ATF to PNG Converter Tool

A few days ago a client asked me if I can convert ATF (Adobe Texture Format) to PNG images. Knowing that ATF files are used by some Starling developers when developing games and applications with Adobe Air, I knew that I could build a tool that will load the graphic, add it to the stage, then basically, take a screenshot of the entire stage and save it as a PNG image file. It took a a few hours to get the final application done. I’ve made it available for download in case anyone else needs to convert ATF to PNG (with transparency).

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Image and Video Slideshow

Just uploaded a new project to ActiveDen. This is a slideshow that will let you display images and play videos.

You can play video from YouTube, Vimeo or your FLV, F4V, MP4 files.
It can load JPG, SWF and PNG files.

If you want to buy it, please check the image below 😉

Photo Booth – Flash Webcam Image Capture

Two days ago I made a little Flash app that will allow anyone to take a picture with a webcam connected to a computer. Everything worked fine in AS3. It was only when I got to the PHP part of the project when I felt like I should ask for help. And I did, I asked a friend or mine (Mihai Bojin) who in a few minutes explained to me exactly what I needed to know in order to get this project working as it should (a big part of the PHP code is made by him).

PhotoBoothActiveden

The project is now open source and you can find the code and the source files underneath 😉

This open source project is release under the MIT license.

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Turntable

Yesterday I took this shot and today it got accepted on iStock.
The image is done with my Canon 400D and my 50mm lens with Canon 430EX flash.

My first iStock photo

Yesterday I got accepted on iStockPhoto as a photographer and today I have my first photo accepted 😀

Image loader

I did not updated this blog lately because I was working on some flash projects… and now I want to share with you the code that I use for most of my images when I load them externally.
I used this code a lot in MotorRocks.com and other sites…

import mx.transitions.Tween;
import mx.transitions.easing.*;
 
var listener:Object = new Object();
listener.tmc = target;
listener.onLoadInit = function(mc:MovieClip) {
	new Tween(mc,"_alpha", Strong.easeOut,0,100,2,true);
};
var loader:MovieClipLoader = new MovieClipLoader();
loader.addListener(listener);
 
loader.loadClip("image01.jpg", holder);

I think this is the easiest way to preload images and when loaded… to fade them in.
It’s a nice effect and you can use it on your projects if you want 😉

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