Thanks to alex uhlmann who released the source code of his presentation at MAX, I’ve managed to do this little flickr slideshow based on his CubeRotate flex effect.
This effect, beside all the others in the flex component, are based in Sandy (a great opensource 3D engine).
Using the flickr libs from labs.adobe.com first I’ve created a very simple slideshow to take pictures from my personal gallery, then I followed the examples provided within the Alex’s files and voilà.. a little but indeed cool effect 🙂
Just one remark. I need to put a PHP page on my site with reads the flickr image file, using php’s function readfile, otherwise all the bitmapdata effects couldn’t works, because images are not from the same domain…If someone is interested I put toghether also a little tutorial on how to make it.
In my 30 days trial with Flex2 I decied to make all the tests I can in order to learn as much as possible.
After making my first component I thought at doing something more interesting and much similar to a web application. So I first downloaded the ActionScript 3 libraries developed by the Adobe labs, then I activated an application key with Flickr.
I had to modify something in the flickr actionscript libraries and add some new classes for my experiment (adding for example the Comments and Interestingness class, currently missing in the adobe libraries), read the documentation of the Flickr API, but at the end I managed to build a first test: a Flash web-based Flickr browser.
Here the link, obviously it requires Flash player 9 (9,0,16):
Macromedia (ops.. Adobe) has just released a new beta version (3rd beta) of Flex, Flex Charting Components, Flex Data Service Components and Flash Player 9 (was 8.5).
In addition to new beta builds the open source ActionScript 3 libraries have been updated too.
These libraries include a number of changes:
* Updated to work with beta 3
* Some API renaming (mostly in corelibs : com.adobe.utils)
* Removed some redundant APIs (mostly in com.adobe.utils)
* Fixed bug where events where not being documented in docs
Libraries available are:
* RSS and Atom libraries
also available for download via SVN using:
It lists friends, your Gmail Account, a Flickr slideshow, a YouTube component, and much more…
Still not enough? Well Gtalkr also has a blog, Everything Gtalkr that will keep you up to date!!
Still want more? Well it even supports extensions!! A combination of XML and Flash…”you’ll need to create the Flash file that Gtalkr will load.”
I see a lot of potential in this application and fresh view on customization that other portal technologies lack…. https://gtalkr.com/