Jay Jays Jayvatar Builder Goes Live

This week the Jay Jays Jayvatar Builder that Visual Jazz created went live. It’s a cool little tool that lets you create your own custom avatar for use on the Jay Jays site.

Whith a very unique style and heaps of options you are sure to create some very cooky characters.

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Enviromaniac Games

Icon for the Enviromaniacs showcaseA few months back, Visual Jazz (the place I work) was building a new site for Visy called Visy Enviromaniacs. The purpose of the site was to help educate children about the environment, teaching them about recycling, saving energy, etc.

To help make the learning for fun and keep the kids interested, a major section of the site was a series of mini games with a planet saving theme. It was my job to build those games… I love my job :)

Read on to hear about the games, and then check them out at VISY Enviromaniacs.
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Sciences at Melbourne Website

Did you ever get the feeling that you were being tested? That’s what happened to me with this site. The designers I work with at Visual Jazz really like to push us developers some times.

When I first saw the designs for it I remember saying to myself ‘Gosh darn! How is one supposed to go about doing that??’ (I may have used some more colourful language but you get the jist) I had never done 3D before, and that was just the beginning. There was depth of field, keyed out video, and a pile of information to be displayed.

Luckily, it all came together in the end – you can read about how in this post.

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Virtual Bakery

Sometimes in this line of work someone gives you a job that is nothing but fun.

Visual Jazz was rebuilding the entire Baker’s Delight website, and as a bit of a side project we were given the task of building a virtual bakery in Flash. The bakery was to be a high gloss virtual representation of one of their stores, allowing visitors to browse through a sample selection of their products.

It was a simple project with a pretty cool looking result. Read on to find out some of the features, and then check it out at http://www.bakersdelight.com.au/virtual.html.

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Liv Doll Microsite

Liv Doll Microsite IconWorking at Visual Jazz does expose me to some interesting scenarios/ I mean, playing with dolls for a couple of weeks isn’t my usual idea of a good time, but this funky little microsite had some pretty cool features that had my brain ticking over the whole time.

Some interesting 3D modelling and animation coupled with my first attempt augmented reality in flash made for some puzzling times. Drench all that in a healthy dose of girly-ness and you get www.livinmyworld.com.au.

Read on to find out more some of the more nerdy details :)

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Colorado Microsite

Colorado is tough at work and at play. Thats the idea behind this microsite that I helped build at Visual Jazz. The whole thing was built in flash and oozed manliness from start to finish.

It was my job to do all the flash programming to make this site come to life.

Read on to hear me ramble on a bit more about some of the details.

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Jetstar Photo Competition Site

Last year, Jetstar ran a photography competition that was open to both amateurs and professionals. There were 5 categories that people could enter, with the only requirement being that the photograph be taken in one of the destinations that Jestar flies to.

Overall the site was a big success and ended up getting over 35,000 entries.

The entire site was built in Flash and working at Visual Jazz, I was on the team that helped put it all together.

You can check out the site at http://www.jetstarphotocomp.com/ then read on here for a brief run through of what I did on it.

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New Visual Jazz Site

Apparently it has taken numerous years of design, development.. then some more design.. and some more dev… coffee, design… dev.. etc. but Visual Jazz (the place where I work) has finally got a new website up and running. Yay!

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Hooray for Ramblings…

Its been a while, but I have finally gotten around to doing some updates on my site. Hooray.

One of the new updates is this new section dedicated to random, trivial stuff that spews out of my brain. I would post a link to it, but if you are reading this you are most likely already in the Ramblings section, and I wouldn’t want to create an infinite loop that could destroy the world.

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