Hot Italian Model

This is the latest website that I have had the pleasure of being part of the development team for. I took the lead on this project, lots of hours were involved in getting this one out the door in time, 70 hours in 7 days, that’s about 9 days work in a week.

I had to employ some third-party API’s, Google maps for the store locator and YouTube videos in a couple of places.

Hot Italian Model - home

Hot Italian Model - YouTube

Hot Italian Model - Google Maps
The site also incorporates the standard social bookmarking functionality, twitter feed, papervision and competition entry forms.

The site is here but I don’t think it will be up for that long.

The Augmented Reality Combination Lock

I spent a couple of days testing out the FLARManager for FLARToolkit and created this basic combination lock.

If you get the symbols in the correct order it will give you a pound.

Build in flash, AS3, Papervision3D Public Beta 2.0 – Great White, FLARToolkit, FLARManager and published for Flash Player 10

Here is a video of it, if you want to try it for yourself don’t watch the video as it will spoil the game of breaking the combination.

You can try the demo for yourself if you have a webcam attached to your computer, Flash player installed and can print this symbol (PDF file) you then need to cut-out the black squares and place them on the outlines within the big black border, some of the black pieces overlap.

* you will need to allow flash access to your webcam when it asks (or right click flash and select settings).
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Augmented Reality Globe Demo

globedemo

Recently I’ve been trying to get my head round augmented reality in flash.
Here is a little demo of a globe…. It works quite well most of the time but does loose the image now and then.


Augmented Reality Globe Demo from Sam Hassan on Vimeo.

I have been working from the source of this demo: http://www.boffswana.com/news/?p=392
And it’s quite easy to replace the object that is used once you get it all working.

I want to post some clean code with an expiation of what I think the code is doing, so hopefully ill have time to do that soon.

One thing that I have been trying to work out is how the data for the pattern is created, I’ve searched the web and had a look @ the FlarToolKit forum but it’s mostly in Japanese, so not had much luck.
All the demos I’ve seen use one of 2 patterns, so I’m thinking either is really hard to create or the people who know how to do it don’t want to let it out.
I have tried to create the data from the bitmap data of a movie clip in the library, but can’t get the values in the correct format; can anyone shed any light on this?

Papervision mashed up with Yahoo maps

This mashes up a paperervision globe with the geo codes from yahoo maps.
All the data is obtained via a call to yahoo service that sends back some xml, then a point is put on the map.

I created this from a tutorial on the adobe site it was in Flex but I ported it over to Flash.

You can search by country, place, zip code, post code, anything that yahoo will accept and it might find it.

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First bit of paper vision

I have wanted to try out papervision for a while and I have finally got round to making something pointless.

Here it is 2 boxes inside a room……. Pointless!

Move around the scene by moving your mouse

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