ActionScript 3.0: An Introduction to ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 – Week 3

We’re still finding our feet a little here in Week 3 of CUFDIG302A – Author Interactive Sequences, so we’re looking at functions, symbols, instances and the start of using event listeners with functions to control things on the screen.

If you’ve not gone through any of the previous weeks slides and you’re new to coding, then take a step back to and take it order – it’ll really help. Otherwise enjoy!

Oh, and the class has moved from just one 3-hour session per week to a 3-hour session plus a 2-hour session – so expect more updates from now until the end of the course in a couple of weeks time, at which point we might decide to take on some more complex ActionScript for a more involved course…

ActionScript 3.0 Slides - Week 3 - Lesson 1

As usual, the download link to the slides along with some legal gubbins regarding their use is after the break, so jump on in and assert your control!

Download slides link: Introduction to ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 – Week 3, Lesson 1

Duration: Taught over a 2 hour session with one 15 minute break.
Audience: Beginners who know a little about variables and how to perform some basic programming math.
Format: Powerpoint 2003 (so they can be opened in Open Office, MS Office 2K3 and Office 2K7)
Template: OOo2 by Chih-Hao Tsai

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3 thoughts on “ActionScript 3.0: An Introduction to ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS4 – Week 3”

    1. Hi Josh,

      I think I only made it up to Week 3 Lesson 2 because it was taking me a lot of time and effort to get them in a suitable shape for web publication (after spending the initial time creating them in the first place) – and it just didn’t look like anyone was using them so I packed it in and saved myself the effort.

      I have the rest of the slides for the remaining weeks of the course (up to week 10), but they’d need a bit of tarting up before publishing.

      I’ll see what I can put together over the next couple of days to get the lot published – if I combine both lessons for a week into a single slide set, then it’d only be about 7 sets to get the lot done, which sounds pretty do-able, so expect things soon =D


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