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Flash CS3 Drawing API, ActionScript 3, Shape Class
One of my favorite things to do in Flash is to draw onto the Stage. But I am not talking about drawing with the Flash drawing tools such as the Rectangle or Oval tool. In this tutorial, we will learn the basics for drawing with ActionScript 3 and the Drawing API.
Flash User Interface and Video Components
One of the most useful features in Flash is the Flash component which is a pre-built movie clip that has controls, called parameters, that can be used to customize the generic component for your projectīs needs.
Flash CS3 Publish Settings
When it comes to publishing your Flash movie, all the guesswork has been taken out of the process for you by the Publish Settings dialog box. Letīs take a tour of this wizard.
Publishing Your Flash Movie
You are finally ready to publish your Flash movie to the web. Some people find this a confusing process the first time through. There are a few points that we should cover to make your life easier.
Buy and Sell Flash Components
Many sites are dedicated to the buying and selling of Flash components. These sites are community-based and allow their members to upload, share and sell components.
Nesting Movie Clips for Complex Animations
Flash and Motion Tweens are a great combination for easily creating animation. But how do you create more complex animations such as adding a walking cycle to a moving character? One way would be to use nested movie clips. Letīs take a look at a simplified example.
Controlling the Alpha Property for Fade-in Effect
In this tutorial, we will program a fade-in effect for a movie clip as it is added to the Display List. We will tell Flash to increase the Alpha for the movie clip progressively until the movie clip is 100% visible.
Remove Movie Clip with ActionScript 3
Now that we programmed Flash to move our movie clip from the Flash Library and place it on the stage, we can work on the ActionScript that will close this movie clip. The easiest way is to create a Close button and add ActionScript to go with it that will remove our movie clip from the stage.
Add Library Items to Stage Flash ActionScript 3
In this tutorial, our goal is to load and run a movie clip with ActionScript. But, the movie clip is not on the stage when the website is loaded. It is stored in the Flash Library.
Flash CS3 Motion Tween Slide In Effect
Many fancy Flash intros use the slide-in special effect. This effect requires that the image or object have a starting position off of the stage and move onto the stage with a Motion Tween. In this tutorial, we will do just that.
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