Rich Internet Applications commonly known as RIA’s are nothing but the small programs or package of small programs which comprises rich user interface (UI) for user’s visual satisfaction and interactivity for user’s basic to advanced needs from a computer program. Although its name has “Internet” it can be used across the desktops and browsers. These can communicate from desktop based application to browser based application and vice-versa.
RIA’s are popular for richer and engaging user experience. With the help of Flash platform these can be developed with ease. RIA application can give customized results to user such as a quick preview of budget in various types of charts just with few clicks; not only with perfection but in a trendy way. All this can be done within seconds. Executives can use it to change their reports just before they start presentation in meeting with current status of market which is updated from internet.
Presentation developed from these applications can have up to date data collected from various sources as it gets connected to databases over the internet servers. The same presentation can be sent to others from these RIA’s.
RIA’s can be used on Desktops, smartphones, television sets, KIOSK’s, PDA’s and other many more devices. RIA’s can be used in Finance Industry, Marketing, Medical, Government Sectors, Media, etc. etc. for generating and delivering various demands raised everyday by millions of user’s.
RIA’s developed with Flash Platform and delivered through Flash Player or AIR on Desktops, PDA’s and Browsers. As compared to other RIA’s the RIA’s developed with Adobe Flash Platform have minimal development time, better engaging experience and most importantly they are cost effective. These RIA’s require small amount of disk space (if designed efficiently) over the other RIA’s.
Other than Flash Platform, RIA’s are commonly developed on Sun Microsystems’ Java and Microsoft Silverlight platforms.
I was just watching the short film of Pixar regarding its history. It’s just amazing when five people start an animation company and only one of them is the Artist. This short film emphasises on the dedicated work done by the founders and workers of Pixar during past years since its launch.
An inspiration point to everyone from the short films developed by Pixar in its first few years is that they were not having any QUAD core graphics card based processing devices for their help. They were using small machines which were able to work on textual programming inputs rather than today’s 3D or 2D. They were not assisted with today’s accessories like; Pen tablets, touch screens, motion capture etc.
They completely challenged technology available at that time with their skills and now as technology is developed it challenges the art inside them to produce high quality outputs.
That’s why they say that “Art Challenges the Technology and Technology Challenges the Art”. Its true when we saw Toy Story a complete 3 Dimensional computer generated movie at the early age of Animation industry and now Avatar a mixture of 3D, motion capture and real time shoot.
It was not possible in early 90’s to render high definition images where artist was not satisfied with technology as he was able to develop such HD images but not able to deliver it. That is the time when Art challenged Technology. Then as years passed and now technology is able to deliver the HD images within few seconds but Artist takes time to develop it. Here the Technology challenges the Art.
It has observed everywhere. Nature challenges humans and humans also challenge nature with their developments. Nature has Art to produce and maintain its ecosystem; which always challenges human nature of fighting for life. Then human develop some technology to use this art of nature in evolution; which challenges natures art with the technology.
In the same way Thinking is an Art and writing it with our hands is technology. Right now I am thinking very rapidly but same is not reaching up to my hands and that’s why I am not able to write everything which comes up in my mind. Let’s forget all of it and start the work…
I was just going through the data on my PC so that i could make a space on my drive and found some of my work when i was learning 3DS MAX….I am just missing those days…
Everyone must have heard about “Animation is all in the timing and spacing” said by Richard Williams. But what is Animation? It is the Life to objects, characters, sketches, dots, pixels, lines, squares, rectangles, circles, etc etc etc. Then why why don’t we call it Life is all in the timing and spacing?
We all have friends and relatives. But when to contact them is the time set by god. We won’t send sms to our relative at 2.00 AM to just time pass, but we will send it to friend. And when it’s time to tell something from your heart you tell it to your nearest someone there comes a spacing, the space between the two hearts.
Timing and spacing are always related to each other in a complex way. While animating it’s the complex thing to understand but when you get over it then it’s a simplest method to animate. In life we also face such situations. A boy in college try to make zero distance with almost every pretty girl in college, he thinks “are yarr iske dil aur mere dil me jo spacing hai who kam ho jaye” but not a every guy has a good time with him and hence everyone dosent get those pretty girls.
To win the timing and spacing in animation techniques people like Walt Disney spent their Life’s and we are enjoying the fruit i.e. Principles of Animations. But to feed us this fruit Disney has gone through lots of troubles and hard work in his life. He spent lots of time on thinking on the various things he was observing and then he illustrated it on canvas. His canvas is film reel where he gathered all his time spent on observations and he just adjusted this time in spaces between the frames of film. He enjoyed success because he spent his Life in Time and Spacing………