As a Actionscript 2.0 programmer, one of the first hurdles to overcome when first using Actionscript 3.0 was _parent and _root. They’ve respectively changed to parent and root and they don’t entirely work as intended.
Craig Campbell just created a new Flash/XML music player. The design is loosely based on the old school iPod. The player is very easy to update using the supplied XML file that points directly to all you necessary files. For those of you hoping that this is built in AS3, sorry it is not. However, … Read more
The internet is clouded with many online picture galleries using Adobe Flash and the Flickr API. Some of these are even free and some you can get for a small price, however, many of these are very predictable, repetitive and don’t offer expandability like XML support. I came across this free, customizable 3D Flash image … Read more
Have you been looking for a reliable open-source ActionScript 3.0 Physics Engine? Good news! I came across a list of four popular ActionScript 3.0 Physics Engines provided by Henry Jones. The four engines listed are The Fisix Engine, ActionScript Physics Engine, FOAM, and Box2DFlashAS3. Each ActionScript 3.0 Physics Engine listed has its pros and cons, … Read more
Looking to get the most out of the new filters in Flash Professional 8. In today’s tip, you’ll learn how to use the “blur” filter to create some very realistic clouds, and then you’ll learn how to animate those clouds in Flash. The great thing about this tutorial is not only that it is easy, … Read more
Have you ever wanted to convert your Microsoft PowerPoint presentations into an Adobe Flash presentation? There are many applications available that will convert your .ppt files into .swf files, but what if you’re not really looking to spend any money. Here’s a great article from Actionscript.org, that explains how to manually convert your PowerPoint files … Read more