Where on earth is SWFGEEK ?

Hello there !!!

First of all a big apology to all the readers of this humble blog, the more I want to keep it updated the less time I have to do it.

So where have I been ? Mostly working, doing some of my illustration work experimenting with code when I have the time and teaching a class at Grupo W.

One of the first things on why I started this blog was to share some examples that will help it’s readers to get started with the Flash Platform as well of some of my personal experiments with ActionScript,  but  due to work and my other projects (mainly illustration ones) I’ve paid less attention to the blog than it deserves, and about a month ago I started thinking that the blog  went to a totally different direction than originally intended and started being more and more about Flash ( Adobe ) news and releases, don’t get me wrong I still love the Flash Platform and the effort all the Adobe guys put into it, but it was getting far too much about  “news” and less and less about experimentation or examples. Besides that, I starting playing with some other visual coding tools such as Processing, OpenFrameworks, CINDER, etc. and thanks to that and to the class that I’m teaching about code experimentation at The Digital Invaders school I remembered why i started with Flash anyways, and it was not about ComboBoxes it was about making experiments and visuals with the aid of ActionScript, so I’m getting to the point where I can no longer only talk about Flash , this blog will still be all about Flash Platform but will be focused on tutorials, experiments and examples and surely will still be posting when something big happens on the Flash Platform. Meanwhile for my explorations with Flash and other code tools, I’m using the domain www.funscript.net ( FunScript is the name of the class that I teach at GrupoW ´s Digital Invaders school) where the students and myself will be posting experiments and things we like that we find on the web.

Thank You and happy coding.

Dave Gamez

Interviewed at ActionScriptHero.org

Last Friday ActionScriptHero published an interview with Your friendly neighbor swfgeek, I´m very flattered to give an interview for one of the sites that has helped so much to shape the Flash Platform Community.

Special thanks to Pablo Parrado for the invitation,  and check out the interview at ActionScriptHero.org

Merry Xmas a la HYPE Framework

A little something using  the wonderful HYPE Framework by Joshua Davis and Branden Hall

This movie requires Flash Player 10

A little something using  the wonderful HYPE Framework by Joshua Davis and Branden Hall

Merry Christmas and happy holidays to all !!!

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-24

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-17

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-10

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-08-03

  • @cecymeade and me arrived today at Mexico great place and great friends :) #
  • I've said it before but I love this song : Tujiko Noriko – White Film http://bit.ly/VDSvk #
  • Listening to: Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan – Honey Child What Can I Do? http://bit.ly/WME9k #
  • Lovely: Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan – (Do You Wanna) Come Walk With Me? http://bit.ly/PY4GQ #
  • RT @kevinSuttle RT @garthdb: @insideRIA Summer of Flash podcast Episode 3 with @simbateman just went out. http://bit.ly/xXaiX #
  • RT @danigranatta RT @HelloEnjoy: The mandatory youtube video of our HelloRacer iPhone app http://bit.ly/4rMEZz #
  • This Friday started rainy I kinda like rainy days :) #
  • And Basecamp says To-do listsDavid Gamez isn't responsible for anything
    Yeah right!!! 😛 #
  • at last the new ActionScript Developer arrived at my team :) #

