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Flash Introduction

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Jul 12, 2006 | 8:45 AM EDT

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This is an introduction to the Flash user environment for aspiring developers! I made this in 1999, so it is probably featuring the Flash 3 layout. Things haven't changed TOO MUCH, though, so it's still a decent intro.

I am submitting this to the Portal before I overhaul our tutorial page to be part of the collection system. To make a long story short, all the tutorials need to be in the Portal in order to be featured through the database system. This tutorial was never part of the Portal before.



Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

No brownie point for me

I did not think this was that good.....
I guess I have never used flash before you might learn somthing
Also the nav could have been a little better.
I found myself right doing the "right click>play" alot.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

I liked the style.

I liked the way you used buttons to involve the people watching it.
The interactivity was a good point.

Precise and simple. A good tutorial.

Nice work.

the only problem I had was that the link back to the main menu didn't work for me...


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Well it's pretty basic.

I mean all it is, is how to make a circle move. Plus, there are easier ways to do the things you mentioned in the tutorial. First, you could just hit F6 to make a new keyframe. And for a symbol, you could just hit F8. If you extended it, that would be a lot better.

I think it would be better if you added a section about shape tweening and/or other basic materials.

Overall, I liked the fact that you guided the viewer through it manually so they could understand it better.

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Rated 1 / 5 stars

Im sorry, but why

argh... why!?

These basic tutorials are not that need surely. That was so old and out of date im not even sure what it was trying to teach.

things like motion tween should only be in a tutorial when they are part of a large tutorial that dont look like crap. Why cant you make a tutorial for making a shooting game, somthing that you cant find in a single tutorial from google


Rated 4 / 5 stars


It looks like Flash 4 to me, but anyway, good tutorial. I like the stye a whole lot, how you get to actually click all of the buttons the way you would in Flash. Good job, Tom.