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Flash CS6 Actionscript 2 Fundamentals

Interactivity for Banner Ads & Websites

ActionScript is at the heart of every cool Flash movie or site. This class delves into the core of ActionScript 2, giving you the foundation that every Flash developer needs to get to the next level of interactivity.

This course covers how to accept and modify user input; storing information; creating functions; creating a basic game; manipulating text character by character; modifying symbols properties; dynamically loading assets; making progress bar loaders; scripted animation; drag and drop; and ultimately how to understand and utilize ActionScript 2.

ActionScript 2 is still used heavily (and often required) in banner ads. It can be considerably simpler than ActionScript 3 for people without a programming background.

  • Combine drag and drop mouse actions with Tweens.

  • Use random numbers to control multiple clip properties.

  • Nest and control movie clips.

  • Use ActionScript to analyze user input and react to it.

  • Create and use familiar interface tools such as the dropdown menus.

  • Enhance your productivity by using functions.

  • Make killer dynamic text effects.

  • Create limitless effects without adding file size.

  • Use loops to generate random and unique effects.

  • Even make a few simple games (click the monkey's head).

  • Get practical with this tip calculater.

What You’ll Learn

Section 1
Basic Actions Review

Topics

  • Adding a Button and Actions
Using Variables to Store Information

Topics

  • Variables: Numbers and Strings
  • Math with Variables
  • Modifying Number Variables
  • Strict Data Typing
Using Textfields to Capture and Display

Topics

  • Input Text Fields
  • Dynamic Text Fields
  • Displaying User-Input Text
What IF?

Topics

  • IF and ELSE Statements
  • Evaluating User Input
Monkey Smash! Game

Topics

  • Creating a Basic Game
  • Adding a Button
  • Keeping Track of the Score

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Section 2
Name That Movie Clip

Topics

  • Dot Syntax Explained
  • Controlling Movie Clips with ActionScript
  • Deeply Nested Movie Clips
Movie Clip Properties

Topics

  • Dynamically Changing Movie Clip Properties
Tween-less Motion

Topics

  • Animating Objects without the Timeline
  • Constant Code Execution
  • The onEnterFrame Event
What’s Your Function?

Topics

  • Creating Functions
  • Passing Information to Functions (Arguments)
Functions that Return a Value

Topics

  • Doing Math with Functions
  • Outputting Values
  • Making a Tip Calculator
  • Rounding Numbers
Re-Usable Functions

Topics

  • Importing External Actionscript Files
  • Generating Random Numbers
Section 3
Attaching Symbols to the Stage

Topics

  • Using ActionScript to Place Symbols on the Stage
More Animation with onEnterFrame

Topics

  • Creating Endless Falling Stars
  • Moving Objects with ActionScript
  • Removing Movie Clips to Lower CPU Load
Applying Realistic Physics

Topics

  • Adding Realism to the Falling Stars
Loops

Topics

  • For Loops
  • Using Loops to Control Movie Clips
  • Evaluating Dynamic Movie Clip Names
Section 4
Arrays

Topics

  • Arrays
  • Adding Items to Arrays
  • Displaying and Formatting Arrays
Random Quote Generator

Topics

  • Randomly Choosing Array Items
  • Determining Array Length
Navigate Through an Array

Topics

  • Cycling Through Array Items
Using Arrays with ComboBox Components

Topics

  • Making a ComboBox Dropdown Menu
  • Populating the Menu with an Array

Section 5
Intro to the Tween Class

Topics

  • Scripting Animation (Tween Class)
  • Easing Types
Drag and Drop with the Tween Class

Topics

  • Drag and Drop Functions
  • More Animation with the Tween Class
  • Bouncing Effects
Navigate a Website with the Tween Class

Topics

  • Animating a Navigation Bar with the Tween Class
Tween Class for Text Effects

Topics

  • Advanced Text Effects with the Tween Class
  • Dynamically Animating Text
  • Letter by Letter Animation
Section 6
Movie Clip Loader Intro

Topics

  • Dynamically Loading External Files
Enhancing the User Experience

Topics

  • Creating a Loading Bar
  • Cycling Through Images
  • Dynamically Loading Slide Show