Rats. This is an easy one, but it’s always the simple things. The problem: My flash animation is playing absurdly slow. Go to my Erie Canal interactive map: It’s a travelling bot, that follows a randomly drawn path. In this case, the “boat” should travel along the Erie Canal in a nice smooth fashion. The problem is that it travels slowly, and the movement is jerky and pulsating. Continue reading
Did you know the max width of a loaded flash swf is 2880px? I did not, but something like this appears to be true. I was working on a 360 panorama, and using the Loader class ( Loader.load(some.jpg)) to pull in a Photoshopped panorama jpg. Well, the jpg is approximately 3150×150 px <!–more–>and the panorama chopped off the image at 2880px.
In this case, I took the cheap and easy way out … resized the jpg to be 2880px in length.
Odd though: On my Erie Canal interactive map, I have an interactive map of the Erie Canal. It is composed of several jpgs. Each jpg is loaded via a loader and then aligned onto a sprite. The total width of the sprite is over 12,000px (though no single jpg is larget than 2880px). I’ll bet the length limit is on a single loaded image.
I thought this was impossible but … while working on an actionscript project, I had created a couple of .as files. Simultaneous to this, I also installed a Flash debugger player, and Firefox Firebug and Flashbug. Long story short, I needed to uninstall, so I just did a Windows-Vista-Restore. <!–more–>Dang blast it, when the restore was complete, my flash .as files were gone! Not the .fla, but 3 .as files have disappeared.
I thought a Vista-Restore would only affect windows system files, and not user data files. Rats, and by the way, those files are gone. I even downloaded an ‘undelete’ utility but it couldn’t find the files either. Rats, rats, rats. I guess I’m just venting here, but it you know why, please let me know.
After a fun boating season, our Sea Ray 390 has been hauled on-shore for winter storage. Winterization: Continue reading