Adobe Flash Tutorials : Creative COW https://library.creativecow.net/tutorials/adobeflash Creative COW Library of Adobe Flash, tips, and strategies. en-us Sun, 17 Nov 2019 02:00:00 GMT PHP Script webmaster@creativecow.net webmaster@creativecow.net Adobe MAX 2016: Breakthroughs in Design and Productivity https://library.creativecow.net/cow_news/adobe_max_2016/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/cow_news/adobe_max_2016.php You might be excused for thinking that, barely a month since Adobe announced massive updates to their Creative Cloud suite at IBC, there might not be much more to add, except that there’s no way that Adobe would bring 10,000 people to San Diego for the Adobe MAX creativity conference and not have Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:48:09 GMT Adobe Edge Animate/The Missing Manual Software/Book Review https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Edge-Animate-Review/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Edge-Animate-Review.php Increasingly, web developers are being asked to create sites that are viewable on tablets and mobile devices, as well as desktops and laptops running Windows, OS X or Linux. One of the challenges in creating a site like that is animation. Flash, for many years the preferred cross-platform animation Wed, 16 Jan 2013 00:00:00 GMT HTML5 (CreateJS): Interactivity and Debugging https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/HTML5-Create-JS-Debugging/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/HTML5-Create-JS-Debugging.php Building on two previous tutorials on CreateJS for Flash Pro CS6, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz introduces interactivity (specifically, responding to a mouse click), debugging using the JavaScript "alert" statement, and assigning names to objects exported from Flash. Project files in Tue, 29 May 2012 00:00:00 GMT HTML5 (CreateJS): Animate with JavaScript https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/HTML5-Animate-JS/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/HTML5-Animate-JS.php Building on a previous introductory tutorial on CreateJS for Flash Pro CS6, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows how to modify the JavaScript exported from Flash, to change attributes such as position, speed, wait time, and color. Project files are included. Fri, 25 May 2012 17:38:39 GMT HTML5 (CreateJS) for Adobe Flash Professional CS6 https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/HTML5-Create-JS/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/HTML5-Create-JS.php Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz provides a brief introduction to CreateJS, an extension for Adobe Flash Professional CS6 that allows you to export Flash projects as HTML and JavaScript, even on platforms that do not support the Flash Player. Thu, 17 May 2012 17:56:29 GMT Building an Interactive Whiteboard in Flash: Part Two https://library.creativecow.net/junda_justin/Flash-whiteboard-2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/junda_justin/Flash-whiteboard-2.php In part two of this series, Justin Junda walks you through the necessary steps to connect the graphical elements from part one, with Actionscript 3.0 using the Flash drawing API in order to bring this whiteboard to life. Wed, 27 Apr 2011 14:04:14 GMT Building an Interactive Whiteboard in Flash: Part One https://library.creativecow.net/junda_justin/Flash-whiteboard-1/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/junda_justin/Flash-whiteboard-1.php In this tutorial, Justin Junda takes you through the step by step process on how to build and interactive whiteboard. These whiteboard are often seen in drawing applications, scratch pads, and educational sites. This is part one of a two part series. Part one takes you through setting up all the gra Mon, 25 Apr 2011 14:00:03 GMT Embedding a Speech Transcript in a Flash Video with Adobe CS5 https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Embedding-speech-transcript-in-flash/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Embedding-speech-transcript-in-flash.php In this tutorial, Creative COW Leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how to create a scrolling transcript synced with a Flash video, using Adobe Creative Suite 5 (Story, OnLocation, Premiere Pro, Soundbooth and Flash Professional). Fri, 18 Mar 2011 11:36:42 GMT Inverse Kinematics - Springs https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Inverse-Kinematics-Springs/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Inverse-Kinematics-Springs.php Springs are a new feature for Inverse Kinematics in Flash CS5. In this video tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you a simple technique for implementing springs, as well as several other "tricks and traps" to make your work with Inverse Kinematics in Flash easier, more flex Thu, 28 Oct 2010 17:33:55 GMT Inverse Kinematics - Control Points https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Inverse-Kinematics-Control-Points/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Inverse-Kinematics-Control-Points.php Fine-tune your Inverse Kinematics animations in Flash CS5 by working with control points. In this Adobe Flash video tutorial, Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how to associate bones with control points, how to move, add and delete control points, and how to adjust control point handles. Mon, 25 Oct 2010 22:02:54 GMT Inverse Kinematics https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/Inverse-Kinematics/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/Inverse-Kinematics.php Inverse Kinematics allows you to create structures of bones and joints and use them to animate characters in Flash. Fun and easy! Creative COW leader Michael Hurwicz shows you how in this video tutorial, step by step. Learn some basic ActionScript, too! Tue, 19 Oct 2010 17:18:06 GMT Creating an Interactive Snow Globe with Action Script 3.0 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/studios_domani/shake_snow_globe.