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FLASH - ACTIONSCRIPT / XML TUTORIALS
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Flash and XML - Learn how to create a Flash phonebook using the power of XML with Flash.
Actionscript Tutorials - Frame Jumping - In this
tutorial you will learn how to jump from one frame in your
animation to another by using a few lines of ActionScript.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Custom Cursors - Learn how to create a custom cursor for your flash movies.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Coloring Pages - This tutorial will contain enough information on how to create an image, split it into pieces, apply code to change its color, and create a cursor that will display what color is currently being used.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Preloader - Create a preloader that displays the percentage of the movie loaded and a loader bar.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Obejct Follow Mouse - Learn how to make an object follow the mouse and speed up or slow down depending on how far away the object is.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Dropdown Menu in Flash MX 2004 - This tutorial lean you for dropdown menu sysem in flash MX 2004, for this tutorials please read "Creating basic buttons in Flash MX 2004" first.
Flash ActionScript Tutorials - Photo Slideshow Using XML and Flash - In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a slideshow that loads image data from an XML file.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Show Room - Here I'll show you how you can easily create a show room in Flash
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Loading an external movie - Learn how to load an external movie into Flash.
Actionscript Tutorials - How to start this ActionScript stuff? - It is always difficult to learn a thing when you even don't
know how to start.Wish this tutorial will help you if you
think programming is absolutely a strange matter, couldn't
imagine how to write ActionScript.
Flash ActionScript Tutorials - Flash Cookies: Local Shared Objects Tutorial - Learn how to use Local Shared Objects, the flash equivalent of cookies.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Flash Snow - A simple flash snow tutorial.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Fit Flash movie in browser - To fit the animation in a browser, you can increase the pixel width of your animation to suit the size of the browser.
Actionscript Tutorials - Flash MX Scrollpane Component &
Load Movie Tutorial - Flash MX has added some
great new features and one of the most exciting is the new
Scrollpane Component. Now, creating scrollers is as easy as
dragging and dropping!
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Mailto Function in Flash - Learn how to use mailto function on flash buttons.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Typewriter Effect - This is a very simple way to create a typewriter effect. Both text, and typing speed are dynamically loaded from an external .txt file.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Simple Authentication System - In this tutorial I’ll show you how to build a simple authentication system that only require a .txt file, and few lines of PHP.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Introduction to Actionscripting - Learn the basics of Actionscripting using this tutorial.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - 3D Objects - Learn how to create a rotating 3D object using Actionscript.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Basic Random Motion - Learn how to create simple random motion in flash with this tutorial, using easy to understand actionscript.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Timeline Preloader- Learn how to create Timeline Preloader in Flash (10%, 20% loaded etc.). Fla file available for free download.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Flash Digital Clock - Learn how to develop a simple digital Clock in Flash.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Simple Flash Preloader - Learn how to create a simple Preloader in Flash MX 2004.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Flash Analog Clock - Learn how to create a simple and smart analog Clock in Flash MX 2004. The download .fla file is also included with this tutorial.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Rotating Objects- Learn how to rotate objects in Flash.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Flash Preloader - This tutorial you teach you how to create the a Preloader based off of using the Total Bytes action (function). This Tutorial is for Flash MX.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Draggable Masks - Learn how to dynamically create a mask and drag it across your movie.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Double Click - Learn how to use getTimer() to make an event happen when a user double clicks.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Add Comments to Action Script - Simple tutorial on how to add comments to your Action Script.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - News Flasher - Learn how to create a nice flash "news flasher" to display news headlines.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Advanced Preloader - Make an advanced preloader which determines not only the actual percent, but the Bytes Loaded, Bytes Remaining, and other neat stuff.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Bookmark in IE - Learn how to use Flash to let someone bookmark your site in Internet Explorer.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Pop Up Window - Learn how to open a pop-up window with Flash!
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Mouse.Hide meets - This lesson will show you how to use the mouse.hide action to create a custom mouse cursor.
Flash Actionscript Tutorials - Changing the Color of A Movie Clip - Using the color object you can change the color of your movie clips.
FLASH ANIMATION TUTORIALS
Flash Animation Tutorials - 3D Animation - There are a few ways to prepare 3D animated objects for use in Flash clips. Here we present the most effective one, from the point of view of final results.
Animation Tutorials - Flash Tweening - With Tweening
you can create movements and changes in a Flash movie. In
this chapter you will learn how to make an object move across
Flash Animation Tutorials - Flash Explosion - Learn a very interesting technique on how to make an explosion using flash. This technique is very useful in introductions and flash movies.
