Stripes and Gradients

One of the designs I am working on has a truckload of stripes over color gradients on different elements throughout the application. Now I could either have custom graphics for the elements embedded in the fla or do the more fun thing and write a class that drew stripes for me. So here it is. These are the first released classes from my voodoo framework (more on that later).

The Stripes class works as follows:
It creates a BitmapData object draws two rectangles, one semi-transparent and the other transparent. The BitmapData is then drawn on the target MovieClip using beginBitmapFill after being skewed by a Transformation Matrix.

[SWF] /blog/swf/Main.swf, 500, 600 [/SWF]

You can download the zip file with the AS file and fla here. I have also included the GradientRect class which lets you easily draw gradient rectangles on any MovieClip.

P.S. Thanks to unijimpe for the wp-swfobject plugin. Easiest way to embed swfs in WordPress.

Author: Arpit Mathur

Arpit Mathur is a Principal Engineer at Comcast Labs where he is currently working on a variety of topics including Conversational Technologies, Affective Computing and Blockchains and decentralized services. Arpit has also worked extensively on Android and iOS applications, Virtual Reality apps as well as with web technologies like JavaScript, HTML and Ruby on Rails. He also spent a couple of years in the User Experience team as a Creative Technologist.

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