jamfactory
jamfactory:

In 1954, we awakened something.With those nuclear tests in the pacific?Not tests.They were trying to kill it.
I’m SO excited for the new Godzilla movie, I’ve got my tickets booked for an IMAX screening already I’m so hyped! I’ve been wanting to do a graphic for a while and then I was thinking about the nuclear ‘test’ angle hinted at in the trailer, and wondered if there was something in using the nuclear symbol and mixing the king of monsters into that shape!
I knew I wanted the left-hand segment to feel like a visual ‘roar’ but I was unsure of what the right-hand segment would be - i originally thought one of his scales on his back but that soon became apparent it wouldn’t work due to the scale, until I remembered the early film posters with the flares being fired towards the monster, and that felt like it was visually similar to the roar lines, and then there we have it!
I can’t wait to see the king of monsters!

jamfactory:

In 1954, we awakened something.
With those nuclear tests in the pacific?
Not tests.
They were trying to kill it.

I’m SO excited for the new Godzilla movie, I’ve got my tickets booked for an IMAX screening already I’m so hyped! I’ve been wanting to do a graphic for a while and then I was thinking about the nuclear ‘test’ angle hinted at in the trailer, and wondered if there was something in using the nuclear symbol and mixing the king of monsters into that shape!

I knew I wanted the left-hand segment to feel like a visual ‘roar’ but I was unsure of what the right-hand segment would be - i originally thought one of his scales on his back but that soon became apparent it wouldn’t work due to the scale, until I remembered the early film posters with the flares being fired towards the monster, and that felt like it was visually similar to the roar lines, and then there we have it!

I can’t wait to see the king of monsters!

FDT / Eclipse Error : ‘overlaps the location of another project’

I’ve got this error a few times, and it’s really frustrating. When in FDT / Eclipse and you create a new FDT project in a new folder, you get ‘this location overlaps the location of another project’. When it clearly does not overlap the location of an existing project!

I found the answer on the Eclipse forums and thought i’d share.

http://www.eclipse.org/forums/index.php/m/270705/

What happens..

1. Create a New Project

2. Choose a directory inside the current workspace (in which there are more project dirs already) e.g. /xxx/workspace/my_new_project

3. Eclipse says project location overlaps with another project (NOT true, as other projects are in /xxx/workspace/otherproject, etc.)

What I did to workaround the problem:

1. Go to “%ECLIPSE_HOME%\configuration.settings” and delete the workspace listed at the key RECENT_WORKSPACES
2. Restart Eclipse, go to File>Switch Workspace>Other… and select your workspace dir again
3. Now I could create new projects as always


Hope this helps!

AS3 - Error when embedding assets in a pure as3 project

Today I stumbled across a weird error when embedding image assets into a class in a pure ActionScript 3 project using Flash Builder.

Using the following code:

[Embed (source=”../assets/video-preview-bg.png” )] public var _videoPreviewBg:Class;

I got this error:

Error #1014: mx.core::BitmapAsset could not be found

What’s weirder is that I copied the code from another project into a new one, and confirmed that all the files where in the correct place, and my file-paths where also correct.

After some digging on the net I found that because it was a pure ActionScript 3 project, sometimes Flash Builder doesn’t include some necessary Flex SDK libraries that are needed to embed images in this way. 

The Solution is simple, just copy core.swc into your project specific /libs/ directory, or add it using Flash Builder in the screenshot below.

Flash builder settings