Archives for the ‘Other news’ Category

The Netbook Effect

By • Feb 24th, 2009 • Category: Other news

Things are slow around here while I’m preparing a more mature release of Fnk that will include changes specially tailored towards making it a better standalone application (that’ll be 0.2) and while I get my stuff together to move to another country (something that should hopefully happen in a couple of months). In the meantime, however, I’d like to point readers to this great article by Clive Thompson on Wired Magazine.

A Pixel Bender contest

By • Dec 28th, 2008 • Category: Other news

Adobe and NVidia have partnered up to create a Pixel Bender contest: write Pixel Bender shaders (for three different categories) and win prizes.

Processing 1.0 is out

By • Nov 25th, 2008 • Category: Other news

Redundant post, but worth of note: Processing is now out of perpetual beta, and version 1.0 is out! Even the website’s icon has changed.

Filtering images with Flash 10

By • May 19th, 2008 • Category: Other news

Other cool new feature in Flash 10 is the ability to use custom Pixel Bender filters to make transformations to an image (actually working like pixel shaders). Keita has a nice post showing how it’s done, also with downloadable source.

Synthesizing sound with Flash 10

By • May 19th, 2008 • Category: Other news

One of the cool new features of Flash 10 is the ability to synthesize sound without having to resort to byte injection hacks anymore. In that regard, Joa Ebert has a nice experiment showing this feature working, and downloadable sources to boot.

Flash Player 10 in beta

By • May 15th, 2008 • Category: Other news

Adobe has just started the public beta release of Flash Player 10. This new version will be groundbreaking in a number of different ways.

Source Binder solidifies 2008 as the year of the node for Flash

By • May 9th, 2008 • Category: Other news

As expressed by Mario Klingemann (who was also linked here a couple of months ago): this is the year of the node for Flash, and a new node-based environment for Flash, called Source Binder, is the one who helped the threshold be crossed.

Running Processing with JavaScript

By • May 9th, 2008 • Category: Other news

Amazing: Processing, but running in JavaScript. John Resig has built a parser that works just like Processing, but instead of creating and compiling Java code, it creates JavaScript code that uses the Canvas feature of modern browsers to render the graphics.

More Flash Player 10 features shown at FITC Toronto

By • Apr 21st, 2008 • Category: Other news

Adobe has shown a few more Flash Player 10 features at FITC Toronto yesterday.

Developers want Adobe to make some noise

By • Apr 12th, 2008 • Category: Other news

André Michelle, Joa Ebert and Kai-Philipp Schöllmann, interested in better sound control inside the Flash platform, created a website entitled Adobe, MAKE SOME NOISE, a campaign that aims to address “the lack of dynamic sound manipulation in Flash.”