Michelle Field – Useful Flash Features


I have found some useful resources and elements of Flash that may be good to incorporate into my own work:
1) 3D Flash – Creates a good visual impact an example is available at www.sebleedelisle.com/?page_id=6

2) Collision Detecting/Hit Testing – This is useful in the making of things such as games for example if you do not want your character to be able move through walls (e.g. maze boundaries). Another example would be if you wanted a life to be deducted when a baddie comes into contact with the main character.

3) Rotation – Again helpful to create visual interest a tutorial is available at www.adobe.com/devnet/flash/30_animation.html . This website is also useful for game development such as character movement (e.g. on keypress) loading of enemies and adding sound.

4) Video – Example available at www.jonnyballrevealsall.co.uk

5) Random Movement – Again this can be useful in games if for example you want the enemy to appear and move around the game area spontaneously, making it less predictable for players. Tutorials are available at www.kirupa.com/developer/actionscript/advanced.htm

6) Dragging and Dropping using drop targets – Same technique as dragging an object around the stage area (with the startDrag actionscript), however when users drop an object down on a specific location an event or response takes place

7) 360 Panoramas and Virtual Tours – Example available at www.flashmagazine.com/1158.htm

8) You can also incorporate other technologies into Flash such as PHP. PHP enables the building of dynamic, interactive web applications, incorporating information from a host of databases e.g. e-mail forms can be created in Flash using PHP and the information submitted by users can be stored for the host of the website. Flash alone cannot achieve this. 

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