I use facebook to catch up on old classmates, family and collegues. (I was introduced to it via the students at university and college students at my church, most students that I work with are connected via Facebook.)
Yesterday, Adobe labs released a 64 bit Flash player alpha for Linux. I kind of wish where is the state of the flash player for Windows. Last Fall, I had upgraded my desktop to Vista Ultimate, and bought a new laptop with 64 bit Vista Home premium. Obviously there is an emergence of the 64 bit operating systems that come along with new windows-based systems.
It is a nice step for Adobe to persue 64 bit computing and media development. (e.g. Photoshop CS4 64 bit) But there is one thing that I wish for is to have a 64 bit Flash player. I do not delight realizing that IE’s default browser is its 64 bit equivalent and I cannot run a single embedded Flash element in it while I am developing my e-learning courses when my default browser opens IE 64 bit. There is bound to be a greater demand very soon.
For now, Adobe suggests that we use the 32 bit version of IE. I suppose I will need to uninstall 64 bit IE until Adobe comes out with a 64 bit player.
But as I ponder about this, if Silverlight manages to penetrate the browser market with 64 OS’s that is shipped with new laptops and desktops, they can put more pressure on Adobe to release a new 64 bit player. (Of course, they would need to ante up their marketing for the MAC userbase and testing beforehand.)
Maybe an announcement at MAX 2009 would be a good time (or even better at another conference like FITC. 😀 ).
When I had scoured sites over the internet, I could not really find any preference over the other. With exception to Papervision 3D Tutorial site, a blogger named Charlie [If somebody can tell me his name, I would like to know] recommened Tweenlite over Tweener for its superior speed rendering. Anyway, I am sure that someone will have some kind of speed comparison tests.
I like to play around with Swift3D in Flash, but not Erain has released a Swift3D plugin for Photoshop CS4 Extended. It helps out in creating simple 3D objects in a Photoshop environment. Using this with Photoshop filters really is cool.
While trying out Lee Brimelow’s Flex tutorial, I encountered an error in relation to debugging in Flex Builder 3 with Flash Player 10 player with this message:
“Flex Builder cannot locate the required debug version of the Flash Player. You may need to install the debug version of Flash Player 9.0 or reinstall Flex Builder. Do you want to try to debug with the current version?”
I was wondering if the error had to do with installing Flash CS4 after installing Flex Builder 3.2. I realized that the standard debug player was After scouring many sites, but I think the proper solution could be found at the Dublin Adobe User Group’s site.
I downloaded the lastest Flash 10 debug player, placed it in the Flash CS4 player folder (ie. C:/Program Files/Adobe/Adobe Flash CS4/Common/Configuration/ActionScript 3.0/FP10). Thereafter, I added the path to it in Flex Builder’s flex property path (“project/properties/flex build path” in Eclipse).