So back when I was completing the ActionScript Image Effects book I was considering what I could do for fun to demonstrate some of the effects discussed in the book. I had a 3D library I had written years earlier that needed dusting off, so I thought I could combine the two tasks and create a 3D bobblehead toy that allowed you to apply and manipulate an image map to a 3D mesh which could then sit on your desktop and react to your mouse (which would also give me time to play with AIR, which I hadn’t really yet ever done to a great extent). And of course it practically named itself: AIRHead.
But then I finished the book and went into a show, then was asked to do another show right after that, then, well, had a baby :). But I did work on it here and there and showed a first draft of it at RIA Unleashed last month. I’ve finally had a chance to finish up a 1.0 version and put together some help videos to explain it. If you click on the above bobblehead of me you will be taken to an interface which does its best through a browser to demonstrate what the desktop application offers. You will find there a link to download the AIR installer as well if you want to take it for a spin and create your own bobblehead. Please post back with any cool creations or suggestions!