Hopelessly lost in Flash

I'm trying to keep my promise of posting more Flash tutorials. But I keep distracting myself.

Recently I built a Flash bubble tornado for a client. Last night I was going to simplify it and write a tutorial on the process. While building the Flash files, I started experimenting in polar coordinate plotting. It wasn't until around 2am that my eyelids started to droop, yanking me from my geek induced trance. Realizing I'd wasted the whole night on this tangent, I crawled off to bed for a bit of sleep before work.

Spinning particles

The Flash plugin is required to view this example.

Thanks to my several hours experiment in Flash, I still have no tutorial to post. But I do have this cool animation. I know I'm a total geek, but I can't be the only person who thinks this is neat. Drag the sliders around to change the effect.

I built a dozen variations on this last night, but liked this one the best. Perhaps I'll post some more later and maybe even put together a tutorial on the whole thing. Although for now I'll be avoiding it so I can get some work done.

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  • franco

    This is very cool. Can you please do a tut on this please.

  • franco

    Please please do a tutorial on the polar coordinate plotting thing you did. It looks very very cool.
    Good site, lots of help for newbie me.

  • http://orangeSPLoTCH.com mattc

    Sure thing Franco. I’ll just have to hook myself up to some sort of contraption that zaps me with a few volts of electricity every time I start to get distracted.

    My wife would love that.