|Create an intelligent XML image Gallery & Slideshow in Flash CS4 (+PHP) – Part II/II|
In this second part article you will learn how to build an image gallery that will load images from a web server. I decide to call it “Intelligent” because you don’t need to configure any XML or flash file. Just put the Flash movie and the images on a server and they will be loaded automatically. Nice ah?
|Getting Started With BetweenAS3|
There are many popular open source tweening engines in the Flash community today. Numbered among these are Tweener, TweenLite/Tweenmax, Tweensy, and GTween. This is a short look at the capabilities of newcomer to the scene: BetweenAS3. BetweenAS3 is the tweening engine brainchild of Yoshihiro (yossy) Shindo and is available as part of the Spark project (i.e. it is brought to us by one of the same group that brought the world the FLARToolkit for Augmented Reality in Flash and countless other goodies).
|Create an intelligent XML image Gallery & Slideshow in Flash CS4 (+PHP) – Part I/II|
In this article you will learn how to build an image gallery that will load images from a web server. I decide to call it “Intelligent” because you don’t need to configure any XML or flash file. Just put the Flash movie and the images on a server and they will be loaded automatically. Nice ah?
|Create Random Torn Photos with Actionscript 3.0|
One of the most powerful sets of classes in ActionScript 3 revolve around BitmapData and pixel manipulation. In this tutorial we are going to look at dynamically creating a photo with torn edges by compositing several images together.
|Create real water effects with Flash CS4 & ActionScript 3.0|
In this Flash CS4 tutorial you will learn a advanced technique called perlinNoise to create a realistic water effect into any image. We will show you how to apply it in two different situations, one in a river, creating the …
|Create Cool Line Effects using Actionscript 3.0 in Flash CS4 or Flex Builder 3|
In this tutorial, you will learn the basics of architecting a simple Line Effect, using Flash CS4 or Flex Builder 3. We try to cover the basics on the simplest way, so everyone will be able to step in the scripted animation with actionscript 3.0. The fact of using only code to generate animation and effects, will result on a very small file size, which will improve the loading performance on the browser and enables a better interactivity experience.
|Alternativa 3D Series – Tutorial 7 – Sprite3D|
A common concept amongst 3D engines is the billboard. A billboard is usually a rectangle that is always orientated to face the camera, presenting the viewer with a face that that is always “front on” regardless of the cameras orientation. More often than not appropriately textured billboards are used in great numbers to represent effects like smoke, rain, snow or fire. This is because billboards require very little processing power: a rectangle is just two triangles, and most modern systems measure triangle throughput in the millions per second. But sometimes you just want to show a 2D object in a 3D world – maybe an icon that hovers over an object or perhaps some text that would be awkward or unpractical to render as a 3D object.
|Simulating PicLens with Flex and Away3D – Part 1|
This flex tutorial article is a Step by step guide for creating a PicLens type 3D photo viewer with Flex and Away3d. This is step 1, of a 3 part tutorial that will sweep many useful techniques used in web application design, Flex, and Flash 3D design.
|Extending the Actionscript 3.0 / Flash CS3 Slideshow with XML|
In this second part flash tutorial we’re going to add some more features to the slideshow application.
Those would be forwarding and rewinding slides, play and pause the slideshow and linkable slides. If you haven’t read the first part tutorial yet, you should do it before continue. You can read it here.
|Create a Card Flip Effect For Flash Player 10 using ActionScript 3|
It surprises me that one of the most commented upon and downloaded classes from my blog is a card flipping effect. With that in mind, I thought it might be an interesting exercise to recreate this effect targeting Flash Player 10. As of the writing of this article, Flash Player 10 Beta (Astro) and the corresponding API documentation have been released. This article will step you through the classes used to achieve a card flipping effect using the new rotationY property that exists in Flash Player 10.