Monthly Archives: September 2008

Flash CS4: The photo tour of features

After spouting off about the benefits of the new motion model in Flash CS4, I thought I’d take a bunch of screenshots of Flash, most of which are showing new features and such. For all of the following photos, click

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Posted in Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: new features, Migration, Motion Editor

The new way of tweening in Flash CS4 (or: New motion in Flash CS4 makes your animations better, faster, stronger)

So now that you’ve heard all these great CS4 announcements, lets get into some constructive details about Flash CS4 (whoo hoo, I can finally talk about what I’ve been working on!). But before we start, this is the first time

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Posted in animation, Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: new features, Migration, Motion Editor, motion tween, tweens

(Flash CS3) Masking using ‘donut’ shapes within movie clips or with AS3 – it’s possible, and not too bad either

You may have tried creating a shape that has a hole in it for a mask in Flash, and it may not have worked. Or maybe it did work and sometimes it didn’t, and you grew some extra gray hairs

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, animation, Flash CS3, instances, masking, masks, symbols, workaround