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/studios_domani/shake_snow_globe.php In this tutorial, Chris Smith and Scott Hiers from Domani Studios create a shake-snow globe using Flash CS4 and Action Script 3.0. In this tutorial, you can either watch the video or follow along with the text tutorial below. Wed, 16 Dec 2009 00:00:00 GMT Simple Multi-Video Player in AS3 https://library.creativecow.net/ross_tony/Simple_Multi-VideoPlayer_AS3/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Simple_Multi-VideoPlayer_AS3.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create a simple multi-video player in Flash using Actionscript 3. You'll also learn how to have several videos use a single flv player. Wed, 11 Feb 2009 21:11:29 GMT Simple Multi-Video Player in AS2 https://library.creativecow.net/ross_tony/Simple_Multi-VideoPlayer_AS2/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Simple_Multi-VideoPlayer_AS2.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create a simple multi-video player in Flash using Actionscript 2. Also learn to have several videos use a single flv player. Thu, 05 Feb 2009 00:00:00 GMT Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques https://library.creativecow.net/hurwicz_michael/flash_cs3/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/hurwicz_michael/flash_cs3.php Author/Videographer/Animator/Musician Michael Hurwicz examines Flash CS3 Professional Video Studio Techniques by Robert Reinhardt, and recommends it to those looking to push their Flash sites to professional levels of reliability and user-friendliness. Mon, 22 Sep 2008 07:00:00 GMT Simple pause and play AS2 script in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/ross_tony/play-pause_mc/1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/play-pause_mc.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to add a simple pause/resume functionality to a scrolling image bar using Actionscript 2. Fri, 12 Sep 2008 07:00:00 GMT Simple Text Animation in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Animating_Text_01.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Animating_Text_01.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to to create a simple text animation in Flash using Motion tweens and the Distribute to Layers command. Tue, 08 Jul 2008 07:00:00 GMT Creating Self-Writing Text in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Masking_writing.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Masking_writing.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross demonstrates how to create text writing itself via masking in Flash. Tools used include Brush tool, Selection tool as well as masking. Mon, 30 Jun 2008 07:00:00 GMT Build A Basic Site Using AS3 in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/AS3_colors_site.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/AS3_colors_site.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow leader Tony Ross revisits the tutorial how to build a basic site about Colors in Flash. This version is created using Actionscript 3. The basic principles learned from this tutorial will enable the user to create a variety of simple websites. Elements covered are Thu, 29 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT Action Safe:Title Safe Template https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/action-title_template.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/action-title_template.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will learn to create an Action/ Title Safe template in Flash. Use this as a guide when making animations or motion graphics going to DVD or TV. Using rectangle tool, transform window, saving layers as a guide, and learn to save a document Thu, 08 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.3 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/cityscape_pt3.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/cityscape_pt3.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will add the rain to the cityscape via Photoshop. You will use a series of filters in Photoshop to create a single image to import into Flash, then create a 4-frame rain loop that can be animated at any angle. In addition you will add sou Mon, 28 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/cityscape_pt2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/cityscape_pt2.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will build a multiplane by animating a second set of buildings as the foreground. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Selection and Subselection Tools, in addition to Motion Tweens. This is part 2 of a 3 part series, animating a Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT A Rainy Cityscape in Flash pt.1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/cityscape_pt1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/cityscape_pt1.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, you will create a seamless, looping background of buildings against a night sky. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Selection and Subselection Tools, in addition to Motion Tweens. You will also learn to work in Flash using the Dupli Mon, 07 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT Draw a Flower Pot in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/flash_flowerpot.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/flash_flowerpot.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn to use Flash as a drawing tool, while making several pseudo-3D shapes, including a flower pot. Tools include the Rectangle Tool, Oval Tool, Paint Bucket Tool, and Free Transform Tool. Wed, 02 Apr 2008 07:00:00 GMT Custom Swatches in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/flash_swatches.