Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Japanese Flash Experts: Stepping into the Limelight

Ted Patrick recently "tweeted" about a new Japanese ActionScript Blog... I apologize for using the word tweeted but there really isn't another word for it...

I've always been impressed, yet frustrated by the Flash work coming out of Japan. Impressed by the quality of work and ground breaking achievements... and frustrated by the fact that I can not read Japanese to figure out what was going on behind the scenes. The language barrier in Japan seemed to isolate their work from the rest of the Flash community, more so than any other language.

In previous posts I've linked to AIR SANPO, FlartToolKit, as well as the amazing work done by "Roxik" including The Eco Zoo, which uses his own personal 3d engine called Sharikura. All of which are truly inspiring projects. And they are just a drop in the bucket... just check out the Spark project for more examples. Speaking of the Spark project... when did that get an english version??? I had only seen the Japanese blog and hoped to stumble across examples/movies ;).

Anyways, the fact that the Spark project has an English version helps verify the point of this blog... and yes, there is a point to my ramblings. Finally, we have a place where the Japan Flash community can strut its stuff to the other communities... and that place is JActionScripters.

I look forward to learning from their expertise.