In a previous post, I introduced the release of FlashEff 2 as an innovative Flash animation tool. In an attempt to prove my point, I am going to demonstrate how you can use FlashEff2 to create a button using a MovieClip object. While FlashEff can handle so much more, see how streamlined this process becomes with the use of FlashEff.
Over the years, the Flash Player has received such a bad rep for hogging computer system resources even while displaying static content. There were many times in which I would wonder “What the heck is Flash processing?”. As for Flash Developers/Designers, there was only so much we can do to optimize the SWF via runtime. That was then, this is now!
When developing Adobe AIR apps, having the capability of controling the look and feel of an application’s window chrome is huge. Not only does it allow for designers to create a much more appealing interface window chrome, it also allows for personal branding.
Since the release of Flash CS3, a new feature called QuickTime export was introduced. QuickTime export allows you to export Actionscript driven or timeline animations into a QuickTime movie file. One key advantage of exporting Flash as a QuickTime movie is the ability to playback your heavy animations as fluid as possible with no skipped frames.
Steven sacks just posted custom class that creates an Apple style preloader. It’s a simple class that uses the Flash Drawing API which makes it light and efficient.
“Flash in a flash” is a series of training videos that John Schuman of Adobe designed to get you going with Adobe Flash CS3—in a flash. This series of training video takes you through the creation of a Flash project as you learn the fundamentals of working with Flash including working with symbols, creating and controlling animations, adding audio, creating buttons, and video.