Category Archives: BitmapData

Gumowski/Mira Pseudo-Soundwave

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 600, height = 600)]
  2. var a:Number = 0.02;
  3. var b:Number = .9998;
  4.  
  5. var xn1:Number = 5;
  6. var yn1:Number = 0;
  7. var xn:Number, yn:Number;
  8.  
  9. var scale:Number = 10;
  10. var iterations:Number = 20000;
  11. var step:Number = stage.stageWidth / iterations;
  12.  
  13. function f(x:Number):Number{
  14.     var x2:Number = x * x;
  15.     return a * x + (2 * (1 - a) * x2) / (1 + x2);
  16. }
  17.  
  18. var canvas:BitmapData = Bitmap(addChild(new Bitmap(new BitmapData(600,600,false,0xEFEFEF)))).bitmapData;
  19.  
  20. var circle = new Sprite();
  21. with(circle.graphics) beginFill(0, 0.3), drawCircle(2,2,1);
  22.  
  23. var dot:BitmapData = new BitmapData(4,4,true, 0x00000000);
  24. dot.draw(circle);
  25.  
  26. var pnt:Point = new Point();
  27.  
  28. var txt:TextField = TextField(addChild(new TextField()));
  29. txt.text = "move mouse";
  30.                                                       
  31. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  32. function onLoop(evt:Event):void {
  33.    
  34.     canvas.fillRect(canvas.rect, 0xEFEFEF);
  35.  
  36.     a = mouseY / 1000;
  37.     xn1 = mouseX / 30;
  38.     yn1 = 0;
  39.     for (var i:int = 0; i<iterations; i++){
  40.           xn = xn1;
  41.           yn = yn1;
  42.          
  43.           xn1 = b * yn + f(xn);
  44.           yn1 =  -xn + f(xn1);
  45.           pnt.x = i * step;
  46.           pnt.y = 300 + yn1 * scale;
  47.           canvas.copyPixels(dot, dot.rect, pnt, null, null, true);
  48.        
  49.     }
  50. }

Try it out:

Gumowski Mira Pseudo-soundwave - wonderfl build flash online

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Frame Differencing

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 800, height= 600)]
  2. var sw:Number = 800;
  3. var sh:Number = 600;
  4. var pixelNum:int = sw * sh;
  5. var blurAmount:Number = 10;
  6. var pnt:Point = new Point(0,0);
  7. var rect:Rectangle = new Rectangle(0,0,sw,sh);
  8.  
  9. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(sw, sh, false, 0x000000);
  10. var buffer:BitmapData = new BitmapData(sw, sh, false, 0x000000);
  11. var feed  :BitmapData = new BitmapData(sw, sh, false, 0x000000);
  12. var prev  :BitmapData = new BitmapData(sw, sh, false, 0x000000);
  13.  
  14. var frame:Bitmap = new Bitmap(canvas, "auto", true);
  15. addChild(frame);
  16.  
  17. var cam:Camera =  Camera.getCamera();
  18. cam.setMode(sw,sh,12);
  19. var video:Video = new Video(sw, sh);
  20. video.attachCamera(cam);
  21.  
  22. cam.addEventListener(ActivityEvent.ACTIVITY, onActivityStart);
  23.  
  24. function onActivityStart(evt:ActivityEvent):void {
  25.     addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onRun);
  26.     cam.removeEventListener(ActivityEvent.ACTIVITY, onActivityStart);
  27. }
  28.  
  29. function onRun(evt:Event):void{
  30.     buffer.draw(video);
  31.     feed.copyPixels(buffer, rect, pnt);
  32.     buffer.draw(prev, null, null, BlendMode.DIFFERENCE);
  33.     prev.draw(video);
  34.     canvas.copyPixels(buffer, rect, pnt);
  35. }

This snippet shows a simple method to do frame differencing with a web cam. This is useful for detecting which areas of the screen have change from frame to frame. This post assumes you pretty much know what frame differencing is.


You can view an swf file here:

This is one of those things I do a good deal but never wrapped up into a library... it's easy (for me at least) to forget exactly how to set it up from scratch.

I added an extra buffer because it's pretty common that you'll want to other things aside from just frame differencing alone, so it's nice to have it all wrapped up in a buffer BitmapData that you can use elsewhere. If speed is a real concern, you can do away with the buffer and just use the canvas instead - depending on what kind of analysis your doing on the frame differenced image it may be trickier without the buffer.

