I have an issue with just jumping on forums and asking for help with code and build assistance, how do i do this or that.
My point in this visit is because of some frustration with designing a simple flash vid. I have no idea what Adobe product I should be using because the site poorly defines the products they have. All I want is a video that fades through a few pictures on a loop. Something too heavy for a gif.
The learning video's go right past this level of basics into application building and the help files are so adjoined to hard code, I feel like Flex is not the right thing to be using.
Can someone give me a suggestion as to what software I should look at OR a better push in the direction of learning how to use this builder. Please excuse my stubbornness to envelop myself in this software but I have less time than i care to admit.
If you wanted some details on what i am stuck with, for starters, i have to states (an image in each) and i'm trying to make a fade transition between the two. What i am having trouble finding is how to implement a timer that automatically activates that transition. ....ok, i sunk to my predefined low ;p
It looks like you are mostly after visual effects.
One of the most helpful sites in that regard is http://graphics-geek.blogspot.com
Chet Haas from Adobe posts regularly examples with code of various techniques of working with effects. Browse through his examples, and most likely you'll find the one that does what you are after.
Also, take a look at the Catalyst.
By the same token, if you don't need elaborate interactivity with sophisticated conditional logic, you may want to look at Flash. There are plenty of things - transitions, blending, alpha, etc - that you can do there without messing with code.
Outstanding! Thanks for the assistance.
I'm all ears for any other suggestions that anyone else has.