Tag Archives: actionscript

There’s a definite cycle to web languages and technologies

I don’t think there’s a lot of industries with a rate of change like the web. The code you’re writing today and the language you’re using might not even be on your radar anymore a year from now. And every … Continue reading

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On the Web, everything is dying…or it’s not

When I first entered the web development world, I began looking for something beyond HTML and CSS to work with, so I started to check out all the different programming languages out. I knew some PHP from school, but I’d … Continue reading

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Seriously, you need to code every day if you want to be good

When I was younger, I wanted to be a comic book artist, something I think most comic fans want when they’re younger. But, I wasn’t a great artist when I first started drawing, well, even a good one. I compared … Continue reading

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Make a resizable, movable box in Flash

I’m going to show how to make a box that you can resize by dragging the corners. It’s not that hard but it does take some figuring out to get it to work right. Here’s what we’re going to make: … Continue reading

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A simple external file loader for ActionScript 3

One of the big mistakes that beginners make when they’re making their first Flash projects is importing all the graphics and making movieclips with tons of frames, resulting in a Flash file that is huge. The bigger the .swf, the … Continue reading

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The “AH-HA!” moment

My high school physics teacher always told his students that you shouldn’t worry if you didn’t understand what he was teaching right away, just keep at it and one day you’ll have that moment where BANG!, everything makes sense and … Continue reading

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Using Tweens in ActionScript 3

Last week ActiveTuts put up a quick tutorial about building a sliding menu paddle, which isn’t anything too complicated but it was the first time I’d done anything with the built in Tween Class in ActionScript 3. Usually I’d use … Continue reading

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3 Great Books to Help You Learn ActionScript 3

The great thing about the Flash community is all the sharing. You can pretty much find the solution to any problem or question you have. There’s tons of blogs and forums out there that are full of information on Flash … Continue reading

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Step 5 in Building a Shooter Game in AS3

On to the final step in making our shooter! You can go back and check Step 1, Step 2, Step 3 and Step 4 if you missed something. In this step, we’re going to add a score and set up … Continue reading

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Step 4 in Building a Shooter Game in AS3

So far, we’ve made a ship move, shoot lasers and make enemies move around. Now we are going to make the lasers hit the enemies. This was probably the hardest part of my AS2 game to switch over to AS3, … Continue reading

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