Introduction to Flash ActionScript 2.0

Learn how to create a button, work with basic functions, link a button to a webpage, link a button to a frame, work with scenes and create a basic scene selection menu.  This tutorial is good if you are completely new to Actionscript.

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156 Comments

  1. Andersson Emmanuel says:

    wow cool you are so good to teach!

  2. олег коваль says:

    норм

  3. Rinor Kalimashi says:

    Thank you i really need actionscript and you really helped me :p

  4. Nathan Quisumbing says:

    I love you!! ahahaha!!

  5. DavidelleAnuriel says:

    Thank you soooo much for this tutorial!It has been really useful! Thank you! =) =) =)

  6. plasmeticwall8 says:

    can you please tell me how to get this software

  7. MocolateChilk says:

    An amazing tutorial. definitely subscribed.

  8. ThatGuyFromYorkshire says:

    The amount of times he said “go ahead” made me want to kill myself

  9. Geel7989 says:

    Thank you so much!

  10. Felician Galgau says:

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  11. prypjat1394 says:

    This reminds me of Office Space so much. “I will just go ahead…”

  12. Cuong Tran says:

    It was a great tutorial. You did a great job explaining it in a way everyone understands. Keep it up man!

  13. techgenius2000 says:

    seriously why do u need to put spaces???

  14. raulin falcone says:

    nice tutorial.. this very helpful to me..I am currently working as a multimedia developer in a company and i dont have deep background with flash and action scripting,..i want to learn a lot in flash and actionscript..what is the next video tutorial after this Adobe Flash Tutorial- Introduction to Actionscript 2.0? please tell me.. thanks a lot..!!!!

  15. funnyloser says:

    this is by far one of the best tutorials i’ve ever seen. thank you!

  16. SSGKK1 says:

    codingflashfast . webs . com/ is a quick website I set up to explain how to code in AS3 to people with experience in AS2. remove the spaces

  17. Ryan Peñera says:

    Hey thanks! thats a lot of help, i can use this to make interactive video selection…..Thanks a lot!

  18. zaw1k says:

    Wth, I’m doing exactly the same thing as you do, and still I cannot swap scenes -.-

  19. dinosaurandnapkin says:

    I was going to GO AHEAD and watch this video,but then I realised that he went ahead and kept saying GO AHEAD,the level of irritation created from him saying GO AHEAD every 5 seconds is fucking insane.I really need to watch your videos but you’re so annoying that I’m going to GO AHEAD and watch similar videos made by someone with a bigger vocabulary.

  20. okpablomustard says:

    You don’t know what’s wrong with me? Really? I thought it was pretty obvious…

  21. ic3d3monA says:

    very nice i am going to make a project for a competition on Macromedia Flash and Photoshop so this is very helpful for me.

  22. pellix fez says:

    Anyone know where I can get a free version of Adobe Flash CS6?

  23. pellix fez says:

    [..YouTube..] Anyone know where I can get a free version of Adobe Flash CS6?

  24. BLACKPEARL992 says:

    if i have one button and i want when i pressing to go from sene 1 to scene 2 how can i do it??

  25. [..YouTube..] if i have one button and i want when i pressing to go from sene 1 to scene 2 how can i do it??

  26. dadadannn says:

    how come alot of people on youtube doing flash tutorial vids are on mac? just something i’ve noticed…

  27. dadadannn says:

    [..YouTube..] how come alot of people on youtube doing flash tutorial vids are on mac? just something i’ve noticed…

  28. hackerfromhell1 says:

    I have an Actionscript file, it is just script, no design as it is a plugin i am making, i realised that it needs to be in SWF Format rather then AS File. Please could you get back to me ASAP! Ty.

  29. [..YouTube..] I have an Actionscript file, it is just script, no design as it is a plugin i am making, i realised that it needs to be in SWF Format rather then AS File. Please could you get back to me ASAP! Ty.

