How To: Create a glowing object animation in Flash

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.

How To: Create textures and add them to a character in Flash

Creating textures in Photoshop and applying them to Flash animations is one of the most effective ways to make your characters look unique (watch the anime series Gankutsuou if you need proof). This video will teach you how to import custom textures from Photoshop into Flash and then apply them to parts of your characters. This allows you to apply a limitless variety of colors and effects to sections of your characters and make them much more lifelike.

How To: Change/convert a pivot animation into an AVI video

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to change/convert a pivot animation into an AVI video format. Begin by loading the animation in the Pivot program. Now click on File and select the Save as type to Animated gif. Nam the file and click on Save. Then open Windows Movie Maker and add the pivot animation into the time line. click on Publish Movie and select This Computer. Name the file and select the save location. Click on More Settings and select DV-AVI (PAL) and click on Publish. This ...

How To: Create nice image transitions in Flash

For anyone interested in creating a slideshow with stationary photos, follow the steps in this video tutorial. The video shows how to take multiple images to create an animated slideshow in Flash, with fluid transitions between each image change. Using this technique can add motion to pictures and added interest. By following these steps, you can learn how to take your photos to the next level with a professional touch in a matter of minutes.

How To: Create a sound on/off button in Flash

Tasktutorial teaches you how to create a sound on/off button using Flash. Name the first layer Actionscript. Go to frame 1, then window - actions. Add stop(); Go to frame 2, then window - actions. Add stopallsounds(); Create a new layer and select the text tool. Write off on. Change the color to black. Select the text and hit CTRL + B to break apart the letters. Select off, hit F8 and select convert to button. Name it off. Do the same for on, but name it on. Double click to open the off butto...

How To: Smooth and straighten lines in Adobe Flash

First select the pencil tool then click on pencil mode which is located at the bottom of the toolbar, select straighten and draw a line as in the video. Now you can see that the line is automatically adjusted, it will make the round and straight shape in the line depending on how you drew it. Now delete your shapes and select the smooth in pencil mode and draw a line as in the video. Now you can see that the line is automatically smoothed. And finally select the ink in pencil mode and draw a ...

How To: Use Macromedia Flash Pro 8

If you want to use Macromedia Flash Pro 8 you should first open up the program. You should first take the brush tool and draw a stick figure person or an object so you can use the tool. Press F6 to add a few frames. You should also press the eraser and practice erasing. Erase an arm, press F6, draw in a waving arm and continue the process again. Now, watch this and press enter - your figure should wave. You can also pick up the entire figure and drag and move it so it moves when you watch it....

How To: Resize keyframes in Adobe Flash

You can resize keyframes in Adobe Flash and you can do this for anything like images, animation etc. So to do this first click on your first keyframe and hold down the shift key and then click on the last keyframe. Now select the free transform tool and resize that as showing in the video but it only resize the keyframe on which the header currently is. So now this time right click on the keyframes and choose copy frames. Now make a new layer and hide your old one. Now select the pencil tool ...

How To: Apply formatting to text in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Need help figuring out how to format text within Flash CS5? It's easy! And this clip will show you how it's done. 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 making your own Flash-based twinkling starscapes, watch this video guide.

How To: Create simple animated text with a mask in Flash CS4

Creating Flash animation is one of the most popular ways for beginning digital animators to cut their teeth. This video will teach you how to animate one fairly basic effect in Flash CS4, making text write itself out using a mask layer. For Flash beginners, this is a great way to make your text appear more dynamically until you become advanced enough to record dialogue.

How To: Use the Bone tool in Adobe Flash CS5

Learn how to apply constraints and springs using the new Adobe Flash CS5 Bone tool. 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, watch this video guide.

How To: Format dynamic text in Flash

Todd Perkins shows us how to format text using action script in Flash. By understanding how to format text this way, it allows us stylize text in a text field. Perkins goes through each step in Flash on how to use an external file that will be formatted using the software program. He goes through the various codes necessary to create dynamic text. If you want to learn how to format dynamic text in Flash, follow this tutorial from Todd Perkins.

How To: Create a text on a rotating sphere in Flash

In this video tutorial the instructor shows how to create a text on a rotating sphere in Flash. To do this first create a gray background in the flash tool. Now make a new layer, select the oval tool and set the color gradient to green color and select the oval shape on the gray background. Similarly create an another sphere which will act as a mask for the text. Now create a new layer and add text to layer in white. Now move to frame 20 and make a key frame with all layers. Now drag the text...

