Just bought adobe CS3 - Only took 8 hours to figure out how to use a button to link to a site

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m2007 says

Holy smokes, I’m quite sure that – for someone to use this utility, you either gotta be making a lot of money from it – otherwise you’d have to be insane.

Took me 8 hours to figure out how to simply use a button to click on it and link to a site.

In Koolmoves…. took me 1 minute.

Something wrong with this picture?

Luckily I don’t know ANY actionscript, so I’m not having to convert from AS2 to AS3 .

Unfortunately, all the applications I bought here, which are cool don’t get me wrong, are coded in AS2 , so I can’t check out their code – and apply it to AS3 .

Had to spend hours scanning the internet all day today just to figure out how to link to a site via a button.

There’s a reason I did so bad in C++ in college. Just never got object oriented language.

Next objective… put a text field on my project that says “the dog is green”

Should only take about 15 hours of research and 80 lines of code and figuring what classes I need to import, and “packages” and “instances” ... to be able to do that.

You have to be insane to do this.

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ryan says

You’d be better spending that 8 and that 15 hours reading a book on Flash, or even perusing the manual.

Colin Moock is good at explaining OO in his books, the most recent being this one

You can sign up to Safari Bookshelf and get access to a bunch of titles for a fraction of the cost (plus you don’t have to wait!).

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ryanterry says

Just ordered that book last night! Yeah, it’s a bit disappointing that AS3 is more complex, but everyone I know that’s learned it says that it is totally worth it.

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AlexH says

check out gotoandlearn.com

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geoken says
var myField :TextField = new TextField();
myField.text = “the dog is green”
addChild(myField);

There you go, saved you 14.9 hours and 77 lines of code.

Just an fyi, if you’re using flash you don’t need to worry about imports for built in classes. The reason most helpfiles and tutorials include the imports is because some people code with only a text editor.

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URanimEnigma says

That’s interesting. Now we know. Thanks Geoken.

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MarkBrodhuber Envato team says

Ya any program in the CS3 lineup is pretty intense, but they are all the type of programs that when mastered can help make lots of $$. I’ll always say its 20% the software and 80% the designer.

And thanks a lot about the importing thing in Flash, I am having the hardest time learning because I am pulling my hair out thinking about how impossible it would be for me to learn every single thing. That i would have to worry about importing to get my flash file to work.

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m2007 says

You sure about that? LOL

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v449/ufufufuf/Temp.gif

for a second, i thought it was the ”;” needed after the string ‘the dog is green’, but same error messages.

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wickedpixel says

hey… delete those quotes and rewrite them… with your keyboard

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m2007 says

There you go! That worked. Thanks.

I think what I’m having the biggest trouble grasping about CS3 , having no actionscript coding experience – bought Koolmoves, which does everything for you – totall GUI interface.

Is the concept of… for example a site template and using the menu system.

You launch the site – you’re at “home”, click on say “clients” and (visually) it looks like you’re taken to a different page, the “home” stuff disappears, and this new stuff loads.

Now if this was Koolmoves, you’re physically going to another “frame” and the stuff is already there.

Every site design template I’ve looked at from flashden, looks like it’s all done on 1 frame. The whole movie is one frame, the most complicated of stuff.

So when I’m clicking on “clients” from “home”, what is actually happening?

Is the stuff already there at “home” being “killed” via AS3 code, and the new stuff from the “clients” section is being dynamically created from scratch when you click on the “clients” button.

Really hard trying to figure out what’s happening, everything is movies, even a line of text… guy’s made it into a movie. MC

Bought this one…

http://activeden.net/item/design-studio-template-01-xml/4442

Killer site, but really difficult to edit (get in there and change colors, labels)... not talking about xml stuff which is easy to change.

For example, try to change the “Design Studio” logo…. where is that? Had to dig through 500 files to find the MOVIE that this actually is, and I can’t edit the text to change it anyways.

If it’s Koolmoves, the entire frame is there, BOOM get to it and edit it.

Really complex stuff.

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