10946 readersIn this Quick Tip, you’ll learn how to detect when the user has been inactive for a determined time. Keep reading to find out how! Final Result Preview Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards: Step 1: Brief Overview We’ll detect users interaction using Keyboard and Mouse Events, checking for recent activity
8517 readers//Read through the easy steps in this Quick Tip to create a Minimalistic SandClock with ActionScript. Final Result Preview Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards: Step 1: Brief Overview Using Arrays and a premade square MovieClip we will create a SandClock that will be animated by a Timer.
5349 readersIn this Quick Tip, I will show you how to create a basic search application featuring the Google search engine. Final Result Preview Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards: Step 1: Brief Overview Using a TextField and some Events, we’ll send the search terms to Google and display
6428 readersIn this Quick Tip you’ll learn how to measure the current frame rate of your Flash application using ActionScript 3, and display the FPS on screen. The Importance of Frame Rate Frame Rate, or Frames per Second (fps), is the frequency at which an imaging device produces unique consecutive images called frames. The term applies equally well to computer graphics, video
4979 readersIn this Quick Tip you will learn how to get the mouse’s current direction in your Flash application using AS3. You could use this to create an interesting control method for a game, using a mouse like a joystick, for example. For now we will just display the direction on screen. Preview Here’s a quick example to
11251 readersIn this Quick Introduction to the Flash Professional Components, we’re going to look at the UILoader and UIScrollbar. Brief Overview Take a look at the preview. In the SWF, on the left side there is a UILoader component which is invisible upon first glance (because there is nothing in it); we will be loading an
7039 readersExif, or Exchangeable image file format is a specification for image formats used by digital cameras and scanners. It’s also used to store metadata such as camera model, type, author etc. Learn to display Exif metadata in your application by following this Quick Tip. Step 1: Brief Overview We’ll use an excellent library to load
6313 readersBrightness is an attribute of visual perception in which a source appears to be radiating or reflecting light. In this tutorial we will learn how to modify the brightness of a Display Object using ActionScript 3. Final Result Preview Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards: Step 1: Brief Overview Using the ColorTransform class
4297 readersIn this tutorial we are going to create an unusual, but very cool kind of clock: a binary clock. Final Result Preview Let’s take a look at the final result we will be working towards: Step 1: What Does Binary Mean? Everyone knows how to count, but not everyone knows there are so many different ways to do so.
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