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« on: December 05, 2008, 06:08:29 AM »

I know on windows i can use the macromedia 3-pack , i used to use go live
for .swf/flash stuff with the mac, what is the current choice app for editing/creating
swf/flash apps in the os-x environment (barring emulating xp and running my macromedia
suite)
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2008, 09:15:04 AM »

I think VS mentioned some free stuff he saw a while back, but I own the Macromedia suite ( 8 ) for the Mac to do it. Works like a charm or course, but will cost you $$.
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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2008, 09:27:36 AM »

Its all adobe now BTW, macromedia is gone.

flash is retardedly expensive now. It is better to just buy one of the suites/packages.

almost all the adobe stuff is mac/pc though each is sold separate.
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« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2008, 09:38:33 AM »

I don't even recall the names of any free flash editing stuff, it's been too long.
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« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2008, 11:35:01 AM »

The new hot ticket for SWF stuff is Flex -- at least that's what I'm beginning to do more of.  The API is free and there are a ton of great resources.  The biggest thing for me is to stay away from their IDE - FlexBuilder.  While it's cool, I'm an old-fashioned hand-coder and refuse to pay the big bucks for short cuts - so I just use TextWrangler as my editor.

http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/ - developer's resources
http://www.adobe.com/devnet/flex/videotraining/?sdid=DYCVS - Training vids
http://livedocs.adobe.com/flex/3/langref/ - language reference

Not certain if this helps or was even what you're looking for, but it's pretty sweet.

 

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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2008, 07:36:28 PM »

I was just poking around in the docs but at first glance this looks pretty useful, thanks, Jairez

Ill have to give this a good look in the morning.

Mampy 

Heres one of the functions i got a chance to look at:

Code:
        <mx:Legend dataProvider="{column}"/>

         <mx:BarChart id="bar" height="100%" width="45%"
            paddingLeft="5" paddingRight="5"
            showDataTips="true" dataProvider="{medalsAC}">
               
            <mx:verticalAxis>
                <mx:CategoryAxis categoryField="Country"/>
            </mx:verticalAxis>
               
            <mx:series>
                <mx:BarSeries
                    yField="Country"
                    xField="Gold"
                    displayName="Gold"
                    fill="{sc1}"
                    stroke="{s1}"
                />
                <mx:BarSeries
                    yField="Country"
                    xField="Silver"
                    displayName="Silver"
                    fill="{sc2}"
                    stroke="{s2}"
                />
                <mx:BarSeries
                    yField="Country"
                    xField="Bronze"
                    displayName="Bronze"
                    fill="{sc3}"
                    stroke="{s3}"
                />
            </mx:series>
        </mx:BarChart>



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« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2008, 10:02:29 AM »

fwiw - a few months ago I took a "Graphing and Charting using Flex" class sponsored by my employer.  The Adobe folks have done a really good job with their MXML language in that you can create very cool graphs with just a few keystrokes, and then do crazy things with them (data population, transitions, add/remove components, ... etc.) using Actionscript.  And it all meets my first criteria ... barrier to entry; it should be relatively inexpensive or free to jump in the water.

Have fun and post anything that looks like it could be cool Smiley

Thanx for the feedback, Mampy.
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