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  • Spaghetti Player 1.0 released!!!

    Ha ha...well ok, not really.... Me and DanceHeaven have been experimenting with integrating Flash into a VB interface. So far, I've managed to mess around and put some animated buttons into a test file he gave me.
    To view this demo, you need to extract the attached zip file and place the folder inside straight into C drive. Copy an mp3 into the folder and rename it 'test.mp3' and execute the runtime (not the .swf).
    Oh yeah, and make sure you have flash player installed.

    The VB actually constrains the embedded flash file so it's difficult to see the full button effects so if you want to see the animation close up you can just launch the swf on its own.

    Edit: Zip updated
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  • #2
    Great concept! Keep it up and you may have something here.
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    • #3
      man i using it right now. Not bad. keep working on it . cant wait till the full version comes out.

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      • #4
        oh i forgot to tell you please dont put your Avatar logo. when you come out with full version.A guys looking at me that way scares me. lol

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        • #5
          Very nice fade-in effect on the buttons, but it needs a quicker reaction as it is a bit slooooow ( as You mentioned)

          Keep up the good work and You just might have (yet) another frontend ready for reskinning
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          • #6
            Originally posted by kickercivic1
            A guys looking at me that way scares me. lol
            But?? It's THE look! It's supposed to scare You
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            • #7
              Indeed it's a great concept. It's been banded around for ages, not just for car pc interfaces, but all sorts of other end-user interfaces all over the net.
              I had a few reservations about the actual benefits before since my coding isn't that great, but speaking to DanceHeaven tonight I've found out that VB is actually quite flexible in terms of erm, 'artistic license' and flash designers have quite a lot of freedom to exploit flash fully. I've learned that VB allows you to make parts of the Flash open/transparent for VB text windows (as opposed to having it as dynamic text within Flash, which is a pain the arse for me to code ) and the whole swf file can be embedded into VB with quite minimum amounts of scripting
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              • #8
                Originally posted by PiotrW
                Very nice fade-in effect on the buttons, but it needs a quicker reaction as it is a bit slooooow ( as You mentioned)

                Keep up the good work and You just might have (yet) another frontend ready for reskinning
                Yeah I DID mention that! lol Might shorten the tween and up the frame rate actually - currently it's at 12 fps, which seeing as it's such a small file and not a web movie seems a little wasted

                Well yeah that's the other thing - skinning! All you skinners out there are going to have to pick up the pace! Get wit' da program, etc, etc.. (you get the picture). But it's quite easy - if you can learn photoshop, you can learn Flash
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by kickercivic1
                  oh i forgot to tell you please dont put your Avatar logo. when you come out with full version.A guys looking at me that way scares me. lol
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dodgetimes2
                    Dude that's BLUE STEEL!!
                    You guys don't know how hard it is to be really reallly really really good lookin'...

                    Well anyways, I think I might have solved the button conundrum. As much as we all like to see a bit of bling bling on our interfaces, the problem is no one's going to hold a button down more than they need to just to see a button glow!! My solution is to have the button illumination as a movie clip targeted with a mouse down event. I did this before, but it didn't work properly... So you press the button and as soon as you lift off your finger/mouse it will continue to glow, then fade off again (quickly of course ). I'm having trouble with the fade off bit at the moment... Maybe add a slight delay in there so that you see it. The point is most people won't see the button states because it will be such a quick action, so it would be nice to have some kind of feedback from the interface as you're using it.

                    Now I've just got to start remembering how to work this program again....
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                    • #11
                      hm seems to bee a nice effect ever thought of using direct3d for the interface?? ther you can do glowing effects and so on. Ok i dunno how hard d3d programming is but as i heared from a collegue it isnt that hard but i never tried it. And if dont se a super extre stylish 3d environment with few polygons it wuldnt put down the performance even of an older pc
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                      • #12
                        They're all the same look anyway, jk. LOL. We all just can't wait for Magnum!
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by dodgetimes2
                          Dude that's BLUE STEEL!!



                          dont want to start a break dance fight!
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by erazor
                            hm seems to bee a nice effect ever thought of using direct3d for the interface?? ther you can do glowing effects and so on. Ok i dunno how hard d3d programming is but as i heared from a collegue it isnt that hard but i never tried it. And if dont se a super extre stylish 3d environment with few polygons it wuldnt put down the performance even of an older pc
                            I've used 3D programs before, and they're not that hard if you really stick at it. Direct 3D might look nice, but it won't control VB.
                            The reason for using Flash is two-fold:

                            a) It can be integrated into VB with relative ease. VB allows Flash output commands to target it directly as you can set it to specifically use Flash controls.
                            b) I've used Flash before

                            At the moment this is purely a research and experiment exercise. Any flash release is waaaay off for the moment....
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                            • #15
                              I can't wait. I've been wanting to use a Flash interface since I got started. I know Flash and will start on a skin when this thing is ready.

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