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Sleek green sphere mathematical preloader

November 3rd, 2008 16 Comments

In this easy, detailed Flash 8 pro lesson I will show you how to make a sleek green sphere preloader for your website. In this lesson, you will learn: How to create a sphere with a realistic depth effect, How to use the great filters in Flash 8 pro to achieve a realistic sphere, How […]


How to make a complete Flash website navigation system with a built-in preloader for external content – part 1 of 4

October 24th, 2008 Comments Off on How to make a complete Flash website navigation system with a built-in preloader for external content – part 1 of 4

In this thoroughly explained, detailed lesson made for Flash 8, I will show you how to create a really cool, complete Flash website navigation and loading system. The menu that you will make has a built-in animated preloader. You will learn: How to design a menu with a built-in preloader (a numerical one), How to […]

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Creating a preloader for your Flash site using the image of a bottle and a rectangular mask

October 16th, 2008 54 Comments

In this detailed tutorial made for Flash 8, you will see how easy it is to create a preloading system that is gradually displaying an image as your site loads. I will show you the following: How to import an image into Flash, How to create a rectangular movie clip and turn it into a […]

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Making the complete internal preloader in Flash 8, with a loading bar and mathematical preloaders – part 1 of 3

October 14th, 2008 106 Comments

In this tutorial, you will see how easy it is to create an internal preloader for your Flash site, complete with: A graphical loading bar, An animated text field showing the percentage of your Flash movie loaded so far and, A dynamic text field showing the amount of bytes loaded and total bytes. Moreover, you […]


Mouse cursor preloader

October 14th, 2008 3 Comments

I will show you how to make a preloader that acts as the cursor on the screen. As you can see in the example below, the preloader moves and acts as the substitute of your mouse. This example is a document with small dimensions. However, what you will learn in this lesson can be applied […]

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The use of masks in preloaders

October 14th, 2008 5 Comments

There is a certain type of preloader often seen on flash sites: the one where the text showing the percentage of the movie loaded changes color as the loading bar passes over it. This is done with the use of a mask. To see what I mean, look at the flash movie below. This is […]


Basic loading bar preloader

October 13th, 2008 87 Comments

Learn to create the basic preloader with a loading bar showing how much of the movie has loaded. The advantage of a graphical preloader of this kind is that is the most intuitive for a user to see how much more she or he must wait to acces your site. Here’s a nice preview of […]


Basic internal percentage preloader

October 8th, 2008 22 Comments

With this tutorial, you will learn how to make a basic preloader which shows how much of the Flash movie in which it resides has loaded. This kind of preloader is best used with small movies, intros and the like.

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