  30. iz0rAk0s says:

    peace man! ;) i did it

  31. iz0rAk0s says:

    [..YouTube..] peace man! ;) i did it

  32. AtarahDerek says:

    I’m following these tutorials and it’s still not working for me.

  33. AtarahDerek says:

    [..YouTube..] I’m following these tutorials and it’s still not working for me.

  34. AtarahDerek says:

    What if Flash won’t let us apply actions to buttons?

  35. AtarahDerek says:

    [..YouTube..] What if Flash won’t let us apply actions to buttons?

  36. deepakyugal says:

    u r simply the genius

  37. deepakyugal says:

    [..YouTube..] u r simply the genius

  38. 4181315141 says:

    this is great!more than just an actionscript tut XD

  39. 4181315141 says:

    [..YouTube..] this is great!more than just an actionscript tut XD

  40. RSglitch3rs says:

    send me a link too?

  41. RSglitch3rs says:

    [..YouTube..] send me a link too?

  42. MidnightRedemption says:

    LOL, I’m expecting “Hello World!” XD

  43. [..YouTube..] LOL, I’m expecting “Hello World!” XD

  44. TheSFPL says:

    very very well done. You re so patient even a dummy like me could understand:-)) kvp

  45. TheSFPL says:

    [..YouTube..] very very well done. You re so patient even a dummy like me could understand:-)) kvp

  46. DesignTutorialsAV says:

    “Im gonna go ahead and go ahead to go ahead… and the go ahead”… ;) Awesome tut, thanks for the help!!

  47. [..YouTube..] “Im gonna go ahead and go ahead to go ahead… and the go ahead”… ;) Awesome tut, thanks for the help!!

  48. scantojack09 says:

    whew thank god i found your vidz very helpful tuts…

  49. scantojack09 says:

    [..YouTube..] whew thank god i found your vidz very helpful tuts…

  50. Punisher33100 says:

    i want right click as the action to press my play button. using 2.0 here as well. so can some one help me?

  51. [..YouTube..] i want right click as the action to press my play button. using 2.0 here as well. so can some one help me?

  52. Perkuss says:

    quisiera mas ejemplos de actionscript flash y obtenerwould like more examples of flash actionscript and get: find the area (trapezoid, circle, diamond, etc..) and also to create an mp3 player for websites like Hi5 and others for hosting. I think there is much to learn. if possible in Spanish grateful WOULD

  53. Perkuss says:

    [..YouTube..] quisiera mas ejemplos de actionscript flash y obtenerwould like more examples of flash actionscript and get: find the area (trapezoid, circle, diamond, etc..) and also to create an mp3 player for websites like Hi5 and others for hosting. I think there is much to learn. if possible in Spanish grateful WOULD

  54. Sundsvallsemil says:

    wicked tutorial!! thanks!

  55. [..YouTube..] wicked tutorial!! thanks!

  56. Lilliannathehedgehog says:

    do you know the link to download Actionscript2.0?

  57. [..YouTube..] do you know the link to download Actionscript2.0?

  58. lancero1993 says:

    I just wasted 30 minutes of my life; this guy is just patronising. couldn’t you have skipped past showing us you doing the same thing four times -.-

  59. lancero1993 says:

    [..YouTube..] I just wasted 30 minutes of my life; this guy is just patronising. couldn’t you have skipped past showing us you doing the same thing four times -.-

  60. lordsmarty50 says:

    thank you

  61. lordsmarty50 says:

    [..YouTube..] thank you

  62. oventoster09 says:

    need istaller ?? just Copy/Paste lick below and then erase the space between the (A and the dot) …..!!adf .ly/2GKUx

  63. SnappingAntFilms says:

    Using CS3. Are there any workarounds for not having the scenes panel?

  64. [..YouTube..] Using CS3. Are there any workarounds for not having the scenes panel?

