The popular New Zealand sports wear manufacturer wanted an interactive “web-shop”, where visitors could browse the collection, explore a variety of interactive elements such as antique globes, rugby balls, magazines, sewing machines and mirrors.
A deceptively complex interactive animation which allows users to select an avatar and add their voice / support to an annual campaign to raise awareness of the world’s current water and sanitation crisis. The animation features 359,161 unique avatars walking / carrying water in a steady progress across the screen.
Flash, AS3, Keyframe animation
A recruitment website aimed at technology graduates. A hugely successful website which was high commended at the 2009 Drum awards.
Flash, Combustion, After Effects
This intro is all that remains of an interactive eLearning application based on a Mission Impossible theme. The user is asked a myriad of questions which in turn enable “Agent Jones” to climb a cliff face in order to rendezvous with a Helicopter rescue.
Flash, After Effects, Illustrator, Photoshop
As Multimedia Manager at SMRS my involvement in the production of this media rich recriuitment website stretched from the initial creative process through to video production and post production.
Flash, After Effects, Final Cut Pro, Combustion, Motion and HTML
This is a excerpt of the Mekon post. I wonder if it will work. Click to find out.
This recruitment site for the high street clothing retail Next won an RBA Creative Award for Best Website and a Drum Award for best recruitment website in 2009. While the current site looks very different from the site as it was launched in 2009 it still retains many of the Flash elements and design decisions made during my time.
Flash, AS2, After Effects, Video production and post production.
This Flash site, was designed, animated and coded purely as an experiment is Flash development, all the motion was hand scripted, before the days of Tweener, Fuse or Greensock.
I’ve recently discovered the joys of the Gaia Framework for Flash. It’s an awe inspiring framework designed to allow Flash designers or developers to rapidly develop really complex applications very easily. One of the best things about it is an adherence to accepted best programming standards. An application built in Gaia kind of takes care of itself. My current project features hundreds of videos and pages. Gaia managed to make short work of organising them all into something that not only solved the problem but also kept everything neat and tidy. I could preload / cache / transition and bookmark, pages, video, content, elements, everything! It implements swfObject, swfFit, swfAddress and Greensock automatically putting every library you could need at your finger tips.
It also makes you think about how you could use it in other projects. It is just made for presentations.
Next time somebody asks me for a Powerpoint presentation done in Flash. I’ll be using the Gaia Framework.
If you were putting together a presentation in Gaia you could build your slides first and bring them all together before the client has time to approve them. Leaving you free to do the alterations rather than finding yourself torn between finishing the application and polishing the content.
One of the best features of Gaia is the XML Scaffolding feature. You write an XML schema describing your application, import the XML into the Gaia panel in the Flash IDE and press the button. Hey Presto! All your Flash files, AS3 classes, symbols, swf, pre loaders, AS imports etc, all get built automatically.
I’ve had a few issues with open Flash files crashing the Flash IDE during a Gaia export but this has never really bothered me. It just encourages me to avoid putting code on any timelines. It’s all open source and free to use. The support and documentation on the website are second to none. Steven Sacks has done an amazing job.