Flash Visual Effects for Interactive Websites

Today I came across an interesting blog which offers techniques for various visual effects in flash and learned about HDR imagery and ZBuffers.  I was most interested in the fur effect for Papervision3D and a realtime bloom filter. Reading through the process which the programmer used to develop these effects was very insightful. Most of the time I am primarily think of how to tackle a certain functionality and then how it might appear or be visually represented. Unfortunately, due to time constraints or tight budgets, I can’t always spend as much time as I would like to on the later. Articles like those I found today will hopefully allow me to think more openly and apply visual effects more easily to various interactive applications, making the user experience memorable and one to share with others.