  65. GamingTTC says:

    awesoem

  66. GamingTTC says:

    [..YouTube..] awesoem

  67. GamingTTC says:

    [..YouTube..] @GamingTTC awesoem

  68. GamingTTC says:

    thumbs up if hes awesome if you dont then i dont know whats wrong with you

  69. GamingTTC says:

    [..YouTube..] thumbs up if hes awesome if you dont then i dont know whats wrong with you

  70. GamingTTC says:

    This was so helpful.. Thumbs up when he said You can use these things but dont go too far i was about to go crazy far when i learnt the first 16 mins about and that was very awesome so keep it up

  71. GamingTTC says:

    [..YouTube..] This was so helpful.. Thumbs up when he said You can use these things but dont go too far i was about to go crazy far when i learnt the first 16 mins about and that was very awesome so keep it up

  72. dkk617 says:

    [..YouTube..] Excellent video.I am new to flash and found your presentation very useful.You are a great teacher. Thank you very much for your effort.

  73. [..YouTube..] dont have the scene panel … :(

  74. angelus0415 says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks :D

  75. tomori60 says:

    [..YouTube..] this is a great tutorial. thank you !

  76. aab998 says:

    [..YouTube..] the best

  77. shadyTremain says:

    thanks, very good tutorial!

  78. shadyTremain says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks, very good tutorial!

  79. shaik2227 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thanx…its very easy and understandable to follow your tutorials….

  80. txlec99 says:

    [..YouTube..] hey friend.very nice and detail tutorial, however, i was just wondering how you can put in action script outside of an object but still make it works. I mean like for example “you created it animation inside a symbol kinda like a sprite within the symbol,like u know when u double click on the symbol and something opens up, like to a new animation time line or something like that”. because every time i animate something inside of symbol and i then action script it outside of it it just won’t work

  81. laadidaaaa1 says:

    [..YouTube..] THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!!! So much more helpful than those pesky textbooks

  82. BSC148 says:

    [..YouTube..] @Bladestorm687 Do you want the link?

  83. Bruno says:

    Thanks. Very clear and concise overview that was easy to follow and understand.

  84. Martin Walther says:

    Nice tutorial.. But one thing I dont understand is the layers .. Why do you have 3 layers in your scenes?

  85. [..YouTube..] Nice tutorial..But one thing I dont understand is the layers .. Why do you have 3 layers in your scenes?

  86. MrEddieBTV says:

    Thank you! :)

  87. MrEddieBTV says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you! :)

  88. BSC148 says:

    @Bladestorm687 I have it! i got it free im pretty sure leagaly ! and its full version!

  89. BSC148 says:

    [..YouTube..] @Bladestorm687 I have it! i got it free im pretty sure leagaly ! and its full version!

  90. [..YouTube..] ;( i want CS4…

  91. [..YouTube..] Thanks for a good tutorial with good explanations. I’m a teacher and recognize good teaching when i see it (oh, that I could also duplicate it!). A pure beginner could get a little confused: your toolbars and windows are not where the defaults are, and I had to look around in the pull-down menus for a way to show my Scenes panel. There are a few things like that; some annotations might help. Otherwise, this was excellent. Thanks again.

  92. xXFaceUp says:

    I agree, the textbooks can be overwhelming… This made PERFECT sense. Thank you for the tutorial!

  93. xXFaceUp says:

    [..YouTube..] I agree, the textbooks can be overwhelming… This made PERFECT sense. Thank you for the tutorial!

  94. OhMiOhMy says:

    [..YouTube..] WOW. I understood you much better than the book for class. I didn’t even know that “scenes” existed. I don’t remember the book mentioning it and then I get an assignment asking me to create buttons which navigate to different scenes! I wasted a LOT of time stressing out. Thanks for this video! Now I can go to bed. :/

  95. DDReaper16 says:

    [..YouTube..] OMG THANK YOU SO MUCH.

  96. Apapilootoe says:

    [..YouTube..] @tuhkur102 Making button an AS 3.0 is even harder than AS 2.0 .

  97. Apapilootoe says:

    [..YouTube..] @pivotanimator321 Yes, you need to buy it.

