Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Actionscript 3 - Play and URL button

IT'S AS SIMPLE AS COPY AND PASTE THE CODE BELOW!

I spent about 4 hours this morning trying to find a code for 2 simple buttons. One to link to another frame, and another to load a URL. I was so used to the AS2 "GotoAndPlay" or "GetURL" commands that AS3 really seems to unnecessarily confusing for the average animator.
No matter how many codes I copy/pasted, I kept getting syntax errors or whatever.
Finally I found ones that work, so to save you all the trouble, here they are.

To link to another frame within the same flash animation:

Friday, June 24, 2011

Semester Break Project!

Hey guys!
Long time no see!
I just want to start this post by saying really quick, I am sorry for the delay on the Fourth Tower Web-Comic release. It was due on the 20th but this week was the last week of semester and I've been bogged down with finishing assignments as well as polishing up a show-reel for our student exhibition.

Ok, that out of the way, I will explain what this post is all about.
As was reinforced by the responses at the expo, I have realized that I am not doing enough
projects in my own time to practice my animation skills as well as delve deeper into my new found love of special effects.
I have a month free before starting TAFE again next semester, and I intend to USE IT!

Problem is, I don't have a team, as in, the most I could get out of my friends is getting them to maybe hold the camera for me, that's about it.