This was a very old experiment playing with bitmap caching in Flash. Works by duplicating movieClips and caching results to a bitmap. This technique allows you to give the impression of drawing forever without slow down. After this R&D, I used the code in the Jenson Buttons Design a Helmet app and subsequently the re.drawer experiements.
Admittedly its not as high def as the offline version, but it’s a start. Mac Users using iSight may need to change their ‘Settings‘ in the Flash plugin for the file to pick up the right image source. Any feedback welcomed…
Output for the Re.drawer. Now supporting HD output. All blur, sharpen and brightness / contrast filters are handled by Flash and ActionScript.
Above: Full size detail from one frame. Each frame is rendered back at HD quality.
The Flash App which saves out the frames is extended using MDM Zinc 2.5. This allows it to save each frame as a numbered BMP file which can then be imported into AfterEffects to be remade into a QuickTime Movie file.