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Acrylic
05-31-2003, 01:41 PM
Hi, I'm wondering where I can find some Flash MX tutorials, and someeasy ways to make text effects in Flash MX...like in Swish. :)

Thanks,
AG

Acrylic
05-31-2003, 02:09 PM
Oh yea, and any way on being able to make the text like type itself out so i dont have to make a specific frame everytime? (Kinda like Strong Bad's e-mail)

merlinova
06-01-2003, 01:44 AM
I'm not sure where to find 3rd party tutorials, but the tutorials that come with the program are pretty handy...

Darth Groovy
06-01-2003, 07:03 AM
I feel your pain, but I broke down and bought one of the "Teach Yourself Visually" books, which have always helped me in the past, but yeah....sorry....

Lynk Former
06-01-2003, 07:08 AM
I also want to learn how to use Flash... But I guess once you get the hang of it like Photoshop you'll be able to get places...

HertogJan
06-01-2003, 07:13 AM
Yeah I'd suggest learning photoshop first. I know a lot of ppl who can do great things with just Flash, but importing transparent gif images in flash can give great results :)

Darth Groovy
06-01-2003, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by Lynk Former
I also want to learn how to use Flash... But I guess once you get the hang of it like Photoshop you'll be able to get places...

Hey Lynk, I am still learning, you can hook up with my class!:D

[RAA]-=Chi3f=-
06-01-2003, 09:03 AM
I tutor people in flash MX so might be of some help. :) The toughest part is organizing your movie and learning Action script commands.


You can check out my little banner at www.theRAA.com

The banner has a self typing text using individual letters, though.



Tutorial sites:

http://www.macromedia.com/support/flash/tutorial_index.html

http://www.virtual-fx.net/vfx/tutorial.php

http://www.flash-db.com/

http://www.sitepoint.com/subcat/95/flashcircle

http://www.flashkit.com/index.shtml


Other sites

http://www.shockanime.com/ (Tutorials)

http://www.2dplay.com/index.shtml




EDIT: Forgot to mention about making movies with a clear backgrond. Add this line to your HTML when you edit your site.

<param name="movie" value="My-movie.swf">
<param name="wmode" value="Transparent">
<param name="quality" value="high">




You can use a java script command like this one to do it without a flash movie

<script language="JavaScript1.2">

var it=0
function initialize(){
mytext=typing.innerText
var myheight=typing.offsetHeight
typing.innerText=''
document.all.typing.style.height=myheight
document.all.typing.style.visibility="visible"
typeit()
}
function typeit(){
typing.insertAdjacentText("beforeEnd",mytext.charAt(it))
if (it<mytext.length-1){
it++
setTimeout("typeit()",100)
}
else
return
}
if (document.all)
document.body.onload=initialize
</script>

<small><span id="typing" style="visibility:hidden" align="left">Here's where you can input text to self type!</span></small>

Acrylic
06-01-2003, 01:50 PM
Dude...Thanks Chief! That was really nice of you to to help me. :D

And, your site is awesome! I love the beginning Flash..Id LOVE to be able to do something like that. :)