Flash – Introducing Mouse lock, right and middle click events

Finally, after all these years Flash has done something about the mouse, that we all needed so much.

To enable the new mouse locking propriety set Stage.mouseLock to true. There are several rules which are applied here:

– this property can only be set in full screen mode ( I guess because some security reasons ).
– it dispatches a runtime exception if it is called in non-full screen mode.
– the property can be read in non-full screen mode.
– when exiting full screen mode Stage.mouseLock is automatically set to false.

Situations where mouse locking is disabled automatically and the mouse cursor is made visible again:

– when the user hits ESC.
– when the window loses focus, for instance when the user hit CTRL-TAB.
– when any settings UI is visible (that includes all privacy dialogs). When a native dialog is shown, for instance a file upload dialog.

Right and middle click events:

Just like with Adobe AIR, right and middle click events can now be used to inside Flash Player.

Another great thing is that you can disable the context menu entirely.

Download Flash Player 11.2 beta 2

Listen the sound of our Solar Sistem through Flash – Solar Beat

I found this little application and I like it ! The idea is very simple but very nice. I need to mention that one of my passions is for astronomy.

So this is some sort of a musical solar system based on real orbital frequencies of the planets.

So check solar beat ! 🙂

Muscle Jump – Flash 11 ( Stage 3D / Molehill ) gfx showcase

Ok, so after the Adobe Flash announced the big failure with mobile platform they concentrated they efforts on showing that Flash isnt quite dead ( as many have cried out ).

Their latest “spam” is this quite nice graphics demo to show some of the capabilities of Flash 11 ( Stage3D/Molehill )

So this is the official teaser-trailer for the upcoming Muscle Jump, a short, immersive Flash 11 experience/game with bluffing graphics, posing as a direct Web equivalent of home videogames.

Enjoy !

Also here is a link with other Stage 3D games in case you are curious.

SWFObject

SWFObject is an easy-to-use and standards-friendly method to embed Flash content, which utilizes one small JavaScript file.

Trust me, it saved my time more than I could ever thank those guys.

HERE is the link to the project

Color Combos

If you are a designer and in a hurry for some nice color combos here’s a little site that’s going to help you out ( at least to give you some ideas ). I use it from time to time ( no, I am not a designer, that’s why this saved me some time ).

While you are there you either can browse through the library for some nice combinations or you can test combinations of yours.

colorcombos.com

2010 in review

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads This blog is doing awesome!.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,600 times in 2010. That’s about 4 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 44 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 46 posts. There were 36 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 4mb. That’s about 3 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was December 23rd with 27 views. The most popular post that day was Preloading unlimited numbers of images.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were underground-gamer.com, flashdevz.wordpress.com, pigrecords.wordpress.com, facebook.com, and alphainventions.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for tweenmax timer, timelinemax, glowing star flash, timelinemax pause, and glowing star in flash.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Preloading unlimited numbers of images November 2010

2

TimelineMax: Glowing Star February 2010

3

Dim Light Effect in Actionscript 3.0 September 2010
3 comments

4

TweenMax Timer December 2009
1 comment

5

Flv / Streaming Video Player with Dynamic Playlist and Video Ads August 2010