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/flash_swatches.php In this video tutorial from CreativeCOW leader Tony Ross, learn how to create and save a custom swatches palette in Flash. Tools include the Eyedropper tool, the Paint Bucket tool, and the Swatches window. Wed, 26 Mar 2008 07:00:00 GMT Optical Illusion, part 3 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/OpArt_v3.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/OpArt_v3.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates part 3 of a 3 part series, creating optical illusions in Flash. Create a more complex spinning illusion of two sets of concentric circles using Motion Tweens, Rotation Options, and Blend Modes. Tools used include the Ova Tue, 26 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Animate a Movie Clip as a Rollover https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/MC_rollover.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/MC_rollover.php In this Flash video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross answers a forum question: I want to animate the movie clip as a roll over. so as the mouse is hovering over the MC it plays the animation in a loop, but when the mouse is moved away it finishes the animation then stops. This wi Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Optical Illusion, part 2 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/OpArt_v2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/OpArt_v2.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates part 2 of a 3 part series, creating optical illusions in Adobe Flash. Create a tunnel illusion using Motion Tweens and Masking. Tools used include the Oval Tool, Free Transform tool, Gradients, and the History panel. Tue, 19 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Optical Illusion, part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/optical_illusion_01.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/optical_illusion_01.php In this Adobe Flash video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates the first of a 3 part series, creating optical illusions in Flash. Create a spinning illusion of circles with cycling gradients using Motion Tweens and Rotation Options. Tools used include the Oval Tool, Free Mon, 11 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Build A Basic Site About Colors https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Colors_site.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/Colors_site.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates how to build a basic site about Colors in Flash. The basic principles learned from this tutorial will enable the user to create a variety of simple websites. Elements covered are navigation, basic action script, labels, Wed, 06 Feb 2008 08:00:00 GMT Pencil v.2 Drawing a Curved Line https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/pencil_line-v2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/pencil_line-v2.php In this Flash video tutorial, Pencil Drawing part 2, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross demonstrates drawing a line. Learn how to use Masking, Motion Tweens, and Motion Guide Layers to create an animated pencil drawing a curved line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free T Wed, 30 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT Pencil Drawing in Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/pencil_line-v1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/ross_tony/pencil_line-v1.php In this video tutorial, Creative Cow contributing editor Tony Ross introduces drawing techniques in Flash, as well as how to use Masking, Motion and Shape Tweens to create an animated pencil drawing a line. Tools used are the Rectangle tool, Pencil tool, and Free Transform tool. Mon, 21 Jan 2008 08:00:00 GMT Flash Videos for the Web Using Adobe CS3 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/chaffin_abraham/embedding-flash-videos.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/chaffin_abraham/embedding-flash-videos.php Overview of the different ways to create Flash Videos in Adobe CS3. In this tutorial you will learn the various methods of FLV and SWF Video creation in Adobe After Effects, Dreamweaver and Flash and learn the strengths and weaknesses of each method. Tue, 11 Dec 2007 08:00:00 GMT How to Wow - Mastering Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/mastering_flash.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/gondek_mike/mastering_flash.php CreativeCOW leader, Mike Gondek examines How to Wow - Mastering Flash by Colin Smith and published by Software Cinema. Mike strongly recommends Mastering Flash which will show you how to wow your audience with Flash and the amazing content you will generate after completing this training. Mon, 14 May 2007 07:00:00 GMT Inside Flash Professional 8 Part Three - Video Playback https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/flash3.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/flash3.php In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new video features of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 and demonstrates how to import video, set the various encoding parameters, choose a playback skin and export to a Flash file. This is part three of a three-part series. Mon, 07 Nov 2005 08:00:00 GMT Inside Flash Professional 8 Part Two - Text and Filters https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/flash2.