My baby that is my 17” macbook pro is being pushed to it’s limit lately. For cost reasons I’m considering switching back to PC.
Previously a PC user, I’m fairly comfortable with using a Mac these days, but i don’t think it’ll take me too long to switch over… decisions decisions
Welcome, this blog will be for me to keep a record of what I’m currently learning. Recently it’s writing mobile apps. I know I’m late to the gold rush but this is more about teaching myself new skills and creating something for my own use then anything else.
Tools I’m using
- Adobe Flash Builder 4.5
- Adobe Flex SDK
- Adobe Flash CS5
- Away3D and Prefab
- Maya and Blender 3D
- Adobe Photoshop
I’m slowly getting through each of these tools, learning whatever is needed on the way. I know Maya, Photoshop and Flash reasonably well from previous projects, but the rest is very new to me.
Main Challenges so far
- Structuring XML file – I used XML files before, but never wrote any myself.
- Getting Flex to show the XML value I want them to show [FB]
- Comparing value from one XML list with another [FB]
- Styling buttons in [FB]
- Importing Flash files into Flash Builder*
- Importing 3d models**
- Gesture controls with AS3
- Controlling the 3d model (In progress)
*There turn out to be a number of ways, such as flash container or flash components, but i found these rather hard to control, the best way I found was by inserting a SWC file via flash build path and calling the movieclips inside the fx:script
** This took a very long time. Using a number of different methods, i tried importing DAE and OBJ but the textures didn’t show. I ended up using Maya to model and export to blender and again export to Prefab to add texture. Learn via http://www.samsarin.net/blog/2010/07/import-awd-exported-from-prefab3d/