0 Replies Latest reply on Jul 6, 2012 7:13 AM by Jay_Armstrong

    FAQ: How do I go about learning ActionScript 3.0?

    Jay_Armstrong Level 2

      Here are a few hand-picked resources for getting started with AS3  that hopefully will give new users confidence to try ActionScript and to  know that they are looking at some of the best resources for learning  it. These are all video tutorials.


      • Code Snippets and AS3 enhancements – Code snippets were introduced in Flash Pro CS5 and provide  pre-written code that you can apply as a way to get a lot of basic  functionality implemented without learning really any code. They are  also a great way to begin learning ActionScript 3.0 because they are  very small in most cases and reading them will quickly begin to shed  some light on the conventions that are used.
      • ActionScript 3.0 101 – Flash Downunder – In this one, Paul Burnett gives a nice long intro lesson covering a lot of the basics. He’s a really good instructor with a good pace.
      • Building an application – This is a quick lesson by Todd Perkins that gives a basic intro to some must-have concepts, including event listeners and stop() actions.
      • ActionScript 101 with Doug Winnie – This is Doug’s show on Adobe TV. There are many, many episodes that  go from the basic to more specific topics. Most of the episodes are 5-7  minutes long. A great free resource from a very good teacher with a  manageable pace. Note that the episodes are listed in reverse  chronological order (newest first) on the Adobe TV page.


      In this set of tutorials, Ryan Hodson takes an interesting and interactive apporach to teaching AS3. This will get you typing ActionScript in Flash right away: