Monday, June 15, 2009

[Project] Van zolder tot Loft < - > Papervision

Amercom developed an interactive test to find out what you can do with your attic. Through a serie of questions you will be advised what to do with your attic. Behind the test are some very interesting articles about defining and designing your attic. Our challenge was to create an interactive, creative and simple way to ask the questions.

So we used Papervision 3d to show different questions on a floor. You 'fly' above to the next question each time you have choosen your answer.
My goal was to find out how to use papervision in an efficient way so every ones framerate was above 20. Another challenge for me was to get the interactivity and Papervision work together. For me it was hard to get the mouse clicked or drag very smooth. But it worked out very well.

You can see the test here:

For any questions about papervision or interactivity in this project, please comment
Graphic credits goes to Benjamin Gouverneur

SoundManager in as3

On the internet I found a very interesting class. I used it in a project I'm working on right now. It is a singleton class to load library or external sounds. So with some very simple lines of code you can implement and use the sounds.

you can download the class here:

In your flash file you can set a linkage to the sound in your library:

To use the soundmanager simply use these lines:

//load the sound from library
SoundManager.getInstance().addLibrarySound(nl.Amercom.Sounds.MenuItem, "MenuItem");

//play the sound on a rollover or somewhere else