Monthly Archives: January 2010

AS Quiz #13

Today’s quiz is not multiple choice. Instead, your task is to draw a spiral using a recursive function.

Optionally you can alter your function to draw other types of spiral forms:

(You can view various solutions in the comments - as well as my solution at wonderfl)

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QuickBox2D Tutorial

Today the first part of a 3 part QuickBox2D tutorial went live on active.tutsplus.com

It’s an intro tutorial, so it just scratches the surface. Part 2 digs a bit deeper and part 3 covers complex stuff like joints and contacts…. (part 2 and 3 will be posted sometime in the near future).

Check it out here…

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AS Quiz # 12

Today’s quiz is not multiple choice. Instead, use your choice of the Graphics class or BitmapData to write a function that generates the below image:

Your function need not take any arguments, it need only return a display object containing the above image.

Feel free to post your solution in the comments.

[EDIT] Solutions:

The solutions that have been posted in the comments so far are REALLY nice - they’re all worth checking out… and I think everyone posted their code to wonderfl so you can see the result without needing to open flash….

My two solutions:
The first solution is a variation on an example from the book I wrote with Rich Shupe:
First Solution

The next solution is actually in an old post from this site - it uses setPixel and HSV - RGB conversion:
Second Solution

Thanks to everyone who posted solutions so far - I’m surprised again by how many people participate in this format of quiz.

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AS Quiz #11

Today’s quiz jumps around from topic to topic, touching on filters, events, BitmapData and more…

Number of Questions : 6
Difficulty : Medium
Topic : Miscellaneous

Which of the below correctly applies a ColorTransform instance to a display object called "clip"?





Which of the below is the correct way to apply a BlurFilter instance to a display object called "clip"?






Fill in the blank... The first three arguments of the BlurFilter constructor are _________.




Which of the below lists the event phases in the order they occur?





Fill in the blank... The eventPhase property of an Event object instance is of type ________.
Think twice before answering this one... its tricky.






True or False. ActionScript imposes a limit on the size of BitmapData instances you can create.





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AS Quiz #10

Today’s quiz is about Events and OOP.

Number of Questions : 5
Difficulty : Easy
Topic : Events and OOP

Please go to AS Quiz #10 to view the quiz
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AS Quiz #9

There were lots of great submissions to yesterdays quiz. If you haven’t seen them, check them out here
Click here to see two solutions two solutions to yesterdays quiz…

Today’s quiz is medium level and covers a few different topics…

Number of Questions : 6
Difficulty : Medium
Topic : Graphics Class and more

Please go to AS Quiz #9 to view the quiz
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AS Quiz #8

Today’s quiz is not multiple choice. Instead, your task is to write a function that draws stairs that look like this:

Your function should have the following arguments:

drawStairs(graphics, stairNum);
// you may include additional arguments for size, depth etc..

Feel free to post your solution in the comments.

I’ll post my solution for this in the comments tomorrow. There is also another multiple choice quiz in the pipeline for tomorrow…

BONUS: Try to use as few Graphics class method calls as possible.

You can see my solutions here.

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AS Quiz #7

This quiz is about sound and gradients…

Number of Questions : 5
Difficulty : Medium
Topic : Sound and Gradients

Please go to AS Quiz #7 to view the quiz
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AS Quiz #6

Wrote this quiz on the fly today… I think it came out pretty hard. Tomorrow I’ll post an easier quiz.

Number of Questions : 5
Difficulty : Medium/Hard
Topic : Mixed (Math, BitmapData, Design Patterns, Tweening)

Please go to AS Quiz #6 to view the quiz
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AS Quiz #5

Here is another quiz. The next quiz will be posted on Monday.


Number of Questions : 5
Difficulty : Medium
Topic : General

Please go to AS Quiz #5 to view the quiz
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