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30 Hand-picked Flash and Essential Actionscript 3.0 Tutorials

April 27th, 2009

Using Flash properly, allows you to create stunning visual experience and offer your visitors amazing user interaction. Flash’s strength lies in its ability to showcase unusual visual solutions, including graphic motion, videos and sound. Make use of them if you really want to achieve a stunning visual design

This article provides 30 Impressive Flash and Actionscript 3.0 tutorials which can enrich your design skills and may serve as an inspiration for your Flash-projects.

Create an Impressive Magnifying Effect with ActionScript 3.0

In this tutorial we’ll learn how to 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.

Creating Gradients in Flash

Creating gradients is an important skill to have when designing in Flash.

Controlling the Timeline with ActionScript 3

In this tutorial you’ll learn how to control buttons using ActionScript 3 while creating a guide for selecting perennials.

3D Menu on a Cube with Perspective

In this tutorial, they provide several custom classes which make building 3D menus like the cube menu below easy.

Create a Dynamic Slideshow with ActionScript 3.0 and XML

In this screencast we will learn how to create a dynamic slideshow using ActionScript 3.0 and how to grab the images from an xml file.

Create a 3D Sliding Puzzle Game in Flex with ActionScript 3.0 and Away3D

In this tutorial you are going to build up a simple sliding puzzle. Puzzle images are dynamically loaded and sliced so you can easily use your own images if you like.

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Expanding the Flash AS3 Videoplayer

In this tutorial you will learn how to add the following features: Playlist support, Fullscreen support, Save volume, Clickable progress/volume bar.

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Infinite Gallery / Menu

In this Flash and ActionScript 3 tutorial you will learn how to create an infinite gallery. This will also work perfectly for menus and so on.

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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.

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Using the Timer Class to animate rotation

The timer class is quite a powerful class in Actionscript, in this article you will see a very simple implementation of a Timer. We will create a simple shape, and we’ll use the Timer class to make it rotate.

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Flash Mouse Trailer with Stars

This Flash and ActionScript 3 tutorial shows you how to create a cool mouse trail effect with stars.

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Customizing Flash Context Menu Using AS3

This tutorial will teach you how to customize the context menu by removing the default items and adding your own items instead.

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Create a poll and chart component in Flash CS3

Collect your website visitors’ views and opinions via a Flash poll, and display the results on a Flash bar chart

Trendy Custom Cursor Using the Action Script 3

This lesson, explained in extreme detail, will teach you how to create trendy custom cursor using a little action script code. You can use this lesson, when you like to hide a standard cursor and use a custom cursor.

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Implement the basic Flash CS3 drag-and-drop technique

Add that little bit of extra dynamism to your website by introducing drag-and-drop to the user experience.

Modern Preloader with ActionScript 3

How to create a modern preloader with ActionScript 3. It is really easy to change the look of the preloader to fit for your needs.

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AS3 Guide Colour Tints

How to create a modern preloader with ActionScript 3. It is really easy to change the look of the preloader to fit for your needs.

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Rotation Movie text presentation

Using this thoroughly explained, detailed lesson, you will see how to create very attractive movie text effect.

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Vertical 3D Carousel with ActionScript 3

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

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Cool particle effects in Flash

Creating a particle system in Flash may sound difficult, but as Seb Lee-Delisle shows you, it’s not rocket science

Flash CS3 Particle Effect Tutorial

Another tutorial to show you how create an effect with random particles flying out from the center of the stage in random directions, with random sizes and opacities.

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Basics of Papervision3D

This tutorial goes over the basics how to use the Papervision3D library.

Design a Flash-based videogame

Luke Feldman reveals how to create an exciting Flash-based computer game that will bring your audience back time and time again.

Mp3 player with volume slider using Actionscript 3

Learn how to create a mp3 player with a volume slider.

Creating a 3D Tunnel Effect in Flash

This tutorial will teach you how to create this very cool 3D tunnel effect in Flash using some simple 2D animation techniques.

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AS3 Guide Drawing Curves

Drawing curves in ActionScript 3.0 is simple using the curveTo().

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Circle Collisions

Building flash video player

ColorPicker Component in Flash CS3

In this simple Flash movie, the user can draw with the mouse on a board. The user can choose the color and the thickness of the stroke. For choosing color, we use the new ActionScript 3 component, ColorPicker.

