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Archive for the ‘Animation’ Category

Adobe Edge for HTML5 animation

Blackspike was asked to help with some animation for Endjin – something we would normally have done in Flash (or less frequently, Silverlight), but the brief was for it to work on mobile, which meant using HTML5/CSS/Javascript.

Blender 2.5 Particle video

We’ve had a quick play with the improved particle system in Blender 2.5, and we’ve found it much better with the new UI. Your browser does not support the video tag. You should update your browser for crying out loud. Try Google Chrome or FireFox. It’s 3 light meshes applied to one plane emitter with […]

3D Character rigging and animation

It’s been a long time since we tried to rig a character in Blender, so we thought we’d give it another go. Rigging involves creating a skeleton of armatures (bones) and attaching them to a mesh, so you can animate or pose the object in a fluid way. Your browser does not support the video […]

Blender 3D Nodes and Dupliverts

This is a test of Blender 2.5’s Composition Nodes, to see how they differ from the 2.49a release. We saw the incredible music video ‘Particle Garden‘ by David Tilman that he created in Blender, and gave away the source files. Taking a peak through those, he uses a mesh with dupliverts to map the spheres, […]

Free Silverlight and WPF loading spinners

Here’s some free spinners I’ve been making with Blend and Illustrator that you can use as indeterminate loaders for Silverlight or any WPF app, all that needs changing to suit is the storyboard trigger. Enjoy!

MSN Music Flash Promo

A cool flash/jQuery mashup to expose cheap albums on the MSN Music website, lots of animation and vibrant colours, this was a fun mini site I built at Nokia Music.

Smithmonger Flash Site

Breakbeat superstar producer and DJ asked us to design him a logo and website, something a bit different. So we created him this site, we cobbled together enough php and flash to create a primitive text file based cms system which was cool at the time. One of the earliest releases of his site […]

DJ Cheeba website

The incredibly talented VJ/DJ Cheeba has been bugging us for a site for ages, so finally we whipped him up a custom themed site using WordPress as a CMS and blogging platform. See the live site here: It’s definitely a step beyond most blogs and dj sites, and contains the following features: Flash video […]

Noisy Flash Game

This was a fun flash game we knocked up in about 2001 for a conference. It’s awfully noisy and was quite attention seeking, but a good learning experience all round. The idea is to click as many ‘goobers’ as you can to rack up a high score – ostensibly to amuse attendees, but really to […]

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