Flash Components update

Posted by FlashOtaku on May 20th, 2010

Hello everyone,

I just want to let you know that we updated our flash components recently. There might be a lot of changes since you’ve last visited FlashOtaku.com, so take a look at:
Carousel, Grid 3D, StackFlow, Thumbnail Grid, Thumbnail Scroller, Slideshow.

Some of the recent changes include the possibility to add a gloss effect or a watermark and the option… Continue reading

FlashOtaku Components Update: Live Preview Added

Posted by FlashOtaku on July 5th, 2009

I just want to let you, the users of FlashOtaku components, know that the components were recently updated and Live Preview was added. This feature will enable you to see how the component will be rendered, at design time. This is pretty useful, as you will see. You can just re-download the component and enjoy the new feature.
The feature was added for the commercial components only… Continue reading

Flash Components Mashups – Part 2

Posted by FlashOtaku on April 15th, 2009

This post is Part 2 of the Flash Components Mashups series.

In this tutorial I will make the application a little more interactive.  I’ll let the “Auto Slideshow” feature activated, but this time I want to be able to jump to different slide when I click on a thumbnail. For this example I will use the StackFlow and the Slideshow components. Click on the bellow image… Continue reading

Flash Components Mashups

Posted by FlashOtaku on April 14th, 2009

Today I’ll begin a series of posts about how you can integrate two or more components together in order to create more complex and interesting flash applications. As you will see, this is very easy to achieve.

I’ll start with a very basic example in which I will create an image gallery (slideshow + thumbnails). For this example I need to use the Slideshow component and the… Continue reading

Using a custom preloader

Posted by FlashOtaku on January 13th, 2009

Any of the flash components available at FlashOtaku.com gives you the possibility to create a custom preloader or a temporary clip, to be more precise. The temporary clip will act as a re-placer for the content of the item until the content is completely loaded. By default, a simple temporary clip is created for you with a specified color and transparency and there are also 5 built-in preloaders from… Continue reading

Adding a Tooltip to the StackFlow Component

Posted by FlashOtaku on December 23rd, 2008

As promised in the previous tutorial, in this tutorial I will show you how to add a tooltip to one of the FlashOtaku components. I will use the StackFlow component as an example but it is applicable to the other flash components as well.

Here’s how the final result will look like:

First we need an XML file that will contain the source… Continue reading

Carousel component with URL for each item

Posted by FlashOtaku on December 22nd, 2008

In a previous tutorial, I’ve described how you can open an URL when a thumbnail is clicked. It was not difficult to do but you would need to parse the XML file again and create some Array instances to store the additional data. With the new components, however, this becomes much easier to do.

In this tutorial I will use the Carousel component, but it’s the same… Continue reading

Yet Another Image Gallery

Posted by FlashOtaku on February 4th, 2008

Lately there were some questions about the possibility of adding new elements to the XML file when working with the Slideshow or Thumbnail Scroller components. The answer is yes, you just need to parse the XML file again. Two weeks ago I made a tutorial on how you can add new elements to the Thumbnail Scroller component. It’s pretty easy to do it, once you know how to work with XML in AS3. Continue reading

Building an auto slideshow with AS3

Posted by FlashOtaku on January 31st, 2008

This time I will show you how you can add an auto slideshow feature to the Slideshow component, using the Timer class. It’s pretty easy to do this, if you know how to use the Timer class, so I will just show you the code without explaining each step, but if you have any specific question, fell free to ask. Also make sure to read the documentation for the Slideshow component. Continue reading

Open URL when a thumbnail is clicked

Posted by FlashOtaku on January 21st, 2008

Adding this feature to the Thumbnail Scroller Component is pretty easy but requires some knowledge on working with XML. In this tutorial I will show you how to do this using Actionscript 3. Continue reading

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