Also posted in Video, graphics algorithms, pixel manipulation | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

Functions as Object Review

Something I do a fair bit on this website is use functions as objects. Here is a simple example post on wonderfl. Timeline code and a brief description are available below.

Here is a still of what it generates and below you'll find the timeline as code:

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 500, height=500)]
  2.  
  3. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(800,800,false, 0x000000);
  4. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas,"auto",true));
  5. scaleX = scaleY = 500 / 800
  6.  
  7.  
  8. var walkerNum:int = 50;
  9. var walkers:Vector.<Function> = new Vector.<Function>(walkerNum, true);
  10.  
  11. makeWalkers();
  12. runWalkers();
  13.  
  14. function makeWalkers():void{
  15.     for (var i:int = 0; i<walkerNum; i++){
  16.         walkers[i] = makeWalker();
  17.     }
  18. }
  19. function runWalkers():void{
  20.     addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onRun);
  21. }
  22. function onRun(evt:Event):void{
  23.     for (var i:int = 0; i<walkerNum; i++){
  24.         walkers[i]();
  25.     }
  26. }
  27.  
  28. function makeWalker(xp:Number=400, yp:Number=400):Function{
  29.     var x:Number = xp, y:Number = yp;
  30.     var rad:Number = Math.random() * 4;
  31.     var theta:Number = Math.random() * Math.PI * 2;
  32.     var speed:Number = 0.01 * Math.random() * 2
  33.     if (int(Math.random() * 2) == 1){
  34.         speed *= -1;
  35.     }
  36.     return function():void{
  37.         x += rad * Math.cos(theta);
  38.         y += rad * Math.sin(theta);
  39.         theta += speed
  40.         if (int(Math.random() * 100) == 1){
  41.             theta = Math.random() * Math.PI * 2;
  42.         }
  43.         if (x> 800 || x <0 || y> 800 || y <0){
  44.             x = xp, y = yp;
  45.         }
  46.         canvas.setPixel(x, y, 0xFFFFFF);
  47.     }
  48. }

The basic trick is to have a function return a function. The original function initializes typed local variables and the returned function has access to these values. This is one of many ways to do OOP style coding using functions alone. This is really only for fun and for speed coding reasons - it's worth noting that this method is is significantly slower than using actual classes. I still have lots of fun with it despite the downsides.

Also posted in functions | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

Too Many Buttons

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF (width = 500, height = 500)]
  2.  
  3. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stageWidth, stage.stageHeight, false, 0xFFFFFF);
  4. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas));
  5.  
  6. var indexCanvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stageWidth, stage.stageHeight, false, 0xFFFFFF);
  7.  
  8. var btnNum:int = 5000;
  9. var info:Array = [];
  10.  
  11. var brush:BitmapData = new BitmapData(10,10,false, 0xCCCCCC);
  12. var border:Shape = new Shape();
  13. border.graphics.lineStyle(2, 0x000000);
  14. border.graphics.drawRect(0,0,10,10);
  15. brush.draw(border);
  16.  
  17. var txt:TextField = TextField(addChild(new TextField()));
  18. with (txt) height = 20, width = 50, background = 0xFFFFFF, selectable = false
  19. var tf:TextFormat = new TextFormat();
  20. tf.align = TextFormatAlign.RIGHT;
  21. txt.border= true;
  22. txt.defaultTextFormat = tf;
  23.  
  24. var redRect:Shape = Shape(addChild(new Shape()));
  25. with (redRect.graphics) beginFill(0xFF0000), drawRect(0,0,10,10);
  26.                                              
  27. var pnt:Point = new Point();
  28. var r:Rectangle = new Rectangle(0,0,10,10);
  29. for (var i:int = 0; i <btnNum; i++){
  30.     pnt.x = r.x = int(Math.random() * stage.stageWidth);
  31.     pnt.y = r.y = int(Math.random() * stage.stageHeight);
  32.     indexCanvas.fillRect(r, i);
  33.     canvas.copyPixels(brush, brush.rect, pnt)
  34.     info[i] = [r.x, r.y, i];   
  35. }
  36.  
  37. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onCheckBtns);
  38. function onCheckBtns(evt:Event):void{
  39.    var currentIndex:int = indexCanvas.getPixel(mouseX, mouseY);
  40.    if (currentIndex != 0xFFFFFF){
  41.      var currentBox:Array = info[currentIndex]
  42.      redRect.visible = true;
  43.      redRect.x = currentBox[0];
  44.      txt.y = redRect.y = currentBox[1];
  45.      if (mouseX <txt.width){
  46.          tf.align = TextFormatAlign.LEFT;
  47.          txt.defaultTextFormat = tf;
  48.          txt.x = redRect.x + 10;
  49.      }else{
  50.          tf.align = TextFormatAlign.RIGHT;
  51.          txt.defaultTextFormat = tf;
  52.          txt.x = redRect.x - txt.width;
  53.      }
  54.      txt.text = currentBox[2];
  55.      txt.visible = true;
  56.    }else{
  57.      redRect.visible = false;
  58.      txt.visible = false;
  59.    }
  60. }

