I had to cover a class on Flash today, and I haven’t touched it in over a year, so I got up bright and early to make sure I wasn’t too rusty…. and yeah… I was. Really rusty.
I was thinking in C++ and Python and Java, not thinking in AS3 and everything was wrong – so I decided to write a PS3 XMB (Cross Media Bar) “Wave-Thing” as practice. In fact, it doesn’t even do the waves – just the sparkles. Still, was a good exercise to get my head back in the game.
I think I will do the waves, I need some spline practice…
Update: Modified so spark is allocated to MC with one of four levels of blur, increased spark density, spark has 50% chance of pulsing again without being re-initialised, spark has 1% chance of being big on initialisation.
Credits: PS3 wave background from: http://blog.guifx.com/2009/04/24/playstation-3-wallpapers/