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[WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« on: May 09, 2011 »
Unless somebody beats me to it while I'm typing, this should be the first entry, so I expect you all to beat me.

Welcome to the Illumisphere. 3 "Light Worms", one red, one green, one blue, build a wireframe ball and fight for territory while the music plays.

When the music ends, the ball is destroyed. The music is called "Igor mange des patates" by Sidabitball, and was downloaded from 8bc.org

Hopefully you'll enjoy watching it, but many of you will be able to make far more impressive wireframes than this. I wanted to make something a bit more complicated than a cube.

Some Flash coders will wonder how I got this to run at 30FPS with 1260 vectors (max). Yes, a modern graphics card can run that easily these days, but Flash is a bit slow.

Here it is.

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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2011 »
Cool, reminds me of Qix.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2011 »
Interesting idea, and happily nothing like mine which is always good for variety in competition :)

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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2011 »
I like it.  Nice one Ck the frantic pace of the worms suits the music.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2011 »
Thanks, everybody. I can't wait to see what you have planned. I often see so many brilliant 3D models on here, though I understand a wireframe doesn't need to be 3D now.

I've just realised, watching it again, that the action of the worms resembles that of disorganised spiders in time lapse. 8)
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2011 »
Nice one ck0!  Cool idea!  :clap:
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011 »
That's an awesome 1st entry to this comp, I'm really impressed! Love the music and it's really cool how you draw the sphere!  :clap:

I 'm really curious how you did this. You faked the 3d?
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #7 on: May 10, 2011 »
Yeah, really good one, CKO. I am impressed. Love the way the sphere is being drawn!
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011 »
That's an awesome 1st entry to this comp, I'm really impressed! Love the music and it's really cool how you draw the sphere!  :clap:

I 'm really curious how you did this. You faked the 3d?

I have now attached the source script for this entry - Frame2.txt reveals most of the secrets, but I think it's true 3D. I'll let you decide.

It's done on 2 movie clips. One for the graphics, one for the sound.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011 »
Nice one :)

At the end, it slow down (ok, I have put in fullscreen)
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011 »
I also enjoy watching it in full screen.

The slow down is a little noticable when the music ends and the new sphere starts to go a bit faster, but it's not a bad attempt, I hope you agree.

It's a shame Flash 8 doesn't nativley support texture mapping - otherwise I could make a globe with this after the competition.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011 »
@CK0:
I am just curious - why do you stick to Flash8. If you drop the Flash (IDE) tool, you could develop for Flash 8, Flash 9,
Flash 10 and even Flash 11 using the free Flex SDK?
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2011 »
I'm using a laptop from work with Flash 8 install, but if Flex is free, they may be tempted to upgrade.

K+ for the suggestion.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2011 »
I'm using a laptop from work with Flash 8 install, but if Flex is free, they may be tempted to upgrade.

K+ for the suggestion.

Your welcome. If you need an IDE (Windows) for Actionscript coding, I can highly recommend you

FlashDevelop

Let me know if you need some further hints!
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #14 on: May 11, 2011 »
Cheers :cheers: I've downloaded both of those now, so I'll get some practise with AS3 - I'm long overdue for some.

You've been a great help with this, Benny!
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #15 on: May 11, 2011 »
Cheers :cheers: I've downloaded both of those now, so I'll get some practise with AS3 - I'm long overdue for some.

You've been a great help with this, Benny!

Anytime, mate ;-)
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2011 »
nicely populated ck0.
is Action Script the type of language flash / java use?

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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2011 »
Thanks, Storm Trooper.

Actionscript is used by Flash, and it's similar to JavaScript which is used by most browsers, as they're based on the same language standard.

There are some differences, mainly when it comes to manipulating graphics and audio, and each browser has slightly different JavaScript capabilities, but the differences here are minor.

Java is a very different language to JavaScript - while the syntax is very similar, Java is run in a "Virtual Machine", and I think it is usually compiled, whereas JavaScript is interpreted line by line at run time.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2011 »
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Actionscript is used by Flash, and it's similar to JavaScript which is used by most browsers, as they're based on the same language standard.
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Hmm ... just speaking of ActionScript3.0 - it reminds me more on Java programming than on Javascript.
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Re: [WIREFRAME] Illumisphere
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011 »
Adobe must have made more changes than I thought.

AS2 is like JavaScript, but AS3 is like Java then.

This is getting confusing ;)
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