Flash Tutorials and Templates for New Media Journalists
By Russell Chun
Author of Flash CS4 Advanced Visual QuickPro Guide and Flash CS4 Classroom-in-a-book
|TEMPLATES (ActionScript 3.0)|
The preloader shows the download progress as a percentage of a horizontal growing rectangle and a numeric value. Copy and paste the movie clip into the first frame of your Flash movie.
This template gives you the basic structure of a simple navigation (home + 3 content pages) using buttons to tell Flash where to go on the main Timeline. You can use this structure for maps, graphs, timelines, and in all sorts of different contexts.
This template has a simple slide show with a stop() command after each transition. The user must click on the button, which contains the command, play(), to advance to the next slide.
This template automatically loads an MP3 file and provides controls for pausing, playing, an interactive progress bar, and buttons to load additional MP3 files.
This template automatically loads captions from an XML file and displays the text in a dynamic text field for use in a slide show. Just copy and paste the XML here and save it in Dreamweaver as "data.xml". Keep the file in the same folder as your published SWF+HTML.
Autoslide: Automatic slideshow generator (BETA version):
<transition how="wipe" miliseconds="2000"/>
<slides looping="true" controls="true">
<media src="01.jpg" seconds="2"/>