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Making lip-syncing simple

Learn how to speak easy by going through the simple steps of lip-syncing using Flash CS3 with animator.

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James
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7 years 3 months ago

Oh man, this is an amazing collection of tutorials!! Nice! Thanks for this…

Carlos Pinho
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7 years 3 months ago

Hi,

Thank you very much for feature our content on your awesome flash web roundup.
It’s great to know that people like our articles, and want to learn more and better.

Stay tuned, as we are publishing more tuts on regular basis.

Noupe
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7 years 3 months ago

Thanks for posting such great content, happy to have your tuts on this post :)

Christopher Ross @ Web Design
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7 years 3 months ago

Very cool, I really like the magnifying glass effect.

Sklep Zoologiczny
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7 years 3 months ago

Awesome article.

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7 years 3 months ago

thanks
by chance i am also working on flash game development tutorials…soon i will post them in news here

b00m
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7 years 3 months ago

Wow!
Cool hand-picked Flash tuts…
Tnx for this.

Ravi
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4 years 9 months ago

Thanks a lot for the amazing effects tutorial.

Jamie Allsop
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7 years 3 months ago

This is a nice collection of tutorials you have here. I have been looking for new ideas for preloaders and this Modern Preloader with ActionScript 3 looks good so I am going to give it ago. Thanks for sharing this collection of tutorials.

Patternhead
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7 years 3 months ago

Some excellent tuts here, thanks for sharing

Richard S Davies
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7 years 3 months ago

Brilliant! Thanks

Rajnish Gupta
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7 years 3 months ago

Hey.. Thanks a lot. This could help me lot in future to create stunning website in flash. Keep me updated..

Boxless Thought
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7 years 3 months ago

thanks been needing a lot of these for my flash web site

Fabryz
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Fabryz
7 years 3 months ago

Nice collection, thanks for the post.

Check the list, you’ve added the “Flash CS3 Particle Effect Tutorial” two times ;)

Rick
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Rick
7 years 3 months ago

The best examples! Thanks!

Gene
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7 years 3 months ago

Great list. I’m getting back into flash design. I will definitely bookmark this and use it to improve my skills. :)

Mike
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7 years 3 months ago

Super Terrific Happy post!

brittany
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7 years 3 months ago

this is soooo stupid!

Franky
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7 years 2 months ago

Hmmmmm. Some of these are alrighty!
Others, not so alrighty!

Some Points
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7 years 2 months ago

I was looking Circle collision tutorial, thank you very much for compiling such a wonderful tutorial list…its really saved my time

Module23
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7 years 2 months ago

Great sliding puzzle! Thanks for sharing!

ilike2flash
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7 years 1 month ago

Great list, thanks.

Shaishav
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Shaishav
7 years 1 month ago

Gr8 Tutorials Thnks…

Saket
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Saket
7 years 1 month ago

Great Post!!!
can you post an article about how to make rotating 3d globe in flash cs4?

sharin_sg
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sharin_sg
6 years 9 months ago

This is awesome! Thanks

Porter
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6 years 9 months ago

That’s a nice list of tutorials. I particularly like the particle effect ones, those are awesome.

weirdnerd
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6 years 9 months ago

This is a huge help. Thanks!

arunpheo
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arunpheo
6 years 8 months ago

Tnks man for ur great collection

DB-Elements
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6 years 8 months ago

Amazing and very helpful references. Thanks for posting!

Samay
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Samay
6 years 7 months ago

This is amazing. How do you benefit by offering all this cool stuff for free?? If my question is going to change your mindset, what you could do is charge a nominal fees but please dont become a complete capitalist.

Thanks a ton.

Sherif
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Sherif
6 years 6 months ago

most of the links don’t work… :( :( :(

Richard
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Richard
6 years 5 months ago

The thicker lines dividing each tutorial makes it look like the heading belongs to the tutorial image above… slightly confusing when scrolling through.

Future Webs
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6 years 5 months ago

These are all very important tutorials you need to know in Flash, There are a few which have been very useful, Thanks

Manmeet singh
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6 years 4 months ago

Hi
nice! Tutorials .
I am also developing tutorials in AS 3.0 ,all these are of great help

thanks

New Flash Games
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6 years 3 months ago

This is a very nice collection. Good job

Tetris
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6 years 3 months ago

awesome.exactly what I was looking for

Bob Fish
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Bob Fish
6 years 3 months ago

Check your links, loads are BROKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!

