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April 13, 2010

104 Excellent Flash Tutorials

Here are 104 excellent Flash Tutorials from foundation-flash.com. These are all free and include 18 Flash video tutorials. They begin by introducing the Flash interface and demonstrating the most important Flash fundamentals, and then move to more advanced features and Flash topics. Many of these Flash tutorials use game development of their subject. All of the topics are detailed and explained thoroughly so they’re easy to understand, even those covering advanced features.


18 Flash Video Tutorials


 - Interface
 - The Timeline / Layers
 - The Toolbox
 - The Align Panel
 - The Library Panel
 - Motion Tweening
 - Shape Tweening
 - Blurring
 - Publish Settings
 - Setting Document Class
 - The Stop Action
 - Gradient Fills
 - Easing and Rotation
 - Motion Guides
 - Masking
 - Buttons
 - Button Coding
 - Interface (CS4)


Basic Flash Tutorials
These tutorials will teach you how to tween, animate, and much more. They contain no Actionscript code.

 - Intro to Flash / Download
 - The Interface
 - The Timeline
 - The Toolbox
 - The Align and Library Panels
 - Motion Tweening
 - Shape Tweening
 - Easing, Rotation and Motion Guides
 - Movie Clips
 - Buttons
 - Masking
 - How to link library symbols
 - Angles and Lengths
 - Reverse Angles
 - Blur filter tween
 - Shape Hints
 - SWF protection
 - Bitmap to vector
 - Backwards compatibility


ActionScript 3 Tutorials

ActionScript 3 is more recent than ActionScript 2 and is availabe with CS3 or later.

 - Setting up a project for later
 - Must Read Basics
 - Function/Method Declaration.
 - Drawing a circle
 - enterFrame Event
 - More and altering events
 - Using an image from the library
 - Understanding Depth
 - String Functions
 - Drawing by Mouse
 - Simple HitTest
 - Move to Mouse
 - Setting Depth
 - Pong (1) – Handling the Keyboard
 - Pong (2) – Fast paced action
 - Pong (3) – Creating our rally
 - A Friendly guide to the Timer class
 - Packages
 - Pong (4) – Scoring our game
 - More Useful String Functions
 - Avoider (1) – Setting up
 - Avoider (2) – The Player
 - Avoider (3) – Targets, scoring
 - Avoider (4) – Finishing up: Enemies
 - Debugging
 - Compiler Errors
 - Runtime Errors
 - Dragging & Dropping
 - Basic Sound In AS3
 - Custom Cursors
 - Rotation in AS3
 - Command Line
 - Digital Clock
 - URL-Loading Button
 - Analog Clock
 - Classes (and farms!)
 - Point-and-Click Game
 - Gravity and bounce


ActionScript 2 Tutorials

Use these tutorials if you have Adobe Flash 8 or earlier.

 - The STOP Action
 - URL Direction Button
 - Arrow-Key Movement
 - Number Matching Game
 - Duplication
 - Custom Cursors
 - How to refer to symbols in ActionScript
 - Simple Hittest
 - Functions
 - Removing Movie Clips
 - Arcade Game
 - Arcade Game Bullets
 - Swish timings
 - Drawing by mouse
 - Rotation in Flash
 - Gravity and Bounce
 - Sound Manipulation
 - Hiding the right-click menu
 - Turret game (1) – The turret
 - Turret game (2) – A slight detour
 - XML in Flash


ActionScript Concepts

These tutorials demonstrate the proamming language constructs of ActionScript: if, else, try, for, while, var, etc.

 - Traces and Comments
 - Variables: Info Stores
 - For Loops
 - Arrays
 - If, Else and Else If
 - While loops
 - Array Functions
 - Try, Catch and Finally
 - Constructor function





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