Flash Basics Tutorial #1: Creating a Bouncing Ball

The first in my new series of Flash tutorials is now live on YouTube. Just click the video or the link below the video to watch it.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S9BXYiP9Tc

In this tutorial, I demonstrate how to create a bouncing ball.

Concepts learned:

  • Using the Oval Tool and Line Tool
  • Using the Color Palette
  • Creating Symbols
  • Inserting Frames and Keyframes
  • Using Guide Layers
  • Creating Classic Tweens

Flash Basics Video Tutorials

I filmed a short tutorial earlier today about some of the basics of Flash. It’s the first in a planned series of Flash basics video tutorials. The videos will be all about really simple things that can be done in Flash, basically tailored to the absolute beginner. The first one is less than ten minutes long and goes over how to make a bouncing ball in Flash. It should be edited in the next few days, and then I will post it on here and on YouTube.


Behind the Scenes of Word 2010

LearnKey recently posted a short “Behind the Scenes” clip on YouTube of an interview with Mandi Bergenfeld, owner of Twin Computer Training, Inc. and the subject matter expert in LearnKey’s Word 2010 training. The clip is an excerpt of an interview with Mandi and includes a production photo. I can be seen pretending to eat a bagel at around 15 seconds in. Just me being my goofy self…


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKy3mwmDAMw&playnext=1&videos=KxhQBsCs9ko


The 10 Commandments of the PC Tech

LearnKey recently posted a video on YouTube and their blog called “The 10 Commandments of a PC Tech”. The video is an unused segment we shot during the filming of the A+ Certification training with Mike Meyers back in September 2009. It was decided that the segment needed finished and released as a promotional item, so my coworker Steve has been working on it tirelessly for the last little while. When I moved to the Salt Lake office I was conscripted for the video, so viewers playing close attention (and not so close attention) can see my mug sprinkled throughout.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBI7srCSpd0&playnext=1&videos=TXUhWTniwmQ