Franci Zidar
After finishing SAE creative multimedia diploma I focused on programming in Flash AS3 and combining interactive skills with 2D and 3D animation. I now lecture and work on all sorts of creative projects and seek to expand my creative horizons whenever possible.
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    Adobe MAX 2011: Day TwoAdobe max 2011
    MAX is Adobe's annual conference, where they announce their new products and acquisitions, and give us all an idea of their current strategy. Last year they announced Flash's 3D API, codenamed Molehill (now called Stage3D); AIR for TV; Edge, their new HTML5 animation tool; and more. There were also puppets. This year, long-time Activetuts+ writer Franci Zidar is at the event and will be filling us in on the details and sharing lots of photos. The second day's keynote was aimed at developers - that means Flash and HTML5 news. Read on to find out more...Read More…
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    Adobe MAX 2011: Day OneAdobe max 2011
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    MAX is Adobe's annual conference, where they announce their new products and acquisitions, and give us all an idea of their current strategy. Last year they announced Flash's 3D API, codenamed Molehill (now called Stage3D); AIR for TV; Edge, their new HTML5 animation tool; and more. There were also puppets. This year, long-time Activetuts+ writer Franci Zidar is at the event and will be filling us in on the details and sharing lots of photos. The first day's keynote was all about the Creative side of things. Read on to find out more...Read More…
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    Blog Action Day: Clean up With a Beautiful Watery GamePreview
    It's October the 15th and Activetuts+ is again taking part in Blog Action Day! This year we're aiming to raise awareness about clean water and water conservation. In today’s screencast, we’ll be building a vertical scrolling game, with a very watery feel..Read More…
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    Create a Mesmeric Music Visualizer with HYPEPreview
    We're going to build a music visualizer with the HYPE framework. Along the way we'll make use of HYPE's BitmapCanvas, Swarm and the SoundAnalyzer. Let's get going!Read More…
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    Franci's FITC San Francisco Diary: Day ThreePreview
    Last but not least, the third day of FITC San Francisco was marked by great speakers like Grant Skinner, Lee Brimelow and Yugo Nakamura.Read More…
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    Franci's FITC San Francisco Diary: Day TwoPreview
    By day two at FITC it had become obvious to me that I had underestimated Flash as a tool for deploying all sorts of interactive digital experiences on the desktop as well as in public. It seems you have to see and hear first hand the different logic and technologies that go into creating these experiences to actually realize that you might be able to pull it off yourself.. Read More…
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    Franci's FITC San Francisco Diary: Day OnePreview
    There's been a sense of confusion in our industry lately. Standards are changing and there is a lot of discussion about where Flash fits in the future of the web. As a kind of therapy I decided to check out the FITC San Francisco and so far, I've found exactly what I was looking for..Read More…
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    Create a Full Screen, Scalable Flash Website: Part 3Preview3
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    In the final part of this tutorial, you'll learn how to load Featured Work and News from XML files (keeping the site's content easy to change), allow visitors to email you using a Contact form, add a preloader, and enable Full Screen mode.Read More…
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    Create a Full Screen, Scalable Flash Website: Part 2Preview
    In this part of the tutorial, you'll learn how to implement SWFAddress, which lets your users bookmark specific pages and use their Back and Forward buttons. We'll also improve the scaling of the tile-based navigation bar.Read More…
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    Create a Full Screen, Scalable Flash Website: Part 1Preview
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    In this tutorial you'll learn how to create Flash sites that intelligently fill all the available space in the viewport, moving or resizing certain assets to make the best use of the space.Read More…