How To: Create twinkling star animations in Adobe Flash CS5

Learn how to animate twinkling stars in Adobe Flash CS3, CS4, or CS5 very easily. 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 making your own Flash-based twinkling starscapes, watch this video guide.

How To: Create an animation using a motion guide in Flash

This tutorial video, from tasktutorial demonstrates how to create animation using the motion guide function in Flash. You will learn how to create an object, in this case, a ball, and create an animation that makes it appear to bounce. The guide shows you, how to add a motion guide by selecting a key frame and drawing it in. Then you will learn how to snap the object to your guide line, and add motion to it by selecting another key frame between the first and last frames, and snapping the obj...

How To: Create button events in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Having trouble buttoning buttons? Never fear: 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 making your own Flash-based twinkling starscapes, watch this video guide.

How To: Create a scroll text using buttons & actionscript

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 ...

How To: Create a bouncing ball animation in Flash

The bouncing ball animation in Flash is usually the first assignment covered in an animation class because it demonstrates some of the most basic principles of a line across a stage. This trick is quite easy to learn and this tutorial will take you through all of it, step by step. Once you master this animation, you will find it much easier to create more complicated ones.

How To: Use ActionScript 2.0 and Flash 8 Professional

Shown here is another video tutorial made possible through TutVid. In this video, you are learning the basics of Action Scripting in Flash. This lesson is titled "Action Scripting:101." Action scripting is one of the coolest thing about flash. The thing that makes flash special is the ability to make simple actions interactive. Flash possibilities are endless!

How To: Add bones to a character in Adobe Flash Professional CS5

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.

How To: Import content from Adobe InDesign CS5 into Adobe Flash Professional CS5

Want to bring something from InDesign CS5 into Flash CS5? It's easy! And this clip will show you how it's done. 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, watch this video guide.

How To: Apply bones to images and Photoshop files in CS4

This video tutorial will help you to use the bone tool on an imported or Photoshop image while in Flash. If you want to use an image from Photoshop you must first pull the image up in the Photoshop program. Once the photo is pulled up in Photoshop you can save it by going to, file, and save us. Save your file as whatever file extension you would like to use (Photoshop, jpeg, etc). Pull up the Flash program and find file, and import. At this point you can import your Photoshop picture to your ...

How To: Create fades in Flash CS3

To do fading in flash, first drag an image onto your main window. Shrink it down so it fits on the window, then right click your image and hit copy frames, then come out to frame 15 and hit paste frames. Right click in the middle of the set of frames and hit "Create motion Tween" Go to the first frame and click on what you want to fade. Go to the color tab and then select alpha. If its not on 0, drag it down to 0. Now go to frame 15 and make sure its on 100. Now if you drag from left to right...

How To: "Grab" flash files from websites

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to grab flash files (.swf) from websites. Begin by going to the website and locates the flash file that you want. Right-click on the page and select "View Page Source". Go to the Media tab and copy the URL that ends with .swf. Paste it into your address bar and go to the site. Click on File and select Save Page As. Choose the location, name the file and select Save. The file will download and you will be able to access it whenever you want. This video...

How To: Mask text using gradient in Flash

Want to learn how to mask text using gradient in Flash? In this 3 minute video, the viewers will learn just that. First of all, create the text that you want to mask. Next, prepare the gradient that you will be masking your text with, remember to set alpha to zero. Select the free transform tool and rotate the shape over the text. Now convert it into a movie clip and have the gradient shape move from one side of the text to the other using the timeline.

How To: Link to a URL in Flash

1. The following Steps shows how to open a URL in a Web Browser, using a Button Click from a Flash Application. 2. Open a new Flash Application and place a Rectangle Shape from Tools and inside place a Text Box and Enter a Text named "URL". 3. Then convert it to Symbol by Right Click->Convert to Symbol and selecting type as Button. 4. Goto Button Properties and Name the button instance as "btnurl" 5. Then in the Action Screen Create a OnRelease() Event function for Button "btnurl" 6. use a me...

How To: Stretch objects and text in Flash

In this video tutorial the author shows how to stretch objects and text in flash. To do this open the flash tool and select the radial gradient. Pressing shift key draws a shape. Go to frame 30 and create a key frame by pressing F6. Now similarly do it at frame 15. Now at frame 15 select the free transform tool and stretch the image. Now create the shape twins in the locations shown in the video. Repeat the same process for a text starting with adding some text to the scene. Finally convert i...

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