This is a simplified example of the technique discussed in yesterdays post. The idea is to use a BitmapData image to store index values for a large number of elements that need to be able to act as if the have MouseEvents. For a more detailed description of this technique see yesterdays post.

Have a look at the swf on wonderfl

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~20,000 Rollovers

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 500, height = 500, frameRate = 30)]
  2.  
  3. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stageWidth,stage.stageHeight,false, 0xFFFFFF);
  4.  
  5. var indexCanvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stage.stageWidth, stage.stageHeight, false,
  6.                                             0xFFFFFF);
  7. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas));
  8.  
  9. var s:Shape = new Shape();
  10.  
  11. var lineData:Array = [];
  12. var dataIndex:int = 0;
  13.  
  14. trace(0xFFFFFF - 1)
  15. var totalLines:int = 20000;
  16. var iterations:int = 9;
  17. var linesPerIter:int = totalLines / iterations;
  18.  
  19. var xp:int = stage.stageWidth / 2;
  20. var yp:int = stage.stageHeight / 2;
  21.  
  22. var stepAmt:Number = 60;
  23. var halfStepAmt:Number = stepAmt / 2;
  24.  
  25. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onDraw);
  26. function onDraw(evt:Event):void {
  27.      if (lineData.length <totalLines){
  28.         generateData(linesPerIter);
  29.      }else{
  30.         stage.quality = "high";
  31.         addChild(s);
  32.         s.x = 0;
  33.         s.y = 0;
  34.          
  35.         removeEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onDraw);
  36.         addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onRun);
  37.      }
  38. }
  39.  
  40. function onRun(evt:Event):void {
  41.    var currentIndex:int = indexCanvas.getPixel(mouseX, mouseY);
  42.    var currentLine:Array = lineData[currentIndex];
  43.    
  44.    s.graphics.clear();
  45.    if (currentIndex != 0xFFFFFF){
  46.           s.graphics.lineStyle(3, 0xFF0000);
  47.           s.graphics.moveTo(currentLine[0], currentLine[1]);
  48.           s.graphics.lineTo(currentLine[2], currentLine[3]);  
  49.    }
  50. }
  51.  
  52. function generateData(num:int):void{
  53.     var rxA:int, rxB:int, ryA:int, ryB:int;
  54.     var g:Graphics = s.graphics;
  55.     for (var i:int = 0; i<num; i++){
  56.         rxA = xp;
  57.         ryA = yp;
  58.        
  59.         xp += Math.round(Math.random() * stepAmt) - halfStepAmt;
  60.         yp += Math.round(Math.random() * stepAmt) - halfStepAmt;
  61.        
  62.         if (xp> stage.stageWidth){
  63.             xp = stage.stageWidth - halfStepAmt;
  64.         }else
  65.         if (xp <0){
  66.             xp = halfStepAmt;
  67.         }
  68.         if (yp> stage.stageHeight){
  69.             yp = stage.stageHeight - halfStepAmt;
  70.         }else
  71.         if (yp <0){
  72.             yp = halfStepAmt;
  73.         }
  74.        
  75.         rxB = xp;
  76.         ryB = yp;
  77.          
  78.         lineData[dataIndex] = [rxA, ryA, rxB, ryB];            
  79.         s.x = rxA;
  80.         s.y = ryA;
  81.         var endX:Number = rxB - rxA;
  82.         var endY:Number = ryB - ryA;
  83.         var m:Matrix = s.transform.matrix;
  84.         g.clear();
  85.         g.lineStyle(1, 0x000000, 0.3);
  86.  
  87.         g.lineTo(endX, endY);
  88.         stage.quality = "high";
  89.         canvas.draw(s, m);
  90.        
  91.         g.clear();
  92.         g.lineStyle(3, dataIndex);
  93.        
  94.         g.lineTo(endX, endY);
  95.         stage.quality = "low";
  96.         indexCanvas.draw(s, m);
  97.        
  98.         dataIndex++
  99.     }
  100. }

I'm working on a data visualization that contains a long path made up of approximately one million points. There is some information associated with every two sets of coordinates that needs to be displayed when the user rolls their mouse over any part of the line.