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-27

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-20

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-07-13

  • #freeflexbuilder3 from @richtretola http://bit.ly/ABhLO #
  • RT @natzke: (no post prod. amazing!) RT @tastytruth Stop Motion, it just never gets old http://bit.ly/16HCcl #
  • sweet !!! :) RT @mesh: ATARI MUSEUM RELEASES ATARI 7800 2600 DIG DUG, CENTIPEDE, GALAGA (and more) SOURCE CODE : http://bit.ly/MP605 #
  • @cecymeade at The Tummie Friends in Hong Kong http://flic.kr/p/6BNYW3 #
  • RT @Cecymeade: my artwork for The Tummie Friends in Hong Kong :) http://flic.kr/p/6BNYW3 #
  • Still in the stop motion vibe, check this great video by Oren Lavie for his song : Her Morning Elegance http://tinyurl.com/895qrd #
  • Eternal moonwalk – A tribute to Michael Jackson.: http://www.eternalmoonwalk.com/ #
  • Stop Smoking dude :) @aalbornoz #arturostopsmoke xD #
  • Twitter Whale in an out 😛 !!! #
  • RT @gskinner: Just had a great chat with Jack. TweenLite v11 is looking very good. cool 😀 #
  • @bit101 that's so true the problem it's when 4 of 'em go in chain reaction 😛 , thats my case in reply to bit101 #
  • RT @ryanstewart: Sweet – Papervision3D integrated into the new Flex 4 "Spark" component model – http://durej.com/?p=110 (via @tomkrcha) #
  • RT @kevinSuttle: @BigSpaceship blog: Just another Flash IDE – Flex/Flash Builder workflow. http://tinyurl.com/l58gxs #
  • RT @richtretola: A co-worker pointed out to me today that GMail is finally out of Beta! Does Guiness Book know about this? #
  • Turns out Facebook API (http://tinyurl.com/yuhbfj) it's very straightforward to use, let's see how it goes when deciding how to deploy it . #
  • @edgarparada Lo se era un lio armar algo con Facebook antes pero esta lib esta bastante completa y muy bien documentada :) in reply to edgarparada #
  • And Flash Builder 4 Beta also behaves nicely although yesterday it really was frustrating when the debugger wouldn't connect to Flash Player #
  • Oh My !!! I can hear Microsoft tremblings from here Google Chrome Operating System http://bit.ly/iw8S5 #
  • RT @google: Introducing the Google Chrome OS http://bit.ly/N1rNZ #
  • Augmented Reality Ghost Game For Nintendo DSi :) http://bit.ly/1oA30l #
  • sweet !!!! RT @Cecymeade: My mickey mouse custom @ HK sneak peek : http://bit.ly/9aWyC #
  • RT @peterelst: Adobe a Chrome OS partner – hope that means it'll come installed with Flash Player, perhaps AIR? – http://tcrn.ch/5TE #
  • @kevinSuttle It appears so http://bit.ly/N1rNZ "Google Chrome running within a new windowing system on top of a Linux kernel" in reply to kevinSuttle #
  • RT @kevinSuttle: Whoa. Canon unveils augmented reality dinosaur in show in Japan. Cool! http://tinyurl.com/lttxe4 #
  • still at W #
  • About to post some paper and scissors work me and @cecymeade did last weekend, to my Illustration Blog haven't had time to do it till now :) #
  • Congrats to @polyGeek! Digg homepage for Run Pee! @RunPee #
  • yum … chicken burger for dinner, thanks @cecymeade :) #
  • Nice !! RT @doke: こっちももっともりあげよう! http://wonderfl.net/code/e65525046d23e41723598395093dffffce975326 #
  • Almost forgot automatic update of @TweetDeck on Windows with lots of new features and it's also available for iPhone http://bit.ly/S9njY #
  • Late at W … again 😛 #
  • Missing badly the GMBunch they went to MTY this afternoon and I already miss them !!! :( #
  • ZpektroFest 2009 !!!! http://www.zpektro.com/ #
  • Listening to: Nomiya Maki – Baby Universe http://bit.ly/TY6Ks #
  • RT @sjespers: Wow RT @mesh: Wow. Microsoft already replaced the silverlight version of http://www.seethelight.com with an HTML version #
  • just had a great coffee with @aalbornoz #
  • Sweet track: Samurai Champloo: Nujabes, Fat Jon & MINMI – Shiki no Uta http://bit.ly/GezX4 #
  • inheritance in coding it's like inheritance in real life, sooner than later they all start fighting about what belongs to who 😛 #
  • Coldfusion 9 beta / Coldfusion Builder beta with improved integration with the Flash Platform. available on Adobe Labs http://bit.ly/tAltI #
  • Paper & Scissors Weekends illustrations :) http://flic.kr/p/6Eoku5 #