Free File Synchronization Utilities

I've recently been looking at a number free File synchronization utilities. I'd previously used SyncToy from Microsoft. It worked well for me for a little while, but then I ended up loosing a number of files because it removed files that I didn't actually want to delete. The horror of loosing precious files made me … Read more

Blender to Flash with Animation

Finally there is a way to get 3D into Flash, from Blender (or another program such as 3DsMax), with Animation! It’s a tool called Cast3D. Check out this: You can download the Papervision 3D component for Flash CS3 from here:    

Blender Magic – Fluid Demo

I thought this was a very cool demonstration of the fluid capabilities of Blender. It shows a "magician" character, who "magically" conjures the water into different shapes: You can find more info here: and here: Magic Fluid Control

Adobe Flash content is now Search Engine Friendly!

Great news everyone! Search Engines are now getting the technology to crawl through Adobe Flash content. The Flash SWFs files (even old ones) are now becoming searchable by search engines. 🙂 The improved SWF search even includes the capability to load and access remote data like XML calls and loaded SWFs. This means Flex applications … Read more

Open Source vs. Commerical

While looking for an open source publishing tool (such as Adobe InDesign or Microsoft publisher), I came across this site which lists popular comercial software and it’s counterpart in the open source world: It seems that there are a lot of very powerful open source applications out there! Open source software can be great … Read more

Search Engine Optimization for Flash

For those that heard me talk in the Seattle Flash User Group tonight, I thought I’d post some links to the things I was talking about. For search engine optimization and Flash, there is SWFObject. This is great because it nabs a few birds at once, by getting rid of that annoying "click here to activate" thing … Read more