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How can I create a blog that autoposts specific content when I post it at another site?

How does the Metafilter Deleted Threads blog pull info and then publish it automatically? [more inside]
posted by reenum on Apr 20, 2012 - 8 answers

Help a non-programmer learn to program escape-the-room games

Help my non-programmer friend learn to code in Flash (or another language) in order to write escape-the-room games! [more inside]
posted by BrashTech on Dec 10, 2011 - 8 answers

The wrong kind of hat-hair.

How, in Flash AS3, would I implement a sort of forced-transparency? [more inside]
posted by piato on Feb 11, 2011 - 5 answers

Animation on the Web

I want to make a web app(let) that features interactive animation. What tools and knowledge do I need? [more inside]
posted by Chicken Boolean on Jan 17, 2011 - 13 answers

What's the best available tutorial for making games in Flash?

What's the best tutorial out there for 101 Game Making with Flash? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on Jan 1, 2011 - 5 answers

Flash pointers for a Flex guy?

Flash pointers for a Flex guy? [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Sep 19, 2010 - 15 answers

Teach me the basics of webgame design!

I feel like learning how to make some simple Flash games, moving up to more complicated ideas later on. I've downloaded/installed ActonScript and Fixel's stuff for programing. Where's a good source for tutorials/guides for learning to do the basics? [more inside]
posted by mccarty.tim on Sep 15, 2010 - 9 answers

Madlibs in Flash... now madness free!

Help me find a modifiable source file for creating a Madlibs-type game in Flash. [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jul 16, 2010 - 1 answer

Where to start with flash for games?

I want to learn to program simple games. What book(s) would you recommend for learning flash/actionscript 3 from scratch? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Mar 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Web game development with source control and unit tests?

What software development technologies (languages and plugins) exist for writing real-time games that can run inside web browsers? Bonus points for 1) playing well with source control, 2) being amenable to unit tests, and 3) having dev tools that run on both Windows and OS X. [more inside]
posted by Jpfed on Feb 21, 2010 - 12 answers

Creating video from a program help

I'm looking for a library, package, product or some sample code in either JAVA or Visual Basic that would allow me to create a video from my program. I have some software tools I've developed and I'd like some functionality to my program that could take existing video clips and pictures and then assemble them into a video. I would like the final video format to be FLV however any popular format would do. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Have a great one.
posted by JohnGL on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

I'm building my first Flash program, and I need help with a problem with collision detection...

I'm building my first Flash program, and I need help with a problem with collision detection... [more inside]
posted by monkeyagent on May 30, 2009 - 6 answers

You scratch my ticket, I'll scratch yours...

How should I approach programming a prize draw? [more inside]
posted by le morte de bea arthur on Apr 22, 2009 - 17 answers

ActionScript 3.0 and rollovers.

ActionScript 3.0 trouble: rollover effects. [more inside]
posted by reductiondesign on Mar 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Help me help my friend make her website juuuuust right

Looking for a solution for a flash based photography website to not look small on big monitors, and not look too big on small monitors. [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Apr 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Help me forward to new page at end of Flash video

How do I get Flash to play a FLV and then go to particular URL when it's done? [more inside]
posted by aaronetc on Nov 11, 2007 - 5 answers

I wanna make something new!

I want to learn to create my own flash video game, where to begin? [more inside]
posted by Jezztek on Sep 10, 2007 - 4 answers

I want to program a board game.

I came up with an idea for a new board game, and I'd like to code an online version of it, but I've never done any game programming. Need some direction... links to engines, graphics, etc. [more inside]
posted by toomuchpete on Jun 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Actionscript development on OS X that doesn't suck?

I'm developing in Actionscript 3, and I hate (hate, hate, hate) Flex Builder 2. What are some other good options for as3 development on OS X? [more inside]
posted by Tlogmer on May 14, 2007 - 4 answers

ActionScript book for an experienced programmer?

Can someone recommend a good ActionScript book for an experienced programmer? [more inside]
posted by whir on Mar 30, 2007 - 8 answers

What programming language/tool should I use?

ApplicationDevelopmentFilter : I want to write an application that allows the user to "build" a flyer based on templates I design. Think of the old Spreadshirt website where you could choose your t-shirt size, type and colour, choose your graphic and where it goes, size etc... and gives you visual progress until you get your finished product. [more inside]
posted by paterg on Mar 27, 2007 - 9 answers

How to create text-to-speech in Adobe Flash?

