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Multimedia: Director, Authorware
Animation: 3D Studio Max, Lightwave 3D
Web Design: Flash MX, Dreamweaver
Web Development: Dreamweaver MX, ASP, ASP.NET, PHP, Coldfusion MX, Javascript
Other Software: Authoring, Image Editing, Audio&Video Editing, Animation&Composting, Other, Platform
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Arul's Blog www.shockwave-india.com/blog

Profile of Ragunathan Arul Kumaran
Personal Details: R.Arul Kumaran, 29 Years, Male, Indian
Contact Address: Blk 143 #07-32, Potong Pasir Ave 2, Singapore- 350143
Hand phone: +65 9387 5503
Email: arul@shockwave-india.com
r_arul_kumaran@hotmail.com
r_arul_kumaran@yahoo.com
Background Summary:
  • I'm a confident and self motivated person with R&D nature
  • I love developing Rich Internet Applications and knowledge adding Multimedia content.
  • I have 8+ years of experience in Information Technology with a focus on web and multimedia application development.
  • My skills include web development, authoring CD titles and CBT, WBT, games, and presentations.
  • I'm running a web log on multimedia, Flash MX, Dreamweaver MX and Director using PHP for server side scripting.
Key Expertise: -
  • Ability to lead a development team to produce high quality output within project deadlines.
  • Web and multimedia development tools
    • Flash MX - Rich internet application development, Flash Component Development, Flash Remoting, and Flash Comm. Server
    • Dreamweaver MX - HTML, DHTML, Java Script, Server Side Scripting in ASP, ASP.NET, Coldfusion, and PHP
    • Director - Lingo Scripting, Xtra development, Authoring Lingo, shockwave multi-user server and shockwave 3D

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[Top] Technical Skills
Software: Macromedia Flash MX
Skill Level Type of Projects Skills
high
  • Web sites
  • Rich Internet Applications
  • Rich Media Applications (Using Flash Communication Server)
  • Games
  • E-Commence Sites & Portals
  • E-Learning solutions
  • Off-line Applications (Example: - Exam-Manager)
  • Navigation Interface
  • Banner Ads, Popups
  • Narrative Animation
  • Screen Saver
  • Flash 3D
  • Vector Video
  • Custom Smart Clips/Components and Extensions Development
  • Multi-lingual applications
  • Streaming Audio Players
  • Reducing File Size
  • Animation (Frame by Frame, Motion Tweening, Shape Tweening, Motion Guide, Masking)
  • Adding Interactivity using Action Script
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Integrating Flash and Quick Time
  • Integrating Flash and Visual Basic (through ActiveX)
  • Using Shared Libraries
  • Creating Reusable Objects, extending built-in Objects
  • Creating Smart Clips, Components
  • Managing Outside Communications (browsers, XML Objects, Movies, Projector, Printer and Fscommand)
  • Flash Remoting, Flash Communication Server
  • Implementing Database Integration (including Creating Parsers for CSV, TAB file format)
  • Using 3rd Party tools like Screenweaver MX to build online/offline desktop applications

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Highlights

XML Explorer
Windows Explorer Like Navigation interface for My web site

Selected for Product Champion Chennai by Macromedia


One of the Speakers when Flash MX is launched for the Public in Singapore on 17/03/02
Software: Macromedia Dreamweaver MX
Skill Level Type of Projects Skills
high
  • Web site Design
  • Content Management using Contribute
  • Building Scalable Sites
  • Site maintenance
  • Portals
  • E-Commerce Sites
  • Subscription based Sites
  • E-Learning Sites
  • Database Integration
  • Product Documentation in HTML
  • Developing ASP, ASP.NET, Cold fusion and PHP based Dynamic pages
  • Adding Interactivity
  • Collaboration
  • Customizing and Extending
  • Page Authoring
  • Page Design
  • Page Management
  • Developing Objects & Extensions
  • Developing and Managing Templates & Library Items
  • Using layers for Page layout
  • Using graphics and rich media
  • Hand coding CSS, JavaScript
  • Creating/Using Server Behaviors
  • Developing Extensions
  • Extending Dreamweaver with DOM
  • Contribute Site Administration

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Highlights

Brainbench Dreamweaver Master Certificate
(Scored 4.77/5)

Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver Developer
(Scored 100%)
Software: Macromedia Director MX
Skill Level Type of Projects Skills
high
  • Corporate Presentations
  • Interactive CD-ROM
  • Multilingual CD-Titles
  • Computer Based Training
  • Web based Training
  • Interactive 3D Product demo
  • Edutaining Games
  • Online Games
  • E-Learning solutions
  • Multi-user Games and Chat Applications
  • Virtual Reality tours using QTVR & Shockwave 3D
  • Custom Behaviors based on client requirement
  • 2D Animation & Film loops
  • Audio & Video Synchronization
  • Using Cast Libraries for Localizing content
  • Integrating Flash & Using Vector Shapes
  • Optimizing the Movie & Streaming on the Internet
  • Using 3rd Party Xtras and tools
  • Advanced lingo
  • Creating reusable behaviors
  • Creating Authoring Xtras (Using Director itself)
  • Using Multi-user Xtra
  • Using QTVR Xtra
  • Shockwave 3D & 3D Lingo
  • Using Havok Xtra for creating 3D simulations

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Highlights

VideoCue
a cue point editor developed by me
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Scripting: Active Server Pages/ASP.NET/Coldfusion MX/PHP (Server Side), JavaScript (Client Side), HTML and XML
Skill Level Type of Projects Skills
high
  • Dynamic Content for web sites
  • Using XML for Content Management
  • Web Database Integration (MS SQL, My SQL, MS Access)
  • Personalized E-mail Management
  • Portals
  • E-Commerce Sites
  • Subscription based Sites
  • Web Applications
  • Flash Remoting with Coldfusion MX, .NET and JRun
  • Browser Detection & Delivering right content for that Browser
  • Hand Coding
  • Writing reusable functions
  • Fine tuning Applications for performance
  • Advanced Form Validation
  • HTTP Uploading using File INPUT Element
  • Using ADO, ODBC and OLE DB
  • Creating a DLL in VB for complex functions and Registering and calling the DLL from ASP (to Improve Performance)
  • Web services with PHP, .NET, Coldfusion
  • Coldfusion components
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Web File-Manager
ASP based tool to manage files in the Server
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Software: Macromedia Authorware ver 6.0
Skill Level Type of Projects Skills
moderate
  • Corporate Presentations
  • Interactive CD-ROM
  • Computer Based Training
  • Web based Training
  • Edutaining Games
  • E-Learning solutions
  • Creating Interactivity
  • Synchronizing Sound and Video with Other Elements
  • Using Calculation Language
  • Using Knowledge Objects
  • Creating custom DLL in VB and Integrating it with Authorware
  • Integrating Flash
  • Integrating Director
  • Embedding a Browser through ActiveX

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Highlights

DC-Motor
CBT for Learning the basics of DC-Motor
(Nominated for Chip Multimedia Awards 2000)
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Software: 3D Studio Max, Discreet Plasma 3D, and Lightwave 3D
Skill Level Type of Projects Skills
high
  • Creating 3D for Flash (Using Plugins for Max like Illustrate)
  • Creating Shockwave 3D content
  • Product Demo
  • Pre Visualization
  • Advertisements
  • Special Effects for Film & Video
  • Character Animation
  • 3D Titles
  • Low Polygon count Mesh Development for Games
  • Walk through
  • Medical visualization
  • Modeling Organic Models using Lightwave 3D
  • Procedural Animation (Animating using Expressions in 3D Studio Max)
  • Optimizing the Model
  • Animating
  • Using Character Studio and other Plugins
  • Using Video Post and Filters
  • Modeling, Lighting and Animation
  • Designing and creating animated promos and quickies
  • Physics Simulation using Havok
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Highlights

Robot Walk
Created using 3d Studio 4.0

India's First Authorized Training Center for Lightwave 3D ver 5.0
(Graphics India Pvt. Ltd)
Other Software: Image Editing Authoring
  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0
  • Macromedia Fireworks MX
  • Fractal Design Painter
  • Scala
  • Multimedia Toolbook
  • Macromedia Action
  • Visual Basic
Video & Audio Editing Other
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Uled Video Producer
  • Sound Forge
  • Sound Edit
  • Microsoft Office 2000
  • FrontPage
  • Visual InterDev
  • Visual SourceSafe
  • Visio
  • MS Project
Animation & Composting Platform
  • AutoDesk Animator Pro
  • Poser 4.0
  • Brice 3D
  • Illuminaire Paint
  • Illuminaire Composite
  • Elastic reality
  • Digital Fusion
  • Windows 95 & 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows NT
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP
  • Apple Mac OS

