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Fifteen Useful Flash Components

18.5.2010, 15:2    Total views: 10709

Hi everyone. Welcome to Flashvault's first blog post. Today, I would like to present a list of my 15 favorite flash components. This components can help You in further development of your flash application. Please Enjoy!

1. Partigen 2

Partigen 2 is a brand new, completely rewritten version of the Partigen 1 Flash component and is the first and only extension for Flash that lets you create complex particle effects in just a click.

This real time Flash engine creates realistic effects such as fire, smoke, explosions, sparkles, water, and many more. Each particle is made within Flash at runtime with zero render time.

2. tiltGallery

tiltGallery is a multifunctional Flash gallery that can display RSS feeds, images, SWF's and FLV videos on an interactive tiltable wall. This Flash component is great for website navigations and portfolio websites. Fully skinnable, customizable and easy to use. Powered by PaperVision3D. Available for ActionScript 3.0 (Flash CS3 & CS4) only.

3. JC Panorama for Flash

JC Panorama is a full flash panorama software that includes the following:

1. JC Panorama Viewer - the flash panorama viewer component
2. JC Panorama Editor - the virtual tour creator and panorama editing software (AIR app)

JC Panorama Viewer is a flash component that can be used to display several types of panoramic images: plain, cylindrical, spherical (equirectangular) and cubical. This flash panorama component supports hotspots (informative, web link and panorama), horizontal and vertical mouse movement, scroll zoom, transitions and virtual tours.

JC Panorama Editor is a very easy to use AIR application that allows you to create and edit panoramas to be loaded by JC Panorama Viewer as well as virtual tours directly on your desktop.

4. Thumbnail Slider V1

ThumbnailSlider is a navigation component that enables you to load a set of images, swf's or symbols from library, fed from an xml file, through which you can scroll with the help of the arrows, or simply depending on the mouse position.

Thumbnail Slider is an excellent component when used in a photo gallery for example, because it was developed to adjust on any environment you could think, technical and artistic, due to the possibility of setting the slider's orientation to vertical positioning, or horizontal, due to the roll over effects on the thumbs that will add creativity and style to your project, due to the resizing types supported by the thumbs that will enable you to display the content in the best way possible.

5. 3D Carousel

The ActionScript 3.0 3D Carousel component allows you to display collections of DisplayObjects (images, MoveClips, etc) in a 3D carousel view. Built using Papervision3D.

6. Flash Media Player

The MediaPlayer Flash component plays mp3 sound files and videos on a fully customizable and skinnable media player, with skinnable sound spectrum and playlist. The sound spectrum and playlist components are optional and can be positioned anywhere on the stage. Videos can also be played in full screen mode. Available for ActionScript 3.0 (Flash CS3, CS4 & CS5) only.

7. photoSplash

Displays a collection of images in a random layout and angle. The viewer can rearrange the layout by clicking and dragging the images or by pressing the optional reshuffle button. Large images can also have mouse over titles and descriptions. Built-in easing effects and skinnable image holders. This component is available for ActionScript 3.0 (Flash CS3) only.

8. advancedLoaderPRO

This is the PRO version of our advancedLoader  component. Easily create slideshows without the need for ActionScript. Build slideshows with component parameters, XML or dynamically generate them from the contents of a web folder. Over forty customizable effects provide a variety of transition options. The ideal solution for loading sequential images in Flash.

9. gridNavigation

A thumbnail based navigational system or a portfolio/photo gallery in a grid or pyramid style layout. The thumbnail content is clickable and zooms in to display the selected full size content while the other thumbnails are pushed aside. Content can be external images, animated SWFs or movie clips. Content can be added or changed directly in the Component Inspector, through ActionScript or using an external XML file. Available for ActionScript 2.0 and 3.0.

10. fCMSPro

This pro version of our fCMS  component is a full Flash Content Management System which allows you to design, edit and update your web pages without ever leaving your browser window. The exciting new template based system allows you to add and delete pages dynamically. The content of your Flash site is also fully indexable and searchable by search engines. Using the advanced backend templating system, you can also create dynamically generated RSS feeds of the content of your Flash website.

11. flashTweets

FlashTweets is an easy to use, light weight Flash component that displays tweets from single or multiple Twitter feeds. It's fully customizable and skinnable with support for XML. Includes auto scroll, or built-in scrollbar and optional retweet button. Available for ActionScript 3.0 (Flash CS3 & CS4) only.

12 RotationMenu 3D CS

By the success of RotationMenu AS2 and CS, let us continue to bring you a new product
RotationMenu 3D. This is a rotation menu build with realtime 3D engine. You can build a 3d
rotation navigation menu with no action script skill and no 3d software needed.

With the real time mirror effect and shadow, you can build box like product showcase to
attract your customer. The touch and scroll function allow user to navigate your product
easily. With free style mouse scroll, you can easily navigate though different item by mouse
gesture. Combine with 30 parameters and features, RotationMenu 3D CS can easily fit on any
application or design and maximum your creative and productively.

13. 3DEnvironment

The 3DEnvironment is a Flash component that allows you to build 3D interactive interfaces and environments in Flash. Built-in depth and perspective effects create the illusion of three dimensions.

This shows a sample website navigation system which was created using the 3DEnvironment component. Use your mouse to move around this site.

14. MP3 Player

The MP3 player provides a framework for playing back MP3 files with your own buttons and controls. File loading, buffering, playback, etc are all handled by the component, you simply add the controls to give it your look and feel!

15. FlashTextFX

FlashTextFX is a Flash component that creates an unlimited  number of high quality text effects in Flash. Includes an easy to use custom interface with real time preview. Option to add multiple effects per textfield. Effects can be saved and loaded for future projects. Customizable scale, position, rotation, opacity, tint, blur and glow. Available for ActionScript 3.0 (Flash CS3/CS4/CS5) only.

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