DMA355: Digital Clock Project

Our latest assignment given to us this past Tuesday was to make a digital clock that looks similar to:Digital Alarm Clock Asset

I had everything except the 12 or 24 hour clock figured out as of 2:45am this morning. But at that point I wasn’t thinking straight, and was messing things up so I stopped. Got some rest and while trying to fall asleep it dawned on me. Since I can’t run a function inside of a function (tried it) why not have a selection at frame 1 of either 12 or 24 hours. When someone clicks on the “12hrs” button it takes them to frame 5 where it shows the correct day, time and hours -12 if applicable. If you click “24hrs” it takes you to frame 10 and shows the same clock without subtracting 12 hrs, and the ampm value equals nothing. Whether the visitor clicks on “12hrs” or “24hrs” show the same two buttons at the bottom so they can switch between both clocks. Changed that this afternoon, after talking with fellow classmates at my b-day party last night I figured out how to fix things… The regular 12hr clock is the default, the 24hr clock is on frame 5 and yea, a simple gotoAndStop(5); and viola!

Spent about 20 or 30 minutes adding and troubleshooting that, got it. Then I was finished! But being picky as I am I distributed stuff to different layers and cleaned up the code. Of course I left in my quirky and sometimes angry comments in ;). Made the background smaller and added a slight fade to it on the sides. Had lunch and watched the latest Bones episode. After seeing that smart sniper episode I created the correct html file to go along with the clock and uploaded it. Tested it on four different computers one of those being my MacBook and then finally posted it on basecamp and twitter at pretty much the same time. Not to be an ass kisser but I am first :P

Here’s the final product:
[flash]http://artxed.com/dma355/digitalClock/digitalClock.swf[/flash]
Link: http://artXed.com/dma355/digitalClock
EDIT: Still a little surprised that only Andres and I have posted our clocks, granted his doesn’t work exactly as it should but it works..

Week 9

This week has been a crazy week. First off on Monday Joe B. cancelled both 101 and 188. I came even though I read the emails; just to complete the game assignment for dma155.

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The final product came out great after a couple tweaks to the reverb. I love how Gerard gets his ass handed to him… twice :P.

In dma133 the new professor is a hard ass. I find it pretty funny that anyone over 5 minutes late was told to come back in an hour. Richard gave us our assignment told is how to do it and we were then let go. I guess Richard was in a good mood that day because he let the other group back and taught them the same thing.. The funniest part is if he kicks you out of the class you can go and complain to Joe B. all you want because he doesn’t care!! I’m starting to like this new professor after only one class! That reminds me I should work on that cube project he gave..

We got the skateboard final assignment in dma179. I think it’ll be cool, something that can be used in my portfolio. Jessie found a website online where you can get blank skateboards for $20 with shipping.. I’m glad I got my order in quickly because you can only order them in packs of 10.. Tomorrow Jessie and I are going into toronto to take some pictures of skateboards and try to get a feel on what we should do for our project. I have some ideas but I’d rather not share them at this time because one of them is awesome :D

Nothing special happened in psy204 other than not having class next week.. We chose our groups, and topic as well. Asbergers is our topic. Hmm.. the spell check says thats spelled wrong. After a quick google it turns out it has a p after the as part.. Weird.. So our topic for psy204 is aspergers, should be fun since the main character on Bones has it and so did Jerry from Boston Legal.. Oh and Enoch you can stop laughing now ;) Nothing too exciting happened in dma144, the colour correction we already knew but I did finally learn the price of Arizona from the Seneca cafe, $2.70. Pretty cheap for a glass bottle and my one weakness being its contents.. I oh so love the Arizona Lemon Tea… I could go for one right about now.. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm… arizona..

During our makeup class on thursday Joe B. gave back our midterms in 188. I am happy to say that I’m one of the 8 that did pass. Granted a 56% is nothing to be jumping for joy about but being as only 8 people passed… In 101 Joe B. showed us some other ways to trace our person, and do gradient meshes. I haven’t done much on Zoidy today as I worked the soundboard for a funeral and setup 2 computers + installed printers and software for most of the afternoon, evening.. It was a loong day but I love doing it! I’ll work on Zoidy more tomorrow. Can’t wait to see the finale of true blood season 1!

Website notes: As with every month I’ve changed the header to one of the funnier pictures I took during the dma179 toronto outing. This month’s is of Mike Wholee Meat.. heh, funny stuff. Also I will be adding more links to the Seneca link dump widget I have.. finally. Been meaning to do it for a while now just can never be bothered..

That pretty much sums up week 9, I’m off to grab some more water (sadly not an arizona) and watch the fianle of true blood season 1. Yes I know season 3 is already on, I’m slowly catching up..