Gumbo Flex 4 Button Skinning with States and Transition

September 22nd, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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Presentation at the Adobe User Group

I made a one hour presentation at the Adobe User Group Geneva on Gumbo Flex 4. It included a conceptual description of the Design in Mind direction targeted by Adobe for this release. It included an introduction to the new component architecture, the new skinning approach, FXG and more along with a few demos.

Toc

Introduction and concepts
Drawing API + FXG (with Demo)
Skinning, States and Transitions (with Demo)
Thermo
New Text object, FTE and TCAL (Vellum)
Flash and Pixel Bender aka Hydra (quick)

Demo

Update 09.2009: beware the example below was made on an early release of Gumbo (Flex 4) (especial regarding workspaces changes) During this presentation there was an example which interested particularly people, I have cleaned it up and you can find it here, following the trend of demos with weather forecast element. It is based on the demo by Scalenine (simplified regarding the way states’ transitions are written) and I made an alternative skin
It shows how different a button’s visual and behaviour can be when you switch its skin without retouching any logic. It starts with the basic component then you can switch between two skins.

(Require Flash Player 10)
View sources

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Currently it is a bit hard to find sources or references about Flex4 Gumbo, but it logical and it is part of the fun icon wink Gumbo Flex 4 Button Skinning with States and Transition  image Stay tuned I will put more Flex 4 samples here. I might release part of this presentation in successive steps.

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Vintage Flash Users Group launched on LinkedIn.

September 22nd, 2008 | By Cedric Madelaine

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LinkedIn Vintage Flash User Group (VFUG)

I have started this LinkedIn Group a while ago, nothing has been happening sofar. But more are being to come in upcoming months. Currently it is in a growing phase to invite and gather people who has been working, developing, creating and living with Flash for a long time.

When history evaporate.

I decided to launch this group following past reflexions on the loss of internet production through the time. Traces disappear, micro site, website, experiments are not available for very long, while things written and painted centuries and millenium ago are still readable and enjoyable, what about Interactive Online products? Today the easiest way to find information about websites or campaigns made 5 years ago is to buy a book, if any exists. Personnally speaking I feel that Flash brought with each new “issue” new tools which changed the nature of creations and developments within internet production.
As I mentionned numerous time I am part of the early user of Flash technology. In few days I will celebrate my tenth year of Flash design (I mean commercial use). To celebrate this occasion, I decided to start this group.

Leitmotiv

Here is the leitmotiv of the Vintage Flash User Group:
“This group is dedicated to gather people who developed or/and designed commercial Flash projects whether from FutureSplash or before Macromedia Flash 6. Preferabily people are still working in this industry (with or without Flash/Flex) to share anecdotes, gather vintage products in a museum,…”

Become a member

http://www.linkedin.com/groups?gid=65073&goback=.gdr_1221939693864_1

I may also setup a face to face meeting at Adobe Max Europe 2008 sometime to meet people interested in the matter. More on this later….

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