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ODE (Open Dynamic Engine) for Flash

February 23rd, 2009 7 comments

I’ve took Alchemy for a test and decided to compile ODE (Open Dynamic Engine). Just to add yet another physics engine to the Flash World. It was a hell of a ride but I finally got to produce some bouncing balls :) . For a still unknown reason some as 3d libraries have been very slow to render 6 translucent walls and 2 balls. Papervision3D seems to move quite decent.

You can download the ode sources from here. To recompile them do (you need to have the Alchemy  environment turned on):

./configure

make clean

cd OPCODE

make

cd ../ode/src

make

cd ../swc

make

And here are the bouncing balls:

Update:

The Source view for the bouncing balls seems to be broken. So if you want to see the source for my little test project here it is.

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Speaking at Digital Marketing Forum

February 19th, 2009 Comments off

micro-dmf-2 Next week I’ll be speaking at Digital Marketing Forum. It will be a 15 minute talk. This short talks I find the hardest thing to do. Before you start warming up … the show is over. You don’t have too much time for details. Only one idea! So I asked myself, what idea is worth saying? … and HOW?Well I think I found one that is deep, philosophical, practical and inspiring altogether and I will manage it to deliver it in a funny way. Do you think I am exaggerating?  Well I might be… but I might not! The only way to really find out is to experience it yourself. Let me tell you that I’ve planned crazy talks, crazy gesture and crazy demos. Even my marketing manager was impressed :)

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PixelBender Photo Booth for Valentine’s Day

February 10th, 2009 2 comments

This is gonna be a cheese post :) . So I’ve took a my last PixelBender stuff and I’ve made a little Photo Booth for Valentine’s day.

Here’s a lovely picture with me and Mihai.

myPict

Make your own picture here. You can download the sources here.

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Obama and Video on Internet

February 2nd, 2009 1 comment

As you probably have read by now, the US House passed Obama’s $819 billion stimulus package. Now I am not a very big fan of US politics but reading through the news I’ve found out that some of this money will be going in infrastructure spending. From that, 6 billion will go to expand broadband Internet access. Through its “Digital Britain” program, the UK is looking to put high-speed Internet all around the country. As far as the media covers other rich states are directing part of their stimulus packages to the same area.

Reading all these reports, I was struck by an all too obvious fact. If all this money will make broadband more prevalent in the next few years, this means that video (one of the Internet media formats most limited by current broadband penetration) will have a lot of new technical space to expand. Isn’t it cool that more than 80% of Internet video is delivered through Flash Player?

That being said I imagine that DRM will be a hot topic in the next year since big media companies will not want to release their most precious bits unprotected. Currently only AIR has DRM so I can’t but urge the Player team to get that into Flash Player as well.

So … Stay tuned!

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