX ?

And, as a limited platform, flash 5/6/7 is a good way to make cool stuff with simple features (vector + bitmap keyframing) since you have good ideas to play with. When accelerated 3D had its expansion in 1999, every demo featured the same dull boring alpha blending thing. Flash 8 will allow alot of uninspired people to provide plenty of shitty rotozoomers, water effects etc... Poor us.
added on the 2005-07-26 23:54:49 by willbe willbe
added on the 2005-07-26 23:59:44 by keops keops
This could have been done in Flash faster, easier.

(Avoozl being a bitch during the making of Transformer at Breakpoint)
added on the 2005-07-27 00:00:41 by Shifter Shifter
kohai: The question is why do you end the tag (<bla />) when the content is followed by an end tag (</bla>) straight ahead?
Because i meesed up my tags with an <br/> one ... and you're right, this won't pass the W3C online validator ... ^^

Seriously, who cares ? i don't jump up on every scener saying 'BASS', so please, leave my poor '/' alone, and let there be fun !
added on the 2005-07-27 11:49:01 by kohai kohai
I hope we soon can have compos with "demos" made in Powerpoint!!!!!! horray!
added on the 2005-07-27 12:44:16 by Proteque Proteque