30 Worthwhile Adobe Flash Animation Tutorials for Boost your Skills

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30 Worthwhile Adobe Flash Animation Tutorials for Boost your Skills
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Wikipedia says: Adobe Flash (formerly Macromedia Flash) is a multimedia platform used to add animation, video, and interactivity to web pages. Flash is frequently used for advertisements, games and flash animations for broadcast. More recently, it has been positioned as a tool for “Rich Internet Applications” (“RIAs”).

We’re with Adobe Flash Animation Tutorials, flash allows you to design awesome visual effects and helps you wonderful user interaction, now a days most of the TV ads, online banner advertisements, movie trailers using flash elements, videos with sound and motion graphics, we listing some latest and useful Adobe Flash tutorials for learn about animations and Actionscript 1, 2 and 3.0 which will help you to boost your animator skills.

Create an Animated Car Banner using Flash CS5

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create an animated banner using Flash CS5. You will learn how to create a car moving on a road with its tires spinning. You can also download the free .fla file of the banner animation.

Create an Animated Car Banner using Flash CS5

Optimise Flash movies

Optimise Flash movies

Create a Flash Cover Flow-style menu

Create a Flash Cover Flow style menu

Flash navigation menus made easy

Flash navigation menus made easy

Flash AS3 Tutorial: Random Puzzle Effect

Recently we got quite a few questions about how the random puzzle animation (if you scroll through months) on our WordPress Calendar is made. Some people found it really cool and so we decided to make a tutorial about it. As you will soon see, implementation is fairly easy and doesn’t require a lot of coding.

Instead of calendar days we will use puzzle pieces that will come together with a random animation. We used a puzzle piece that can be found on ShutterStock. Please note that vector is not available in source files (only png file is) and that if you wish to use it you will have to buy it.

Flash AS3 Tutorial: Random Puzzle Effect

Creating user-activated animations

Flash comes equipped with a set of powerful filters that, in the right hands, can add excitement and an animated punch to your Flash work. In the wrong hands they can make your work look cheap and amateurish. The temptation for designers is to become filter-happy, adding them anywhere and everywhere.

A subtle approach is always best and in this tutorial you’ll learn how to use filters to create animated Flash neon-style graphics. We’ll then add some code to make them user-initiated. Finally, we’ll use a very simple masking technique to create an effective site opener.

You can easily adapt the techniques shown in this tutorial for your own work. Perhaps you want to create glowing neon text for your site or have an animated site border with a subtle glowing neon style? It’s easy to rework the steps shown here.

Follow this tutorial and you’ll be on the right path for adding animated filter effects to your own work.

Creating user-activated animations

Flash AS3 Tutorial: Falling Leaves

TweenLite is my favourite Flash tweening Engine for animating objects. It is extremely fast, lightweight and flexible which makes it very easy to learn. In this tutorial I will show how to you use one of their premium plugins physics2D to create a nice falling leaves effect similar to the one used in our WordPress Falling Leaves plugin.

Please note that this is a paid plugin that can be bought and downladed from TweenLite official page. SWF file that is included in source files is working properly but you won’t be able to export the fla file without the physics2D plugin.

Flash AS3 Tutorial: Falling Leaves

Vertical 3D Carousel with ActionScript 3

In this tutorial I will show you how to create a vertical 3D carousel with the help of ActionScript 3! We will determine the rotation speed according to mouse movement.

Vertical 3D Carousel with ActionScript 3

Interactive characters in Flash

Alexis West explains how the combination of and ActionScript can bring your characters to life with animation and interactivity.

Character creation has really caught on, and can be applied to a wide range of media while remaining true to the original conceptualisation. Animation is a natural progression for character art to take, because dynamic, well-designed personalities just burst with life on the page and benefit hugely from the addition of movement.

Flash makes it possible to take your characters to the next level, with fluid animation and interactivity that enables you to fully engage with your characters and really grab the attention of your audience.

The following tutorial takes one of my Swinging Seesaw characters and uses the power of Flash to create a small animated scene in which the character’s gaze reacts to your cursor movement. All it takes is a bit of imagination and a pinch of ActionScript for ultra-smooth animation. When you’re finished you’ll have a number of techniques to add to your skillset, which you can then apply when animating your own characters.

