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Todd Morgan
interactive flash animation driven by bicycle
on Feb 26, 2009 at 5:58:11 pm

The project is a flash animation where by we want to animate action on the screen that is controlled by analog input, like a bicycle. The idea is a kiosk-style display where the visitor rides the bike and as they pedal the animation on screen plays, and when they stop pedaling the animation action dissipates or fades, only to start again when the pedaling resumes.

Any thoughts welcome on how to accomplish this.

Thanks!



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Graham Quince
Re: interactive flash animation driven by bicycle
on Feb 27, 2009 at 9:09:43 am

You'll need to bodge an input of some kinda. There are devices out there that translate analogue to usb. The driver software that comes with them generally turns the input into a mouse or keyboard command.

Then in Flash it's a simple matter of setting up a movieclip with a listener command on it for the input.

I built a teleprompter using a usb foot pedal, (the type sold for people who do audio dictation). The software allowed me to set differnt keystrokes to each pedal. Then Flash simply listened for those keystrokes.

A quick serach found this which might als help.

Graham

http://www.YouTube.com/ShiveringCactus - Free FX for amateur films


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Todd Morgan
Re: interactive flash animation driven by bicycle
on Feb 27, 2009 at 11:54:11 am

Thanks! I did find a site that actually sells all kinds of doodads for this with usb already set and software for various languages including as3 and flash...



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Graham Quince
Re: interactive flash animation driven by bicycle
on Mar 1, 2009 at 10:58:58 am

I'd be interested to see that site myself. Could you post the address please

Graham

http://www.YouTube.com/ShiveringCactus - Free FX for amateur films


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Rob Etmanski
Re: interactive flash animation driven by bicycle
on Mar 13, 2009 at 4:15:30 pm

I'm quite interested in this site as well. Please post the URL.

Thanks!


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Todd Morgan
Re: interactive flash animation driven by bicycle
on Mar 13, 2009 at 6:19:21 pm

http://www.robotshop.ca/




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