Flash Movie Clip Tweening Prototypes

Flash tweening animations can be done easier & with less coding using Movie Clip Tweening Prototypes.

Most features of Movie Clip Tweening Prototypes are from Fuse, which is a powerful Flash animation toolset.

There are also free .fla files of  very nice examples built with the prototype.

Note: This is an ActionScript 2 prototype.

Flash Tween Animation Prototype

A benchmark test of Movie Clip Tweening Prototypes & some other famous classes can be found here.

Flash Tween Animation

3D Engine For Flash: Papervision3D

Papervision3D is a high performance 3D engine for Flash. It features linear texture mapping, optimized for rendering speed and quality. It’s also been designed to be simple and easy to use.

There are many serious projects online that are built using Papervision3D and project is developing more & more as users are contributing with the extensions they have written for the engine.

An attractive example – the shark one- can be found here.

Flash 3D Papervision3D

Seo Enabled Urls In Flash And Ajax

Macromedia Flash & ajax, by default, has lacking seo features as there is, normally, only 1 url address for all the contents within these web applications.

A seo & deep linking solution for flash and ajax is SWFAddress that is developed by Asual.

Seo For Flash & Ajax

SWFAddress is a small, but powerful library that provides deep linking for Flash and Ajax. It’s a developer tool, allowing creation of unique virtual URLs that can point to a website section or an application state. SWFAddress enables a number of important capabilities which are missing in today’s rich web technologies including:

- Bookmarking in a browser or social website
- Sending links via email or instant messenger
- Finding specific content with the major search engines
- Utilizing browser history and reload buttons

Seo & deep linking for Silverlight is on the way. There is already an example for Silverlight.

Flash Image Gallery: SimpleViewer

SimpleViewer is a free, customizable Flash image gallery. This flash gallery is only 17kb and can be customized easily to suit your needs.

Customization options from the xml file of the gallery are found here.

Features:

- Intelligent image pre-loading.
- Intuitive image navigation
- Lightweight (17k).
- Customizable interface – Set text color, frame color and width, navigation position.
- Resizable interface – Interface scales to fit browser window.
- Cross platform – Windows/Macintosh/Linux (requires Flash 7 or higher).
- Flash 7 detection. Users without Flash 7 are messaged to upgrade Flash.
- International font support.
- Keyboard Navigation (Cursor keys, Home, End, Page Up/Down)
- Mousewheel navigation
- Optionally right-click to open image in a new window.
- Free!
- flickr support (see bottom)

Flash Image Gallery SimpleViewer

There is a simple to use enhancement to SimpleViewer which displays a selected flickr photo set from flickr called FlickrViewer.

Powerful Flash Tween Class: Tweener

Tweening classes for Flash makes it easier & more stable to create animations based on real time rather than Flash frames.

Tweener is a class used to create tweenings and other transitions via ActionScript code for Flash.

The fluid syntax of Tweener allows it to be used to tween any numeric property of any object of any class, so it is not tied to specific properties of built-in classes such as MovieClips or TextFields.

Flash Tween Class

Once included on SWF movies, Tweener currently takes 8.8kb (AS2 FL2), 9.2kb (AS2) or 10.4kb (AS3) of the total compiled file size. It can be compiled with the Flash IDE, MTASC, or Flex SDK (even with strict rules on).

It’s released and maintained for these versions:

  • ActionScript 2.0, for Flash 7+ and Flash Lite 2.0+
  • ActionScript 2.0, for Flash 8+
  • ActionSctipt 3.0, for Flash 9+