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Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Dec. 4th, 2004 @ 05:13 PM Reply

Just Posted This Becuz It Really Helps Out // Helped Me Alot
Maybe It'll Help You Really Cool Links N Tuts N Stuff Hopes It Help
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-Thanks Otacon

Otacon's links and tutorials for N00bs - V3

First of all you need an animating program based on Flash. The main tool is called Macromedia Flash, however there are a lot of other ones that are based on Flash but are free. Before trying any of those, you should get the free 30 day trial for Macromedia Flash.

Flash MX 2004 30 day trial: http://www.macromedia.com/cfusion/tdrc/index.cfm?product=flash

The price for it is a little over 500$. However you can buy it for much cheaper at the following links:

http://www.amazon.com - Hehe, these guys have everything on sale. Almost always :P
http://www.ebay.com

If you are student, you can also get a much cheaper copy (around $190 for Studio MX) from educational websites such as:

http://www.campustech.com/cgi-local/SoftCart.exe/index.html?E+scstore
http://www.academicsuperstore....ch=macromedia&qs_platform=
http://www.journeyed.com/department.asp?DID=macromedia&SKW=VPmacromedia

It is understandable that you might not want to pay for it. Then you can get a free flash maker. Check out this thread posted at NG bbs about Free flash makes:

http://newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=153186

After you get the program(Flash) and install it, get started in this animated example:

http://newgrounds.com/flash/samples/demo.html

For basic game ActionScripts check out step 3 here:

http://newgrounds.com/flash/index.html

Animated tutorials:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/173263 - Movie clips, Motion Tween and Basic Actionscript.
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/175909 - PreLoader
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/143491 - Sprites
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/144223 - Games
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/52586 - Compression
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/80194 - Fading
http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/180407 - W00t. This one is one of the best animated tuts i have seen.

Further go to these links for more tutorials and/or flash resources:

http://www.flashkit.com - One of the best Flash resource sites out there. Has everything. SoundFX/tutorials/movies/loops etc.
http://www.kirupa.com - Pretty much like flashkit
http://www.actionscript.org - All kind of actionscript stuff you can ask for
http://www.angelfire.com/in4/star_cleaver/tut.html - A Flash FAQ. Has answers to many questions N00bs have.
http://www.flashadvisor.com/ - Pretty much like flashkit
http://www.echoecho.com/flash.htm - Tutorial site. All kinds of tutorials.
http://www.ultrashock.com/ - A great site. Has tutorials + goodies/book reviews/fla source files.
http://www.sfdt.com/support/ - List of tutorials made in flash. Some examples of tutorials would be how to make special effects or make sticks.
http://www.lionbichstudios.com/flash_tutorials_01.htm - A very good Flash MX tutorial site. Has advanced stuff :)
http://www.gotoAndPlay.it/ - Tons of tutorials, and great stuff.

Free Fla files that can be used in your flash:

http://thealmightychet.250free.com/resource.htm - All kinda weapons.
http://www.ultrashock.com/ > fla sources section.
http://www.coflash.com/

Sounds:

http://www.findsounds.com
http://www.sounddogs.com
http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com
http://www.flashkit.com/soundfx
http://www.google.com << it works :P

Sound loops:

http://www.flashadvisor.com/sound/index.php
http://flashkit.com/loops

Audio-editor:

http://www.audacity.sf.net - Free audio editor. Best out there.

