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MAKE SURE TO READ ARTIST COMMENTS. VERY IMPORTANT. lol.. I think

Made for beginners, but always good to have a pro review it.

All AS in it is AS2.

Made with Flash CS3 pro, but i have used previous versions of flash (MX 2004, 9/pro 8, CS5, CS4 and CS2) and there are very little changes in the programs considering what is in this tutorial.


Preloader Newgrounds

If the button to something doesn't seem to work, click it again and harder. I've tested it all and it all works. Just gotta click it properly :shrug:

Includes:

Section 1: The stage
> Timeline
> Library
> Properties
> Actions

Section 2: Tools
> Tool box

Section 3: Interactions and control
> Buttons
> Drag and Drop (dress up games)

Section 4: Animation
> Frame by Frame basic animation
> Tweening

Section 5: Sound
> Importing and using sound in flash

Section 6: Extra's
> Basic common actionscripts
> Instance names
> Making a cursor/mouse
> Converting symbols
> Gradients and colour
> Scrollable text

Please suggest anything and I'll see if I know :)


My first flash tut was crap. This is much better because I have developed from layouts with no point and vibrant coloured BG's to simple easy to read designs since my last tutorial.

I made this mainly because when I started flash it took me about 2 years to learn all the basics and it was extremely difficult and frustrating not being able to find a good easy to understand tutorial.

I have made this the most explanatory as I could personally, but if you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to ask.

I'm also not looking for criticism, but I am only hoping that this will help out as many newbies as possible and not have them go through what I had to

All images, graphics, flash etc Ai-ki-san 2009

Good luck! ;)
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2014
still find this tutorial helpful. so glad you made this!!
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nekokittens Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Hi! I was wondering if you know to make the player of a flash game able to insert their name?
I've been trying to figure it out and if you could tell me that would help
alot, thanks :3
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Insane-otaku181 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
I can't copy the code for the next/previous buttons….
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JellyJr Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
;-; thank you for making this tutorial.i now at least know the basics:shuffelin:.but,how do you put link on flash? thank you Thanks for everything! 
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Zaiiya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I keep getting this error when I attempt the drag and drop. The instructions are easy to follow and I'm certain I am doing them right. I have no idea what's wrong. Anyone know?
on handlers may not nest within other on handlers
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chi-u Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm sorry I'm not quite sure of that error. Perhaps try googling the error?
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Zaiiya Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
IGNORE FIGURED IT OUT
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Aryiea Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
I may have just missed it because I am a total noob to flash, but how would I make little hoverable tooltips like you have for your "assist" thing? I basically want to make one single image with a whole bunch of different areas that, when hovered over, a different tooltip will pop up.
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chi-u Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
See play buttons under section 3. It's basically a play button with no actionscript on it. The "over" frame inside the play button contains the little cloud of information that pops up when you hover over it.
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Aryiea Featured By Owner May 25, 2014
Thank you!
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muffineevee Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! This really Helped! :iconthankyouplz:
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fiqachu Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014
do you know any free link to download flash?
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RippedMoon Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You can download the free trial on adobe's website
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demonwolf-faerie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
where/how do I get flash/as2 and all that?
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013

what file type should I open it as if I want to make buttons.

it says something about not being able to apply action script to object on stage or something like that

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chi-u Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It should be an .flv which is a flash working file.
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013

could you make a youtube video? or is that asking too much?

I followed the instructions you had in your tutorial and still got stuck

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chi-u Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I don't really have the time. I don't understand your problem however. Maybe I can help more if you elaborate further. 
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013

okay. Can I ask you to watch a video and do a comparison?

the video is only like 2 or 3 minutes

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chi-u Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wi--b8…

 

tht is the video I would like you to watch. now when the person clicks on the button itself on the stage I am not able to execute the same move.

I get that message about not being able to apply script to an object on stage stuff.

THank you for helping!!

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chi-u Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please send me the exact wording of the error you are getting? I can try to find a solution. Or you could google it too.
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013
can I change that under edit or something in Flash?
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chi-u Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do you mean? If you created a new file in flash it should automatically be an .FLV
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SafeSolemn442 Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2013
okay. I get tht part. what else?
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Jensham Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist
his is very useful, thank you
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sakooo Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the tutorial 

BTW Anyone can make my manga a SWF file with next and previous buttons ? , so i can add it here on DA 

i really have alot problems on my device and flash right now - - 
if anyone can do it for me , message me plz

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Dancer40320 Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
hmm. very useful. I'll try making a dress up game sometime.
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GinLN Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what is the code for the character to move on the selected area?
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chi-u Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry I don't know that one!
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NotedDreams Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Student General Artist
Do you know how to code an escape game/point and click adventure? I can't find a good tutorial anywhere :iconmanlytearsplz:
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chi-u Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorry not sure! Good luck :)
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i-loveanime Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Student
How to you add sounds when clicking a button ?
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NightPriestess09 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2013  Student General Artist
Get a SFX from flashkit or any other source, then, import it to the Flash Library. Double click your button, then in "Down" keyframe, click the Properties in the lower part then there should be a drop down list. Click your downloaded sound.

Sorry if it's a long comment. I'm not good at explaining, but I hope it helps!! :D
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i-loveanime Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student
Thank u !!! It really helped :D

One question , does it need to be a SFX ?
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NightPriestess09 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Student General Artist
Well it could be actually anything, but for example your sound is 3 mins, it will keep on playing in its original time (3 mins) even though you already clicked the button. So it will be weird if your "down" sound is a Vocaloid song for example, while you progress through the story, your "down" sound is still playing and is mixing with your bg music!

I recommend using SFX. You can get really good ones on flashkit.com.

Sorry for the long explanation~
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i also have a slight problem, i want to stop the animation in a middle of the song, but it ends up like this [link] and it eventually goes back to the beguining but the music is still playing. what do i do?
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chi-u Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It won't play for me, but if I'm reading your question right, do you just want the music to end at the end of the animation? If so you have to fade out or crop the music in an audio editing program like audacity. Crop it to the same length of your animation and then add it to the timeline.
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
alright, I edited my music and everything but it wont export to the flash library.. this happens to every song other than the unedited song. even most of my unedited songs end up like this, and I don't know the problem ;A; [link]
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chi-u Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the wrong file type, try saving it as an .mp3 or .wav file and then import it. :)
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it is .mp3 though
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chi-u Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Try a .wav
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
it works! thanks!~ ^^
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chi-u Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great! No worries
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
alright
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
alright, that was my question. thank you for the help ^^!~
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i have a slight problem, there's a big pause in the beginning of he audio and i want to start it to where it starts the actual music. how do i do that?
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chi-u Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You will need to get some audio editing software like the free audacity. Crop the music (there are heaps of tutorials online, just google "crop sound in audacity" or something similar) and then save it like that and reimport it into flash :)
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TheUnknownlover Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
okay, thanks
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Shibabu Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
BUH
BOB IS NOT MY UNCLE
HE IS NOT MY UNCLE HE IS MY AUNT ; _ ;
I HAVE AN AUNT NAMED BOB AND HE IS BEAUTIFUL.
BEAUTIBOB.
AND THANKS FOR THE TUTORIAL.
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