Creating really cool animated characters in Flash is an art form that can take years to master. This video tutorial will teach you how to use shading to make your characters looks more dynamic and interesting. The more effects you know, the more that you can do in Flash, so watch this and get back to animating!
In this flash tutorial the instructor shows how to make a black and white mask animation. To do this, first start by importing your image into the flash tool and bring it on to the scene. The image should be wider than the scene. Now select and distribute the layers. Now convert those images into movie clips. Now go to frame 80 and add all frames. Get back to the first layer and create a shape that is the your mask. Now go to frame 40, select key layer and add free transform tool. Now, mask t...
This video shows the enhancements made to the QuickTime export feature in Flash. You learn how to effectively export content for broadcast, DVD, or video editing applications such as Premiere. Export QuickTime files from Flash CS3 Professional.
Ever wanted to create a cool appearing text effect in Adobe Flash? This video tutorial will show you how to use Flash to create a text effect that can be used as a website introduction or in other forms of web media. This step-by-step video will have you creating cool Flash effects in no time.
If you're using Adobe Flash and are looking how to import or export a .flv file, this great how-to will walk you through all the necessary steps. This tutorial uses Flash CS3, but the information is the same for Flash CS4 an CS5 as well. As you know, Flash is a very versatile program and many, many things on the net are created with it. Knowing how to do this is essential for working with Flash and creating projects, so check it out and get exporting today.
Need some help figuring out how to create bones for character rigging within Adobe Flash Professional CS5? It's simple. And this video presents a complete walkthrough of the process. Whether you're new to Adobe Flash or merely unfamiliar with Flash Professional CS5, you're sure to benefit from this free video software tutorial from Lynda. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, take a look.
Sunbursts are very cool looking, both psychedelic and evocative of the Japanese cultural elements that are so popular in modern America. This video will teach you how to create your own sunburst effect using Flash CS3, which you can then use in your Flash website, game, or movie. Don't make it spin too fast or your audience might pass out!
After you've created an animated character in Flash CS4, one of the first things that you are probably going to want to do is make them walk. This video will show you how to do so quickly and easily using motion tweens. Whether you are making a banana man or a model of Barack Obama, these techniques will have you well on your way to making walking animated characters.
Make buttons which can interact with the timeline of your Adobe Flash animation. This tutorial shows you how to use the goto and navigation functions (like play, pause or rewind) that you can attach buttons to. Add more user functionality to your Adobe Flash CS3 animations!
Add a chat program to your website and allow the logged in users to talk to each other! You can write this program using Adobe Flash CS3, PHP and MySQL. This tutorial shows you how to write your own Flash chat program incorporating all three systems.
Radio buttons let you build quizzes, surveys and polls which you can incorporate into your website, game, animation or other Flash-based project. Follow this short tutorial, which explains how to code radio buttons and then customize their appearance in Adobe Flash CS4.
Flash CS4 is an incredibly powerful tool for creating all sorts of animated content like games, movies, and websites. This series of videos is meant as a introduction to some of the many tools available to the Flash CS4 user. It moves slowly, is very easy-to-follow, and after watching you should be much better prepared to use this powerful software.
The ComboBox component in Adobe Flash CS4 allows you to create drop-down menus, which you can incorporate into your own website in any number of dynamic ways, especially for those running their own e-store. This tutorial shows you how to set up your own ComboBox and add it to your website.
This simple video tutorial teaches you how to change the pivot point position when using Flash. The tutorial handles drawing basic shapes, such as squares and rectangles and converting them to movie clips.
Learn how to use Masking, Motion Tweens, and Motion Guide Layers to create an animated pencil drawing a curved line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. This is an intermediate level Flash tutorial. Animate a pencil drawing a curved line in Flash.
A great free video training from tasktutorial on how to create a cool movie text effect in Flash. Start by creating the text; type in "cool", rename the layer and lock it. Now type "movie" and rename the layer. Type in "effect" and rename this layer as well. Now focus on the first layer. Convert it to movie clip. Now convert the other two layers to movie clips as well. Stack the three layers on top of each other. Next add a key frame starting from frame 10. Select the "cool" layer. Re-size it...
In this Adobe Flash CS3 tutorial you will learn how to create rain. Chris Georgenes shows you how to create animated rain drops in Flash CS3. He also shows you how to create puddles and put everything together for one cool rainy watery effect in Flash. Create rain in Flash CS3.
Pixelation is a dreaded effect which can corrupt your image when you try to resize or rotate an image and end up with jagged edges. This tutorial shows you how you can use Flash to smooth out your images and prevent pixelated images.
This video shows you how to create a glowing object in Adobe Flash CS3 Professional software. This is a tutorial video for beginner level viewers. Making objects glow is one of the many effects that can be applied in Flash. In this video the narrator draws a shape, converts the shape into a movie and adds a glow filter to the object. Watch this video and learn the correct parameters to be supplied to the program to get the desired glow effect.
