|Flash Web Roundup - Great tutorials and experiments|
The launch of the Flash platform, was perhaps the greatest revolution the world of the Internet has seen to date. One of the determinant factors is the high success on the rate of deployment in any browser from any OS. Its success is due also to the constant updating and development of new frameworks, API's as also the effort that Adobe and Community dedicated to show their experiences through the tutorials, whether through demonstrations and source codes. That is exactly what we are going to show today: Tutorials and experiments that will help to improve your skills.
A great tutorial of Christoph Helzle showing some techniques you can use to save time on interface designs by creating reusable components.
Learn how to create a cool 3D Gallery in this tutorial. You will learn how to use FIV3D, TweenLite and actionscript 3 to build a photo gallery, that moves with you mouse, and where the user can select each of the photos. In The Tech Labs, you will be able to find many other tutorials on Adobe Air, Flash and Flex which will help you to improve your skills.
The WebdesignerWall is one the most successful designer blogs available in the internet. Thought the most part of the published tutorials are on Photoshop and CSS, you can find a couple of tuts on Flash like this one. You will learn in this tut how to design a cool photo gallery as seen on AppleTV website and in many Mac application (ie. iTune, iPhone). In fact, this tutorial is very easy to follow; all you need is some basic Photoshop and Flash skills.
In this two part tutorial, you will learn to create from scratch a flash video player full of features, such as the usual play, fwd, rev, pause and stop buttons, but also xml playlist, sound and full screen.
This tutorial is specially dedicated to those that are using free flash editors such as FlashDevelop. It will take you to steps to create 3D animations in Flash and AS3 using the AS3Dmod library.
FlashTuts+ is another great resource of tutorials on Flash Platform. In this tutorial, you will create a dynamic flash slideshow application with cool transitions.
Learn how to create a customized pool and charts, so you can collect your website visitor's opinions.
In this tutorial, will get you to first steps with flash and Papervision3D. At the end you have created a 3D gallery.
Senocular, one of the most well know flash blogs, bring us another very extensive tutorial, showing the new Flash Player 10 drawing API features. As he says, "Flash Player 10 expands greatly on the drawing API in ActionScript, more so than any other version of the Flash Player since the initial introduction of the drawing API in Flash Player 6". The new Flash Player 10, brings new features, and this tutorial will be for sure the best resource to learn how to use them.
Cool Experiments with Source Files
Download the source code, analyze, experiment and create your own. Get inspired. You will need it...
Create cool ribbons effects with AS3 and Papervision3D.
Bartek and his experiments. In this experiment you will see 4 demos, using the AS3Dmod, creating cool animations.
A very nice experiment that you use in other projects. Like games, or galleries.
Another experiment, creating a similar effect to the above mentioned tutorial with FIVe3D and TweenLite, but this time using GTTweeny.
Do you have any amazing Flash (or Flex) experiments/tutorials that you want to share? Feel free to place them in the comments!
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