more on that style...


Illustration showing moire. After that discussion of style and the work involved in experimenting, it turned out that the moire I created was too much of a distraction. If the Flash file moved in the browser, the roiling pixels were almost nauseating in effect. As still images, which would likely be the case, the patterns were an annoying distraction. Simply, it was a failed experiment, very useful for knowledge gained. I couldn't fix it, though. The professor involved seemed to think it was good enough the way it was and I shouldn't worry about it unless there was a lot of time at the end.

A lot of time. To my senses, this was as wrong as an "on" switch that malfunctions. To others, though, the functionality of this thing was really what was important. Sadly, there was a problem with the functionality. The programmer involved was a complete idiot and I hope I never work with him again. But no matter. The timeline scrolled under an empty cursor, but not if the cursor was dragging a cartoon. Then yesterday, on the walk to work it occurred to me that the line, ".parent.addChild(" that made sure dropped cartoons ended up on the top of the pile could also be keeping a dragged cartoon from interacting with a clip listening for it. When I got in, I commented the line out and it worked.

Try doing that with your right hemisphere.

Illustration showing absence of moire.That gave me the time to adjust my cartoons, re-insert them, and see if the effect was improved. I think it makes a big difference, and I'm comfortable moving somewhat forward with the rest of the piece.

I have the file viewable in progress. The desk remains covered in halftone dots.

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