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Education & Experience
 
[Top] Education
Education:
  • Diploma in Chemical Technology
  • (Bachelor in Computer Applications)
  • Brainbench Dreamweaver Master Certificate
    (Scored 4.77/5)
  • Macromedia Certified Dreamweaver Developer
    (Scored 100/100)
[Top] Experience
Company Designation Period
From To
R&D Teamworks Pte Ltd Manager - Multimedia Solutions 03/01/2003 till date
Nature of Work: Managing the Projects with the team and building Products based on Macromedia and Microsoft technologies
Sakon Singapore Pte Ltd Head -Multimedia Division & Macromedia Training 12/02/2002 15/11/2002
Nature of Work: Multimedia Dept. In-charge, Planning the Activities, Storyboard, Concept Design, Guiding the Technical Team, Course Scheduling, Teaching, Multimedia Authoring, CBT Creation, and Web development.
Digital Expressions Chief Executive 15/05/1997 11/02/2002
Nature of Work: Graphic Artist, Programmer and Multimedia Developer. Started Digital Expressions for creating interactive CD-ROM, online games, CBT, Applications & more
Graphics India [P] LTD Technical Director 07/04/1996 15/05/1997
Nature of Work: Multimedia Dept. In-charge, Planning the Activities, Storyboard, Concept Design, Guiding the Technical Team, Course Scheduling, Teaching, Multimedia Authoring, CBT Creation, and Web development.
Miracle Digital Studio Chief Animator 5/09/1994 30/03/1996
Nature of Work: Graphics Production In-charge, Concept design, Story boarding, System Administration, Project Planning, Animation, and Special Fx
[Top] Membership
Group/Forum Responsibilities
India Macromedia User Group
(indiammug.org)
Head Of Training Division & New Ideas
India Adobe User Group President & Newsletter Editor
New Media Forum
(newmediaforum.org)
Active Member
Digital Illusions Forum
(digitalillusion.co.in/diforum)
Moderator for FlashMX and Director
web.apps forum
(debreuil.com/phpBB)
One of the Administrators
Macromedia Forums
(macromedia.com/support/forums)

Team Macromedia Volunteer for Flash

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Some of My Projects
[Top] CD Titles
Project & Media Description What I Did? Software Used Client

Multimedia CD
(Compact Disc)

Murugan Arul Pravagam
Multilingual CD-ROM about Lord Muruga and his Temples. It has a karaoke interface for practicing the songs.

  • Story Board
  • Layout
  • User Interface
  • Authoring
  • Image Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Audio Synchronizing
  • Video Editing
  • Animator Pro
  • Photoshop
  • Director
  • Sound Forge
  • Adobe Premier

J.K.COMBINES

 

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CD Title
(Compact Disc)

Sri Venkatesa Suprabhatam

This CD-ROM features Interactive & Continues play modes, Picture & Meaning mode, Temple & Musical versions of the songs & Quick navigation.

  • Story Board
  • Layout
  • User Interface
  • Authoring
  • Image Editing
  • Audio Editing
  • Highlighting Flash text based on the cue points in the Shockwave Audio
  • Flash
  • Director
  • Photoshop
  • Sound Forge

Krishi Multimedia

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Infotainment Games
(Compact Disc)

Rukku Dhathi's Play Time
This CD-ROM feature games and stories for children
Games include Animal Cries, Yong Ones, Shapes and Colours, and Colouring Book.

  • Games Programming
  • Authoring
  • Photoshop
  • Director

Heritage Multimedia

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[Top] Computer Based Training / Web Based Training
Project & Media Description What I Did? Software Used Client

CBT
(Compact Disc)
CBT on DC-Motors
It is a video based presentation divided in to module & sub modules. Video navigation interface helps you play any specific portion, sub portion of the video.
I used Video Cue to generate the Behaviors, which takes care of play back. After going through the lessons people can test their understanding using the Assessment Interface.
Even though we completed the product with the tight deadline of 6 days, because of the quality of work it was nominated for Chip Multimedia Awards 2000
  • Video Editing
  • Flash Animation
  • Audio Editing
  • Custom behaviors for Synching Video and Menu in Director
  • Integrating Director Movies in to Authorware
  • Authoring in Authorware
  • Flash
  • Director 6.5
  • Authorware
  • Photoshop
  • Premier
  • Sound Forge

Coastal Technologies
U.S.A

 

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WBT
(Intranet / Internet)