I took a little time to think about the best way to do this and came up with a few techniques. The first one I tried seems to work nicely - this snippet is the proof of concept for that first technique. I tested this snippet with 1,000,000 xy coordinates and it works nicely. It takes a little while to draw though, so for the purposes of this demo I've just included 20,000 coordinates.

Have a look at the swf over at wonderfl.net

The way this works is by drawing lines to two different BitmapData instances. I draw anti-aliased slightly transparent lines to a BitmapData instance called "canvas" (this is added to the display list) - I then draw aliased lines to a BitmapData called "indexCanvas" (this is never added to the display list) - each aliased line uses an incremental value for its color - this incremental value is also the index for a two dimensional array containing the coordinate information for the aliased line. I use getPixel() on the "indexCanvas" and use the return value as the index for the 2D array. The data from the 2D array is used to draw a red line with the graphics class. This technique enables you to have many many rollovers and all you ever have to do is call getPixel() and use the returned color value to look up info about what you're mouse is touching.

There are a few cool ways this could be repurposed and this is really only one solution to the problem of having many many things that you need to be able to rollover... there are others that don't use BitmapData at all... I may write those up in the next couple of days.

Also posted in Data Structures, UI, arrays, display list, graphics algorithms, matrix, misc, pixel manipulation, return values | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

BitmapData Frame Texture

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 800, height = 600)]
  2. var circle:Shape = new Shape();
  3. var radius:Number = 4;
  4. var diameter:Number = radius * 2;
  5. var diam4:Number = diameter * 4;
  6. with(circle.graphics) beginFill(0x000000), drawCircle(diameter,diameter,radius);
  7. circle.filters = [new BlurFilter(5, 5, 2)];
  8.  
  9. var currFrame:Frame;
  10.  
  11. // populate the linked list
  12. generateAnimation();
  13.  
  14. var animationNum:int = 8000;
  15. var animation:Vector.<Frame> = new Vector.<Frame>();
  16. var locs:Vector.<Point> = new Vector.<Point>();
  17. // populate locs and animation
  18. while(animation.length <animationNum){
  19.        currFrame = currFrame.next;
  20.        animation.push(currFrame);
  21.        locs.push(new Point(Math.random() * stage.stageWidth - radius,
  22.                            Math.random() * (stage.stageHeight+diam4) - diam4));
  23. }
  24.  
  25. var rect:Rectangle = animation[0].bitmap.rect;
  26. var bottom:Number = stage.stageHeight + rect.height;
  27. var top:Number = -rect.height;
  28.  
  29. var canvas:BitmapData = new
  30. BitmapData(stage.stageWidth,stage.stageHeight,false, 0x000000);
  31. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas));
  32.  
  33. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  34. function onLoop(evt:Event):void {
  35.        // clear the canvas
  36.        canvas.fillRect(canvas.rect, 0x222222);
  37.        // draw the current frame
  38.        for (var i:int = 0; i<animationNum; i++){
  39.                var ani:Frame = animation[i];
  40.                var pnt:Point = locs[i];
  41.                canvas.copyPixels(ani.bitmap, rect, pnt, null, null, true);
  42.                // get the next frame of the animation
  43.                pnt.y += 1;
  44.                if (pnt.y> bottom){
  45.                    pnt.y = top;
  46.                }
  47.                animation[i] = ani.next;
  48.        }
  49.  
  50. }
  51.  
  52. // generate and capture 40 bitmaps by altering the colorTransform of
  53.  
  54. function generateAnimation():void{
  55.        var channel:uint = 0;
  56.        var ct:ColorTransform = new ColorTransform();
  57.        var increase:Boolean = true;
  58.        var firstFrame:Frame;
  59.        var pFrame:Frame;
  60.        for (var i:int = 0; i<40; i++){
  61.                if (increase){
  62.                   channel += 10.25;
  63.                   if (channel> 200){
  64.                          increase = false;
  65.                   }
  66.                }else{
  67.                   channel -= 10;
  68.                }
  69.                ct.color = channel <<16 | channel <<8 | channel;
  70.                circle.transform.colorTransform = ct;
  71.                
  72.                // populate linked list
  73.                currFrame = capture(circle);
  74.                if (pFrame){
  75.                   pFrame.next = currFrame;
  76.                }
  77.                if (i == 0){
  78.                   firstFrame = currFrame;
  79.                }
  80.                pFrame = currFrame;
  81.        }
  82.        // close the list
  83.        currFrame.next = firstFrame;
  84.        currFrame = firstFrame;
  85. }
  86.  
  87. // create the Frame instance and draw the circle to it
  88. // preserving the colorTransform information
  89. function capture(target:Shape):Frame{
  90.        var frame:Frame = new Frame();
  91.        frame.bitmap = new BitmapData(target.width*2, target.height*2, true, 0x000000000);
  92.        frame.bitmap.draw(target, target.transform.matrix, target.transform.colorTransform);
  93.        return frame;
  94. }