Animation Tutorials - Flash Guide Tween - How
to move an object from one location to another along a specified
Flash Animation Tutorials - Animated Mask - Making an animated mask in Flash is a simple and useful operation.
Animation Tutorials - Flash Tint Tween - How
to change the color of an object.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Animated Sky - In this tutorial you can learn to make a realistic animated sky that you can use for backgrounds in your flash animations.
Animation Tutorials - Flash Shape Tween - How
to change one object into another.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Creating a Motion Tween - This tutorial will explain how to create a motion tween in Flash MX 2004, and hopefully you will understand more about motion tweens.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Flash Animation - How to make a symbol turn around while moving from one location to another.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Masks-Multiple, Animated - Did you know you can create multiple animated masks? Yup and it's easy in Flash 5.
Animation Tutorials - Pausing Animations - Ever
wanted to pause at the best bit in your animation? Or maybe
let the viewer pause, and look in detail at your well crafted
animation? Well in this tutorial, I shall be showing you how
to add a Pause, and play button into your animation!
Flash Animation Tutorials - Orbitting Text - Orbit Your text around a object using this powerful tutorial!
Flash Animation Tutorials - Fading Drop Down Text - Make a unique, easy to follow text effect using this tutorial!
Flash Animation Tutorials - Animated Masks - This is a great effect for creating unique effects for your movies in Flash 5.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Motion Guides - Flash tutorial demonstrating how to create a quick and easy Motion Tween using Motion Guide.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Masks - Creating Wipes - Flash 5 tutorial demonstrating how to create "wipes" which are an essential part of movie and scene transitions.
Animation Tutorials - Morphing Your Text - Make
your text change using the power of Flash!
Flash Animation Tutorials - Ripple Effect - Learn how to create a smooth and beautiful ripple effect in Flash MX 2004.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Shape Tween - By tweening shapes, you can create an effect similar to morphing, making one shape appear to change into another shape over time.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Bouncing Heart Effect - Learn how to create a smooth bouncing animation using Motion and Shape Tween in Flash MX 2004.
Flash Animation Tutorials - Mouse Follower Part 1 - Make objects follow the mouse around the screen. [ Part 1 ]
FLASH BASICS AND ESSENTIALS TUTORIALS
Flash Tutorials - Digital Timer - Learn how to create a digital using Flash's getTimer() function.
Flash Tutorials - Introduction to Flash - What is Flash? Advantages of Flash compared to animated images and Java Applets.
Tutorials - Full Screen Flash Page - In this
tutorial we'll be using Flash MX 2004 as well as a bit of
CSS to get rid of the default margin value.
Flash Tutorials - Customized Cursor in Flash MX - Learn how to create a customized cursor in Flash MX 2004. A very easy step-by-step tutorial.
Tutorials - Flash in HTML - How to embed a Flash
movie into an HTML page.
Flash Tutorials - Removing Flash Movie Protection - For an attentive study of the work of others, an analysis of their design decisions, understanding one or another moment when Flash technology was chosen in their designs, it can be quite helpful to download what you find an interesting Flash clip in an editor and scrutinize it in frame by frame mode. I want to warn you from the get go that this does not decompile an SWF file in initial FLA format, but nevertheless it gives sufficient food for thought while studying great work.
Flash Tutorials - Creating Sound Control - Sound Control Tutorial - This tutorial requires a basic knowledge of Flash. You must know how to create buttons, and work with Frames and Layers.
Flash Tutorials - Fill Techniques - Since there are about five major fill methods, this tutorial will spend a short period of time covering each method.
Flash Tutorials - Video in Flash MX 2004 - Flash MX 2004 includes basic video features that can aid you in not only importing video files for display in Flash, but you can also perform some simple editing tasks also. This tutorial will help you to learn more about Flash and video.
Flash Tutorials - Flash Sound - How to deal with sound files in Flash.
Tutorials - Create Square Ends - Have you ever
noticed Flash doesn't naturally create Square Ends when you
draw lines? Here's a workaround.
Flash Tutorials - Creating Masks - What is masking? Masking is a simple way to reveal parts of a layer below. This tutorial will take you through many types of masking from static masking where a image is shown through a non moving mask, animated masks where the mask moves to reveal bits of the image, and a special blurred edge mask.
Flash Tutorials - Custom Shortcuts in Flash 5 - Create your own custom shortcuts for frequent tasks in Flash.
Flash Tutorials - Recommendations for the Optimization - Some basic notes on optimizing your .fla files.
Flash Tutorials - Flash MX 2004 Layers and Animation - Layers and Animation in Flash MX. Clear and easy to use, step-by-step guide for flash beginners.
