My 9-year-old daughter likes to animate things on GoAnimate.com. The website allows you to upload flash animations, and she'd like to make her own animations of, say, the Sesame Street characters.
The canonical program for building flash animations is Adobe Flash Professional. I'm guessing that is beyond her capabilities (and may be beyond mine!). Are there simpler programs that allow a patient but unsophisticated user to build very simple flash animations?
posted by musofire
on Jun 23, 2013 -
I would like to create a private music streaming service for a small circle of friends, using Amazon S3, Cloudfront, an HTML5 player and a password-protected website. Is this possible? How to do it best? (Full walkthrough of the idea within.) [more inside]
posted by the brave tetra-pak
on Jan 18, 2013 -
Help me find a flash game where you built a spaceship from parts of enemy ships [more inside]
posted by nickhb
on Jul 23, 2012 -
I’m trying to remember a recent browser-based Flash game. It was a vertical scroller, overhead space-themed shooter, something I saw online within the past 6-12 months. You had a ship and you’d pick up weapons. Your bullets were meagre at first, and then numerous as you upgraded your weapons. The screen would fill up with bad guys, bullets everywhere, general mayhem that you could only survive with a constant inflow of invincibility powerups.
What was this game?
posted by migurski
on Jul 17, 2012 -
PC Tech filter: What's a common disk-image format that I can use for storing images of bootable flash media? Sending new media to customers so slow and expensive. [more inside]
posted by Sunburnt
on Jul 4, 2012 -
The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind
on Apr 15, 2012 -
I am creating a Flash presentation for a fundraiser combatting child sex slavery. It will show a stopwatch, and every two minutes a number will increment showing how many children have been taken. I have it all put together in Flash CS4, but am a visual design person flummoxed on making the script for incrementing the dynamic text by 1 every 120 seconds. Any actionscripters out there who can advise will be helping a fantastic cause. Thanks!
posted by Scoo
on Apr 11, 2012 -
I'm looking for some websites for the beginner. I'm fine with the animation part. That is (relatively) easy. But I'm pretty much totally lost on the Action script part of it, and the Adobe tutorials are a little complicated for my idiot self. I'm just a little ol' designer and all this talk of code and scripts and computer lingo is freaking me out. I'll take anything. Any ideas. Any help. Anything. Thank you.
posted by freakazoid
on Mar 21, 2012 -
Our new Kindle Fire is great, but it tells us we need to update our Flash Player when we want to watch Glee. If I try to DL the new file from the Adobe message, it seems to stall right after it starts. If I go to settings, it shows that Flash is " Always on". I haven't tried any other shows on FOX, but it seems to work fine for NBC stuff. Any Ideas?
posted by lobstah
on Mar 14, 2012 -
When I save MS Word docs, a lot of my spacings between words are being eliminated. In just about every sentence, it happens at least once! To be clear, instead of something like "and the", it will say "andthe". Could it be a faulty flash drive? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Feb 22, 2012 -
I need a simple program (an SWF preferably) that will let me assign locally-stored sound clips to my PC's keyboard. Something like the Jingle Keyboard
freeware, or a flash soundboard, but will let me assign specific sounds to specific keys -- such as sound1.mp3 to C, sound2.mp3 to V, etc.. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher
on Feb 16, 2012 -
. What was it? Is it still online? [more inside]
posted by rivenwanderer
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Recently, my computer has decided to be very particular about what it will allow to connect to the internet. Some programs, like uTorrent and Filezilla, can connect fine and have no problems. But things like self-updaters and Flash-based uploading cannot connect. The same thing happens on two different internet connections on two different wireless networks whose configurations have not been changed since before this started (I do not have a wired network to test). I have not made any significant changes to my computer since before this started. I'm running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate. What could be causing the problem? How can I fix it? What caused the problem in the first place? [more inside]
posted by clorox
on Nov 23, 2011 -
What is the best way to use Adobe CS to chop an illustration into multiple graphic files that can later be recombined by software to recreate the original illustration? [more inside]
posted by alms
on Oct 12, 2011 -
Can you identify this not-famous game? Filter: Looking for an online game I lost. A very simplistic, grid-based drag-and-line-up same-colored squares game (Flash). I want to locate the game and hopefully download it for offline play. But first I need to find it! [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui
on Jul 5, 2011 -
Help me stop Google Chrome (Mac OS X) from creating a superfluous tab when opening for the first time with an external link. [more inside]
posted by qwip
on Apr 14, 2011 -
How can I embed videos from The Guardian's website on my blog? Like this one
posted by nam3d
on Jan 20, 2011 -
I've been volunteered to teach an artist at another one of our locations Flash tomorrow. I'm self-taught, and not a teacher. How can I ensure he leaves here with a little bit of knowledge? [more inside]
posted by ladygypsy
on Nov 15, 2010 -
I'm trying to find a little Japanese flash game I found in either 08 or 09. It was a cute, quirky thing where you were a little sumo and you had to smash small things to build up your strength - eventually going to to smash very large things like temples and bits of mountain. [more inside]
posted by ninazer0
on Oct 4, 2010 -
I've come across an unusual USB flash memory stick. What's going on here? [more inside]
posted by chmmr
on Sep 25, 2010 -
Some questions about creating a modern (online) web/graphic design portfolio... [more inside]
posted by foxy
on Aug 29, 2010 -
posted by geoff.
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Flash is going to be dead? My job is based almost solely in flash development. I love it. Am I going to be out of a job (soon)? [more inside]
posted by royalsong
on May 27, 2010 -
I'm not a programmer and don't really want to try to become one, but I'd like to build a little graphic app/utility and am wondering if it might be possible using something like Flash or HyperCard or some other similar no-coding program. Details within… [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin
on May 23, 2010 -
What is the best way to convert a high quality video into a high quality .swf? I have footage of a stamping machine that i filmed and want to put it on a website (like a flash banner). It looks great in imovie but when i convert it to flv and import to flash it looks grainy. [more inside]
posted by Paleoindian
on Mar 28, 2010 -
Help me find this "serious game" that simulated everyday life in a third world country. [more inside]
posted by CRM114
on Mar 1, 2010 -
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 -
Flash sound stopped working in both IE and firefox. I'm using windows 7.
This has been driving me crazy for the last week - I think, somewhere along the line, I was running a few anti-malware apps and something may have gotten deleted. There's no sound whatsoever from any kind of flash, be it youtube, lastfm, or a web ad. [more inside]
posted by brocklanders
on Dec 28, 2009 -
I am looking for a program that will easily allow me to create a Flash banner. All I want is to create a banner that has about 4 images fading in and out and some animated text over top. I should think this would be super easy but I am trying to find a software program to do it and I am coming up with either stuff that's way too complex or software that can't do it.
Do you know of any program that would help me? (It doesn't need to be free, I can spend up to 100 USD on it).
posted by hellodonna
on Dec 12, 2009 -
I'd like to save the video from this article
and convert it to a avi or something windows can play. I've tried several utilities, but can't seem to get it. Any ideas?
posted by corpse
on Nov 13, 2009 -
I'm doing some engineering and need to capture video of highway traffic. Preferably, I'd record on a large flash memory. I need medium resolution.... enough to tell the difference between a motorcycle and a tractor trailer. Looking for recommendations for 'good enough'. [more inside]
posted by FauxScot
on Sep 2, 2009 -