This is a variation on the last post. It captures 40 small bitmaps of a blurred circle fading in and out and then draws 8000 of them to the stage.


Have a look at the swf...

Also posted in Data Structures, Vector | 1 Comment

BitmapData Frame Animation (w/ linked list)

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 100, height = 100)]
  2. var circle:Shape = new Shape();
  3. with(circle.graphics) beginFill(0x000000), drawCircle(20,20,20);
  4.  
  5. var currFrame:Frame;
  6.  
  7. // populate the linked list
  8. generateAnimation();
  9.  
  10. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stageWidth,stage.stageHeight,false, 0x000000);
  11. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas));
  12. var loc:Point = new Point(20, 20);
  13.  
  14. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  15. function onLoop(evt:Event):void {
  16.     // clear the canvas
  17.     canvas.fillRect(canvas.rect, 0x000000);
  18.     // draw the current frame
  19.     canvas.copyPixels(currFrame.bitmap, currFrame.bitmap.rect, loc, null, null, true);
  20.     // get the next frame of the animation
  21.     currFrame = currFrame.next;
  22. }
  23.  
  24. // generate and capture 40 bitmaps by altering the colorTransform of the circle shape
  25. function generateAnimation():void{
  26.     var channel:uint = 0;
  27.     var ct:ColorTransform = new ColorTransform();
  28.     var increase:Boolean = true;
  29.     var firstFrame:Frame;
  30.     var pFrame:Frame;
  31.     for (var i:int = 0; i<40; i++){
  32.         if (increase){
  33.            channel += 10;
  34.            if (channel == 200){
  35.               increase = false;  
  36.            }
  37.         }else{
  38.            channel -= 10;
  39.         }
  40.         ct.color = channel <<16 | channel <<8 | channel;
  41.         circle.transform.colorTransform = ct;
  42.         // populate linked list
  43.         currFrame = capture(circle);
  44.         if (pFrame){
  45.            pFrame.next = currFrame;
  46.         }
  47.         if (i == 0){
  48.            firstFrame = currFrame;
  49.         }
  50.         pFrame = currFrame;
  51.     }
  52.     // close the list
  53.     currFrame.next = firstFrame;
  54.     currFrame = firstFrame;
  55. }
  56.  
  57. // create the Frame instance and draw the circle to it
  58. // preserving the colorTransform information
  59. function capture(target:Shape):Frame{
  60.     var frame:Frame = new Frame();
  61.     frame.bitmap = new BitmapData(target.width, target.height, true, 0x00000000);
  62.     frame.bitmap.draw(target, null, target.transform.colorTransform);
  63.     return frame;
  64. }

Requires this little Frame class

Actionscript:
  1. package {
  2.     import flash.display.*;
  3.     final public class Frame{
  4.         public var bitmap:BitmapData;
  5.         public var next:Frame;
  6.     }
  7. }

This is a small test I did today to see how easy it would be to use a circular linked list to loop an animation of bitmaps. I did this because I was thinking about using some animated sprites in conjunction with Utils3D.projectVectors() to do an orthographic 3D demo with lots of animating sprites. In the past I've had up to 7,000 animated sprites running nicely using arrays and copyPixels... figured it would be interesting to try and do the same with a circular linked list.

When compiled, this test simply draws a circle that fades from black to gray and back again... Pretty boring, but I threw it up over at wonderfl anyway... check it out.

