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Who Doesn’t Like Lava Lamps?

If you’re familiar with multitouch, you’re probably familiar with Jeff Han’s TED demo. In it, there’s an example of a lava application that shows an interesting use of multitouch.

A few months ago, I was trying to work on something similar.

The following is what I came up with. I never had the chance to finish and was only able to add mouse support at the time. So, here’s a preview of what might come to a multitouch screen near you at some point in the future.

It’s pretty slow since it uses bitmapdata and filters and the code is a bit of a Frankenstein of information I found online about ‘metaballs’. If I get a chance, i’ll see if I can get the code out.

Meanwhile, have some fun! Click around and push/move the lava!

[kml_flashembed publishmethod=”static” fversion=”9.0.0″ movie=”http://sethsandler.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/lava.swf” width=”510″ height=”768″ targetclass=”flashmovie”]Get Adobe Flash player


What do you think? Lava enough for you?

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