iPhone Watch January 2009

Converting AS3 to Cocoa Touch: The iPhone is another interest of mine because it is just so cool. I would love to build apps for the iphone but do not know when I would have time to learn cocoa touch. That is why I am very interested in Andy Jacobs’ Blog and his tutorials on AS3 to Cocoa Touch. Now if I can just find the time, these tutorials definitely make understanding cocoa conventions much easier for an AS programmer. AS3 Reference iPhone Application: So what is the next best thing to having Flash on the iPhone? How about an Action Script 3 reference documentation application for the iPhone? Not sure when I would use it. Perhaps when they port the Flex SDK to the iPhone, otherwise I would rather use the online version with a huge monitor, full keyboard and mouse. I do not know why I still had Read the full article…

Illustrating In Illustrator 101 Part 2 of 5

Construction Wether I am illustrating an imaginary device or something I use everyday, it is good to understand how the object is or should be constructed. Other information like functionality, and how these objects are interacted with are very important in making our illustrations more convincing. Questions you could ask yourself are how much heft and mass does this object possess, What kids of materials are used to build this object? How does this information effect how light reflects/refracts off the object. These evaluations help us understand how the details should be rendered. The object could be steel, but is it built assembled with welds, bolts or both? The object could be made from concrete, Styrofoam, wood, glass or plastic molds. Each material is assembled differently with different types of joints. The time when an object is built also will give us a clue as to the type of assembly Read the full article…