Flash Tutorials - Timeline/Drawing Preferences - Miss the old Flash 4 Drawing/Selecting? Flash 5 lets you choose which way you like.
Tutorials - Custom Cursor - This tutorial will
teach you how to create a custom cursor for your flash movie.
The .fla download file is included at the end of the tutorial.
Flash Tutorials - Scripted Motion Tweens - Penner Tweens, created by Robert Penner, use built-in Flash MX 2004 classes to script tweens. This is the touch of class that adds to any flash application / navigation / presentation. To set it up, you define an ease type, then apply the ease type to a Tween object.
Flash Tutorials - Add and Control Music - Simple step-by-step tutorial. You may learn how to add sound to flash movie and turn it on and off using buttons.
Flash Tutorials - Optimization of FLA files Overview - A brief introduction into optimising your fla files for streaming and use on the web.
Tutorials - Creating buttons in Flash MX - Tutorial
for starting Flash artists. This is a detailed walkthrough
that will guide you through the process of creating and adding
actions to a button.
Flash Tutorials - Circle Design - In this tutorial, you will learn how to align instances to the circle path using Movie Clip registration point. Sometimes, to create a nice preloader or an animated logo we need the circle with the custom outlines. Macromedia Flash allows us to use built-in stroke type in the custom stroke style dialog.
Flash Tutorials - FLA Optimization - Importing Sounds and Images - Learn some tips and techniques for optimal use of sounds and images in Flash.
Tutorials - Timeline Motion Tween - Learn how
to create a simple animation using motion tween in Flash.
Soon you'll be on your way to creating beautiful animations
using this simple concept.
Flash Tutorials - Coloring in Flash - An in-depth lesson on coloring inked drawings in Flash (the fast and easy way!).
Flash Tutorials - Fit Flash Movie to Browser - With a few simple settings you can make your movie files fit perfectly at all window sizes.
Flash Tutorials - Image Maps - Create image maps around images like you can with html.
Flash Tutorials - Transparent Flash Movies - Add a few tags or play with a few menus to make your Flash animation transparent.
FLASH INTERFACES TUTORIALS
Interfaces Tutorials - Flash Button 1 - How to
insert an image, convert it to a button, and add a URL to
it so it becomes a link.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Customized Right Click Menu - Easy, step-by-step tutorial how to set up customized right click menu in Flash MX 2004 using action script.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Tweening Buttons - Button rollovers are just the beginning. Take your buttons to a new level by animating them.
Interfaces Tutorial - Flash Button 2 - How to
create your own button and add a URL to it so it becomes a
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Shiny Orbs - Nothing says "This person knows their gradient fills" like shiny orbs. You've created them in Photoshop now create nice shiny (vector based) glass orbs in Flash!
Flash Tutorials - Animated Buttons - Flash 5 tutorial demonstrating how to create animated buttons by using movie clips.
Interfaces Tutorials - Hide/View the Scrollbar Component - Whether it's an input or dynamic text box, many people dread
the look of a disabled scrollbar. This tutorial will teach
you how to apply a simple code to make the scrollbar invisible
when it's not being used.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Dropdown Menu - Cool, professional looking dropdown menu with a source file and step-by-step easy to understand explanation. Uses Flash MX 2004.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Rollover Alt Tags - Create fading hover tags that popout when a button is rolled over.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Creating Basic Buttons - Simple tutorial on how to create buttons using Flash MX 2004.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Drop Down Menu - In this tutorial you will learn how to create a Menu button (drop down menu) in Flash MX.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Scroller - Learn how to import a text file into Flash and be able to display it and scroll it. Extremly useful for a newsscript, etc.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Revolving Text Button - Learn how to make a text button where the text revolves.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Collapsing Text Button - Learn how to make a neat collapsing text link.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Animated Buttons - One of the most impressive tools with Flash is the ability to create animated buttons.
Flash Interfaces Tutorials - Drop Down Menu - A simple but dynamic way of creating drop down menus.
FLASH SPECIAL EFFECTS TUTORIALS
Flash Effects Tutorials - Color Flash Light - Learn how to create a color flash light.
Effects Tutorials - Liquify Image Effect - An
ultra-simple touch of action script can turn an otherwise-still
image or even a whole swf into a liquefied, stretchable rubbery
treat !... If you're anything like me, you just love imposing
contortions onto perfectly innocent loaded images!
Flash Effects Tutorials - Blur Effect - An indepth tutorial explaining and demonstrating how that blur effect is achieved.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Steel Effect - In this Macromedia Flash tutorial I will show you how to use layer masking to create Steel Effect.
