Hot Flash ActionScript / Flex How-Tos

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 ...

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: Create rollover events with Flash ActionScript 2.0

This is a basic Flash tutorial showing you how to make an event occur when you scroll the mouse on and off an object using ActionScript 2.0. 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 creating and using rollovers in your own Flash projects, watch this video guide.

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: 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 the ViewStack container in Adobe Flash Builder 4

Looking for a guide on how to work with the ViewStack container in Adobe Flash Builder 4? Look no further. 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: Play back an FLV clip in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to play FLV video 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 playing back Flash video in your own Flash Professional CS5 projects, watch this video guide.

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: Connect a class to a symbol in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

In this clip, we learn how to connect a class to a symbol within 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 tying classes to symbols in your own Flash projects, watch this video guide.

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 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 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: Set up Papervision3D in Adobe Flash Builder for hacking the Number3D class

In this clip, you'll learn how to set up PV3D for hacking the Number3D class. Whether you're new to Adobe's popular Eclipse-based integrated development environment (formerly known as Flex Builder) or are a seasoned developer merely looking to improve you're chops, you're sure to benefit from this free video programming lesson. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.

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: 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: 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.

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