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McbainGames11 287 posts
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Flash Builder or Flash Professional?

Jan 16, 2012 9:40 PM

Tags: #flash_builder #3.0 #action_script_3 #actionscript3 #flash_builder_4.6

Hey,

 

Just wondering on your opinion of which should is better to use? Flash Builder or Flash Professional?

Personally I want to drop flash profesiional and just keep developing in flash builder but before I do I want to know if I will lose any advantages or gain, and know if this is a good decision?

 

I can code everything in flash builder good and love to work in the flash builder environment on desktop games AND mobile games sometimes.

 

So what do you think I should do? Whats your opinion.

 

Thanks

 
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  • kglad
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    Jan 16, 2012 9:47 PM   in reply to McbainGames11

    flash builder is more restricted than flash pro.  but if you're not using any of the flash pro drawing tools/timeline etc and are happy with flash builder, use it.

     
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  • kglad
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    Jan 16, 2012 10:15 PM   in reply to McbainGames11

    you're welcome.

     
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    Jun 1, 2013 10:08 PM   in reply to kglad

    Does Flash Pro handle classes etc the same way as Builder ?

    I was just looking to ask the same question but I use drawing tools and timeline - so thank you fromm this end as well.

     
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  • kglad
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    Jun 1, 2013 11:19 PM   in reply to amandasyd

    yes, in that class files are compiled into the swf, exe, app and/or air files.

     
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    Jun 1, 2013 11:55 PM   in reply to kglad

    Thank you... I guess I have a month or a year or so in front of me with what I have now, so I'm not looking to delve at this point if there is no advantage. Thanks for your opinion and time.

     

    I was also looking for a bit on vector graphics to import into flash for masks etc, and found another of your posts somewhwere that gave some insight... Having just installed Fireworks, I then found I can do the same from PaintShop - what I found was I can "break-apart" an image (in Flash) if I need to snip a little or can use png's directly as masks which I didn't realise before.

     

    So thanks again Mr K

     
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    Jun 2, 2013 8:01 AM   in reply to amandasyd

    you're welcome.

     
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