It may only be a point release but that doesn't mean that Electric Rain,
makers of the #1 3D modeling software tool for Flash animators hasn't come
out swinging. What you'll find with this new release is a tight focus on the
rendering options in Swift 3D.
Quick Run Down on Swift 3D
First I have to admit I'm partial to Electric Rain's Swift 3D. To me, it has
always been the small product that stood shoulder to shoulder with the likes
of Soft Image, Max and the other big 3D boys. Swift 3D isn't the only Flash
4D design product on the market. It's simple the one outselling its
competition. According to erain.com over 40,000 developers have bought Swift
So what makes it special? The answer is lies with its focus; it's designed
for Flash animation by Flash animators. You see the Flash animation group
isn't like other groups. We have special wants and needs, a real de... (more)
There is no secret that I love my iPhone. I really do - I written several
articles about how cool it is. So why am I thinking of getting rid of it. The
Bit-O history here. I was one of the first few idiots who purchased iPhone
1.0 the same week it came out. Yes, I shelled out $600. I thought it was a
good deal as I was writing about the phone and could (in my head, not so much
my wife's) justify the cost. I also had to purchase the $85/mth plan from
AT&T. So, now it is over two years later and I still have the same phone and
I am still paying $85/mth. And I want to ... (more)
In this article you will find out why Expression Web is setting a new
standard for Web design and next generation Web Application development.
What is the “gap” Expression Web is filling?
In 2006 Microsoft began releasing a series of designer focused tools. The big
question was: Why? Adobe has the best tools, doesn’t it? There is no doubt
that Adobe’s tools are very good, what is clear, however, is that Microsoft
is taking design seriously for this to be accomplished Microsoft does need
tools that work well with their own tools. An immediate designer’s pain
point for Microsoft is ... (more)
At the moment I am working on what I think is a very cool project: a book on
There is so much news about HTML 5 that I thought I would use this blog to
kind of pull together some of the emerging features. If you are new to HTML
5, then let me give you the nickel tour.
HTML 4 and XHTML were the last official versions of the HTML language (you
know, that code you view when you right click in the Web browser and choose
"show code"). It has been 12 years since the last upgrade. In that time we
have had AJAX (or Ajax) for Web 2.0, Flash and SilverLight for Rich Internet
The "Got Talent" franchise is world wide and is running in dozens of
countries (Simon Cowell must be making a fortune!!).
The Ukraine winner is Kseniya Simonova who won with this amazing animation.
If you look you will see that she is using only sand on top of a light
table. It is breathtaking.