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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. Animation Behaviors in Motion Project
Now that we have imported our layered Photoshop image into our Motion project, we are ready to create a blinking lights animation. We will draw some colored circles that we will then animated to blink using Motion behaviors.

2. Animating Color of Text in Motion 5
In the previous tutorial, we begin creating our Motion 5 logo reveal animation. We used keyframes to control the animated change in colors for the shape layers in the design. In this tutorial, we will animate the text.

3. Motion 3D Animation - The Graphics
Animation in 3D can be confusing but Apple Motion has easy to use controls that help you easily create professional grade animation. In this next few tutorials, we will build a simple Motion intro for the holiday season.

4. Remove Movie Clip with ActionScript 3
Now that we programmed Flash to move our movie clip from the Flash Library and place it on the stage, we can work on the ActionScript that will close this movie clip. The easiest way is to create a Close button and add ActionScript to go with it that will remove our movie clip from the stage.

5. Importing Photoshop Images into Motion
In this tutorial, we will continue to work on our holiday animation in Motion. In the last tutorial, we created the graphic elements in Photoshop, which we will now import in to our Motion project.

6. Introducing Starling by Thibault Imbert
This free book by Thibault Imbert is an introduction to Starling. This book is not for the beginner. It's not project-based and is heavy on code and API descriptions.

7. Add Library Items to Stage – Flash ActionScript 3
In this tutorial, our goal is to load and run a movie clip with ActionScript. But, the movie clip is not on the stage when the website is loaded. It is stored in the Flash Library.

8. Opening an Envelope Flash ActionScript 3
A few of my readers wanted to know how to create the popular Flash animation which shows an envelope opening. In this tutorial, we will create that animation and program it to begin when the stamp on the envelope is clicked.

9. 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.

10. ScreenFlow Annotations and Nested Clips
In the last tutorial, you learned how to add text to a marketing video short and build the company logo with a combination of text and an imported logo graphic. We can use ScreenFlow’s Annotations feature to draw the line under the company name and complete the logo.



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