How To: Create a basic game with Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3

Creating a game using Flash CS4 and Actionscript 3 is a great way to start the gamemaking career you've always dreamed of. If you want a game company to hire you, it will really help if you have at least one simple, creative game in your portfolio. If you want help with this undertaking, this seven-part video series will teach you how to create a simple spaceship shooting game from start to finish. The first three videos cover physics topics like acceleration, friction, and velocity, the adju...

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: 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 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: 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 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: 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: 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: 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: Use the display list feature in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to make use of the display list 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 display list yourself, watch this video guide.

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.

How To: Use button controls in Adobe Flash Builder 4

Learn how to work with the Adobe Flash Builder 4's numerous UI button controls with this video guide. 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: Manage data by ArrayList & Collection in Flash Builder

Organize your data with ArrayList and ArrayCollection when working in 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: Choose a workspace in Adobe Flash Builder 4

Need some help figuring out how to select a workspace in Adobe Flash Builder 4? This clip will teach you what you'll need to know to make an informed decision. 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: Make a slideshow With Adobe Flash CS4

Adobe Flash CS4 is a powerful, but intimidating program for creating awesome, dynamic websites. This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a slideshow in the newest version of Flash and the Slideshow Pro plugin, which is readily available for free download. These step-by-step instructions should will have your images attractively displayed on your site in no time.

How To: Build an Air Collada Papervision3D viewer in Flex 3

If you work with the Adobe Air Collada format a lot, and have certain formats you want to bring into Collada and into Papervision through that Collada file format, you'll need to compare Collada files and graphics, which requires that you createa viewer. This video tutorial offers instructions on doing just that. For more information, and to get started making your own Collada Papervision3D viewer in Flex 3, take a look!

How To: Install Cairngorm in Adobe Flex 3 and use MVC

In this tutorial, Mike Lively of Northern Kentucky University discusses the MVC (Model Viewer Controller) architecture, installs Cairngorm into Adobe Flex 3, and discusses one of David Tucker's examples. The MVC model is comprised of a Model (encapsulates information from the d base (XML file), View (presentation layer that the user interacts with, and Controller (processes and responds to events and invokes changes to the model and viewer). See how to use the MVC model and install Cairngorm ...

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