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Designing a Blinkie for Flash CS3 Animation
The owner of J3 Designs asked me to create an advertising blinkie for her digital scrapbooking website. She wanted to maintain the classic elegance of the company brand and gave me a set of graphics that she had already used for her logo. Where do we start?
Flash Timeline Text Effects
I have several requests from readers for text effects. One easy way to create text effects is the built-in Flash Timeline Effects. Although this article is about text, these effects can be applied to other things on the stage such as shapes, graphics, grouped objects, bitmaps and more.
Bitmap Graphics in Flash
Flash animators are moving toward the use of more bitmap graphics in their projects. So how does the Flash designer decide what type of images to use in a project?
Creating a Class with Flash ActionScript
We have been discussing the options for including ActionScript in a Flash project. The ActionScript code that we used in these tutorials drew a red circle on the stage. Letīs take a look at the code in more detail and learn how to create a class in ActionScript 3.
Mapping ActionScript to Flash Movie with Linkage
We will be using the Flash Linkage Export for ActionScript feature to associate external ActionScript code with a symbol stored in the Library. The beauty of this method is that we can add the symbol to the stage on any frame of the Timeline and as many times as needed.
ActionScript, Document Class and Flash Movie
In an effort to move closer toward the OOP programming convention of modular code in an external file, we will now take a look at a way to include ActionScript into your Flash movie using the Document class.
Where To Put Your ActionScript Code in Flash
In this tutorial, we will begin to explore the many ways to include ActionScript in your Flash project. Iīm not talking about the many things that you can make happen with ActionScript but about how you can add ActionScript code to your Flash movie. The question is where to put the ActionScript.
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.
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