RoN
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6 years 2 months ago

I am a Web Designer and I will be incorporating some of these techniques into my work. Flash Rocks!!

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6 years 28 days ago

Your article is really great.

mhamad
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mhamad
6 years 9 days ago

hi please if anyone can help me how to edit the sliding puzzle game.thanks

lykhantros
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5 years 11 months ago

chevere vbuena collecttion de efects as3
thanks
peru – arequipa

Tommie Maines
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5 years 9 months ago

Some interesting information on here. Slightly off topic but I am so excited !. I saw Cats The Musical for the first time and the music along with the dancing is incredible. It is an emotional journey that all the audience gets involved with !. ‘Cats’ will make you laugh and smile and touch certain places inside your heart. Everyone left the theater singing, pleased and uplifted. If you get a chance to go and see ‘Cats’ I really recommend it.

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5 years 7 months ago

Great articles. I just bookmarked it.

ZREN
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5 years 6 months ago

I found a Customizing Flash Context Menu Using AS3 at http://www.as3tutorial.com, it’s easy to new beginners.

Naresh kumar
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Naresh kumar
5 years 6 months ago

Nice collection. thanks

Clayton Bishop
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5 years 5 months ago

Yea I got some XML Tutorials on my web site actionscript project .com. This is a great site.

vinay
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vinay
5 years 5 months ago

Hi!

I am so exited to see this tutorials thanks for the tutorials

Yingying
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5 years 4 months ago

Amazing tutorials!! Thanks so much for collecting them, they’re so helpful!!

raphael
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raphael
5 years 3 months ago

Thanks…i know the tutorials will be of great help!!!.

Kuljeet
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Kuljeet
5 years 2 months ago

Gr8 Resource man….love this….u are already in my favourites :)

michael stephan
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5 years 1 month ago

wow this is fantastic! I have been looking everywhere for the star trail effect with your cursor. thanks heaps!

Prathamesh
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Prathamesh
5 years 28 days ago

Great post! Many thanks.

wyatt
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wyatt
5 years 8 days ago

Awesome collection of tutorials!

halfmad260
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5 years 6 days ago

Thanks for give this list.It is very helpful for seo work
thanks again & Cary on…………

Ben Reynolds
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4 years 10 months ago

Great flash tutorials! Thanks for the collection!

Mythri
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Mythri
4 years 10 months ago

Hi,

Thanks a lot for the amazing effects tutorial.
But i wanted the image rotation , which is here but the link is not opening.
“Using the Timer Class to animate rotation” – demo not opening. Please provide me the link. i really need this.

Thanks

Ben
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Ben
4 years 9 months ago
Hi, Ow a very cool website I need your help, I am a student in the college of education I have an assignment, like creating a simple science module using flash cs5.5 and i have a serious problem coz I’m a very beginner in flash My module like this In the main time line I have only 2 frames the first frame contain McContent, a nested movie clip that contains the content of the teaching and in the second frame i placed McQuiz, a nested movie clip that contains questions related to the content in the McContent. The Mc Content… Read more »
Crag
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Crag
4 years 9 months ago

huh… i found new as3 IDE
http://www.codedrive.com/

opa
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opa
4 years 7 months ago

woooooww..
I’m new in flash n I’ve looked everywhere to find some flash tutorial.
And this tut of yours is amazing,this is very inspiring,thanks.. keep on inspiring people.

mr.DJ
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4 years 6 months ago

So cool, fantastic!
these are what I need, for supporting my web, I can learn more about AS3 from these samples. thanks a a lot.

Meh
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Meh
4 years 6 months ago

The Design a Flash-based videogame link is broken!!
Please, I need it!!

indore
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4 years 25 days ago

so cool

Joe
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3 years 8 months ago

I’m new in flash n I’ve looked everywhere to find some flash tutorial.
And this tut of yours is amazing,this is very inspiring,thanks.. keep on motivated people. Thanks are blog side.

Tahir Alvi
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3 years 7 months ago

Nice examples

Rain
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Rain
3 years 6 months ago

Thank you very much :)
It works !

Rakesh,Bangalore,India
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Rakesh,Bangalore,India
3 years 1 month ago

OH Man! what a beautiful website with beautiful tutorials.
i have searched many tutorials but i have got none like this…. especially i like that color picker component and i tried it , it worked , THANKS from the very bottom of my heart.

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