ActionScript 3.0: A Simple StarField

I’ve been pootlin’ about with Flash a little behind the scenes of late, just making the occasional graphical trinket, and it struck me that I hadn’t made a starfield yet in ActionScript – so I knocked together a quick and dirty one in about 20 minutes…

The “star” itself is just a really small, white circle – so small that it turns into a single-pixel block with filtering on it – you can change out the symbol to anything you like, or just draw actual points if you wanted to – I’m happy enough that the guts of it work and will leave it alone and re-use the code when I want the effect sometime…

Source code after the jump if that’s your thing…

Flash File Source Code:

Star Class Source Code:

The source code and flash file can be found: here.

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