PreLoaders:

http://www.geocities.com/mercloaders/
http://newgrounds.com/flash/NewgroundsPreLoader.fla
http://newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=157846

Optimizing:

http://www.stillstationed.com/...al_optimizing/optimizing0.html - Optimizing audio, video, jpg, vector, etc.
http://newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=153125 - Compressing SWF

Sprites:

http://www.eternalrpg.net/sprites.php
http://www.gsarchives.net/index2.php - One of the greatest ones out there :)
http://www.captainn.net/main.html
http://sfghq.emulationzone.org
http://www.sonichq.org
http://www.skytowergames.net/
http://deekman.cjb.net
http://www.panelmonkey.org
http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=149949 - Sprite resource at NG bbs
http://www.gifsyndicate.com/ - For the below links, thanks to _Nexxus_
http://www.yoda.arachsys.com/worms/wa/anims/gfx/
http://www.deekman.cjb.net/
http://www.rpgmaker2000.4players.de:1027/d_chipsets.html
http://www.psyguy.com/
http://www.powow.com/snessprites/
http://www.elizar.com/
http://www.cherryroms.com/news.php
http://www.vlatitude.com/
http://www.gamesfirst.com/
http://www.angelfire.com/mn2/ryuujin/viewalls.html
http://bd.turbocomix.com/
http://www.flashstand.com

Flash 3d. Flash has absolutely no support for 3d. Yet you can mimic 3d or use a 3d program and export 3d into swf format. Here are few programs and resources you can start from:

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=163163 - 3d out-of-the-box, n00b proof
http://www.swift3d.com - The best 3d flash editing program.

Screensaver/desktop:

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=163163 - Programs that can be used to export swf files as screensavers.

Stopmotion & Free animation tools

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=114332 - Thanks go to Schorhr on NG bbs :)

Actionscript:

http://www.gotoandplay.it/_articles/2003/12/scrolling_upd.php - A fully working Optimized art-based scrolling Game Engine Free to use and learn from it :P
http://newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=66585 - Teh Leet NG bbs actionscript thread. Has over 150 pages. Full of all kinds of codes.

Now, guys you have your movie ready? Full of sounds, sprites, a preloader, good animation, drawing, maybe a game(?), some stopmotion. Of course not :P Your first movie will be crappy. We understand that. Don't submit your first movie. You might wanna upload it at NG to show it to your friends. All you need for that is a free web host. Check out the link below:

http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=160204

Finally, don't forget to check out these:

http://www.sparkstudios.org
http://www.nottoxic.com

And lastly don't forget to use GOOGLE ( http://newgrounds.com/bbs/topic.php?id=158208 ) and also search NG bbs for basic stuff ( http://www.newgrounds.com/bbs ) :)

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Dec. 4th, 2004 @ 05:44 PM Reply

We have enough copies on the BBS now. ;-)


> twitter.

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Dec. 4th, 2004 @ 06:16 PM Reply

There are already enough topics with the same things and always the credits. No more, please.

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Feb. 28th, 2005 @ 04:00 AM Reply

Thnx for all the help :)

I've only been doing flash for three months all this really helped, now i can try to learn action script damn that will be the third comp language that ill know that nakes BASIC and HTML Yaaaaaa NERDS RULE

I AM THE NERD OVA LORD

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Feb. 28th, 2005 @ 08:38 AM Reply

At 2/28/05 04:00 AM, Juggz_89 wrote: I AM THE NERD OVA LORD

Good luck with that.

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Jul. 15th, 2005 @ 01:31 PM Reply

w00t

I did it i am now the nerd overlord, i am captain of a robotics team im doing calculus next year and physics and also i can get a cert 2 in It a TAFE. I RULE

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Jul. 15th, 2005 @ 01:36 PM Reply

At 7/15/05 01:31 PM, Juggz_89 wrote: w00t

I did it i am now the nerd overlord, i am captain of a robotics team im doing calculus next year and physics and also i can get a cert 2 in It a TAFE. I RULE

But the question is, do you have a pocket protector?

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Jul. 15th, 2005 @ 01:38 PM Reply

This has been posted/spam/ a million times /spam/

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Response to Otacon's links and tutorials - V3 Jul. 15th, 2005 @ 01:45 PM Reply

At 7/15/05 01:38 PM, wwiacs wrote: This has been posted/spam/ a million times /spam/

I wouldn't call it spam. Check the date of the original post anyway, it's from December of last year.