There’s been some funky webcam madness kicking off at work recently, so I sat down last night to see what I could do with the iSight in my MacBook Pro. Tried making hand shapes with the mirror thingy in Apple’s PhotoBooth and had a go at some rudimentary stop motion using that, but it looked a bit crap. Looks nice like this though:
Then I thought, “well, what if I record it?”. So one take, one lamp, one built-in iSight, one kickin’ Underworld track and two double-jointed hands later, here’s “Foreplay” for your delectation and delight. Crack out the glow sticks and pump up the volume. Peace.
Well, I’ve only gone and made yet anotherBFT game! This time it’s fast and furious fun as Guffy the Ghost farts his way through hordes of fiendishly ferocious little f***ers (well you bloody think of f-words then). With oranges for heads. They’re vampires taken from the pack artwork, to be more accurate, and they want to suck Guffy’s juice.
And the obligatory ‘what I learned’ bit I always stick in here? More than should have been possible, frankly. Fake, constantly depth-sorted 3D extrapolated from live 2D positional modelling, piles of AS2 (classes coming out of my ears – I’ve got more class than Blazing Squad), vector-based accurate spacial collision detection. Yes, all that. The late nights are a testament to it. Enjoy.And I know I’ve posted late for Halloween, but it’s been up there, live. I’ve just been busy, OK?
My name’s Adam and this is palmerama.tv, my crib. By day, I'm an Interaction Designer/AS3 Developer, freelancing in sunny Manchester. I also write words for magazines and mess around with Flash, HTML5 <canvas>, AIR and much more. Some of the other things I do can be found in these pages.