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How was the art made in this game?

I was impressed with the art in this game...it was a mix of real photos and creative art. I decided the game art for a game I'm making should look atleast a little bit like this. Any one know how this ...
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How to align & distribute anchor points in a path in Flash CS6?

I have drawn a path and would like to perfect its symmetry by aligning some of the anchor points vertically. The align panel seems to work well for objects, but I can't figure it out for individual ...
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How can I export a flash file to a gif format without losing quality?

I'm making a series of animated gifs witch I design using adobe flash. The problem is that when I export it to the animated gif format, it pixelates losing a lot of quality. I wanted to know if ...
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Animating anchor points in Flash CS5 - Shape goes mad!

I'm having problems creating a very simple shape animation in Flash CS5. I have 20 frames, 3 keyframes (at 1, 10 and 20). The following screenshots are from Flash, with onion skin turned on for all ...
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Circular ProgressBar Animation

I want to create a simple circular progress animation with either Adobe After Effect or Adobe Flash or any other software that you may suggest. Something like this: Assuming that the graphic assets ...
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How can I improve the clarity of my output animation in Flash CS6?

I am using Flash CS6 ActionScript 3.0. I am creating an animation with 3-4 images of registration form. The clarity of images is poor in the output of animation even though I am using really clear and ...
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How to “explode” a drop shadow into a shape in Flash?

I need to explode/break apart a drop shadow filter into the shape it forms. I mean, I need to be able to have a shape (shape object, or another kind of object) that its generated when I apply a drop ...
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Filling areas without going over the border

I'm working on some vector art for a project in Adobe Flash CS4. My art is all cartoon-ish, with an outline and then maybe 2-4 shades of each color used. Just a heads up on what I'm looking for. The ...
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Flash CS6 How to create 3D extruded text?

Anyone know of some tutorials or walk-throughs on how to animate 3D rotated/transformed text in Flash Professional CS6? I cant seem to find any. (Googled) I am trying to make an animation of some ...
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Script for exporting to JPEG from Flash CS6?

Is there a Script for exporting .jpg files from Flash CS6? Another possible solution would be to add an extra button to Export directly to overjump by going to something like File > Export > ...
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How do I open a Flash CS6 file in CS5

I know that in CS6, you can save as CS5. But right now, I'm at school on the computers in my design class. I have a file that I made at home in CS6, but I need to open it on my school's computers that ...
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Flash CS6 - how to replace a playing card index (i.e. how to type into same bounding box)?

I've purchased a stock set of playing cards in .ai format and have successfully imported it into a Flash CS6 file. However I have the problem, that the cards have english indices: J, Q, K, A - while ...
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Flash 24fps vs 30fps

I inherited a bunch of Flash animations that I am in charge of updating, maintaining, editing, etc. They are really basic animations, really just sideshows of pictures with the occasional floating ...
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SWF file smaller than the PNG's within it?

I don't understand how this is possible. I made this banner based on the design of another one. I've been struggling getting decent quality. I notice the quality is pretty good in the one I'm copying. ...
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How to reverse a Flash animation?

I have an animated globe that is spinning from the right to left. Since this is supposed to simulate Earth's rotation, it should be from the left to the right. How can I reverse the already created ...
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Flash: default compression settings for imported PSDs

I've been working on some pixel art lately and whenever I import a PSD or bitmap into my library in Flash Professional it sets the compression option to JPEG. I want it to be PNG lossless and disable ...
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Recommended format for a large stop motion animation on website?

I have a stop motion animation of about 35 seconds in duration (~150 frames). The resolution is quite large at around 900px x 450px. What is the best format to play this looping on my website? I ...
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Where can I find good a tutorial for creating a simple Flash movie using Adobe Flash CS4?

Where can I find good a tutorial for creating a simple Flash movie using Adobe Flash CS4? I want to create an App of a children's picture book. Each page is a single image, so I want a tutorial that ...
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Drawing an animated signature in Flash

I want to draw an animated signature. The way that I draw it it's to cover it manually with a mask layer and keyframe each frame. There is a more efficient way?
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How do I draw a square with rounded corners in Adobe Flash CS6?

I can't find any options for rounded corners in the draw palette in Flash CS6 and Google is not returning any answers. This seems like it should be so simply to do. I want to use the palette to draw a ...
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Flash: Align locked objects

So I am familiar with the align toolbar, and am attempting to get two objects to align centrally. The problem is that one of the objects is where I want it to be placed, and I want the other object ...
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Optimizing .gif image sizes?

What can I try to make my animted .gif image smaller? It was created in adobe flash and converted into .gif after, however it's still way too big, it's 3mb and I need it under 1mb. What can I try?
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Best Tools & Tutorials to transition from Flash to HTML5

A friend of my is a Flash designer and animator, and uses tools like Adobe Flash CS5. She want's to learn to do similar work in HTML5. What tools and tutorials are available (free or commercial) to ...
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FXG file looks ok in AI and Flash CS, but wrong in Flex app produced by FB - out of bound lines

In a Flex card game I have all cards as vectors (purchased as stock cliparts), but the back of the cards has been bitmap (couldn't find a good stock clipart) So I've asked a designer at a job board ...
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How to reduce loading time in flash based website? [closed]

I have a flash website and i continuously face problem of loading time it take long time to load how could solve this problem.
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Transparency in swf file created using png image

I have some text with transparent background and I imported this png image to flash. Now when I create a swf file, it doesnt show me transparency. I tried using wmode parameter as transparent in the ...
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Inkscape: reusable components / objects?