Virtual cameras enable you to add all sorts of cool effects to your animations by making it seem like they were filmed with a camera that could move and focus. This video will show you where to acquire and how to use the vcam software plugin for Flash CS4 to create all of the aforementioned effects and more! This can also be useful for video games.
Syncing the lips of animated characters to dialogue is one of the most painstaking tasks that any animator has to perform, especially when working on the localization of foreign animated films. This video will teach you the basics of how to sync the lips of animated characters in Flash CS4. You need to have a set of mouths already created to make this work, but once you have that this video should be able to help you put them together and create a really professional Flash movie.
Not happy with the images you have? In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to edit them. Learn how to rescale and skew images, as well as break and select images. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Edit images in Flash 8.
Vector graphics is the use of geometrical primitives such as points, lines, curves, and polygons, which are all based upon mathematical equations to represent images. In this Flash 8 video tutorial you will learn how to trace an image and convert it to vector graphics Flash 8. Make sure to hit "play tutorial" in the top left corner of the video to start the video. There is no sound, so you'll need to watch the pop-up directions. Convert pictures to vector graphics in Flash 8.
A tutorial on character animation in Flash that teaches you how to create a walking stickman or stick figure. You'll also learn how to mulilate him and create blood effects.
Are you a certified animation or film geek? Then more likely than not your Adobe flash player program has a bunch of videos stored up that you'd like to convert to different file types for better ease of access.
Now you can easily animate gradient image using Flash. For this you need to open flash, and then import an image which you want to work with. Create a new layer. Draw a rectangular. Go to color option and choose liner. You have to keep alpha in one side of gradient. Ad few key frames and use motion tween. Now go to your picture. You also make the same key frames of that. So it will be regular. After watching this tutorial you will be able to make nice gradient animation using Flash.
Create quick animations and graphics with ease! Learn how to work with the Deco Tool in Adobe Flash CS5. 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 using the Deco tool yourself, watch this video guide.
Add an extra level of security to your website by creating your own dynamic 'Buy It Now' button for PayPal-using visitors to your website. Coding this button is very easy, and you can even animate it to draw more attention to your webstore.
Tasktutorial teaches you how to create a scrolling text box using buttons and ActionScript in Flash. Create a dynamic text field and then right click and make it scrollable. Create scroll buttons using two simple rectangles. Convert those to buttons using shortcut F8. Click the button and go to Window - ActionScript. Copy the text from the video to make the buttons scroll the text. You can test the movie by going to Control and then Test Movie. This will bring up a new window and you can see ...
This tutorial covers a simple "trace" technique to create drawings in Flash. It also uses the line tool, discusses fill options, etc.
First type your word and set the font. Now select the word and break it apart by pressing the ctrl+B twice. Now select the erasing tool and erase the letters in reverse order like when you write that word, you write it in a order but you need to erase it just reversal of it as you can see in the video. Now press the F6 button, it will create a keyframe, select
In this video tutorial you will learn to control, stop and play movie clips in Macromedia Flash. Learn to use Actionscript to "talk" to your Flash object. Please note that Actionscript is case-sensitive. Control, stop and play movie clips in Macromedia Flash.
Flash can play on a laptop screen, a mobile device or even a wide-screen HD televsion. A Flash developer needs to make sure that, whatever your video is, you have coded it so that it can still play on any size screen without losing any content.
360 degree panoramic viewers are a staple of all kinds of websites from real estate to auto sales. This video will teach you how to create a a 360 degree view that will display on your website using Flash CS3 and Actionscript 3. Don't restrict your users to just one photo, let them see all of whatever you're showing them with the tools your learn in this video.
This video is about sliding an object from left to right in Flash. We will be creating a simple, core animation in Flash. First, let's import an image to our scene. Place it here. Now, let's convert our image into a movie clip. Change the frames per second value. Now, go to the frame and enter the key frame. Bring the image here. Let's rotate our image a little bit using the free transform tool. That will give more dynamic animation. Go to frame 30 and hit F6. Now, we need to add motion. Chan...
This is a detailed video on creating your own animated pixel transition effect between two images. The example uses both Flash and Illustrator. You'll use masking to create animations. Create an animated pixel transition effect in Flash.
In this two-part tutorial, J. Schuh demonstrates how to animate a flying bird using Illustrator and Flash. In Part 1, he goes over the process of creating the vector assets in Illustrator. In Part 2, he brings the illustrator assets into Flash to animate the movement of the wings. For more information, including detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this free video software tutorial.
Learn how to create your own card game using Adobe Flash and ActionScript 3! This tutorial shows you how to code a Flash version of blackjack, but you'll be able to expand on the principles taught in this tutorial to make your own card game in any style.
Want to make animated logo that will pop for your business website or ad? Look no further. In this video, learn how to take a logo and go through some different stages of animation using masks and both shape and motion tweens, as well as a neat trick for creating animated sparkles with relative ease. Get your flash animated logo up and running with help from this free tutorial!
Converting bitmap images to vector in Adobe Flash sometimes can come as a nuisance. This video will give you a step by step tutorial on how to convert bitmap images to vector images in Adobe Flash.