Get flash to fully experience Pearltrees
Flash Player 10 supports native 3D methods in ActionScript 3 so flipping images with perspective distortion is much easier in Flash CS4 than in Flash CS3. It has its challenges, though.
One of the most versatile features of Flash is the ability to import swf files into a "containing" Flash movie and the ability for the "containing movie" to interact with the imported swf. We have addressed various aspects of this issue with our previous tutorials, External Clips in Flash CS3 , Loading External SWF Files for a Dynamic Presentation , and Loading and Unloading SWF's with 'stage' References in AS3 . In the simple example shown below, the external swf (built from the file ext.fla included for download) consists of a 400 by 200 movie that has a global variable called total and a public function called updateBackAndTotal , which takes a single color parameter as an argument.