I'm trying to create a Flash application that will accept user-inputted text, then turn it into cheesy computer-generated speech. I'm hoping there's a Flash library or pre-built application that does this, but I haven't been able to find such a thing. I would prefer the final app be in Flash, but I am open to other solutions. Cost not an issue.
posted by phonepimpster on Jan 2, 2007 - 2 answers

Creating an online realtime Flash movie

If I have a computer application that spits out data continually in the form of UDP datagrams, can I then take that data and plug it into a "live" Flash movie to be viewed online? [more inside]
posted by Hartster on Nov 8, 2006 - 1 answer

looking for web image rotator that does text captions

Web / Flash / DHTML Developers: help me find an image rotator for a website home page; I want it to take text from a config file and overlay it on the image, like a caption; some more specific requirements follow [more inside]
posted by intermod on Aug 18, 2006 - 9 answers

I'm spaced out!

Programming/geometry: in a Flash program (you don't need to know Flash to answer this), I'm trying to place rectangular images at random positions on the screen. There are already images on the screen. I need to make sure that the new, randomly-placed images don't obscure the images already there. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 29, 2005 - 25 answers

I have a programming issue with sorting an array.

I have a programming issue with sorting an array. [more inside]
posted by sjvilla79 on Sep 20, 2005 - 10 answers

Help Me Teach Programming

Help me teach people how to program: I need simple examples of functions, classes, etc. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 18, 2005 - 14 answers

Alpha Channels for Flash

FlashFilter: I would like to lay a flash movie _over_ a web page and have web content show through the movie (in defined areas). Is there a way to specify an alpha channel (or other masking option) for a flash file? I'm certain there is, but my flash programmer is a neophyte and doesn't believe me.
posted by silusGROK on Jul 8, 2005 - 4 answers

Flash preloader with external file?

I've plowed through a lot of Flash sites, but haven't found an answer to what I thought would be a simple question. Y'all are a buncha geniuses here, so I thought I'd ask you. [more inside]
posted by jpburns on Mar 14, 2005 - 6 answers

Automating USB pen drive copying

So I have a big conference coming up and we’re considering giving each attendee a usb-drive with all the presentations on. The problem is that if I don’t find a way to automate the copying of files I have to do it manually by myself! (+) [more inside]
posted by bering on Feb 16, 2005 - 18 answers

Learning Flash

I'm a graphic designer who is looking to advance my actionscript skills in Flash. What is the best way for "non-coders" to learn more advanced coding? [+] [more inside]
posted by quadog on Jan 20, 2005 - 7 answers

Is there publicly available actionscript which browses a hard disk from a flash page?

Browsing the hard disk from a flash webpage.
a) is it possible?
(I know it is - i've seen a component that does it. But i want the actionscript that does it)
b) help
(i just need some pointers - tutorials, actionscript snippets and so on) [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Dec 6, 2004 - 13 answers

Flash MX

Flash MX question, is there a way to load a page from blogger (or an xml page) into a dynamic text block with a scroll bar?
posted by drezdn on Nov 25, 2004 - 3 answers

How do I execute this string in flashMX2004?

How do I execute a string in flashMX2004?

say ive got the following code (simplified):
for(x=0;x<3 00;x++){br> "mc"+x+".gotoAndPlay(10)"; // this is the string i want to execute
}

eval() does not do the trick
google doesn't help now can ask.metafilter? [more inside]
posted by FidelDonson on Jun 16, 2004 - 4 answers

How can I get Flash to write data to an external file?

How can I get Flash to write data to an external file? Is really the only decent method to create a server-side solution which does the actual work? Either way, pointers to examples would be much appreciated.
posted by warhol on Mar 11, 2004 - 11 answers

An easy way to do 8-bit art?

I was interested in making a flash animation that looks like an 8 bit nintendo game, and was wondering if there's an easy way to do 8 bit art?
posted by drezdn on Feb 20, 2004 - 8 answers

Good programming practice suggestions

Inside, I've posted a question about computer programming, regarding organizing class libraries and packages -- and also regarding good programming practices. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Feb 4, 2004 - 6 answers

Cross-Platform Flash-Based Solution for Files from CDROM to Local HD?

Does anyone have a good solution for copying files (say... image files) from a CDROM to a user's local disk using a Flash interface (and any appropriate add-on)? It should be cross-platform happy, and specifically able to be developed on the Mac.
posted by jpburns on Jan 14, 2004 - 0 answers

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