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Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 02:52 PM Reply

I was wondeing if it was possible to actually self teach yourself Flash by getting familiar with the program itself?

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 02:55 PM Reply

Probably... the best way though is manipulating other *.fla files and or reading through tutorials.

F1 is always useful. :-)


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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 03:00 PM Reply

Im pretty sure the easiest way would be to teach it to yourself by trying out all the different functions, but then again, if you get into actionscripting that can be pretty difficult and I have to ask for help all to learn all the functions.


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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 03:02 PM Reply

I learned flash by purchasing the Flash MX Bible. That book was the best teacher of flash I've had. It worked really well for teaching me the basics, and I would recommend the newer Flash MX 2004 Bible version to anyone.


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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 03:09 PM Reply

Thats what I did! Now look what I can do....

_root.createEmptyMovieClip("dumb", 1);
with (dumb) {
moveTo(0, 0);
lineStyle(5, FF00FF, 75);
beginFill(000000, 50);
lineTo(0, 400);
lineTo(550, 400);
lineTo(550, 0);
lineTo(0, 0);
endFill();
}
_root.createEmptyMovieClip("idiot", 0.5);
with (idiot) {
moveTo(0, 0);
lineStyle(10, 000000, 100);
beginFill(151574, 100);
lineTo(0, 200);
lineTo(200, 200);
lineTo(200, 0);
lineTo(0, 0);
endFill();
}

Paste into your first frame! Actually works...


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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 03:33 PM Reply

It would take alot less time to just read the tutorials. It will probly make more sence to you that way.

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 03:37 PM Reply

I learned Flash by looking through other scripts, changing details, and seeing what affect it would have on the program. But, then again, I'm not that good at Flash, so I would recommend a book.

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 03:40 PM Reply

At 2/13/05 03:37 PM, Begoner wrote: I learned Flash by looking through other scripts, changing details, and seeing what affect it would have on the program. But, then again, I'm not that good at Flash, so I would recommend a book.

LOL! i learnt how to draw in Action Script from you! I read through your script and found out what everything did, thanks begoner! I'm working on the word 'HI' (yay!)

_root.createEmptyMovieClip("H", 1);
with (H) {
moveTo(0, 0);
lineStyle(1, 000000, 00);
beginFill(000000, 100);
lineTo(0, 400);
lineTo(10, 400);
lineTo(10, 0);
lineTo(0, 0);
endFill();
}


Sup, bitches :)

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 07:15 PM Reply

I did.

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 07:36 PM Reply

At 2/13/05 02:52 PM, GGKsk8erman wrote: I was wondeing if it was possible to actually self teach yourself Flash by getting familiar with the program itself?

One of the best things you should learn is that most tools have their own unique propery functions when you select one---> Located on the tool-bar, and on the property bar.

Extremely helpful, and made me very pissy when I found out about it after doing stuff the hard + harder way >:(

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 07:46 PM Reply

Lol, you're welcome, I guess. I just hope that the code wasn't wrong or inefficient.

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Response to Is it possible? Feb. 13th, 2005 @ 08:16 PM Reply

hehehe yea it is, thats what I did, cept for maybe one tut
motion tweens. but that didnt help