How To: Build an XML gallery with Flash CS4 & ActionScript 3

Make your own custom XML image gallery using Flash CS4 and a little bit of ActionScript. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of this particular iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started making your own XML image gallery, watch this Flash developer's guide.

How To: Make your game character jump with Flash CS4

One of the first daunting tasks that confronts most aspiring gamemakers is a simple one: making a character jump and land predictably. If you're gotten to this point and wonder what to do, you're in the right place. This video will teach you how to use Actionscript 3 in Flash CS4 to make your character jump like Mario (or Sonic if you prefer) making your game much closer to being the playable, fun entity that it will soon be.

How To: Adjust volume with ActionScript 3.0 in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to use ActionScript to generate a volume control within an Adobe Flash Professional CS5 project. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started implementing volume controls in your own Flash projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Track load progress with ActionScript in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to track load progress within a Flash Professional CS5 project. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started tracking load progress in your own Flash Builder projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Add Shaders and Pixel Bender to Away3D Lite in Adobe Flash Builder

In this clip, you'll learn how to add Shaders and Pixel Bender to Away3D Lite in Adobe Flash Builder. Whether you're new to the PHP: Hypertext Preprocessor scripting language or are a seasoned web developer merely looking to improve your chops, you're sure to find benefit in this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Chage the Adobe Flex 3 preloading screen

Altering the preloading screen in Flex 3 sure can be complicated, to say the least. Wouldn't it be awesome if the whole process was easier? Maybe if someone made, I don't know, a tutorial that walked you through the steps so that even a beginner could understand the procedure. Wouldn't that be fantastic? We thought so too... so here it is. Watch and learn how to change the Flex preloading screen in this programming tutorial.

How To: Create an XML-driven video player using Flash CS4

XML video players are the most efficient and accessible type of video player that you can put on your website from both a user and a web designer standpoint. This video will teach you how to create one and put it on your website using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. After your do this, you will have saved yourself many future headaches by making it easier to modify and add videos in your player.

How To: Get started building web apps in Adobe Flash Builder 4

Need a general introduction on how to get started creating your own Flex-based web applications in Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do and introduce you to the general architecture of Flex apps. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instruction...

How To: Use TweenLite for ActionScript 3.0 animation

TweenLite is a great engine for tweens which can be used for ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0. Copy the Gs folder available on TweenLite's website in your fla. file. Create a text movie clip (tlmc). Then open up action script. First type import gs.TweenLite. Next tween an object and type TweenLite.form (tlmc.2.{alpha:0}). That's it, the text will fade in 2 seconds. This will simplify writing scripts in flash for action script 2.0 and 3.0.

How To: Create the basics of a platform game with Actionscript

The platform game is probably the most popular style of game of all time (1st person shooters are catching up) thanks to Mario. Have you ever wanted to make your own? This video is here to help you get started. It will walk you through the first steps in the process, creating a hero character and then enabling them to jump and land on platforms at the press of a button. Now you're on your way to making your very own platformer!

How To: Use timelines when working in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to make use of timelines when working in Flash Professional CS5. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started using the Actions panel Toolbox yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Use startDrag and stopDrag functions in ActionScript 2

Add interactivity to your Flash files with this basic tutorial on start/stopDrag functions in ActionScript 2.0. This function allows the user to manually move objects with their mouse clicks. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash CS3, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started using startDrag and stopDrag in your own projects, watch this ...

How To: Use the Actions panel Toolbox in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to make use of the Adobe Flash Professional Actions panel Toolbox. Whether you're new to the Adobe's popular Flash authoring application, new to ActionScript 3.0 or are a seasoned Flash developer merely looking to better acquaint yourself with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to be well served by this clip. For more information, and to get started using the Actions panel Toolbox yourself, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a random frame using Flash and Actionscript 3

Flash and Actionscript can be used together to create damn near any sort of animation or website feature that you could want. This video will teach you how to do just one thing: generate a random frame using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3. This is handy if you want to create a button that will link to several different objects randomly. Fun if you want to add the zest of unpredictability to your user's website experience.

How To: Use the List & DropDownList controls in Flash Builder

Need a introduction to the List and DropDownList Flash Builder data-aware controls within Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use Actionscript 3 to hide secret objects on your site

Web users are for the large part nosy, spoiler-loving folks who refuse to let websites and other users keep secrets from them. Thwart these trolls! This video will teach you how to use Actionscript 3 to hide the context menu from your site's users, preventing them from skipping to further parts of your slideshow or game and ruining the continuity of your work. You will also learn how to create a link that will show up in user's context menus when they right-click on objects. These two tools w...

How To: Make a Flash object rotate with ActionScript

This clip demonstrates an easy way to make an object rotate using Flash ActionScript. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash-development platform or a seasoned web developer looking to better acquaint yourself with the new features and functions of the latest iteration of the application, you're sure to benefit from this free software tutorial. For more information, and to get started rotating elements with ActionScript in your own Adobe Flash projects, watch this video guide.

How To: Make a data entry form component in Flash Builder 4

Need a little bit of help figuring out how to build custom data entry form components in Flash Builder 4? This clip will show you what to do. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

How To: Use the MX and Spark components in Flash Builder 4

Looking for a general introduction to the MX and Spark components in Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip provides just that. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Flash IDE (previously titled Adobe Flex Builder) or simply wish to become better acquainted with the program, you're sure to find benefit in this free video software tutorial. For more information, including specific, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

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