WBT & Games for Children
This Intranet solution is for educating Malaysian children using edutainment games. The base framework is constructed using Authorware for keeping track of the students. Animations were created in Flash and embedded in to Authorware. Complex games were developed in director & integrated in to Authorware.
  • Authoring in Director
  • Authoring in Authorware
  • Games Programming
  • Animation
  • Flash
  • Director
  • Authorware
  • Photoshop

Ministry of Education
Malaysia

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CBT
(Compact Disc)
Analytical Writing
Spoken and Written English Language Analysis Pilot Training Module for UNESCO PROAP
  • User Interface Using Photoshop & Flash
  • Authoring
  • Flash
  • Director
  • Photoshop
  • Sound Forge
  • Adobe Premier

Dr. K.Karpaka Kumaravel

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CBT

(Compact Disc)
What is Multimedia?
This presentation explains what is multimedia, why we need it, How effective it will be, etc.
I use this presentation in my seminars

Everything needed

  • Photoshop
  • Director

Myself

 

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Solenoid Animation
CBT
(Compact Disc)
Testing a Solenoid
Explains how to test the pulling power of a solenoid.
Explains using 3D Animated objects in Flash.
  • Concept
  • Storyboard
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Animation
  • Rendering to swf
  • Frame by frame correction in Flash
  • Layout
  • Authoring
  • 3D Studio Max with Illustrate Plugin
  • Flash
  • Director
  • Fireworks

Central Instructional Media Institute

 

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Technology Demo
(Shockwave)
Chennai Map
My Experiment Project. Which is a Zoomable Navigable Map of Chennai City. It has different views (Road map, Rail map, Temples & Tourist spots). It can be used to show how to come to your place by specifying From, To and the Vehicle. It Animates the vehicle in the map to show the way
  • Concept
  • Tracing the Map in Flash
  • Flash Coding
  • Director Coding
  • Authoring
  • Flash
  • Director

Myself

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[Top] On-line Games / Web Pages / Rich Internet Applications
Project & Media Description What I Did? Software Used Client

Website
(Internet)
Shockwave-India.com
My website to provide Tips & Tricks, Samples, Source Codes, and Idea’s to Multimedia Developers. It helps Macromedia Director, Flash Community to perform better.
(Yet to be launched)
  • Idea
  • Logo design
  • Database Design
  • Website Development
  • Maintenance
  • Content
  • HTML
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • Fireworks
  • JavaScript
  • ASP
  • XML

My Own

 

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On-line Game
(Internet)
Memory Game & Slider Puzzle
Designed for carstreet.com. When the game is complete it submits the duration and score to an asp page.
  • Layout
  • Graphics
  • Game Coding
  • Authoring
  • Fireworks
  • Director
  • ASP

Satyam Computers

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www.hindilinks.com
(Internet)
User Interface Design of HindiLinks.com
  • Layout
  • Design
  • Action Scripting
  • Flash
  • Dreamweaver
  • JavaScript
  • ASP
Networld Consulting
Singapore

Remoting Components
(Internet/Intranet)
CommonGateway, Search Button, and Search Window components for Reusable Search functionality which allows to call specified remote function with the search parameter
  • GUI
  • Component Development
  • Advanced Action Scripting
  • Flash MX
  • Coldfusion MX Remoting

KWE logistics
Singapore

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[Top] Corporate Presentation
Project & Media Description What I Did? Software Used Client
Madras Medical Mission
This Presentation shows the achievements of MMM. It is a video based presentation with animated titles.
  • Integrating Flash Animated Interface with Director
  • Flash
  • Director
  • Photoshop
3rd Agenda

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Corporate Presentation
(Compact Disc)

Netfinex (a finance Portal)
It is a video / animation-based presentation where Captions has to appear based on the cue points in the video. I used my Video Cue Application to generate the cue points.

