Posts Tagged ‘lights’

Sam’s Project Three!

March 24, 2010 |  by  |  Project Three, Student Work  |  , , , , , , ,  |  Comments Off on Sam’s Project Three!

download the zip

I hope this ends up working. I couldn’t figure out where/how to upload the .xml file for my music player. So it probably won’t work on here. But it does work on the regular file. At least it is showing it in the proper size this time.

I haven’t had the chance to edit some of the things from the last part of the project since I have had flash for like 2 1/2 days! That normally prevents one from working on a flash project.

Addition of Video and Music

For my use of video and music I added video to the television and music to the radio. I had to edit the buttons to make them fit with the style and with the necessary buttons for the the two players to work. I also wanted them to been relatively simple to use. The target viewer probably won’t have any trouble getting the music or video to play. I really already had the setting for the two players set up prior, so it was just a matter of adding the fancy code to make it all work.

Tutorials

The video tutorial from this blog and this post on Republic of Code for the music player.

Sam’s Flash Project!

March 8, 2010 |  by  |  Project Two, Student Work  |  ,  |  Comments Off on Sam’s Flash Project!

Sam’s Zip File

Visual Message

The goal for my website was really to reflect upon LIGHTS’ personality. It is more of a cartoonish version of space, so I needed to have the basics like a flying rocket ship! It has 3 main pages and the intro page. The pages are the home page, a page with video(which does not play video) and a music page (which does not play music yet). Overall, it needed to be fun. Her current site is very related to space and she describes her music as intergalactic.

Audience

The audience of this site would be younger. Her music is more electronic and pop, so older generations would probably not enjoy her music. So the age group would be some kids, teenagers and young adults. All of which have a pretty good idea of how to use the internet. So the navigation was made so one can search around the site, or just use the control panel to get around quickly.

Animations

The site starts with an animation of a moon and a chain swinging. When clicked the chain gets a bit longer and  the site begins to load. The moon fades away, her name appears, fades out and you get to the home page. On the home page you can do a few different things. By clicking the glowing button at  the bottom of the page the control panel rises up with all of the navigation, along with bio, news and tour info, which open via hover. The button at the bottom of the control panel makes it return to its original position.

On the home page you can click either the purple or yellow planets. The music notes bounce around the yellow planet and the antenna on the television moves around on the purple planet. Each planet glows when you hover over it. When either planet is clicked, the rocket ship begins to fly to the planet, and the respective screen loads. Why have a scene in space if you can’t fly in outer space?

The yellow planet, or the music page features a radio. The radio will be functioning once we get more into adding music. After about 8 seconds, a shooting star flies through the page. From this page, you can go anywhere from the control panel, or click the purple planet to go there. The purple planet, or video page has a television on it. Music videos will eventually play on the screen. At this time, you can click the forward or backward button and it changes to screencaps of two of her videos.

Tutorials (or  lack thereof)

The only tutorials I used were the ones we talked about in class. My animations were fairly simple. I have lots of video and music that does need to be added though.

Errrr

I’m not sure why my .swf is showing up so small, or why at the bottom, what should be hidden is showing up. :-/ When I preview it in Flash, it does not look like that. I didn’t even change the size of it when I uploaded it.