I have found in the past that I learn a lot when writing tutorials. And based on the comments that I receive, they tend to help others as well.
I am in the mood to write a couple more tutorials but I would like to take suggestions as to what to write about. A couple of ideas that I have had are the following:
Box2d Physics – a thorough introduction
Something more advanced with Papervision
How to write Pure AS, no more need for Document classes
Intro to Away 3D
let me know what you think and what you want to see?
In late January I started a project called PaperFace, it is a giant project that is an attempt to build a web-based front end for Papervision. It would allow designer to start harnessing more of the 3d power on the web, plus it could make creation of Papervision 3d scenes much quicker for developers as well.
I quickly realized that I don’t have enough time to make this thing on my own, but being stubborn, I tried anyways. Well, I haven’t had time to even really think about it for over a month now but would like to get back at it buy paxil.
What I have decided to do is to try and create a team of 3 or 4 developers to try and get this this off the ground and working, because I really feel that it would be a benefit to the Flash community. If you would like to help out, I am looking for a couple people that have experience in both Flex and Papervision viagra generique.
Here are some of the areas that we need some specific help with :
If you are interested, you can check out www.paper-face.com to see the app and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can get going on this. One thing to note is that there is no compensation for the work done on this project but I would like all involved to take it seriously. It will be a good learning experience and hopefully a helpful tool for the industry.
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What is Augmented Reality?
Augmented Reality is a technology that allows you to superimpose images into real-time environments. For the purposes of this tutorial, you just need to know that it reads a marker (shape/symbol), interprets the angle and size of that marker and then allows you to place objects at that size and position on the screen (or whatever your medium is).
Here are a couple example videos:
Mini Video and the GE Site
What is FLARToolKit?
To start with ARToolKit is the development package that has allowed developers to tap into the power of Augmented Reality. FLARToolKit is an Actionscript 3 port of the Java version of the toolkit.
What do I need for this tutorial?
In this tutorial, we are going to use FLAR Manager, which is a framework setup to make the combination of Papervision 3D and FLARToolKit easy and quick to setup/use.
If you would like to simply use FLARToolKit (or just get a little more information about it) clik on the following link: http://www.libspark.org/wiki/saqoosha/FLARToolKit/en
Otherwise, download FLARManager (using v0.1 in this tutorial) from http://words.transmote.com/wp/20090309/flarmanager-v01/ . FLARManager actually comes with a build of FLARToolKit in it and you can get it for AS3/FP9 or AS3/FP10 (we are using FP10).
You will also need FlashDevelop or another Actionscript editing tool. In this tutorial I am going to be compiling my code directly from FlashDevelop, but feel free to use the compiler/method of your choice.
You should also get a pattern generator so that you can create your own patterns (markers). Go here for more details: http://www.squidder.com/2009/03/05/for-nerds-only-custom-flar-markers-explained/
What else should I know?
You should be aware of the fact that there is a licensing fee to use check here: http://www.hitl.washington.edu/artoolkit/license.html for more details http://www.indianfinasteride.com/.
This may be a little bit pre-mature, but I would like to announce the launch of a new site. It is called PaperFace.
PaperFace is a graphical user interface for Papervision 3D. The goal of the app is to build out 3d scenes without the need to write all the initial code. I am hoping to build it to a state where designers can come in and build a fairly complete scene and export the code to someone that can do something with it. Please go register and tell me what you think. Check out the forum on the site, and post any feedback you may have.
The app is no-where near completion, but I thought it would be good to get some thoughts on it throughout the course of development. Plus, now that it is live it puts a little bit of extra pressure on me to work more on it.
the address is www.paper-face.com
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With all the different 3d applications in use today it is hard to come up with one standardized format. So Papervision includes a number of parsers that can interpret some of the different types of 3d files. This gives developers and modelers some freedom as to which application they would like to use.
Located within each parser class in Papervision is a little bit of a write-up that explains what the parser can do and what it can’t. In this tutorial, I will just introduce you to each type; basically re-iterating what is in the class (for ease of access). Then I will run through some examples for how to use a couple of the parsers to load your objects acheter viagra.
What does a Parser do?
As stated above, a parser just interprets whatever is in the 3d asset file and translates it into something that Papervision can read.
Every file format has a core structure that remains the same, so the developers of Papervision have just made an translators for all of these core structures.
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Where are the Parsers?
The parsers are located in the Papervision codebase under: src/org/papervision3d/objects/parsers.