Creating online games with Flash
The latest update to Flash Professional CC includes support for the new HTML5 Canvas document type. You can either convert an ActionScript 3.0 FLA file to a Canvas document, or start with a Canvas document and build from scratch. This article is an overview of key concepts for building HTML5 content from scratch and converting Flash content to HTML5 content. Along the way, you can explore example files based on a classic Flash jigsaw puzzle project (see Figure 1).
Understanding the new HTML5 Canvas features
The workspace also supports converting an existing ActionScript 3.0 file to an HTML5 Canvas file. If you convert an ActionScript 3.0 file to an HTML5 Canvas file, Flash Professional CC attempts to bring everything forward. However, some elements do not directly map to HTML5 (including 3D transformations, some filter features, and ActionScript 3.0 code).
Check out Video 1, and the sections that follow for an overview of what to expect.
Video 1. Understanding Flash Professional CC HTML5 Canvas features
Before you get started
If you'd like to deconstruct the project or follow along with the tutorial, be sure to download the project files and install the Adobe tools you’ll need.
- Download and install the free trial of Adobe Flash Professional CC and Adobe Illustrator CC if you haven’t already done so. You can use your Creative Cloud membership to download and install these products.
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