Interactive characters in Flash

Stars animation above the city – Flash Animation

This thoroughly explained, detailed tutorial will show you how to create full stars animation above the city using a mouse. You also have to use a lot action script code to make this tutorial. You can use this animation for any presentation, flash banner. You will also learn, using this tutorial, how to create instance name, how to convert star into a Movie Clip Symbol and much more. Let’s go!

Stars animation above the city - Flash Animation

Create an iPhone-like Flip Effect in Flash Using ActionScript 3.0

In this tutorial, we’ll recreate the Flip Effect used in the iPhone’s UI using Flash CS4 and ActionScript 3.0.

Create an iPhone-like Flip Effect in Flash Using ActionScript 3.0

Animate a Cartoon Explosion With Flash Professional – Basix

In this tutorial we’ll show you how to animate an awesome explosion in Flash, which you could use for an cartoony action game. We take you from conception to completion, then show you how to export it as well as how to import it into other scenes.

Animate a Cartoon Explosion With Flash Professional – Basix

Quick Tip: Copying Timeline Animation into a Class

In this tutorial we will use timeline animation to create a custom class. We will then use the class on two different and distinct MovieClips, effectively duplicating the animation to these symbols.

Quick Tip: Copying Timeline Animation into a Class

Quick Basix: Random Animated Blinking

Even when you’re animating on the timeline a touch of ActionScript can enhance what you’re doing. In this Quick Tip we’re going to use a single line of AS3 to add animated realism in the blink of an eye!

Quick Basix: Random Animated Blinking

Animate a Continuous Quad Run Cycle With Flash

In this tutorial we’ll create a quad run cycle. The animation will be created using simple lines. Along the way we’ll cover a bit of work flow and animation theory, then near the end we’ll use Motion Tween and ActionScript to move the animal across the screen.

Animate a Continuous Quad Run Cycle With Flash

Customizing Flash Context Menu Using AS3

The default commands in the Flash context menu (the right-click menu on Windows or the control-click menu on a Mac) let the user change zoom and playback settings in a way that could alter the flow of a Flash movie in a manner not desired by the original developer. This tutorial will teach you how to customize the context menu by removing the default items and adding your own items instead. Accomplishing this task will require using the ContextMenu Class and the ContextMenuItem Class. You are not required to have any advanced ActionScript knowledge except the basics of variables and event handling.

Check the movie below to see an example of what we are going to accomplish by the end of this tutorial.

Customizing Flash Context Menu Using AS3

Making Armatures With the Bones Tool in Flash CS4

Getting started with the bones tool can be intimidating and tricky, but it can be your best friend for animating once you’ve had some practice. You can create bones (armatures) for graphic shapes (like a simple triangle) or a set of movie clips. During this screencast, I’ll demonstrate using the bones tool with shapes and will follow up using bones with movie clips.

Making Armatures With the Bones Tool in Flash CS4

Smoothly Animate a Caricature Using Motion Tweens

In this tutorial we’ll see how we can create a caricature, split it into different layers then arrange the pieces properly as graphic symbols. Finally we’ll look at how easily we can smoothly animate the caricature by using motion tweens. This is a lengthy tutorial, so let’s get started!

Smoothly Animate a Caricature Using Motion Tweens

Create an animated viral game

T-Enterprise’s Sadia Chishti shows you how to make a game that could spread fast and attract web traffic.

Flash games are easy to build and are particularly effective as pieces of viral marketing. A good interactive game with a high-score board will spread round an office quickly, before being emailed to groups of friends or highlighted on social networking sites such as Facebook.

In the following project we show you how to create a Flash game, called Cover Creator, where you can create a fantasy Computer Arts Projects cover using a number of different graphical elements. Simply select icons and drag and drop them around the canvas. The game also includes a dynamic text generator, allowing user-specified text to be dragged and dropped.

You will need a Flash creator such as Macromedia Flash MX Professional in order to work along with this project.

Create an animated viral game

Create an iPhone Inspired Switch CheckBox Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0

A CheckBox is a graphical user interface element that permits the user to make one or multiple selections from a number of options. In this tutorial, we’ll create a Switch checkbox inspired by the iPhone Graphical User Interface. Read on to find out how!

