Pixel Avatar Maker
Did this simple flash tools to make your own pixel avatar during 2013, which can be use as your social media profile pic.
Pixel AvatarBelow are some quick possibilities of what you can do with this editor.
Behind The SceneProgramming this is very simple. I actually spend more time creating the graphics. If you decide to make your own avatar maker in Flash, there are only few things you need to know
Changing Graphic Option
Different graphic sections (Hair, Eye, Mouth, Nose...) are store in different MovieClip and nested in a main MovieClip. Different options (Hair style1, Hair style 2, Hair style3...) are store in different frames. Then, you can just "gotoAndStop" on a particular frame. For example:
In my case, the file size is quite small and I am doing this all by myself, so I just did all the graphics in one SWF. You could probably did a function to load graphics from external swf/jpg/gif.
To change color, you just need to tint the movieclip. For example:
var tmpColor:Color=new Color(); var tmpTint:uint = e.target.selectedColor; //value from colorpicker component tmpColor.setTint(tmpTint,1); mcAvatar.hair.transform.colorTransform = tmpColor;
You probably will also want to further divide the graphic into more section, as tinting a MovieClip, will change the whole clip color.
To export image from ActionScript. Download and install AS3CoreLib. Then you can use the following script to export image.
import com.adobe.images.JPGEncoder; var tmpBitmap:BitmapData=new BitmapData(mcAvatar.width, mcAvatar.height); tmpBitmap.draw(mcAvatar); var tmpJPG:JPGEncoder = new JPGEncoder(100); var tmpByte:ByteArray; tmpByte = tmpJPG.encode(tmpBitmap); var tmpFile:FileReference=new FileReference(); tmpFile.save(tmpByte, "avatar.jpg");