FREE BASIC ADOBE FLASH TUTORIALS BLOG
This basic tutorial shows how to import sound into a Flash file with and without actionscript.
This is a tutorial that shows you an easy way to make an object rotate with actionscript.
Add interactivity to your Flash files with this basic tutorial on start/stopDrag functions in actionscript 2.0. This function allows the user to manually move objects with their mouse clicks.
This Tutorial shows you how to make your own start/stop button for an animated sequence.
There are a few ways to bring pictures into a Flash file. This tutorial shows one simple way to do that. You can work with the photos in many ways, which will be discuss in later tutorials. Importing a .psd directly into Flash can be very useful because it maintains the layers in CS3, making it easy to animate or apply action script later to the layer.
Movie clips offer the ability to nest timelines within timelines. It also is an important part of creating interactive flash elements later with actionscript and important to know about. Select any object and press F8 to turn an item into a movie clip. Double clicking on and outside the item will open anc close the movie clip’s timeline.
Motion tweens can be used to create a fading in effect on objects or photos. Press F8 to turn an object into a graphic. In the properties panel under the ‘color’ section set one frame of the object to a desired alpha and change it in another keyframe. A motion tween will tween between the two attributes creating a fade in or out effect.
Motion tweens are used when an object merely changes location or minor attributes (such as transparency). The tween creates a smooth transition. Shape tweens can allow you to give the impression that an object is morphing into another.
Layer masks create a viewing window to the layer(s) behind it. Manipulating the mask can create certain effects or animation without editing the object or layer directly.