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Tips for code hints in Flash CS5

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There are a number of forum posts about code hinting not showing up as expected in Flash CS5 documents. There are a number of possibilities about why code hints do not show up, but the following post will collect some

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, Flash CS5, workaround

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

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

Movie clip buttons in a fight: it’s AS2 vs. AS3 (again)

You might have created movie clip buttons in Flash CS3 or Flash CS4 (or Flash 8 or 7 or…) before to get those animations on your buttons. Either way, creating one would have proceeded a bit like the following if

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

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

Creating buttons that link to different scenes, and within a scene, using ActionScript 3.0

A common request in the comments is for information on how to create a button that links to a scene using ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 or CS3. Luckily, it’s largely the same as creating a normal button that links

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, buttons, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5, Migration

Adding more than one button to a FLA file while rocking it in ActionScript 3.0

So there have been a number of questions on my kinda recent post about making a button in Flash CS3 or Flash CS4 using ActionScript 3.0. I will do the next couple posts on how to do the things in

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Posted in ActionScript 3.0, buttons, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Migration

Loading and displaying video in Flash CS3 using ActionScript 3.0, no more video objects

A pretty common thing to do with Flash is to play an FLV file. In ActionScript 2.0, you would do the following: 1. Create a new Video object in your Library (choose New Video from the Library’s Options menu). 2.

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, Flash CS3, FLV, Migration, Video

Making a button work in Flash CS3, CS4 or CS5 with ActionScript 3.0 – it’s not too bad

So I used to monitor comments coming in from the CS3 Video Workshop, which contains a few hundred video tutorials on the CS3 products. Some of the comments that came in regarding the Flash videos was how people were having

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Posted in ActionScript 2.0, ActionScript 3.0, buttons, Flash CS3, Flash CS4, Flash CS5