First “big” thing made in AS3, during first week of learning it, back in the June last year.
Used setPixel, BitmapData.lock/unlock, blur, distortion and some caching of precomputed bitmaps(for water). Still it could use some optimizations and for sure some cleaning. It’s small and stupid simple but it was first thing that made me really proud(I tend to be over-critical for myself) and one that made me “wow!” for AS3 performance(i did some stress testing with 20000 particles). Funny that I’m posting it now.
here’s basic version: AS3 particles waterfall (it’s CPU heavy!)
and this is with Flickr(yep, i like working with it). the curtains like effect is accidental
screenshot @ Flickr