We used Adobe Flash for SCADA visualization in the past, but we want to move towards SVG for new web-based SCADA projects. SCADA often uses the same, interactive symbols (like pumps, valves, ...) ...
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Adobe Flash: how to draw a grid?

I'm looking for a tool\extension that lets me draw a grid in Adobe Flash. I do not mean a solution via ActionScript, and drawing a few thousand cells manually with lines or rectangles, even with grid ...
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Flash: Creating a single walking pattern for multiple characters

I have a big project to do right now. And my final delay is... now. It's a ~35-second animation I have to do in Adobe Flash Professional CS6. Anyone having ever animated on this software knows that ...
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How to prevent converting photoshop shape into mask in Flash?

By importing a simple solid vector shape from Photoshop into Flash it convert into a shape and a mask. It makes editing very difficult. Is is possible to change this behavior? Photoshop: Flash:
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Photoshop smooth lines like in flash

I was just wondering if it was possible to have smooth lines in photoshop the same way it is in flash where when you draw a figure it will automatically change the lines you made into smoothened ...
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Problem importing .png files with transparencies to Flash Mx

I canĀ“t import .png files with transparencies to Flash Mx, it says that if I want to import the hole pictures of the sequence and later that the import did not finish because an unknown error ...
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Use Ink Bottle Tool to outline shapes converted to symbol in Flash CS 5

I have been teaching myself Flash CS 5 and attempting to do some simple animations. I have created a simple bat drawing that I am attempting to animate. I read that it is a good idea to break ...
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Could anyone help me with this Flash problem?

I have a very frustrating problem with my flash project. I have two scenes in my flash movie, each of them has lots of links and navigation within itself. And there is one button that takes you from ...
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How is this radial pattern done?

I've seen this pattern done in a lot of images but have no clue how it's done. I'm pretty sure it's not done line by line considering how perfect it always looks regardless of the image. Here's a ...
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What aspects of HTML5 are replacing Flash?

Everyone is saying that flash design is dead for websites. Besides the issue of compatibility with "iDevices", why else should flash be kicked out the designer's door?
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Adobe Flash CS6 won't Export Animated Gif - How do on the main timeline?

I am using Adobe Flash CS6. I have my .fla attached for you. Simple movie. I want to however export it as a GIF and the animation just does not work. It exports a static file. Someone mentioned above ...
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Rounded, transparent corners in Flash CS5

I am using Flash CS5 to make a slideshow of images: 4-5 images that fade, transitioning into the other. I would like to make it so that the corners of the entire slideshow are rounded and ...
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Adobe Flash How to change path after changing timeline etc (no tweens)

How can i change the path of a layer/symbol. I've selected a path or form but can not change it because points to transform does not appear. Need to be possible or not ?
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Which version of Adobe Flash is the stablest?

The artist in our company has a lot of problems (crashes, corrupted files...) with Adobe Flash CS5 (last patches installed). It's really a pain in the neck... With Flash CS4 the situation was not ...
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Retaining rounded rectangle shape - Flash CS5

I've got a rounded rectangle, I want to make it wider without distorting the corners round-ness, however when I just change the size of the shape, it distorts the corner's shape. How can I do this? ...
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can't properly create motion tweens between two keyframes in flash CS4

I'm trying to create a flash animation of a wing flapping using three keyframes. The first keyframe is at frame 1. I then created a second keyframe at frame 5 by pressing F6, and then I created ...
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Is there a program that draws vectors the way Flash does?

I usually draw (or vectorize) using flash. I like how I can draw a line then bend that line. i.e. not using the pen. I find this easier since I can always go back and modify something easily. Do you ...
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Is Flash really considered to be a graphics program? [closed]

Adobe Flash was initially a graphics program, but with the growth of the Flash platform and the rise in popularity of Flash games on the web, is Flash still relevant as graphics tool? Why? (I'm not ...
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How to create transitions in adobe flash?

I'm creating an animation in Flash CC. I would like to add some transitions to it like fade in/fade out etc. I'm not sure how to do this in flash.
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Adobe Flash get angle of layer (rotation value)

How can I get the angle of a rotated layer. Or is it possible to see the angle while rotating? If so, where?
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Adobe Flash Save multiple pivot points on 2 layers

I'd like to animate a stick figure. I made a layer for every body part. Now I need to predefine the rotation point somewhere. I used symbols to save the pivot position. The problem is that I can ...
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Set Background of Adobe Flash Layer to Transparent

Is there a way to make a layer's background transparent? I have a background image that is a little smaller than the frame size, so there is a white line when I export the movie from the layer on ...
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Adobe Flash CS6 Moving Anchor Points?

first question here so hopefully it's okay. I've searched for how to do this everywhere online but I couldn't find anything. I'm using flash CS6 and I have a shape. I want to animate it so that only ...
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Get rid of step gradient

Using Flash CS4. The gradient is very "steppy", i.e. there are stripes. How can this gradient be made continuous?