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Thursday, October 21st, 2010
5:34 pm
Tuesday, April 27th, 2010
6:39 pm
Not sure where else to go for help.
Hi, I am working on a Flash CS4 website for my college senior project and I am having one major issue that I cannot overcome. I have several pages inside the site, the buttons work they click properly and make the sound they are coded to make. I have this codes to go to other pages and for some reason it does nothing. The button clicks however I cannot go beyond the home page.

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Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
6:58 pm
what info swf action script can collect in browser?
what info swf action script can collect in browser?
and what it can collect if javascript is turned off?

19:49 utc+4 : can swf set and get something like cookies? i heard about some vulnerability, bug or feature that that cookies are not separated by domains and may be even not separated by/for browsers.
Tuesday, April 13th, 2010
7:09 pm
Huuuge problems.
Ohai, newbie posting.

This community may be my last hope. I'm in deep *BEEB* with my school work, and I have literally thought myself an headache for not figuring out these three, so simple-ish tasks which I continue having problems with.

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Current Mood: worried
Saturday, March 27th, 2010
1:26 am
CurveSim - math curve simulator
This is my first flash game, written on AS 3.


Your task is to minimize sum length of violet segments transforming red curve using 1 - 7 red regulators. Minimal sum is the best. There is 8 curves. Best results for each curve saves at this site.


Enjoy playing!

Thanks for my 15 minutes of glory.
Friday, March 26th, 2010
2:39 pm
Problems With Buttons
Hi, everybody!

I'm pretty new to Flash, so please excuse my idiocy. ( :
Here's my problem; I have a MC named "orange" (that is also his instance name) who I want to change color when a button  is pressed. (I put the new color in frame 2 of the MC.) So I put this code in on the button:

_root. orange. gotoAndStop (2);

There is no error message when I test the movie, but the button simply does nothing.
Any tutorials, advice, or help will really be appreciated. (Also, if this sort of question is not allowed or if it needs an LJ cut please tell me and I will fix it!)

 Thanks in advance!
Monday, March 15th, 2010
2:52 pm
Free Open Source Flash CMS Engine
FancyCMS is releasing its free open source flash CMS core tomorrow - 16th of March!
Flash developers are invited to download & try the software! And of course leave their feedbacks!


Flash CMS - homepage for Fancy Flash CMS;
Free Flash CMS - this is where the free core will be posted at.
Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
1:19 pm
photoshop or fireworks?
what is your preferred method for bringing a layered document (PSD or PNG) in to flash? (a link to a tutorial that you know works would be fine.)

i tried just importing a PSD and it was such a mess. jaggy edges and so on. but i don't know if that's because it's a PSD, or if it's something i did.
Monday, November 30th, 2009
12:33 pm
Hello, everyone.
Do u belive that yhis video is made with flash?

Thursday, October 29th, 2009
2:16 pm
k, i suck at flash. i tried to make 4 different animations and then put them on one frame in the stage and use actionscript to control the movie and play those animations in sequence. that doesn't work though...

i could build the animations in the main timeline one after the other and then just put a play/pause button on it.

is there a way i can just import the little movie timelines in to the main stage timeline, rather than do all of this over again?
Saturday, October 17th, 2009
10:02 pm
Need help
Hi there,

I'm totally new to Flash technology, just started to learn CS4 version of tthe program. I'd like to know how to animate text as if it is being written by an invisible brush or pen (this means I want my text to appear gradually, but not using alpha). Is there any way to do that?

Thank you.
Tuesday, October 13th, 2009
11:49 am
Deceptively easy question making me want to die
I am using Flash CS4 with ActionScript 3.0 and for the life of me I cannot make a functioning start button for my video.

I have tried like every code example that I've been able to find on the internet, I have read everything involving buttons in my 'Teach Yourself Flash CS4' book at least 100 times, and have tried everything from Components to throwing my computer through the window and nothing seems to work. Can anyone help me before I have to give up my hopes and dreams forever? ;A;

Current Mood: extremely frustrated
Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009
4:57 pm
Forcing getUrl to open in new window/tab
G'day everyone,
I'm working on rebuilding my portfolio site, which is entirely flash (AS 2.0). Within my portfolio, I've used </b>'loadMovie'</b> to load a .SWF of a banner I did sometime ago. The .SWF of this banner contains getUrl links to the company's website - these links open in the same window.

