CartoonSmart Tutorials - This two part lesson covers the Drawing API using both Actionscript 3 in Flash CS3 and Actionscript 2 in Flash 8.
The Drawing API allows you to create shapes using only code. So don't let the word "Drawing" in the title of this lesson confuse you. The traditional Flash drawing tools are totally off limits. Part one covers the basics of creating shapes circle, squares, etc and scripted filters bevels, blurs, glows, etc. Part two teaches various ways to animate them.
A note about the code: Most of the line-by-line programming and code explanations will be covered using Actionscript 3. At the end of each example, we'll look at the same code using Actionscript 2. For the most part, its very similar.