Archive for the ‘Flash’ Category

Structure Creator 1.1.5

Monday, February 2nd, 2009
Structure Creator

Structure Creator 1.1.5 extension for Flash is now available. The Mac folder issue has now been fixed.

Get it from Google Code

I would like to have some feedback to see if people actually like it, how i could make it better etc. Please leave a comment or contact me via email.


Structure Creator 1.1.4

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009
Structure Creator

I have updated the Structure Creator extension for Flash on Google code. Now at version 1.1.4.
Now included the new SWFAddress 2.2 and allows for custom FLA names as well as a few minor bug fixes.

Get it at Google Code

Structure Creator 1.1.3 Released

Thursday, December 18th, 2008
Structure Creator

A while ago I posted about a plugin for Flash that creates a folder structure for flash projects. Well I have just uploaded a new version with quite a few bug fixes. It is available at http://code.google.com/p/flashstructurecreator/

Flash Project Structure Creator

Monday, November 17th, 2008
Structure Creator

Danny, Shang and I have been creating a flash extension which creates the project structure for a flash project. The default structure is setup for web projects however the schema is customisable using a simple xml format. Using the default schema it will generate a project with swfobject and swfaddress and create the html file for the flash to display in.

It's a very handy plugin which speeds up the workflow when creating flash projects. It works in both Flash CS3 and CS4.

If you have any suggestions about what should be included or changed in this plugin, please leave a comment. I'd like to hear some of your feedback on it.

It is available at google code.

Using Pixel Fonts in Flash

Wednesday, September 10th, 2008

When using pixel fonts in Flash sometimes you will notice that the text appears slightly blury. The reason for this is that all textfields with pixel fonts need their possision to be at whole pixels. This means that if the textfield's x possision is at 100.3 and y is at 100.8 then the font will appear fuzzy. all you need to do is round these numbers off. So the new possision of the textfield will be x=100 and y=101

If the textfield is inside a movie clip you need to make sure the possision of the movie clip as well as the text field are rounded off.

The Holy Bible of Actionscript 3.0

Friday, June 27th, 2008

Everyone should rush out and buy Essential Actionscript 3.0 by Colin Mook. It is a really great resource for actionscript programming with the new AS3 code. I actually managed to get this book free from Colin's Actionscript 3.0 From the Ground Up Tour when he came to Singapore. All I had to do was answer the question " can anyone name a text adventure game?" I called out "ZORK" and from that got a free book. Sometimes being a retro gamer pays off. I have had a good look through it and its really helpful for learning actionscript 3.

Flash 10 – Astro

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

On the 15th of this month (May) Adobe released their beta version of the new Flash player 10. This new player has native 3d support which looks as though it will be able to handle a lot of common things that people do with other 3d flash api's such as Papervision.

Flash 10 also has the ability to read and write files directly to your hard drive. This saves the need to upload information to a server and then download again.

Another thing adobe has added in flash 10 is the ability to type arrays called vectors. This means that you can make an array only have 1 specific type of content in it, such as a string or a number.

If you would like to know how you can test out Flash player 10 for yourself, have a look at Lee Brimelow's tutorial on how to install it.