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Playing with GML and Flash ~ version 1

So there are some videos out there that drew my attention to GML

What is GML? It is Graffiti Markup Language. "an open repository for sharing and archiving motion captured graffiti tags." Artists are archiving graffiti, amazing. That is a constantly growing collection of beautiful fluid animations.

So I took a quick look into it. XML, awesome. Standardized, brilliant! Importable into Flash? INDEED.

But taking a quick look at the applications, not too much Flash there.Vanderplayer and Experimental 3D renderer. Nice, but nothing basic. I thought I would give it a shot, at least a version 1 to start off with.


This SWF just grabs a random GML file and draws it out. When it is done, it grabs another. But if it gets stuck somewhere, you can just click on it and it'll start a new GML file.


The theremin one adds sound to the graffiti. Similar to a Theremin, the up and down controls  volume, while left and right controls pitch. I found the original code for the theremin part here:

Thank you efnx for the jumpstart to get this idea out of my head.

Download GML Writer

Download GML Theremin

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2 Responses to “Playing with GML and Flash ~ version 1”

  1. Now THAT IS what I deem an interesting take on things. What I would suggest though is speaking to other people involved in the scene and bring to light any different points of view and then update your blog or create a new post for us to stew over. I hope you’ll take my ideas, I’m looking forward to it! Try to cover off on some graffiti characters as well if possible, they’re quite popular at the moment.

  2. [...] if it gets stuck somewhere, you can just click on it and it’ll start a new GML file. More at [...]

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