Ostrich – Flash Webcam Motion Capture now Supports Multiple Cam Resolutions

Ostrich, the open source Flash Webcam motion capture interface classes now properly supports multiple camera resolutions.

Nothing like spinning a bug correction as a new feature!  Thanks Antonio for pointing out that the setMode() was missing for the camera.  I often wondered why the resolution was so bad and did not know about the setMode().  When you create your new OstrichCamera object you pass the left, top, right and bottom with defaults of 0,0,640,480.  This gives a desired width and height which is maintained at the best resolution for the aspect ratio.  Before using the setMode() the resolution seemed to be 160×120 and then scaled up.  So this is much better.

Grab the new ZIP file at the left of the site for the update to the OstrichCamera class.

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Ostrich to Let Designers and Developers Capture Webcam Motion in Flash Launching in August!

Ostrich, the seventh in a series of advanced interface open source solutions will launch in August after Inventor Dan Zen goes to Hawaii 😉 to recover from the launching of six previous sites available at Flash Feathers – http://flashfeathers.wordpress.com and also linked to at right.

So have a look around – we look forward to bringing you Ostrich soon!

Fairy follows the fingers of Dan Zen

Fairy follows the fingers of Dan Zen - do you see the Ostrich?

FLASH FEATHERS

  • ROBIN – multiuser chat and realtime game classes with Flash and PHP
  • FALCON – easy data transfer between Flash and server scripts
  • HUMMINGBIRD – parallax effect with mouse movement for 3D menus
  • GOOSE – multitouch emulator and processor with just Flash and Browsers
  • PENGUIN – tilt emulator and processor for tilt and translation apps
  • WOODPECKER – sound frequency and wave animation for MP3 and FLV
  • GOOSE – motion capture so a cursor follows your Web cam motion
  • DODO – blob detection to provide blobs anywhere there is Web cam motion

Each Flash Feather has its own Blog with the name of the bird followed by flash then .wordpress.com.  The exception is Penguin which is plural – penguinsflash.wordpress.com.

http:// BIRDNAME flash.wordpress.com

TOUR
Each site has:

  • an ABOUT page, a CODE example page and a VIDEO tutorial page at the top
  • an introduction in the top left column
  • a Download section at left with a link to the zip file(s)
  • a Donate area (Karmatja) which links through to paypal
  • a Friends section at the left to add your site if you use the Flash Feather
  • news about the specific Flash Feather in the blog area
  • links to all the Flash Feathers at the right
  • an aggregate news feed of all Flash Feathers at bottom right

ZIP FILE
The zip files come with:

  • readme.txt file with information about installing classes
  • a samples folder with example FLA and AS files
  • an icons Flash file with neat little icon components
  • a com/ folder that holds the packages and classes needed

FRIENDS AND DONATIONS
Please let us know if you use any of the Flash Feathers and we will add you to the Friends area at left.  If you use the Flash Feathers for a commercial venture or would care to donate that would be super!

karmatja

All the best and we hope you build exciting things!

feathers

Dan Zen

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