Flash is dead

April 7th, 2010

According to all of the buzz on the interweb these days, Flash is dead. While I doubt that is the case, I do think that there are a lot more things that can now be done without Flash. And I intend to test out that concept throughout the year with some fresh new tutorials.

Flash Tutorial: Eyes Following the Mouse

April 21st, 2009

Have you ever seen those paintings where the eyes are always looking at you no matter where you stand. Well, sorry, this tutorial won’t teach you anything about painting. This simple Flash tutorial goes over how to make a pair of eyes follow the mouse using Actionscript.

Tutorial: Polar Coordinate Plotting in Actionscript

April 17th, 2009

If you are trying to generate effects in a circular pattern, like a planet’s orbit then polar coordinates are the way to go. Here’s a brief discussion on the topic of polar coordinate plotting inFlash to create some very cool rotating effects without a lot of effort.

Actionscript Tutorial: Starry Night

April 29th, 2008

This is a very basic Actionscript tutorial that will show you how to make a sky full of twinkling stars. Everything for this tutorial will be done in Actionscript, using Actionscript 3.0. If you’re interested, jump on in and check it out.

Flash Fullscreen Fun

April 23rd, 2008

While delving deep into the mysteries of Actionscript 3.0, I came across something that really made me smile. Apparently the Flash Player 9.x allows for FullScreen mode. I must have been living in a cave for the past couple of years. How have I never seen this before?

Flash Tutorial: Elastic Object Follower

April 17th, 2008

Finally, a new Flash tutorial. In this article, we’ll explore how to make one object follow another around like a little puppy dog. This tutorial includes both Actionscript 3.0 and Actionscript 2.0 versions. So if you always wanted to make more followers, now you can.

Hopelessly lost in Flash

March 21st, 2008

I really was going to post a new Flash tutorial last night. Unfortunately, I ended up spending hours experimenting with polar coordinate plotting and never got around to the tutorial. All I have to show for myself is this nifty little animation. I hope somebody enjoys it. I certainly enjoyed making it.

Flash Hyperspace Star Field Tutorial

June 20th, 2007

This Flash tutorial shows you how to create an effect of flying through particles, similar to the “warp speed” effect in Star Trek. The particles can be any MovieClip object you want, stars, dancing bananas, etc.

Flash Momentum Tutorial

April 24th, 2007

This tutorial will show you how to make items in Flash “throwable” using Actionscript. So if you like throwing things around, this is the tutorial for you.

Flash Bouncing Ball Tutorial

January 7th, 2007

Enjoy the thrill of a rubber ball in Flash. Oh, boy! This is a basic bouncy ball tutorial for anyone interested in learning a little Actionscript.