Pixel Dissolving Effect in Flash MX 2004

By sgrosvenor

Note: Flash MX 2004 Professional Only!

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In Flash MX 2004 Professional, there is the ability to add transitions to screen based applications as you are moving screen to screen (you know the kind; Iris, Wipe, Blinds etc), which got me to thinking… A couple of minutes later, I had the idea of pushing the built-in transition to individual Movie Clips for a more interesting effect.

Note in the example above, I’ve used the ‘onLoad’ event handler and for each row used a different effect duration. All in all, it took about 60 seconds to go from a blank FLA to the finished effect!

The result of which was the panel that you see above, in a similar vein to the ‘Alpha Fader Panel’ I did a few weeks ago, whereby the code is added to a frame based upon your selection within the interface.

Simply select the Movie Clips that you wish to apply the effect to, make your selections within the interface and press ‘Generate Code’, and all the hard work is done for you!

There are many more transitions that are available in Flash MX 2004 Professional; I’ve only skimmed the surface here!

  • Nice! I still need to upgrade to MX ’04 though. :-( Oh well, keep ’em comin’! There all great!

  • Wikki

    Right on! thx for the ext!

  • Si

    Nice effect!

    I can’t get to the Alpha Fader Panel link though – something about admin rights :(

  • sgrosvenor

    [QUOTE=bigsi]Nice effect!

    I can’t get to the Alpha Fader Panel link though – something about admin rights :([/QUOTE]

    This is now fixed :-)

  • boy, this is just coooool. ;)

  • sh

    I’ve got the extension loaded, and I apply the effect to my movieclip, but nothing happens when it is published??

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  • vinod kumar

    very very thankyou

  • Muhammad Kashif

    Hi, I”ve installed Pixel Dissolver but i don’t understand how to use it? Please can someone give me a hint, thank you.

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