Just some great animation!

Vimeo’s daily email arrived today with one of these 5 animations down for E4. They are loosely Christmas themed, so what better time to post them then now in March.  Take a look, they are amazingly fun….

And another

And 3 more… Here, here and here.


Flash to HTML5 Converter

Awwww yeah, its about time right?? Actually, I think Adobe is WAY ahead of the game in releasing this converter. Here’s the official words from the officials at Adobe labs…

“Wallaby” is the codename for an experimental technology that converts the artwork and animation contained in Adobe® Flash® Professional (FLA) files into HTML. This allows you to reuse and extend the reach of your content to devices that do not support the Flash runtimes. Once these files are converted to HTML, you can edit them with an HTML editing tool, such asAdobe Dreamweaver®, or by hand if desired. You can view the output in one of the supported browsers or on an iOS device.

How cool is that?

Three New Tutorials!

We’ve got 3 exciting new tutorials today! The first one, taught by yours truly, covers Flash and Actionscript 3 to create a Sling Shot Game tutorial . Pull back a can (or any object or character) and launch it forward to aim at a target or collide with another object. A free preview is available on the sales page.

Next up, Neil Phyfer is back to teach a lesson on T-Shirt Design using Adobe Photoshop. This is a lengthy lesson covering every step of the illustration process with tips for screen printing. And a free preview is available on the sales page.

Finally, we have a new instructor, Tim Kapus, who brings us a fantastic lesson on creating an Adobe AIR application which will connect up to your web cam. The final app will take a snapshot, save the image to your computer AND you can even connect remotely to another computer running the same app and request a snapshot from there!

Best. Cover. Ever.

Okay, I know I’ve got some Apple haters in my Flash crowd, but this new iPad cover is pretty darn slick. And its worth a click over to the site, just to play around with the click-and-drag animation of it covering and uncovering the iPad. I’ve spent wasted about 5 minutes now doing that.