I recently saw a few tweets (forget who from) about using the final keyword on linked list nodes... haven't tested it myself but it's supposed to be faster...

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E8 Inspired Forms

This doesn't have much to do with E8.. but it is vaguely inspired by it...

View the demo... (source code is below)

Actionscript:
  1. var hw:Number = stage.stageWidth / 2;
  2. var hh:Number = stage.stageHeight / 2;
  3.  
  4. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stageWidth,stage.stageHeight, false, 0x333333);
  5. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas));
  6. var vector:Shape = Shape(addChild(new Shape()));
  7.  
  8. // contrast
  9. var cm:ColorMatrixFilter = new ColorMatrixFilter([2.6,0,0,0,-101.6,0,2.6,0,0,-101.6,0,0,2.6,0,-101.6,0,0,0,1,0]);
  10. filters = [cm];
  11.  
  12. var over:BitmapData = new BitmapData(stage.stageWidth,stage.stageHeight, false, 0x333333);
  13. var frm:Bitmap = Bitmap(addChild(new Bitmap(over)));
  14.  
  15. frm.blendMode = BlendMode.OVERLAY;
  16.  
  17. var dotNum:int = 250;
  18. var dotConnected:int = 0;
  19. var curr:int = 0;
  20. var prevConnected:int = -1;
  21. var dots:Vector.<Point> = new Vector.<Point>(dotNum, true);
  22.  
  23. // consider altering this value manually
  24. var step:Number =  Math.random()*10
  25.  
  26. var theta:Number = -.5234;
  27. for (var i:int= 0; i <dotNum; i++){
  28.     var r:Number = 280
  29.     theta += step;
  30.     var xp:Number = hw + r  * Math.cos(theta);
  31.     var yp:Number = hh + r * Math.sin(theta);
  32.     dots[i] = new Point(xp, yp);
  33. }
  34.  
  35. var col:uint = 0xFFFFFF;
  36. var a:Point, b:Point;
  37. var connections:int = 0;
  38.  
  39. var txt:TextField = TextField(addChild(new TextField()));
  40. txt.defaultTextFormat = new TextFormat("_sans", 12);
  41. txt.textColor = 0x555555, txt.x = 10, txt.y = 10;
  42. txt.autoSize = "left";
  43. txt.text = step.toString();
  44.  
  45. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  46. function onLoop(evt:Event):void{
  47.      
  48.     over.applyFilter(canvas, over.rect, new Point(0,0), new BlurFilter(10,10, 1));
  49.    
  50.     for (var i:int = 0; i<100; i++){
  51.         if (dotConnected <dotNum - 1){
  52.             if (prevConnected != dotConnected){
  53.                 a = dots[dotConnected];
  54.             }
  55.             prevConnected = dotConnected;
  56.             b = dots[curr];
  57.             curr++;
  58.            
  59.             if (a != b){
  60.                 connections++;
  61.                 vector.graphics.clear();
  62.                 vector.graphics.lineStyle(0,col,0.05);
  63.                 vector.graphics.moveTo(a.x, a.y);
  64.                 vector.graphics.lineTo(b.x, b.y);
  65.                 canvas.draw(vector);
  66.             }
  67.             if (curr> dotNum - 1){
  68.                 curr = 0;
  69.                 dotConnected++;
  70.                 col =[0,0xFFFFFF][int(Math.random()*2)];
  71.             }
  72.         }else{
  73.             break;
  74.             trace("done");
  75.             removeEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  76.         }
  77.     }
  78. }