  98. Adam Zaim says:

    @ouchDX If you publish the movie, open it with IE, and if you test it, it will open another window/tab of IE.

  99. Apapilootoe says:

    [..YouTube..] @ouchDX If you publish the movie, open it with IE, and if you test it, it will open another window/tab of IE.

  100. [..YouTube..] good tut, thanks a lot! Super clear and well spoken.

  101. Scorpionee says:

    [..YouTube..] You’re cool teacher man. Everything is well explained. Thank you very much for your helping hand. :)

  102. 11owenb says:

    [..YouTube..] U are a god

  103. Taxen says:

    My teacher made me watch this FUUUU! It’s so long :(

  104. xtaxXxen says:

    [..YouTube..] My teacher made me watch thisFUUUU! It’s so long :(

  105. bm213718 says:

    [..YouTube..] you are very good thanks !!!

  106. canodel88 says:

    [..YouTube..] SO FUCKIN CLEAR!!!THANK YOU!

  107. mikaelafiery says:

    kewl, that is awesome, I don’t even look at the option you use so, i know what it’s for now, lol

  108. mikaelafiery says:

    [..YouTube..] kewl, that is awesome, I don’t even look at the option you use so, i know what it’s for now, lol

  109. ouchDX says:

    [..YouTube..] Whenever I go to a URL in Flash, it opens up a page in Chrome, but I want it to open up in Internet Explorer. Do you know how to make it open up in IE?

  110. MrBlood12 says:

    [..YouTube..] Sorry did not mean to send thought I was mailing friend

  111. MrBlood12 says:

    [..YouTube..] Good video but alot more complicated then it has to be ex on(prees){(enter)

  112. [..YouTube..] i love you =D

  113. wkadd says:

    [..YouTube..] excellent

  114. mactankano says:

    [..YouTube..] Great video dude. Thanks for helping me understand.

  115. MrMickle28 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you soo much!! This video helped me finish my assignment. Highly recommended!

  116. pivotanimator321 says:

    i want 2 use flash but dont u have to buy it? (2.0)

  117. [..YouTube..] i want 2 use flash but dont u have to buy it? (2.0)

  118. sphere191 says:

    [..YouTube..] excellent cast. I’m definetly subscribing to brush up on my flash. Keep ‘em coming

  119. YUR182 says:

    [..YouTube..] thanks a lot

  120. [..YouTube..] When I press “k” It didn’t work. I have windows 7? But The Release worked.Very very very Helpful Cheers

  121. [..YouTube..] Hi buddy! I really loved watching your flash actionscript tutorial video, what i am quite curious is, how do you make your cursor, flashing with red circle whenever you click something, is there a script for that as well? Thanks and More Power

  122. FerchuPivots says:

    how do i hide the scene like a bonus scene an can only be seen when you click the button

  123. FerchuPivots says:

    [..YouTube..] how do i hide the scene like a bonus scene an can only be seen when you click the button

  124. cpbruthas says:

    [..YouTube..] Can you please send me a link to download it?

  125. tuhkur102 says:

    [..YouTube..] too much information.

  126. prtysean says:

    [..YouTube..] Under “Windows – Other Panels – Scenes”. Just drag it over to the library panel area and it will look like the tutorial does.

  127. ColdFlowzMc says:

    [..YouTube..] thank you man saved my life

  128. dMrJ30 says:

    [..YouTube..] Lilredheadcomics I have a question. How do you get the ‘Scene’ menu? I can’t seem to find it on the ‘Windows’ or anywhere.

  129. Mohamed Nawaz k says:

    ….. up to these days I’m a big zero to flash, you put a spark of inspiration in me….. thank you my dear …. Friend … Its a very very nice tutorial…. Thanks…..

  130. Neway003 says:

    [..YouTube..] ….. up to these days I’m a big zero to flash, you put a spark of inspiration in me….. thank you my dear …. Friend … Its a very very nice tutorial…. Thanks…..

  131. ultracoolal says:

    [..YouTube..] You have just saved my degree, i think i would fail if i hadn’t found this video! thanks!

