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I am a Flash Deveoper developing educational interactive objects for Queensland schools. I code in ActionScript 3.0 and have past experience in ActionScript 2.0.
Currently I am learning Objective-C and the iPhone SDK. I have a few titles under my belt and still working on more :). I am currently learning HaXe.

Oct
4
awarded  Scholar
Oct
4
accepted OpenGL ES 2.0 obscured texture is visible
Oct
4
comment OpenGL ES 2.0 obscured texture is visible
@msell Awesome! Thanks! That was the problem. I had my camera near plane set to 0. Changing it to 1 solved the problem. Feel free to write that as the answer so I can accept it.
Oct
4
awarded  Student
Oct
4
comment OpenGL ES 2.0 obscured texture is visible
@msell I have edited my post to add more info to your questions. Hope that helps.
Oct
4
revised OpenGL ES 2.0 obscured texture is visible
Added more info
Oct
4
asked OpenGL ES 2.0 obscured texture is visible
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
22
answered I need a book to continue experimenting with ActionScript 3
Jul
22
comment How would you recommend I get started with ActionScript 3?
Do you have any background in programming? If not, my suggestion would be to start off with basic applications before you start games programming. Once you get the hang of that then you can have some fun :)
Feb
23
comment How to organize timeline in a Flash project?
+1 @miguelSantirso - as bummzack says, forget keyframes and instead think of stacking DisplayObjects on top of other DisplayObjects, hiding and showing the layers as necessary. Your menu will be on top of your game container etc. You might want to also think about using an engine like the PushButton engine to help organise and structure everything.
Oct
27
comment Legality of using names in a game?
I would say as long as it is up to the user, that is, they are free to decide, then I see no problem with that. However, if it was worded to imply something, and what you were implying was considered defamatory, then you could get in trouble for that.
Oct
27
comment Legality of using names in a game?
@Joe Wreschnig - It is an important consideration when designing a game, which to me makes it game development specific question, even though no one here will be qualified to give a professional legal answer. At the very least it raises the importance and potential implications of using names in a game.
Oct
27
comment 3D models in 2D world
I think it will be much easier to pre-render (unless you are a vgood animator) but will come at a cost of filesize and less flexibility at code time since they are bitmaps (although pre rendering will be easier to make changes). Choice is up to you :)
Oct
27
revised 3D models in 2D world
added 12 characters in body
Oct
27
answered 3D models in 2D world
Oct
27
comment Legality of using names in a game?
@warren - it seems to depend (IANAL either). After doing more research into it, it seem parodies are fine in the US (which is why South Park is not sued), however there is a fine line between a individual’s publicity rights with the First Amendment. Depending on the usage, political figures can claim rights to their likeness being used for commercial purposes. Two good articles I came across are dev-warhol.matmarquis.com/content/privacy-and-publicity-basics and citmedialaw.org/legal-guide/using-name-or-likeness-another
Oct
27
comment Legality of using names in a game?
...continued. So if a card game asked something like "Who was the president of the United States during 2002" and the card had an answer of "George Bush" then that is fine because that knowledge is in the public domain. But if you created a game where you play as the character George Bush then you could get yourself into trouble whether the game was free or not.
Oct
27
comment Legality of using names in a game?
Ultimately you would need to talk to a lawyer to get a 100% correct answer. From what I can tell, as long as you only use a name in a statistics/news kinda way (so fantasy team comps, trivial pursuit) then you should be safe -although that's not to say someone might not try to sue you cbsnews.com/stories/2006/08/07/eveningnews/main1872987.shtml and news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-10256918-93.html are some cases. Certainly seems a grey area. I think if it is a commercial program then the chances of getting sued increases greatly.
Oct
26
awarded  Editor