Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Okay this lets you create QR codes in your browser:
I'm very curious who tarotaro is. Thanks. I am stating to understand the hours it takes for these things to come together. I am a novice^2.
Also, after installing CS4 and flex I realise that I want be really want to be using a Beta Flash Builder located at Adobe Labs. Do I still need flex? Who knows.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
I bought flex builder. I'm in it to win it. Having professional tools makes things easier, creation faster.
Useful: code snippets. You can create hotkeys to do a lot of the coding for you instead of writing things over and over. I could delve into personal concerns about authorship and intimacy with code that this brings up, or I could use what the professionals use and actually get things done.
Helpful link, shout out to the gentleman who wrote it:
Shortcuts != art?
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Brendan Scully (why is microsoft word having difficulty importing text?)
Digital Humanities Study 09FProfessor Mary Flanagan
Digital Practicum: Reality Manipulation
In this course of study the student will explore new methods
in the creation of mixed reality media works by building a
music visualizer presentable to the public in the form of a
gallery exhibition. Three-dimensional sculptures laden
with data will be displayed to viewers using AR goggles.
As Augmented Reality is a fledgling technology, much of
the effort involved in the creation of this project will
involve research and experimentation with Flash and the
FLAR toolkit. The end result could thus range anywhere
from a series of three-dimensional sculptures to a fully
dynamic 3D visualizer tied to live musical data.
To aid in the production of this installation, the student
Week 1: September 20th – 27thConcept fully realized, workflow established between within Flash
Due: The production of one Papervision-> FLAR model.
Week 2: September 27th- October 3rd
Attempt to tie music data to Flash models (via socket
Due: Log of attempts to establish socket server and/
or tie data together.
Week 3: October 3rd – October 10th:
Build out visualizer into floor-based experience that ties
music input to visual changes.Due: One model column rising/falling
Week 4: October 11th-October 17thSkinning/Shading Objects in Papervision using Photoshop.
Due: One test model fully skinned / shaded. (color)
Week 5: October 18th-October 24th
ISMAR 2009 Orlando Florida,
Present questions regarding sockets/FLAR data
Week 6: October 25th- October 31st
Refine Flash visualizer data input using methods
gained from ISMAR.
Week 7: November 1st- November 7th
Implement visualizer in FLAR/Papervison using QR code
and glasses obtained at ISMAR.
Due: Establish model to ascertain optimum viewing distance.
Produce large custom QR code for testing purposes.
Week 8: November 8th- November 14th
Refine visualizer to handle large amounts of sound data input
What is the upper limit?
Once established, continue work on sound design to make best
use of technology available.
Week 9: November 15th – November 21st
Aesthetic/Design work on visualizer with technology available.
Week 10: November 22nd – November 28th
Due: Performance/Exhibition using visualizer (Final Product)
My professor for Music 9 (www.twitter.com/mu009) has experience
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
So taking some time off was good for the soul, but did it help my Flash literacy? Maybe.
If it’s your first time, start the journey by observing augmented reality through my eyes with the Top 10 AR Demos post."If you’re into hardware – you’ll find solace with the Top 10 AR Devices, always a top post.
As a game developer, you’ll probably hang out in the Top 10 AR Engines area – a constantly evolving field."
Look at where things are! It's incredible already. So my post about programmers being succeptible to spiritual entropy inspired a response from a close friend in the field:
... Also, what is this?
"It seems like every programmer I've met has let go of a certain degree of flexibility (spiritual?). I hope I don't lose touch. But I don't think I have to. Programming is the newest artform, and only a certain kind of person has been willing to engage with it."
explain, I want to talk about it!
--- end of quote ---
I guess I have an irrational fear: by studying the way logical, digital, formal systems work and by bending them in intricate ways, programmers become affected by the systems. The mental processes of those who use code/ can think in it may or may not become somewhat logic-leaning. I don't believe rationality has anything to do with the phenomenon I'm trying to describe. It's just... something I experience in meeting people who program.
Some people get taken down by it, others don't (you) because they're stronger, have a stronger personality, something....
I guess I was afraid that programmers become "hard," inflexible to a certain degree because they know a logical decision when they see one and, understandably, might be more likely to act in unnecessarily efficient ways.
But so far... I remaind unaffected. Maybe a little, in that my mind is becoming more able to think in coding structures, literally beginning to think in a different language.
It's a similar effect I guess I'd pick up after meeting a series of people who had learned to speak russian after english late in their lives. Or arabic. Something. These people might develop a kind of alternate personality.
Or maybe not.
ps. I dont really like the name "Augmented Reality" maybe "Holodeck narratives" or "interactive movies" would be better.
Monday, July 27, 2009
So I used tweener to move mercury once around the sun, but Nick wasn't satisfied with the way it was working so he used a file downloaded from "FLARmanager" that did the same thing as our borrowed "simplecube" but did so by extending "sprite" instead. What the hell is sprite? We're figuring that out, its used to display graphics in flash somehow, but whats handy is it has a method called "moveobject." We discovered that each object that's displayed is held within a "container", and that by moving these containers ("basenode" in the original code for simplecube was itself a container), you can move the objects they "contain".