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How to make a dynamic hangman game in Flash 8 with XML and ActionScript – part 1 of 4

October 20th, 2008 71 Comments

In this detailed lesson made for Flash 8 and ActionScript 2.0, I will show you how to create a completely dynamic hangman game. This lesson is intended for intermediate or advanced users of ActionScript. If you are completely new to ActionScript, I suggest that you learn more about ActionScript and come back to this tutorial […]

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Creating dynamic dialogue balloons in Flash

October 18th, 2008 13 Comments

In this easy lesson made for Flash MX 2004 and Flash 8, I will show you how to give custom speech bubbles to characters featured in a classical painting. Have a look at the Flash example below — roll your mouse over the women and men in the picture to get a clear idea of […]

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Making an interactive drawing sketchpad

October 16th, 2008 72 Comments

In this lesson, I will show you how to create a an interactive sketchpad on which you and your users can draw. The sketchpad features an interface which allows you to change the thickness and the color of the line. With this tutorial, you will learn: How to create simple buttons and tell them what […]

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Making an interactive country map

October 16th, 2008 52 Comments

In this lesson, I will show you have to make a very useful and widely used element: an interactive map. Whether it be a country map, like the case is here, or an anatomical map of human body, city plan, an engine schema, etc., the method applied is the same. It is very simple, as […]


How to easily make a draggable mask with ActionScript

October 15th, 2008 16 Comments

In this really easy tutorial, I will show you how to set up a mask via ActionScript and make it draggable. Click on the rectangle in the Flash example below and drag it around to see what you’ll learn to create.

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Creating a site that can change colors and visual appearance with a simple mouse click

October 14th, 2008 6 Comments

In this tutorial you will learn to create an interface that will enable your users to change the looks of your flash site with a simple mouse click. This makes for a more appealing and interesting site. Also, if a user has any preferences over colors used in your site, or finds it easier to […]

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Moving and rotating a movie clip with button symbols, via ActionScript

October 14th, 2008 63 Comments

In this lesson, you will learn how to manipulate a movie clip via button symbols. You will create an interface and write ActionScript that will enable the rotation and movement of a movie clip across the screen. Press and hold the buttons on the example below to see the little rocket spaceship move and rotate!

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