Flash and Action Script 3 Archive

Starling Particle Effects for Stage3D Shooter Games

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Quick Tip: Add a Blurry Trail Effect to Your Bullets

In this Quick Tip you will learn how to use BitmapData’s copyPixels() method to create a very fast blurry trail effect for the bullets in your shoot-’em-up games. View tutorial

Create Flash Screen Transition Effects Entirely With Code

Flash games are very much the bread and butter of indie pop-nerd culture. If you consider the slices of bread the menu and the game itself, what is left? The butter – the very substance that makes

Quick Tip: Create a Typewriter Text Effect Class

In this Quick Tip, we’ll create a static, re-usable ActionScript class that will produce a Typewriter effect with a single line. Read on! View tutorial

Build an Active Flash Game Menu: The Bounce

First impressions are very important on a Flash game portal; if your game doesn’t grab the player in the first few seconds, they’ve got plenty of other games to choose from. As the menu is the first

Random Motion

Random Motion These are the basic expressions for generating random motion. These expressions independently generate random values for position, scale, and rotation, and move to the new values at a random speed. The expressions can easily be

Easy, Fluid Keyboard Movement in AS3 With the Input Class

This is a straight forward tutorial, so the setting up will also be straight forward. Create a New ActionScript 3.0 Flash Project. The stage size and color don’t matter, just use what you are confortable with. I

Create a Microphone-Controlled Flash Game: Code

In this mini-series, we’re creating a spaceship game where the main control is via the microphone: shout louder to make the ship fly higher. So far, we’ve created all the required graphical elements for the game. Now,

How To Zoom In on a Point in an Image and Pan in AS3 Flash

In this How-To we show how to accomplish a common but not entirely straightforward task of zooming in on a specific point of an image (or any other DisplayObject) and how to pan an image. We use

Create an Impressive Magnifying Effect with ActionScript 3.0

In this tutorial we’ll create a magnifying glass effect, demonstrating use of the displacementMapFilter. The effect can be achieved in a relatively short space of time and with very little code. view tutorial