Principles of Mobile Site Design

Great resource and inside on successful mobile design by Google & AnswerLab

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Using Maya Expressions to Create Auto-Swim Fish Rig

Here are some useful Maya Tutorials to learn how to create an auto-swim rig for a fishing using Maya Expressions

Maya/Rigging: Creating an auto-swim fish rig using expressions, Part 1 from zeth willie on Vimeo

Maya/Rigging: Creating an auto-swim fish rig using expressions, Part 2 from zeth willie on Vimeo.

Game User Research

If you ever thought wondered about how to conduct a play-test group for your game, Here is a helpful slide show that tells you in the best and simplest form.

An Introduction to Games User Research Methods from Ben Lewis-Evans
Other resources in more detail:

1) Best Practices: Five Tips for Better Playtesting
2) Finding Out What They Think: A Rough Primer To User Research, Part 1
3) Finding Out What They Think: A Rough Primer To User Research, Part 2

Setting up Unity to Export Android apk

OK so today I spent hours trying to figure out why my unity 3D project wouldn’t build. I found several different solutions for anyone who might have these same problems in the future.

1. Make sure that your android SDK version is 21 or older. For some reason any updates above 21 cause problems with unity. If you need to revert to 21, you can download it by clicking the following link:
2. Make sure that you copy the abd.exe file from the platform tools folder and put it in the tools folder. Here is a great tutorial video that explain the process perfectly.
3. Install JDK 32 bit

Here are some great resources.

Setting up basic email for your App Inventor App

So I have been going crazy the past week or two with trying to figure out how to setup the ability to send a emails from your phone. Well I found the perfect solution to my problem. There is a basic email template available if you visit Pura Vida Apps website. Try it out ,its awesome! I used the “Tony’s email starter template”. Thanks Pura Vida! Here is the website link: http://puravidaapps.com/sendmail.php

I made my own simplified version If you want to take a look. I kept the send an email option, i removed the attaching a file with your camera (doesn’t really work), I added a cancel button to return the user back to the main menu, and I added the ability to make a phone call right from the app (to a predefined phone #).

Screen Shot ofApp Inventor set up

Screen Shot of App Inventor set up

Screen Shot in App Inventor's Blocks Editor

Screen Shot in App Inventor’s Blocks Editor

 

Plug-In to convert unity 3D projects into Ecilpse format

I thought this was a pretty cool way to make android apps into an eclipse

Tutorial Link:
http://blog.appjigger.com/tutorial-passing-screen-offset-values-from-live-wallpaper-to-unity3d-with-unity2eclipse/
Unity2Ecilpse Asset:
http://u3d.as/content/appjigger-studios/unity2eclipse/3jT

Animator Creator Demo App

This is my  Prototype Draft of Animator Creator App. Still a work in progress. Still need to figure out how to implement SQLite Databases and where projects created by the user would be saved.

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