Flash Effects Tutorials - 3D Text With Shine - Here you can learn to make a flash animation with 3D metal text and shine over.
Text Tutorials - Animated
Text - Animate Text Falling into place with a
fade in effect
Flash Effects Tutorials - Simple Masking - Masking is revealing a portion of your picture or graphic in the layer below. This tutorial will teach you the basics of masking in Flash MX 2004. The download .fla file is also included at the end of the tutorial.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Glowing Effect - In this tutorial, you will learn how to work with rulers and guides, use oval tool to create effects for different parts of the image, adjust vector curves, use shape tween with radial gradient fills, create motion tween in combination with advanced color style for movie clips, use instance name and arrays to randomize the animation.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Creating the the Shine Effect - Since we don't have too many tutorials on how to create some cool effects for animation, here's one that I've seen sites use. The effect look amazing when you use it on a website with lots of Photoshop graphics.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Drop Shadow Text Effect - Create Drop Shadow effects in Flash that doesn't rely on plug-ins
Flash Effects Tutorials - Film Grain Effect - A very cool defect I notice on older movies and films is the film grain effect caused by the aging of the actual film reels. While most would consider that to be a flaw, I take the converse of that view and think it is a really nifty effect.
Text Tutorials - Text Warp - Warp your text using
the shape tween function in Flash
Flash Effects Tutorials - Masking Effect - In this step-by-step tutorial, you will learn how to to work with layers, frames and keyframes, use radial gradient fill and alpha settings, use copy of the background and line tool to create precise mask, use guide layer in combination with mask layer.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Circular Ripple Effect- Learn how to create a beautiful circular ripple effect in Flash MX 2004. Download .fla file also included.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Flash Light Mask - In this tutorial you will learn how to create the Color Flash Light Effect for Flash MX.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Cool Masking Effect - In this tutorial, you will learn how to do a cool effect, with masking.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Logo Replication - This tutorial will show you how to replicate the logo of your choice.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Blurring In Flash - Seen it done before but wasn't sure how to do it yourself? This tutorial walks you through the very simple process of creating a blurred effect in Flash with the help of Photoshop.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Alpha Graphic Fade - An amazing image transparenzy effect.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Grassy Field - Learn how to create randomly duplicating, scrolling blades of grass.
Flash Effects Tutorials - Mouse Trailer - Learn how to create a mouse trailer using nothing but actionscript!
Flash Effects - Looping Background - Create a continuously looping background. This is great for backgrounds and cartoons.
Effects Tutorials - Looping Background - Create
a continuously looping background. This is great for backgrounds
Flash Effects Tutorials - 3D Text Rotation - Fireworks and Flash tutorial creating a great 3D text effect you can use for logos and web graphics.
FLASH TEXT EFFECTS TUTORIALS
Flash Text Tutorials - Flash MX 3D Text Rotation - Fireworks and Flash tutorial creating a great 3D text effect you can use for logos and web graphics.
Flash Text Tutorials - Fantastic Text Effect without writing any ActionScript - Two steps to create fantastic text effects. You do not need to write any ActionScript.
Flash Text Tutorials - Creating smooth, alpha capable, dynamic texts - All the steps to create smooths dynamic text, runtime or not.
Flash Text Tutorials - Zooming in/out -Fast and easy way - This tutorial will show you how you can zoom in your text/object. In 4 Easy and VERY quick steps.
Flash Text Tutorials - Sliding Title Scripted - Creating a sliding text effect in Flash.
Flash Text Tutorials - Animated Blurring Text - Learn how to make a your text rush in and out all in a blur.
Flash Text Tutorials - 3D Text Rotation - To create and animate text around an object or image in Flash MX.
Flash Text Tutorials - Dissolving words - Funy and cool text effect for your websites!
Flash Text Tutorials - How to make an oval rainbow mask text effect - This tutorial will show you how to make a really neat circular rainbow text effect.
Flash Text Tutorials - Steel Effect in Flash - In this Macromedia Flash tutorial I will show you how to use layer masking to create Steel Effect
Flash Text Tutorials - Flash Fonts - Learn how text is handled in flash, and how to troubleshoot common problems with fonts.
Flash Text Tutorials - Morphing Text and Pictures - This tutorial will teach you how to make a picture morph (transfrom) to something else. Can really be helpfull while making movies.
Flash Text Tutorials - Nice scrollbars - This will teach you how to make scrollable text with custom scroll buttons.
Text Tutorials - Scrolling text fading effect - Nice effect of fading scrolling text on any kind of background.
Flash Text Tutorials - Typeout Text Effect - Get your flash to type out the words you set in. One by one!
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