Category: Flash

Flash CS4 and the missing Vector3D class

I’ve been using the new 3D functionality in Flash Player 10 and got this error earlier today: 1046: Type was not found or was not a compile-time constant: Vector3D Quote boggling since the docs say it’s a global class as long as you have the publish settings player version set to 10. Took me a […]

Joomla and SWFObject IE6 Base Tag Issue Revisited

A while ago I wrote this post about how to get Joomla working with swfobject due to the base tag issue (swfobject FAQ Point #4). At some point Joomla has had what seems like a major rewrite and I found after a recent upgrade to 2.4.6 that the base tag issue is back again. To […]

Zinc 3 aka Total Waste Of Money

I started using Zinc when it was 2.5, it was buggy and on more than one occasion caused me some severe grievences. A nice one was when I had a presentation that had to store data in a MySQL database. Nothing complex but the presentation itself was supposed to be potentially viewed by up to […]

FlashDevelop with Air 1.5

FlashDevelop 3.0.0 R5 is out and as usual it rocks. One cool thing is that it has all the AS3 classpaths setup as default, this was something you had to manually setup in prior releases. One slightly oversighted thing is with the Adobe Air classes. Whilst code completion and syntax highlighting works if you create […]

Flash WMode Very Slow In Internet Explorer

I noticed that a project I’ve been working on ran very slowly in IE7 and IE8 compared to FF3 and Chrome. Took me a while to track it down but it seems to be wmode related. The file in question had its wmode set to “transparent” in the containing HTML document. I did a bit […]