UPDATE (2011-01-25) :: There is now a CS3 source file in the download package.
Due to high demand for an AS3 version of my most popular file, AutoBird V1, I’ve streamlined and converted it into this file. You can get the AS2 version here.
This drag-n-drop movie clip is a self-contained bird that sits on a wire, fence, branch, etc. and does its own thing. It fluffs its wings occasionally and then at some point it flies off into the sky. After a random wait, it flies back to its original position (if you want it to). You can add as many feathered friends as you want and they will all behave independently. Use some scaling/skewing/tinting to make each one slightly different.
By simply changing a few numbers, their behavior can be modified to have more or less chance of doing any of the actions. You can also trigger them using script (sample included). The flight animation uses a Motion Path. All ActionScript is on a single frame. No custom classes used.
- added sense of “life” in your Flash movie
- random movement means no boring patterns
- realistic animation
- tiny file size
- drag-n-drop convenience
- descriptive naming in layers, Library, and code
- commented code
- optimized graphics
- ActionScripted behavior
- detailed help file
- Dimensions = n/a
- Published File Size = about 4k (for 20+ birds)
- Frame Rate = 30fps
- ActionScript Version = 3.0
- Opens With = CS3 +
AutoBirdV2__CS4_AS3_.fla(CS4 authoring file)
AutoBirdV2__CS4_AS3_.swf(CS4 published movie)
AutoBirdV2__CS3_AS3_.fla(CS3 authoring file)
AutoBirdV2__CS3_AS3_.swf(CS3 published movie)
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Zachary Knight :: Media Design
TAGS :: bird, flying, animal, nature, natural, sky, cute, pretty, random, interactive