  132. M4RKU5m says:

    [..YouTube..] Great tutorial, I agree with Peonage!Keep this up! In loads of tutorials they just chatter away and you go like ”wtf how the hell did he do that?” And you need to look it through several times. But the way you did this the pace everything was so clear that I only needed one try to understand!I’ll subscribe to you just to show my thankfulness and also for my own interest.Great work!

  133. 86alexkeeble says:

    [..YouTube..] im in some serious need of help with my flash work please!!!!!! if anybody can help me and check out my work i would deeply appreciate this!!!! This is for university so its quite urgent!!! Thankyou

  134. overcominginertia says:

    Finally a tutorial for the beginner that explains everything. Great job.

  135. [..YouTube..] Finally a tutorial for the beginner that explains everything. Great job.

  136. animation508 says:

    [..YouTube..] flash 8 is actionscript 2 based, so yes

  137. VirtualBlock says:

    [..YouTube..] Will most of this talk work on Macromedia Flash 8?

  138. JohnyFront says:

    You’re a flash king man!

  139. JohnyFront says:

    [..YouTube..] You’re a flash king man!

  140. dakosha says:

    [..YouTube..] just so that you are not confused, at 9:05 it’s FORWARD slash in the URL, not backslash as LilredheadComics said. :)

  141. magnolie says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you very much!

  142. harjot raj says:

    Thank You!!!!!!!!! I finally understand the fundamentals of how actionscript works

  143. harjot500 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank You!!!!!!!!! I finally understand the fundamentals of how actionscript works

  144. Zepherus14 says:

    [..YouTube..] Hey Chad,When you use the “get URL” function on your button is their a way to tell the flash which internet browser to use. Like if you had explorer or Firefox, but you wanted one in particular.Awesome tutorial btw I made a flash for my ISU in Bio with this actionscript

  145. [..YouTube..] Very good tutorial, its easy to see what youre doing, with the cursor lighting up when clicked, and the things you type are enlarged.

  146. Zawazuki says:

    When I go over the text, the typing bracket pops up and you can’t click it or anything. Anyone know a fix?

  147. Zawazuki says:

    [..YouTube..] When I go over the text, the typing bracket pops up and you can’t click it or anything. Anyone know a fix?

  148. [..YouTube..] Thanks for the help:)

  149. Silverslate says:

    [..YouTube..] What the hell? This doesn’t work for me for some reason. I have an animated Title screen, and I’m using the same coding as this guy to go to scene 2, but it just continues going with the music and animation I made in Scene 1, while flashing my Scene 2 sample animation after Scene 1 finishes its animation.I’m also using Actionscript 2

  150. LH961 says:

    [..YouTube..] Thank you : DD This helped soooooo much : ))5/5

  151. markecccc889 says:

    [..YouTube..] noyou buy flash..and that nigga is expensive yo

  152. Cris Ramirez says:

    wikipedia… I would save it on SWF

  153. aiswat says:

    im buying a mac does it come with mac the flash cs4?

  154. DarkglowChannel says:

    let me ask something stupid. in what format are we supposed to save these files? i can only save them to .fla. if this is the only format what’s the meaning of this ? btw the best tutorials ever

  155. Bheredux says:

    Great Video! I have Adobe CS4, and while most of it up to that point is exactly the same, my actionscript options (for script help) during the whole button making phase are completely different.. I have Load, Enter frame and unload, Mouse down, up, and move, Key down and up but I can’t choose a key..? and Data. I am on 1.0 and 2.0, and also lost. Thanks!

  156. Peonage says:

    I was absolutely blown away by this video. Thank you for taking the time to sit down and to make a comprehensive video on Flash. I am completely new to anything Flash and on its uses. Thanks to this video I am now comfortable at the intro level of this program. Very nice visual. Very nice sound levels. Absolutely awesome pacing. Thank you for not skipping over any details and for taking your time. Thanks to your careful observations and attention to detail I was able to follow along on my own.

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