Create an iPhone Inspired Switch CheckBox Using Flash and ActionScript 3.0

Rain animation

This tutorial will teach you how to create a rain animation in flash 8 with no Action Script. You will also learn how to create a ellipse, how to use Line Tool (N) and more…

Rain animation

Creating quirky online banner ads

Digital expert Paul Wyatt and character animator Tom Baker show you how to get ahead in online advertising,

When it’s well-produced, online advertising can be as funny, entertaining and quirky as any television or cinema ad. When produced badly, online ads can grate on the nerves with their all-blinking Click Me call to action.

However, with the Interactive Marketing & Advertising Awards now in their fourth year, internet advertising has come of age and is now regarded as a ‘proper’ form of advertising. This means online ads should now be given the same amount of originality and creative thought as any other advertising medium. Online banner campaigns are a good way for designers to break into the world of advertising too. If you’re an accomplished banner maker, you’ll always be able to attract new business.

In the following project, we’ll show you the techniques needed for making an ad that moves across the three standard advertising units found on the internet: the leader board, skyscraper and MPU (Message Plus Unit or Mid Page Unit).

Creating quirky online banner ads

Animated Flash stickers

In the real world, people put stickers on things to send out messages and to grab the attention of passers-by, so why not try doing something similar using animation? Rex Crowle shows you how.

In this short tutorial you’ll be creating an animation that features a vector graphic (which can be replaced with one of your own choice) that’s peeled off the screen just like a vinyl sticker. It’s a simple effect, but it’s also very adaptable to different content and can surprise your visitors. This sticker effect can give static vector images a life of their own, embellishing whatever they’re stuck on to, or act as a call to action, like the email link created here.

This tutorial also demonstrates how masks can be used creatively to change the nature of what they are masking. By using two simple rectangular masks, you can create a believable peeling animation. One mask reveals the front of the sticker while the other simultaneously hides the reverse side and, as you swap from one to another, the sticker magically gets peeled on to your computer screen.

In order to be truly effective, you’ll want to be able to trigger this animation in front of any web content, to give it a surprising and ad hoc feel. For this reason, the final stages of the tutorial look at how to export the Flash animation with transparency so that it can be overlaid over the non-Flash content on the rest of your page.

Animated Flash stickers

Flash Tips and Best Practices for Designers: Animation

For designers, a huge part of Flash’s appeal lies in its ability to let users add motion and interactivity to just about anything. For most new users, the real Wow! factor comes when they first figure out how to bring things to life using the Flash timeline and ActionScript.

 

Today we will look at how we can make the most of the tools Flash throws at us for adding animation to our symbols. This can be quite a dense topic to cover given how much the application has grown as a multimedia powerhouse since its early days, but I will try and keep things concise and approachable. For more in-depth coverage, feel free to check out other tutorials on Activetuts+ and I’m sure you will find what you are looking for.

Although this post was written for Flash Professional CS5, most of the tips should work just fine in older versions. I will try and make it a point to highlight wherever something is very specific to the latest version of Flash.

Flash Tips and Best Practices for Designers: Animation

Creating a Simple Animation in Flash CS5

In this tutorial, you will learn how to create a simple biker animation in Flash CS5 with a snowfall effect in the background. This tutorial will teach how to create frames, keyframes, blank frames & motion tweens. You will also learn how to use the deco tool to create a simple snow fall effect.

Creating a Simple Animation in Flash CS5

Learn How to Create a Flash & XML Photo Gallery

This tutorial will teach you how to create an XML powered photo gallery in Flash. You will learn about Flash & XML, how to load photos in Flash and finally how to create an awesome gallery with a 3D effect and scrolling thumbnails.

Learn how to create a Flash & XML Photo Gallery

Design and Animate Fancy Menu Buttons

Design and Animate Fancy Menu Buttons

Create a Stylish Portfolio Slideshow in Photoshop & Flash

Create a Stylish Portfolio Slideshow in Photoshop & Flash

Blur Effect in Flash

Blur Effect in Flash

Learn how to create 3D Animation in Flash CS5

3D Animation in Flash CS5

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