  • 3D Animation
  • Authoring
  • Synchronizing Captions with MPEG Video
  • 3D Studio
  • Lightwave 3D
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Photoshop
  • Illuminaire Paint
  • Illuminaire Composite
  • Digital Fusion
  • Director with DirectMedia Xtra

Agenda Net Marketing

 

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Corporate Presentation
(Compact Disc)

Corporate Presentation & Product Demo
shows all the carpet designs & available shades through a password protected interface

  • Image Editing
  • Video Editing
  • Authoring
  • Photoshop
  • Adobe Premier
  • Macromedia Director 5.0
M A Trading Company

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Corporate Presentation
(Multimedia PC  & LCD Projector)
Interactive Multimedia Presentation
  • Layout
  • Image Editing
  • Authoring
  • Macromedia Action
  • Adobe Photoshop 3.0
  • AutoDesk Animator Pro
Madras Refineries LTD
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[Top] Animation Projects
Project & Media Description What I Did? Software Used Client

3D Animation
(Broadcast)
Advertisement for V.V.D Coconut Oil
  • Modeling the Bottle in Lightwave
  • Animating the Oil Droplet
  • Lightwave 3D
  • 3D Studio 4.0

V.V.D

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3D Animation
(Compact Disc)
Product Demo introducing all the fireworks of Kaleeshwari
  • Modeling
  • Texture Mapping
  • Image Editing
  • 3D Studio 4.0
  • Photoshop 3.0
Sri Kaleeshwari Fire Works
Logo Design
(Print)
Logo Design  - Veedevadandi Babu (Telugu remake of Tamil Film-Ullathai Alli Tha)
  • Logo Design
  • Photoshop
Mr. Chowdary

 

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3D Logo Animation
(U-Matic Tape)
Logo Animation
  • Modeling
  • Animation
  • Lightwave 3D
IGCAR - Kallpakkam
Special Effects
(Broadcast)
Special Effects Trailer - Naga Vamsam (a Telugu Film)
  • Special Fx
  • Modeling the Snake
  • Animating the Snake
  • Titles
  • Lightwave 3D
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Photoshop
  • Illuminaire Composite
Mr. Srinivasa Reddy
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3D Logo Animation
(AVI)
Logo Animation
  • Concept
  • Storyboard
  • Modeling
  • Animation
  • Composting
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Lightwave 3D
  • Photo Shop
  • Illuminaire Composite
  • Digital Fusion
Master Brain Software Consultants
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3D Animation
(AVI / FLC / Video)

Some of My own Animation for demonstrating my ability, to practice the software
  • Concept
  • Storyboard
  • Modeling
  • Animation
  • 3D Studio
  • Lightwave 3D
  • 3D Studio Max
  • Photoshop
  • Illuminaire Paint
  • Illuminaire Composite
  • Digital Fusion

My Show Reel

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3D & 2D Animation
(Video Tape/ Video CD)
Maintaining Enfield Bullet
It teaches mechanics and bullet owners how to maintain the bike. It shows common problems and workarounds
  • Graphics
  • Titles
  • 3D Animation
  • 2D Animation
  • Photoshop
  • Animator Pro
  • 3D Studio Max

Enfield

 

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Products Developed by me
Product Type Description

DB-Manager
ASP Based Sever Tool DB-Manager helps you to
  • Connect to any database through ODBC & OLE dB using ADO
  • Construct a query string using the wizard kind of interface
  • Execute the query & get the Resulting Data
It allows you to connect using connection files created using Dreamweaver UltraDev. You can save successful connections to a connection file (UltraDev Compatible) & Bookmark your query.

Web File-Manger
ASP Based Sever Tool Web File-Manager is a file management tool, which allows you to Copy, Move, Change Attributes, Delete, Rename, Edit, View Files & Folders in your HTTP Server using Your Browser. If you find a mistake in your HTML Page instead of the normal procedure (FTP download the file, correct the problem & Upload the File again) you can use File-Manager to directly edit the file in the server.
* It allows you to access all the drives, folders, and files in your web server & Helps you to register DLLs put some entries to the registry.
(Final version under construction)

Video Cue Editor
Director Tool

Video Cue Editor helps you to create, edit, modify cue points in Tabuleiro's Mpeg Xtra, DirectMedia Xtra cast members. It also enables simulating cue points in Sound, Shockwave Audio, MP3, Video, and QuickTime cast members using Behaviors.
These cue points can be used to trigger any lingo command
Installation: Copy the VideoCue.dcr into your director's Xtras folder
Access: Through Xtras > VideoCue menu

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Exam-Manger
Flash based Application Exam-Manager helps you to conduct online/off-line tests using choose the best answer, multi choice, multi response, and true or false type of questions.
You just need to create the Question set file in specific XML format using the qSet schema that's all It takes care of the rest (For creating questionset.xml file I'm also developing another Flash application named Question-Manager).
(Under construction)

QuickView
Rich Internet Application in Flash

A Rich Internet Application which enables topic based viewing and quick viewing for my blog. It uses typical email client interface for browsing through the entries.

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