However- I'd like to be able to somehow force these links to open in a new window / tab. The issue is I don't have the source (.FLA) file for this banner anymore, so I can't simply change the target of these links.

I've managed to trick it into working by placing another button over the loader that loads the banner .SWF, however this then prevents some nice animation in the banner that functions on button rollOver.

Anyone got any suggestion on how I can force the links within this .SWF to open in a new window / tab? Keep in mind I don't have the source file any longer.
Thanks in advance everyone.
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
4:33 pm
I don't even know what this effect is called..
...but can anyone point me to a tutorial that can teach me this fade in/fade out effect: Example.

Right now I've got an animation that "fades in" on hover on a button, but I'm not sure how to make it "fade out" when I mouse out.
Tuesday, April 21st, 2009
9:26 am
Moock's MVC Clock - Calling Controller From A Movie Clip
Hi, all... I'm trying to implement a version of Colin Moock's MVC Clock from his Essential Actionscript 2.0 book, and I'm running into a problem.

Here's Moock's source code. (yeah... I'm still using AS2!)

I'm trying to substitute his buttons with Movie Clips, but I'm not sure how to add the Listener "click" event to the Movie Clip (he currently does it with default button controls).

His code does this to create the button and add the listener:
stopBtn = tools_mc.createClassObject(Button, "stop", 1);
stopBtn.label = "Stop";
stopBtn.enabled = false;
stopBtn.move(startBtn.width + 5, startBtn.y);
stopBtn.addEventListener("click", getController());

I'm trying to attach a movie from the library and have it achieve the same effect:
swatch_mc = target.attachMovie("mySwatch", "swatch_mc", depth);
swatch_mc.id = id;
swatch_mc._x = x;
swatch_mc._y = y;
swatch_mc.onRollOver = function() {

But nothing happens when I roll over it.

Any help?!?

Current Mood: frustrated
Friday, April 10th, 2009
6:31 pm
Hello ^^

I'm new to this community as I'm new to Flash.
I'm using Macromedia Flash Pro 8 and chose to make a game for my first project (<< ambitious).
It's a kind of "make your own adventure game" (or what people call it), so people will face a different fate for a character based on the choices they make (it's no rpg where you can walk around, though).

Now, everything went fine up to the point where I wanted to do a shop/inventory for the character.
When clicked on an item it shall show it in a box at the top while at the same time the player buys this item. The buying progress works fine, but the items won't show up in the inventory.

>> This is what it looks like now <<

The items bought shall be placed in the boxes at the top.

I tried several tutorials but they were all focused on a RPG in which your character actually walks over the items. T_T

I hope someone is able to help me or can at least provide a tutorial that may help.

Pretty please?
Sunday, April 5th, 2009
10:58 am
quick question about loading screen
Hi guys. I'm brand new to flash and I'm having trouble getting my loading screen to work. Could someone direct me to tutorial on how to loop the loading screen a few times before it plays the movie (There's nothing in the movie itself yet so I'm assuming it just loads in a heartbeat and tries to play the Main Movie)?
Monday, March 30th, 2009
12:14 pm
preloader and popups
Hello, does anyone know of any online tutorials for actionscript 3.0 for

1) Preloaders


2) Popups to external links (not just external linking to another browser)

Thanks! Also, I've checked lynda.com already.
Thursday, March 26th, 2009
2:13 pm
substitution of instances
 I have a movie clip with say one graphic doing a bunch of stuff. Is there an easy way to swap this graphic in all the keyframes for another graphic?
Thursday, March 12th, 2009
1:05 pm
I used this tutorial and customized it a bit. However, now I have to stop it from auto playing and I can not figure out how to do that.
Can someone help me out?

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