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Seamless Vector Texture

Actionscript:
  1. [SWF(width = 800, height = 450, backgroundColor=0xFFFFFF)]
  2.  
  3. graphics.beginFill(0xDEDEDE);
  4. graphics.drawRect(0,0,400,400);
  5.  
  6. var container:Sprite = Sprite(addChild(new Sprite()));
  7. draggable(rx(), ry(), 0x112233, 20);
  8. draggable(rx(), ry(), 0x2266FF, 15);
  9. draggable(rx(), ry(), 0x003299, 50, "rect");
  10. draggable(rx(), ry(), 0xFFFFFF, 30);
  11. draggable(rx(), ry(), 0x00CCFF, 15);
  12. draggable(rx(), ry(), 0x1188CC, 50, "rect");
  13.  
  14. function rx():Number{
  15.     return Math.random() * 200 + 100;
  16. }
  17. function ry():Number{
  18.     return Math.random() * 200 + 100;
  19. }
  20.  
  21. var guides:Shape = Shape(addChild(new Shape()));
  22. with(guides.graphics){
  23.        lineStyle(0, 0x666666)
  24.        moveTo(200,0);
  25.        lineTo(200,400);
  26.        moveTo(0, 200);
  27.        lineTo(400, 200);
  28.        moveTo(400,0);
  29.        lineTo(400,400);
  30.        moveTo(0,400);
  31.        lineTo(800,400);
  32. }
  33.  
  34. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(200,200,true, 0x00000000);
  35. var tex:BitmapData = new BitmapData(800,800,false, 0xFFFFFF);
  36.  
  37. var frame:Bitmap = Bitmap(addChild(new Bitmap(tex, "auto", true)));
  38. frame.x = 401;
  39. frame.scaleX = frame.scaleY = 0.5;
  40.  
  41. var pnt:Point = new Point();
  42. var m:Matrix = new Matrix();
  43.  
  44. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  45. function onLoop(evt:Event):void {
  46.     canvas.fillRect(canvas.rect, 0x00000000);
  47.     canvas.draw(container);
  48.     drawQuadrant(-200,0)
  49.     drawQuadrant(-400,0)
  50.     drawQuadrant(0,-200)
  51.     drawQuadrant(-200,-200);
  52.     tex.fillRect(tex.rect, 0xFFFFFF);
  53.     for (var i:int = 0; i<16; i++){
  54.         var px:Number = i % 4;
  55.         var py:Number = int(i / 4);
  56.         pnt.x = px * 200;
  57.         pnt.y = py * 200;
  58.         tex.copyPixels(canvas, canvas.rect, pnt, null, null, true);
  59.        }
  60. }
  61.  
  62. function drawQuadrant(x:Number, y:Number):void{
  63.      m.tx = x;
  64.      m.ty = y;
  65.      canvas.draw(container, m);
  66. }
  67.  
  68. // draggable Sprite
  69. function draggable(xp:Number, yp:Number, col:uint = 0xFF0000,
  70. size:Number=4, type:String="circle"):Sprite {
  71.        var s:Sprite = Sprite(container.addChild(new Sprite()));
  72.        s.x = xp;
  73.        s.y = yp;
  74.        with(s.graphics){
  75.                beginFill(col)
  76.                if(type == "circle"){
  77.                  drawCircle(size,size,size);
  78.                }else if(type == "rect"){
  79.                  drawRect(0,0,size, size);
  80.                }
  81.        }
  82.        s.buttonMode = true;
  83.        s.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_DOWN, onDrag);
  84.        return s;
  85. }
  86. function onDrag(evt:MouseEvent):void {
  87.     var w:Number = evt.currentTarget.width;
  88.     var h:Number = evt.currentTarget.height;
  89.     evt.currentTarget.startDrag(false, new Rectangle(0,0,400 - w, 400 - h));
  90. }
  91. stage.addEventListener(MouseEvent.MOUSE_UP, onUp);
  92. function onUp(evt:MouseEvent):void{ stopDrag() }

This snippet creates a seamless texture from a few draggable vector shapes. BitmapData is used to combine four quadrants into one seamless tile.


Have a look at the swf

I created this snippet as a sketch for a new feature for my command drawing project.

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BitmapData Static

Actionscript:
  1. var canvas:BitmapData = new BitmapData(500,500,false, 0x000000);
  2. addChild(new Bitmap(canvas));
  3.  
  4. var pix:Vector.<uint> = new Vector.<uint>(canvas.width * canvas.height, true);
  5.  
  6. addEventListener(Event.ENTER_FRAME, onLoop);
  7. function onLoop(evt:Event):void {
  8.     canvas.lock();
  9.     var i:int = pix.length;
  10.     while(--i> -1){
  11.         var c:uint = uint(Math.random() * 255);
  12.         pix[i] = c <<16 | c <<8 | c;
  13.     }
  14.     canvas.setVector(canvas.rect, pix);
  15.     canvas.unlock();
  16. }

This is an easy way to fill a BitmapData Object up with a bunch of TV-style static....

This post is meant to serve as filler while I work to get a good solid SIMPLE fp10, drawing api z-sorting example going... There seem to be 3 main ways of doing z-sorting all of which don't seem right to me for some reason... they all work... but I have a gut feeling there is a faster way... The winner so far (unexpectedly) is using Array.sortOn

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