Actionscript + Flash

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Ginger, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. Ginger

    Ginger L4: Comfortable Member

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    Hey guys, thought i'd try and learn actionscript in flash, but i cant find any simple tutorials that actually work, so if anyone can make a simple game in flash, can they let me know, i'd love to learn how :p
     
  2. nik

    nik L12: Fabulous Member

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    what does that even have to do with his question?
     
  3. lana

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    Learn some form of C. Then learn Actionscript.
     
  4. pitto

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    Not really necessary. I started learning programing with actionscript 2.0

    For some good tutorials:
    http://gotoandlearn.com/
    http://www.kirupa.com/developer/index.htm
    http://www.tonypa.pri.ee/tbw/start.html

    You should learn about:
    - Creating objects on stage and moving/rotating them with code
    - Collision detection (and reaction)
    Which are the main aspects of games in flash

    Good luck, one day you could make a career out of programing like I did (although I work with C++ now)
     
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  6. Exist

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    I really suggest learning a C language first. Knowing the syntax of C (or C++) makes understanding AS3's event listener structure easier.

    I use Flash for just about everything, drawing, animation, coding, etc. If your not into the whole drawing scene in Flash, I suggest going with Flash Develop insted. FD is a AS3 (and other languages) IDE. Featuring code completion, pacakage creation, and a very well structured interface. Whats better, FD is FREE!

    If your looking to showcase your work, PM me, I'd rather not openly plug a website.
     
  7. Numerous

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    Wouldn't that work both ways? Wouldn't learning either C/C++ or Flash make understanding the concept implementation in the other language easier?

    Why is learning C so much more effective in understanding event listeners than learning flash?

    EDIT: Also, if the end aim is understanding flash, then surely learning C is not as efficient as focussing on the theory behind flash. If the end aim is learning C, then why bother learning flash (afterwards) at all?
     
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