Illustrating In Illustrator 101 part 4 of 5

LoaderCollection: Loading multiple files with a single progress loader that displays the total loading percentage of all items being loaded. [kml_flashembed fversion=”10.0.0″ movie=”http://www.taterboy.com/blog/flash/MultiLoaderDemo.swf” targetclass=”flashmovie” useexpressinstall=”true” publishmethod=”static” width=”500″ height=”200″] [/kml_flashembed] Demo Version, ask rx not actual component Before we get into the LoaderCollection, health visit let’s discuss how you load single external files. The LoaderCollection recognizes Flash’s Loader class as well as a custom class called SimpleLoader. Read the full article…

Swatch 2010 Young Illustrative Award

Construction Wether I am illustrating an imaginary device or something I use everyday, stuff buy more about it is good to understand how the object is or should be constructed. Other information like functionality, visit web 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, ampoule 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 Read the full article…

Illustrating In Illustrator 101 part 3 of 5

Defining Shapes Lines: Some may think that illustration is all about the lines, search website comics and other art styles may give this impression. I use line-work in most of my illustration styles, though not always black lines. If you do not use lines in your work, you use color or some other means of creating contrast between forms and objects. It is this contrast between colors or light and dark values that produce the lines we think we see everyday in the world around us. We will discuss the use of line-work and contrast to properly define shapes using light and shadow. Comic artists may use line-work, but on closer inspection we find that those lines do a lot more then just define the shapes of the drawing. The line weight varies as it contours each element. This line variation builds the foundation of the form which gives the Read the full article…

Illustrating in Illustrator Better Faster, The Happy Frog

What happened to _global, cost physician _root, _level? I rarely used _root or _level just because some projects would end up getting loaded into other swfs. Sometimes I didn’t know this until halfway through or in the end. So I started using global instead. That way I could still target the main timeline, which is where I would try to keep all my code, without having to worry about root moving somewhere else later. When I built components I would also use global, from time to time, to target them from anywhere in the application being developed. Read the full article…

Some Sketches and Illustrations Summer 2009

Adobe MAX 2008 kicks off with Shantanu Narayen, troche Adobe CEO. I will do some live blogging from MAX. All post are being typed on my iPhone, due to my broken laptop, so do not expect a lot of details. Over 5000 in attendence. Followed by 2 more MAX conferences in europe and Asia. Flash catalyst announced, previously Thurmo. (Red) Wire announced, delivered on AIR. $5 a month. Kevin Lynch on stage. Cloud and client. Across multiple screens/devices. Flash player 10 is awesome. Audio waveform data, 3D, text engine, drawing API, pixel blender. FAST realtime processing. Adobe MAX 2008 kicks off with Shantanu Narayen, troche Adobe CEO. I will do some live blogging from MAX. All post are being typed on my iPhone, due to my broken laptop, so do not expect a lot of details. Over 5000 in attendence. Followed by 2 more MAX conferences in europe and Asia. Read the full article…

Illustrating In Illustrator 101 Part 2 of 5

Adobe MAX 2008 kicks off with Shantanu Narayen, troche Adobe CEO. I will do some live blogging from MAX. All post are being typed on my iPhone, due to my broken laptop, so do not expect a lot of details. Over 5000 in attendence. Followed by 2 more MAX conferences in europe and Asia. Flash catalyst announced, previously Thurmo. (Red) Wire announced, delivered on AIR. $5 a month. Kevin Lynch on stage. Cloud and client. Across multiple screens/devices. Flash player 10 is awesome. Audio waveform data, 3D, text engine, drawing API, pixel blender. FAST realtime processing. Adobe MAX 2008 kicks off with Shantanu Narayen, troche Adobe CEO. I will do some live blogging from MAX. All post are being typed on my iPhone, due to my broken laptop, so do not expect a lot of details. Over 5000 in attendence. Followed by 2 more MAX conferences in europe and Asia. Read the full article…

Illustrating In Illustrator 101 part 1 of 5

Flex.org already has tons of tutorials and looks like a great resource for Flex development and the Flex community. flex.org I was first introduced to the ColorTransform class while reading the AS2 to AS3 migration documentation about setRGB(). I was immediately impressed with the features, stomach web but intimidated when I saw the constructor and all the offset, story color and alpha arguments. I just needed to change the color of something, nothing special, no gradients, no alpha, no space shuttle landings, just a simple hex color change. So here is a simple color change utility that is a lot closer to what I am used to. function paint(obj:Object,color:Number):void{ var ct:ColorTransform = new ColorTransform(); ct.color = color; obj.transform.colorTransform = ct; } [ad#content_banner] [kml_flashembed movie=”http://www.taterboy.com/blog/flash/colorUtil.swf” height=”208″ width=”414″ fversion=”9″ /] source here I was first introduced to the ColorTransform class while reading the AS2 to AS3 migration documentation about setRGB(). I was Read the full article…

Illustrator Tip #11…

I have never liked the stuff in the green and white bottles labeled as Ranch Dressing. You have to question a substance that does not rinse off the plate easily. If it has to be scrubbed off a surface I can’t imagine what it is doing to the inside the body. We switched to an organic ranch dressing without the chemicals and soy, viagra 60mg the way nature intended- with real food. I had to drive 30 minutes to the only store around that carried it. Needless to say the family had to endure eating their veggies without it. I was looking at the bottle one day and thought, you know I can make this stuff. It is only some herbs and buttermilk. How hard can it be? Several recipes later… the only part I do not like is the addition of mayo. I tried making it with all yogurt Read the full article…

10 Adobe Illustrator Tips

I have never liked the stuff in the green and white bottles labeled as Ranch Dressing. You have to question a substance that does not rinse off the plate easily. If it has to be scrubbed off a surface I can’t imagine what it is doing to the inside the body. We switched to an organic ranch dressing without the chemicals and soy, viagra 60mg the way nature intended- with real food. I had to drive 30 minutes to the only store around that carried it. Needless to say the family had to endure eating their veggies without it. I was looking at the bottle one day and thought, you know I can make this stuff. It is only some herbs and buttermilk. How hard can it be? Several recipes later… the only part I do not like is the addition of mayo. I tried making it with all yogurt Read the full article…