A Blurry Carousel?

January 23, 2007 at 9:06 pm (Action Script)

I was looking around the gotoAndLearn forums and noticed that some people were having a discussion about Lee Brimelow’s 3D Carousel. Now the guy was trying to make it blur and I thought that this would be such a cool technique and so I’m posting the code onto here, download the .zip folder and then up and atom! BTW I edited the code a bit so it worked better.

Code:

import mx.utils.Delegate;
import mx.transitions.Tween;
import mx.transitions.easing.*;
import flash.filters.BlurFilter;
var blur:BlurFilter = new BlurFilter(0, 0, 1);
var stand:BlurFilter = new BlurFilter(0,0,0);

this.filters = [stand];

var numOfItems:Number;
var radiusX:Number = 300;
var radiusY:Number = 75;
var centerX:Number = Stage.width / 2;
var centerY:Number = Stage.height / 2;
var speed:Number = 0.05;
var perspective:Number = 130;
var home:MovieClip = this;
theText._alpha = 0;

var tooltip:MovieClip = this.attachMovie(“tooltip”,”tooltip”,10000);
tooltip._alpha = 0;

var xml:XML = new XML();
xml.ignoreWhite = true;

xml.onLoad = function()
{
var nodes = this.firstChild.childNodes;
numOfItems = nodes.length;
for(var i=0;i<numOfItems;i++)
{
var t = home.attachMovie(“item”,”item”+i,i+1);
t.angle = i * ((Math.PI*2)/numOfItems);
t.onEnterFrame = mover;
t.toolText = nodes[i].attributes.tooltip;
t.content = nodes[i].attributes.content;
t.icon.inner.loadMovie(nodes[i].attributes.image);
t.r.inner.loadMovie(nodes[i].attributes.image);
t.icon.onRollOver = over;
t.icon.onRollOut = out;
t.icon.onRelease = released;
}
}

function over()
{
//BONUS Section
var sou:Sound = new Sound();
sou.attachSound(“sover”);
sou.start();

home.tooltip.tipText.text = this._parent.toolText;
home.tooltip._x = this._parent._x;
home.tooltip._y = this._parent._y – this._parent._height/2;
home.tooltip.onEnterFrame = Delegate.create(this,moveTip);
home.tooltip._alpha = 100;
}

function out()
{
delete home.tooltip.onEnterFrame;
home.tooltip._alpha = 0;
}

function released()
{
//BONUS Section
var sou:Sound = new Sound();
sou.attachSound(“sdown”);
sou.start();

home.tooltip._alpha = 0;
for(var i=0;i<numOfItems;i++)
{
var t:MovieClip = home[“item”+i];
t.xPos = t._x;
t.yPos = t._y;
t.theScale = t._xscale;
delete t.icon.onRollOver;
delete t.icon.onRollOut;
delete t.icon.onRelease;
delete t.onEnterFrame;
if(t != this._parent)
{
var tw:Tween = new Tween(t,”_xscale”,Strong.easeOut,t._xscale,0,1,true);
var tw2:Tween = new Tween(t,”_yscale”,Strong.easeOut,t._yscale,0,1,true);
var tw3:Tween = new Tween(t,”_alpha”,Strong.easeOut,100,0,1,true);
}
else
{
var tw:Tween = new Tween(t,”_xscale”,Strong.easeOut,t._xscale,100,1,true);
var tw2:Tween = new Tween(t,”_yscale”,Strong.easeOut,t._yscale,100,1,true);
var tw3:Tween = new Tween(t,”_x”,Strong.easeOut,t._x,200,1,true);
var tw4:Tween = new Tween(t,”_y”,Strong.easeOut,t._y,320,1,true);
var tw5:Tween = new Tween(theText,”_alpha”,Strong.easeOut,0,100,1,true);
theText.text = t.content;
var s:Object = this;
tw.onMotionStopped = function()
{
s.onRelease = unReleased;
}
}
}
}

function unReleased()
{
//BONUS Section
var sou:Sound = new Sound();
sou.attachSound(“sdown”);
sou.start();

delete this.onRelease;
var tw:Tween = new Tween(theText,”_alpha”,Strong.easeOut,100,0,0.5,true);
for(var i=0;i<numOfItems;i++)
{
var t:MovieClip = home[“item”+i];
if(t != this._parent)
{
var tw:Tween = new Tween(t,”_xscale”,Strong.easeOut,0,t.theScale,1,true);
var tw2:Tween = new Tween(t,”_yscale”,Strong.easeOut,0,t.theScale,1,true);
var tw3:Tween = new Tween(t,”_alpha”,Strong.easeOut,0,100,1,true);
}
else
{
var tw:Tween = new Tween(t,”_xscale”,Strong.easeOut,100,t.theScale,1,true);
var tw2:Tween = new Tween(t,”_yscale”,Strong.easeOut,100,t.theScale,1,true);
var tw3:Tween = new Tween(t,”_x”,Strong.easeOut,t._x,t.xPos,1,true);
var tw4:Tween = new Tween(t,”_y”,Strong.easeOut,t._y,t.yPos,1,true);
tw.onMotionStopped = function()
{
for(var i=0;i<numOfItems;i++)
{
var t:MovieClip = home[“item”+i];
t.icon.onRollOver = Delegate.create(t.icon,over);
t.icon.onRollOut = Delegate.create(t.icon,out);
t.icon.onRelease = Delegate.create(t.icon,released);
t.onEnterFrame = mover;
}
}
}
}
}

function moveTip()
{
home.tooltip._x = this._parent._x;
home.tooltip._y = this._parent._y – this._parent._height/2;
}

xml.load(“icons.xml”);

function mover() {
this._x = Math.cos(this.angle) * radiusX + centerX;
this._y = Math.sin(this.angle) * radiusY + centerY;
var s:Number = (this._y – perspective) / (centerY+radiusY-perspective);
this._xscale = this._yscale = s * 100;
this.angle += this._parent.speed;
this.swapDepths(Math.round(this._xscale) + 100);
this._alpha = Math.round(Math.sin(this.angle) * 50) + 100;
blur.blurX = Math.round(Math.sin(this.angle – Math.PI) * 10);
blur.blurY = Math.round(Math.sin(this.angle – Math.PI) * 10);
this.filters = [blur];
}

this.onMouseMove = function()
{
speed = (this._xmouse-centerX)/1000;
blur.blurX = speed * 200;
this.filters = [blur];
}

Hope you like it!

.zip

Example

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5 Comments

  1. Jim said,

    Your links are not working 😦

  2. Andy said,

    When you click one of the items while it is in the background and blurry, it comes to the front blurry. Is there a way to set the blur effect to 0 when its clicked to ensure this doesn’t happen?

    nice job, btw.

  3. alex said,

    Zip and example files are not working mate..:(

  4. Peter Franco said,

    dude your links are not working

  5. Reck rice said,

    Links not working

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