Hot Adobe Flash How-Tos

How To: Load text into a dynamic text field within Flash CS5

Learn how to load HTML-formatted text for an external .txt file into a dynamic text field or textarea component within Adobe Flash CS3, CS4 or CS5. See how to use the Code Snippets panel to add ActionScript functionalities to your Adobe Flash CS5 projects. 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 thi...

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: Merge layers when working in Adobe Flash

Interested in merging two or more layers when working in Adobe Flash but aren't quite sure how to do about it? Don't fret. This free video tutorial will show you precisely how it's done (and it's easier than you might expect). It's so easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to can present a complete overview of the process in just over a minute. Take a look.

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: Slide an object from left to right in Flash

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...

How To: Start and stop movie clips using buttons in Flash

TaskTutorial gives us an in-depth instruction on how to use Flash to create stop and play buttons. This is a great find if you are interested in creating videos with Flash program. These programs can also be downloaded for free on the website indicated on the videos page. Learn quick and easily how to use Frames and button applications on this easy to follow video.

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: Import and export .flv files from Flash

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.

How To: Tween with ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4

In this advanced level tutorial, learn how to tween with Actionscript 3.0 in Flash CS4. This video starts out slow with a simple fade-in animation and later gets more complex. Subjects covered in this tutorial include: Tween class, creating tweens, timers, timer events, tween events, using event listeners, functions, and more.

How To: Create links and change elements with AS3 in Flash CS3

Create links and change elements with AS3 in Flash CS3 Use buttons to change the appearance of a button, navigate to a different place in a time line and link to a website. Use action script 3.0. Publish settings. Need to apply actions. Create an event listener. Attach to a button that you want it to listen for something to happen. When it hears a mouse click, it will execute the function. Give the buttons instance names R_btn, G_btn, and B_btn.

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 page turning effect in Flash

If you'd like to create a cool presentation with Flash, check out this video and the Flash plug-in flipdoo. Flipdoo allows you to build stunning flash flip books for both online and offline use in minutes. You don't need any additional software. Import your PDFs, configure book look & feel and publish. This is the best way to create digital ( electronic ) editions such as any type of publications, magazines, brochures and catalogues. Flipdoo Publisher is a Windows desktop application that hel...

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: Create a simple walking animation in Adobe Flash CS4

Build a simple looping walking animation by utilizing Adobe Flash CS5's bone tool and symbols. 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, watch this Flash developer's 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 jumping letters animation in Flash

This video describes how to create a jumping letters in Flash, first create the text for example "JUMP" and using Break the letters each and then make the layer and now convert the letters into "Movie clips" and now we should add the key frames to our "time line”. Then moves the letters up by using the up arrow now copy the key frames from font end and paste on the back again for go up and come down the letters again and add the "motion between" for each letters and now skip the key frames by...

How To: Dynamically load website content with AS2 in Flash

Needing to load website content with AS2 into Flash? You've come to the right place. In the following video, learn how to load text from a text file sitting on a web server and display it in Flash using dynamic text and Actionscript 2.0. Also taught? How to load a jpg, gif, png, and/or swf file using Actionscript 2.0. All files loaded into the flash movie within this video will be loaded from an external web server.

How To: Create a cool appearing text effect in Flash

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.

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