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.
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.
I think that one of the first issues you have to deal with when creating your first Flash projects using the Extend Studio Flash components is to bypass the Flash Security warnings when testing locally. Of course, you could upload the files somewhere online, but testing locally is faster and easier, except that both MAC and Windows will not allow you to run the generated Flash locally by default.