Another Update to Dodo

We have added a check to make sure that the DodoCamera is ready before calling DodoBlobs.  The samples have been updated as well as the classes.  Please grab the new link.  We had done this some time ago but must have gotten distracted and missed posting.  Still cool to see it work!

Update to Dodo Zip File

Just added a missing ExitButton class to the Dodo Zip file – thanks Astra!

Dodo Launches! Flash / Cam Blob Detection For Designers and Developers


Dodo lets Flash designers and developers easily detect blobs in a Web cam – for instance, light objects on dark backgrounds as seen above or dark objects on light backgrounds.  These can be used for multitouch applications.  A multitouch example using Dodo and Goose at is provided.

Please see the Video link for an introduction video and a look through the code.  You can also see sample code behind the Code link.

What a magical feeling to move and resize pictures on the screen with a couple flashlights shining through a black plastic duotang cover 😉   All the best in using the code.  Any thoughts are welcome.

Please add your link at left if you use the code and it would be great if you get around to donating through Karmatja!

Dodo – Flash Webcam Blob Detection To Launch in August

Dodo, the eighth in a series of advanced interface open source solutions will launch in August after Inventor Dan Zen goes to Hawaii 😉 to recover from the launching of six previous sites available at Flash Feathers – and also linked to at right.

So have a look around – we look forward to bringing you Dodo soon!

Interactive Interactive Art Show - Mike's App

Not really blob detection but nice and blobby 😉


  • ROBIN – multiuser chat and realtime game classes with Flash and PHP
  • FALCON – easy data transfer between Flash and server scripts
  • HUMMINGBIRD – parallax effect with mouse movement for 3D menus
  • GOOSE – multitouch emulator and processor with just Flash and Browsers
  • PENGUIN – tilt emulator and processor for tilt and translation apps
  • WOODPECKER – sound frequency and wave animation for MP3 and FLV
  • GOOSE – motion capture so a cursor follows your Web cam motion
  • DODO – blob detection to provide blobs anywhere there is Web cam motion

Each Flash Feather has its own Blog with the name of the bird followed by flash then  The exception is Penguin which is plural –

http:// BIRDNAME

Each site has:

  • an ABOUT page, a CODE example page and a VIDEO tutorial page at the top
  • an introduction in the top left column
  • a Download section at left with a link to the zip file(s)
  • a Donate area (Karmatja) which links through to paypal
  • a Friends section at the left to add your site if you use the Flash Feather
  • news about the specific Flash Feather in the blog area
  • links to all the Flash Feathers at the right
  • an aggregate news feed of all Flash Feathers at bottom right

The zip files come with:

  • readme.txt file with information about installing classes
  • a samples folder with example FLA and AS files
  • an icons Flash file with neat little icon components
  • a com/ folder that holds the packages and classes needed

Please let us know if you use any of the Flash Feathers and we will add you to the Friends area at left.  If you use the Flash Feathers for a commercial venture or would care to donate that would be super!


All the best and we hope you build exciting things!


Dan Zen