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Create a Halloween Flash animation without coding

In this tutorial we will use Creative FlashFX, the Flash components pack that incorporates Creative MovieFX and Creative TextFX (please click here to read more about Creative TextFX). Not only that the products have similarities regarding their interfaces and the workflow while using them, but they are fully compatible with each other.

We will animate some text using Creative TextFX and, following, we will animate a movie clip using Creative MovieFX. The result will be a nice animation in the Halloween spirit.

Firstly I just want to remind you that, in order to be able to solve the tutorial, you will need both the Creative MovieFX and Creative TextFX extensions installed on your computer; if you encounter any problems while doing that, please visit the “How to install an extension” tutorial.

Read the tutorial here.

Creative Flash Scroller Tutorial – How to build a dynamic news nugget

In this tutorial we will create a dynamic news nugget that reads content from an xml file. It’s very useful when you want to display scrolling news content in a sidebar nugget. In order to create this you’ll need the Creative Flash Scroller AS3 – a Flash component that makes scrolling very easy. Here is how the result should look like:


• Flash CS3 or CS4
• Creative Flash Scroller AS3 (you can download a free trial)

To make it work, you just need a bit of AS3 code. Here is the tutorial to guide you through.

Sneak peak into the new Creative Flash Scroller AS3

The new version comes with AS3 support, improved interface and improved documentation

With Creative Flash Scroller you can scroll any kind of Flash Content: static text, dynamic text, pictures, animations, movies. It comes with multiple scroll behaviors: touch scroll, mouse gesture scroll, scrollbar scroll and even supports mouse wheel behavior. You can add smooth scrolling or motion blur effects and customize it to suit your design, from an easy to use interface.

What’s new in the AS3 version?

  • ActionScript 3 control- If you are a coder you can manage the scroller directly from ActionScript. The component uses AS2 or AS3 methods, events and properties which gives you full control over the behaviors
  • Easy to use interface – The component comes now with a flash like user interface in the Component Inspector. The learning curve is almost instant
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  • Improved documentation, including videos.

Release date and pricing for the Creative Flash Scroller AS3

All current AS2 customers will get the AS3 version upgrade for free after the release on April 14th! New customers will be able to get the AS3 version at an introductory price for until April 30th. Register here to be the first to hear when the release is made public and take advantage of the introductory price.