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Buttons in Flash using ActionScript 3.0: Going to next frame and previous frame

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Some people have been asking how to create button code in Flash (CS3, CS4, or CS5) that progresses the playhead in a SWF to the next or previous frame using ActionScript 3.0. This is not too difficult, and is a

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, buttons, FLA files, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5, Migration

Migrating from Classic Tweens to New Tweens? Check out this new article

We wrote an article to help you migrate your skills and tweens from old to new in Flash CS4. It accompanys a new Animation Learning Guide on the Developer Center (they go hand in hand, lots of cross links) –

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Posted in animation, articles, FLA files, Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: new features, Migration, Motion Editor, motion tween, new stuff, tweens

Animation Learning Guide released on Flash Dev Center

It took awhile to produce this due to its length (over 80 pages in word I think), but the Animation Learning Guide for new motion (introduced in Flash CS4 last fall) is finally out: http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/learning_guide/animation/ It is divided into a

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Posted in animation, articles, FLA files, Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: motion runtime, Flash CS4: new features, masking, masks, Migration, Motion Editor, Motion Presets, Motion runtime, motion tween, Tween instance, tweens

Flash CS4 example: Spray Brush, Tween instance, new motion, AS3, fancy JSFL… Profit!

In the previous blog entry, I linked to a new JSFL that automatically gives instance names to selected instances in a smart way. You can go read about and download the JSFL from this page. This entry shows you how

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, animation, Commands, downloads, Easing, FLA files, Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: motion runtime, Flash CS4: new features, General, instances, JSFL, Migration, Motion Editor, Motion runtime, motion tween, new stuff, Tween instance, tweens

Download this Flash command – Automatically name selected instances… sequentially

So you have a bunch of instances on the Stage. Say you sprayed them using the new Spray Brush tool in Flash CS4, or maybe you just have a bunch of buttons in a menu that you need instance names

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Posted in Commands, downloads, FLA files, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, General, instances, JSFL, symbols

Motion source FLA files for MAX presentation (Flash CS4 from Flash QE team)

This morning I presented about how you can use some of the preset eases in Flash to create animation really quickly. This post provides a real quick overview about how I built the files, and has the source FLAs for

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Posted in Adobe MAX, Easing, FLA files, Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: new features, FLV, Motion Editor, motion tween, presentations

New motion and Tween instances: Flash CS4 presentation (FlashCamp)

Yesterday at FlashCamp, I gave a presentation on using the new motion model in Flash CS4. The files are linked on this post. This is a general synopsis of what I covered, and I’ll detail how I did a few

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, animation, Easing, FLA files, Flash CS4, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: motion runtime, Flash CS4: new features, Migration, Motion Editor, Motion Presets, Motion runtime, motion tween, presentations, symbols, Tween instance

Flash CS4 files for motion tween presentation at FlashCamp

Here are the FLA and SWF files (Flash CS4 and Player 10) for today’s presentation at FlashCamp on new motion in Flash and using Tween instance (contains that ActionScript). FlashCamp files for motion tween presentation The next post will be

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, animation, FLA files, Flash CS4: motion, Flash CS4: motion runtime, Flash CS4: new features, presentations