- Drag and Drop example: Northeastern USA guessing game for
geography. This is what I came up with for my Drag and Drop assignment.
Notice that it has a little bit of ActionScript.
- Student Examples and Assignments.
Flower Photographs has lots of the same size .jpg (JPEG) files.
- FMA = Flexible Messaging Application:
Flowers replaces menu items
for the Tutorial 1 and Cafe Townsend example you are familiar with from
the first couple weeks of class.
- Follow the path Guided and Guide
layers duplicated, but staggered on the main timeline to achieve
3 bouncing balls following each other.
- Download the
SSH Secure Shell
Secure Telnet software so you can login to
sunny.uni.edu and do file transfers (probably to upload your
.html and your .swf Flash publications).
PuTTY is NOT the one to
choose. SSH Secure Shell is much more useful and user friendly.
It puts PuTTY and FileZilla to shame.
It (SSH Secure Shell) is the one we use in Studio IT 3 lab.
Row 11, column 2 is where you will find the version for Windows.
You do NOT have to have
any other software besides SSH Secure Shell, as it allows both secure
FTP and TELNET. PuTTY and FileZilla are (Supported), but they are
very user UNfriendly. I have never had any problems with SSH Secure
- Next quiz, QUIZ TWO, will be on Wednesday, July 11th.
- Here are four
instances of the myButton symbol. Each one has a
different tint or color. And the over and down states of the Button
symbol have an Alpha of 50%. Alpha, of course, is independent of what
the COLOR (the tint) is. TINT and ALPHA are the key to having
one myButton Symbol be able to have many different instances on the
stage, all different colors.
Further explanation of Buttons in
Flash for the fading OVER and the moving DOWN states.
The myButton symbol is a Shape that was F8 converted to a symbol with
Button behavior. Be sure you have Object Drawing mode OFF when you
create your button shape (probably an oval, a rectangle or a rounded
The UNI and ISU and Iowa and Google button labels are NOT part of the
symbol. They are just separate Text objects that are placed over the
myButton symbol instance.
- This is an example of your
Assignment One that is due
on Wednesday, July 11th.
- Flash Project One: Bouncing
Ball with counts, and with two different speeds, courtesy of
ActionScript and on (release) events of 4 buttons. Also keeping and
displaying a count, with a Dynamic Text object.
- Download Flash 8 by Wednesday,
- Quiz on Monday, June 25th. Layers, Motion Tweens, Buttons, ...
Read chapter 6: Motion Tweening
Here is the Quiz One Study Guide, which will
be enough material to prepare your for the first couple of quizzes.
It was handed out in class on Wednesday, June 20th.
Two Flash applications that are utilized in the study guide for
quiz one: Round one:
Ball and not so Round two:
Celebrating Squareness in a majestic square dance.
- Email note about QUIZ ONE and the
study guide, and about
Sturgis Falls Days weekend
- When to download Flash 8 (or 9 okay too): between
Monday, June 25th and Wednesday,
June 27th to get your full 30 days worth of free Flash experience
on your home or work computer! We will talk about this in class.
- Some ActionScript code from
Monday, June 18th class.
- Flash Magazine (online).
- Preparing for class number 5 and
reviewing/extending class #4 material on duplicateMovieClip(), etc.
What to do and think/write about.
- The car symbol and the animated wheel symbol and the
wheel symbol are the components of this
animation, which is to be diagnosed and
corrected to become this moving car.
- Day 3: Follow the path of the
layer, object in the guided layer with your Motion Tween.
- Some Flash examples from last fall in
class and from
last spring in 810:021 and 810:023 classes. Note: These classes
only spent a few hands-on classes doing Flash in the spring semester.
The Fall semester 022 class had a book on Flash, but we had no hands-on
classes at all.
- June 6th class #2 1 p.m.
note including information on the WRTLAB user id login process.
Tutorial Cafe Townsend application.
Tutorial Cafe Townsend application modified so it has No Tweens.
Notice the abrupt and delayed transitions as you click the Next button.
Why Abrupt? The Motion Tweens are gone from the slideShow Symbol's
Timeline. Why very noticeably delayed? Because I slowed it down from
60 to 12 fps
(Frames Per Second).
Compare and view them in the same web page: Flash
Tutorial Cafe Townsend application, both versions.
- Review of Class #1 and Preview of class
#2. (5:40 p.m. Monday, June 4th).
- Link to the Tutorial:
Building Your First Flash Application material. (See your handout -
you also have this Tutorial and all its resources available with
Assignment one: assign1.txt
Due data: ????
The June 1st email note about the
classrooms and labs and WebCT, etc.
- Who can take the Flash animation class? Anyone. The class has no
prerequisites. The schedule book mistakenly states that instructor
permission is required. That has been corrected, so you are free to
register without it.
810 COMPUTER SCIENCE June-July 8-Week Session (June 4 - July 27)
810:088 Topics in Computing: Web Design with Flash - 3 hrs.
Prerequisite: NONE. No prerequisites.
Written consent of instructor NO LONGER NEEDED.
The error has been corrected on the registration system,
so that you can register without instructor consent.
It was corrected on Friday, April 20th.
01 2:00-5:00 MW Jacobson ITT 328
The Flash class can be used to fulfill part of the Certificate in Computer Applications offered
through the UNI computer science department. The certificate
only requires 12 credit hours and 4 courses.
- Who is registered for the summer Flash class, as of May 28th?
What majors are
- Art: Studio Emphasis (Graphic Design) (4)
- Communications: Electronic Media (2)
- Graphic Communications (2)
- Music (1)
- Mathematics (3)
- Art: History Emphasis (1)
- More details about the class in Cinco
de Mayo eve (May 4th) email note to those registered for the class.
- The textbook for the class is Foundation Flash
8 by Kristian Besly and Sham Bhangal. Here is a quote from the
www.amazon.com reviews of the book:
"Foundation Flash 8" by Sham Bhangal and Kristian Besley is, overall, an
excellent introduction for all new Flash users, be they right-brained
artists who think a line is something you draw in a picture or
left-brained techies who think a line is something you write in a
Right-brained readers will be enthralled by the first half of the book's
focuses on Flash's drawing and animating features, with exhaustive
treatment of symbols, colors, tweening, and masks. There's even an
excellent section on text and text animation. Left-brained readers will
drool over the second half of the book, which runs from simple behaviors
to intelligent actions to "intermediate" ActionScript. Somewhere in the
middle, there is lots of talk about buttons -- and artists will be
thrilled with all the things they learn to do to make them look pretty
and programmers will be equally thrilled with all the things they learn
to do to make them do neat things when pushed.
Of course, if artists didn't learn some ActionScript (or at least some
basic Flash behaviors), or if programmers didn't learn animation, then
there would be no point to learning Flash. Bhangal and Besley manage, in
"Foundation Flash 8," to teach the full range of foundation Flash
functionality to the full range of novice Flash users."