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/flash2.php In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new features of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 such as the new text modes, anti aliasing, blend modes and filters such as blur, drop shadow and bevel. This is part two of a three-part series. Tue, 25 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT Inside Flash Professional 8 Part One - New Features https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/flash1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/mcmahon_frank/flash1.php In this video tutorial Creative COW Leader Franklin McMahon goes over the new features of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 such as strokes, gradients and overflow, object and document level undo, multiple libraries and ease in and ease out. This is part one of a three-part series. Wed, 19 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT Creating Tooltips https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/tooltips.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/tooltips.php In this tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how to create tooltips for your buttons or movie clips in Flash applications that follow the mouse position. Sat, 01 Oct 2005 07:00:00 GMT Scrolling Thumbnail Panel https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/scrolling_thumbnail_panel.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/scrolling_thumbnail_panel.php In this video tutorial Lee Brimelow explains how to create a scrolling panel of thumbnails that is controlled via the mouse position. This could be a great technique for navigation photos or video thumbnails. Wed, 21 Sep 2005 07:00:00 GMT Creating Random Motion https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/creating_random_motion.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/creating_random_motion.php In this flash video tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how to use actionscript to create random motion in your Flash movies. In the demonstration Lee uses balls that repeatedly move to random locations. Tue, 13 Sep 2005 07:00:00 GMT Accordion Video Application https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/accordion_video.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/accordion_video.php In this tutorial, Lee Brimelow shows how to create an interesting video application using the Accordion component that ships with Flash MX 2004. Thu, 08 Sep 2005 07:00:00 GMT PHP, MySQL,and Flash https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/php_mysql.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/php_mysql.php In this tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how to integrate MySQL database content into your Flash movies. This data integration is accomplished by using PHP to transform the database content into XML before importing into Flash. Mon, 22 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT Custom Easing Tool https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/customeasingtool.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/customeasingtool.php In this tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how to use this free Flash extension to create silky smooth animations. Stop spending hours trying to make realistic elastic or bounce animations and let this tool do the work for you. Tue, 16 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT Flash Video Meta Injection https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/flv_meta_injection.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/flv_meta_injection.php Lee Brimelow explains how to inject extra metadata into your Flash video (FLV) files. In the tutorial he embeds the videos title as a string and shows how to make use of it in Flash. Fri, 05 Aug 2005 07:00:00 GMT FLV Encoding Basics https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/FLV_encoding_basics.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/FLV_encoding_basics.php In this Flash video tutorial Lee Brimelow walks you through the various methods for encoding your videos into the Flash Video (FLV) format. Using Sorenson Squeeze and Flash Video Import functions, youll learn how to fully control your FLV video files. Wed, 29 Jun 2005 07:00:00 GMT XML Video Playlist https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_playlist.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_playlist.php In this Flash Video Tutorial, Lee Brimelow explains how to create an XML-driven video playlist to your movie player. Tue, 21 Jun 2005 07:00:00 GMT Flash Video Basics - Part 8 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_basics_8.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_basics_8.php In this video tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how to control the audio of an external FLV file by adding a mute button. This is part 8 in the Flash Video Basics series. Mon, 13 Jun 2005 07:00:00 GMT After Effects and Flash-Part 1 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/ae4flash1.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/ae4flash1.php In this video tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how create text animations in After Effects and then import them into Flash to add a little more animation. Fri, 10 Jun 2005 07:00:00 GMT Creating A Simple Video Player Interface https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/ps_video.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/ps_video.php In this tutorial Lee Brimelow explains how to create a simple video player interface in Photoshop, and then import it into your Flash project. Wed, 25 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT Flash Video Basics - Part 7 https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_basics_7.php https://library.creativecow.net/articles/brimelow_lee/video_basics_7.php In this tutorial Lee Brimelow shows you how create a custom context menu for the video player that replaces the deafult Flash menu. This is part 7 in the tutorial series Flash Video Basics. Thu, 19 May 2005 07:00:00 GMT