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October 29, 11

More Flash Halloween Webcam Toys

Welcome to this time of the year again when people scoop out pumpkin seeds and costume shops make their year's worth of sales during one weekend. Halloween! So nice to be kids again. And now you can be one too, without even leaving your computer desk – just hit the images below and have some fun.

We've teamed up with Leipzig Flash studio Tastenkunst and made these two apps. Marcel Klammer and his team had developed Beyond Reality Face technology which allows using human faces as markers for augmented reality. PhotoBoo substitutes the face so you can experience how does it feel to be a (dead) celebrity.

GooTube is based on my last year's experiment – Black Hole Sun and similarly uses API technology to find feature points in a face, but then BRF's Point Tracker is used to track these points and finally HiSlope helps to apply the distortions to the live webcam feed.

Both apps utilise FaceBook connect so it's even easier to socially share your alter ego (and even set your FB profile pic!) Now go and make goofies out of yourselves. And don't forget to spread the word - boooooooooo!

Many thanks to PtitJean for his initial API for AS3.

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September 21, 11

Flash on the Beach 2011 recap

Another awesome FOTB is over.

Fotb 2011

I had a big pleasure (and even a greater stress haha!) to be a speaker this year – thanks to John Davey and everybody voting and coming to see my Riding the HiSlope! session – it means a lot to me. Generally, I like to improve things and I will be grateful for any feedback.

I've seen many inspiring talks, meet tons of people, drunk loads, made new friendships (hi Polish Flash Mafia) etc. All that resulted to a massive body strike which I am still recovering from. It was so worth it though.

Right, I don't think my session slides would do best on their own, so won't put them up (unless you demand). Here's the list of topics I've covered with the references:


The framework (yes, I dare to call it framework for sometime, used to be a toolkit) which my session was about. Download/fork HiSlope from github and start by reading WIKI.

Haar Cascades

Used for face (and face features) detection. A great research done by Adam Harvey and his CV dazzlehow to stop the machines recognising faces (if we ever need to). Then finally the video showing scanning and matching the wavelets.

Integral image

As described in the Servo magazine.

Blob Detection

Check my blog post which is actually the 2nd hit when you google for "blob detection".

Halftoning and Rasterization

Sort of old stuff but never released before. Download HiSlope and check the Halftoning Demo

HiSlope RGB CMYK rasterizers API

Check and AS3 wrapper by ptitJean and forked by me. There are updates on the way (some already in HiSlope), mainly parsing face attributes into VOs and the new FaceBook OAuth 2.0 support.


Amazing SDK for Point Tracking and Estimating the Face Position developed by TastenKunst. Download free SDK at

Big thanks to Marcel Klammer (I love you!) and Christian Walther (still not sure what the heck you were doing in that hotel room) for loads of help and remote moral support.


Although not covered in my session, the big Eugene's thing is worth a mention – IN2AR. Haven't had a chance to include it in HiSlope but I guess this is inevitably coming ;-)

Doomsday Console 2

Amazing console developed by the mighty Andreas Rønning (how's your bum dude?) – download from I am looking deeply into it, it may result in writing some UI plugins and/or HiSlope integration/collaboration/whatever. Good work!

Last thing – I was hugely impressed by Seb's PixelPhones, I've had a similar concept, except Seb had done it – and it's far far better that I'd ever do it. Lots of people had asked how this was done and I shall describe it (with a little demo) in my next blog post. Stay tuned.

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December 18, 09

Pump my snowman

tictoc xmas 2009

Christmas trees up! We've just created this funky game at tictoc – go, give it a try... or pump yourself.

AS3 developers - try to find all the cheats and beat (pump) us up! (I mean highscores of course.)

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