Multi-Symbol Sprite Sheets from Flash Professional CC to Edge Animate CC

The other day I posted about using sprite sheets generated from the 2014 release of Flash Professional CC and using those within Edge Animate CC. It’s an awesome workflow between the two applications and works really, really well. A reader commented about a number of things – and one of the specific things that was asked revolves around the ability to export/import multiple symbols between the programs. So I set out to see how that worked… (it works amazingly well) Here’s a video of the entire process!

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Apache Flex 4.11+ and OSMF Quick-Tip

When using Apache Flex 4.11 (or 4.12) – and the Spark VideoDisplay component (based around OSMF)… you may encounter the following runtime error: TypeError: Error #1009: Cannot access a property or method of a null object reference. This happens when attempting to reference the videoObject element of a VideoDisplay component. For example, when attaching a camera: videoDisplay.videoObject.attachCamera(camera); Why does this work correctly in 4.10 and breaks in never versions of Apache Flex? As explained in this bug report, it is because of the newer version of OMSF which is distributed with Apache Flex 4.11 and higher. This is a bug

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Adobe AIR. NativeProcess. FFMPEG. Awesome.

This was the title of my latest presentation for the Rocky Mountain Adobe User Group… and may very well be the final presentation for that group, ever. If anyone in the Denver area is interested in taking up his great little user group – get in touch with the nice people at RealEyes! Bittersweet. Description: In this session  well be stepping away from the web a bit and see just what Adobe AIR can offer behind the veil. Adobe still develops and supports AIR? You bet they do! Well start off with a quick overview of whats going on

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Getting Started Experience: Flash Professional CC

Want to start using your Adobe Creative Cloud apps, but don’t know where to begin? That’s where we come in. The following tutorials will take you through a quick, entry-level project. You’ll see what you can do and be ready to learn more. People may have been wondering… “where is a “Getting Started” tutorial for Flash Professional????” Well, we wanted to align the release of this Getting Started experience with the recent “Avatar” release of Flash Professional CC. Now that this is out and available for customers – the set of videos and written text which goes along with it

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Adobe Flash Professional CC: Learn by Video [DVD-ROM]

A box of these just showed up at my doorstep. Looks like they are now available for sale online as well! This critically acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Flash Professional CC. Including more than 4 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Joseph Labrecque presents a comprehensive introduction to Flash Professional, including best practices as well as fundamental concepts of animation and interactivity. Covered topics include working with graphics, sound, tweens and masks, and exporting files

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360|Stack 2013 – Session Videos

Looks like all of the session videos from 360|Stack this year are FREE. Check them out over at the video site. My session on Starling and Feathers is embedded, below: JOSEPH LABRECQUE – BUILDING GPU-ACCELERATED MOBILE APPLICATION INTERFACES WITH STARLING AND FEATHERS Apache Flex is great for application UI… but it isn’t GPU-accelerated :( New versions of Adobe AIR perform quite spectacularly on mobile and really blaze when tapping into the device GPU. If your mobile application requires this sort of performance – there is a solution to be found in the Starling framework along with Feathers (a fully-skinnable, open

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Adobe Flash Professional CC: Learn by Video – [Online Video]

My “Adobe Flash Professional CC: Learn by Video” course is now available as an online video stream at Peachpit. The physical DVD version should be available in the next few months as well. This critically acclaimed interactive training program from Adobe Press offers exceptional quality high-definition video to teach the fundamentals of Adobe Flash Professional CC. Including more than 4 hours of video tutorials, the course comes complete with lesson files, assessment quizzes, and review materials. Experienced instructor Joseph Labrecque presents a comprehensive introduction to Flash Professional, including best practices as well as fundamental concepts of animation and interactivity. Covered

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