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Here are the top ten articles for the Flash and Animation Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!

1. Animate Lower Third in Motion 5
In this Motion tutorial we will add the text to the lower third and build the animation. At this point we have imported a background graphic for the lower third, reduced the opacity of the graphic and positioned it at the left bottom corner of the screen.

2. Motion 5 Parallax Effect - The Graphics
In Motion 5, much like the Ken Burns effect, the Parallax effect is used to simulate movement of static graphics. The intro will consist of several layers of these graphics and by adding camera movement in to the mix, we will have a 2.5 D animation.

3. Animation for iBooks Author
I’ve received several emails asking how to add animation to your book in iBooks Author. First we need to look at your options for making books for the iBookstore. There are two ways to create this type of book.

4. Button Behaviors in ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0
With the upgrade to ActionScript 3 in Flash CS3, I thought that it would be useful to program a button using both AS2 and AS3, so that you can see the changes necessary for ActionScript 3.

5. Using Masks for Special Effects in Flash CS3
Many of the great Flash special effects are created with a simple masking technique. One example of this technique that is commonly seen is the spotlight effect. In this tutorial, we will create this effect.

6. Adding a Drop Shadow to Flash Animated Object
One of the best additions to the Flash techniques was the ability to animate filters. In this tutorial, we will create a very simple bouncing ball animation and then animate a shadow to follow the ball.

7. Flash Page Transition Effect Copy to Grid
In this Flash tutorial, we will create a very popular page transition effect using the Flash Copy to Grid assistant. This technique should be part of every Flash designer's toolbox.

8. Nesting Movie Clips for Complex Animations
Flash and Motion Tweens are a great combination for easily creating animation. But how do you create more complex animations such as adding a walking cycle to a moving character? One way would be to use nested movie clips. Letīs take a look at a simplified example.

9. ActionScript 3.0 Event Listeners and Handlers
In this tutorial, we will introduce event listeners and event handlers for Flash and ActionScript 3.0. You will use this code if you want to run a function when an event occurs. We will draw a star in the center of the stage and then rotate the star.

10. * Article Index - Flash Special Effects
These articles and examples cover several ways to create special effects with Flash.



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