Creating Flash Widgets with Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3 by John Arana

By John Arana

This booklet exhibits you the way to create Flash
widgets with the various new positive factors brought in Flash CS4 and ActionScript
3.0. It additionally indicates you ways effortless it's to make your widgets to be had on socialnetworking
sites like fb and MySpace, whereas whilst exploring
how to advertise and earn cash off of them. the net is being “widgetized,”
don’t fail to see this nice chance to join it!

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Creating Flash Widgets with Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3

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Now for the forearm, select the Rectangle Tool to draw a 40 x 15 pixel, light gray rectangle and convert it to a movie clip with the name forearm. For the hand, draw three small rectangles, about 24 x 10 pixels each, place them in a “c” formation, and convert them to a movie clip named hand. 12. Now place the forearm so the edge of it is to about the middle of the elbow, select Modify h Arrange h Send to Back to place it under the elbow. Attach the hand, select all three parts, and turn them into a movie clip with the name lowerArm.

4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 for the next 8 frames and you should end up with 10 frames of different dance positions. 5. Add a new layer (Insert h Timeline h Layer) above the others and name it actions, highlight frame 1 to frame 10, and add keyframes by selecting Modify h Timeline h Convert to Keyframes (F6). 6. Now open your Actions window by selecting Window h Actions (Alt+F9/Option+F9) and add stop(); to frames 1–10. 7. Save your progress (Ctrl+S/Cmd+S). That’s it for the robot. Creating graphics for the room is the last step.

This tutorial covers a brief history of ActionScript, basic differences in the new version, object-oriented programming, and various other helpful topics. 0 with Flash CS3 and Flex by Sean McSharry, Steve Webster, and Todd Yard (friends of ED, 2007). This book will teach you all the fundamentals and then some. com or, if you’re not down with virtual books, you can get a hard copy at Amazon. 0/ ActionScriptLangRefV3/ for a list and description of all the AS3 classes. Summary In this chapter, you learned how to use a couple of the new tools introduced in Flash CS4.

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