Flash CS3 -AS 3.0

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Good news, Flash CS3 is now available for purchase. Now you can try out AS 3.0 in the Flash 9 environment yourselves :)


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What is really cool about working in AS 3.0 ? I mean, which feature from your point of view could justify to upgrade from 2.0 to 3.0 ?


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Performance is one of the big ones.

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Here is a list of some new features from Adobe.com’s site,:

Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator import

Import Adobe Photoshop® (PSD) and Adobe Illustrator® (AI) files, while preserving layers and structure, and then edit them in Flash CS3 Professional. Optimize and customize the files during import with advanced options.

Convert animation to ActionScript

Instantly convert timeline animations into ActionScript™ 3.0 code that can be easily edited, reused, and leveraged by developers. Copy animations from one object to another.

Adobe interface

Enjoy a new, streamlined interface that emphasizes consistency with other Adobe Creative Suite 3 applications and can be customized to improve workflow and maximize stage space.

ActionScript 3.0 development

Save time with the new ActionScript 3.0 language, featuring improved performance, increased flexibility, and more intuitive and structured development.

Advanced debugger

Test content with a powerful, new ActionScript debugger that offers greater flexibility and user feedback, as well as consistency with Adobe Flex™ Builder™ 2 debugging.

Adobe Device Central

Design, preview, and test mobile device content using Adobe Device Central CS3, now integrated throughout Adobe Creative Suite 3. Create and test interactive applications and interfaces viewable with Flash Lite™ software.

Rich drawing capabilities

Visually adjust shape properties on the stage with smart shape drawing tools, create precise vector illustrations with the new Pen tool inspired by Adobe Illustrator, paste illustrations from Illustrator CS3 into Flash CS3 Professional, and more.

User interface components

Create interactive content with new, lightweight, easily skinnable interface components for ActionScript 3.0. Visually modify components’ look and feel with the drawing tools — no coding required.

Advanced QuickTime export

Render content published in a SWF file as a QuickTime video using the advanced QuickTime exporter. Export content that includes nested MovieClips, content generated with ActionScript language, and runtime effects such as drop shadow and blur.

Sophisticated video tools

Create, edit, and deploy streaming and progressive-download FLV content with comprehensive video support. Ensure the best video experience with a standalone video encoder, alpha channel support, a high-quality video codec, embedded cue points, video import support, QuickTime import, closed captioning, and much more.

Timesaving coding tools

Save coding time with new code editor enhancements. Focus on relevant code with code collapse and commenting, and jump to code errors with the error navigation feature.

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- no money – sobs – lol

I’ll stick to the alpha then…

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The alpha is terrible compared to the retail. The alpha is basically a repackaged version of 8 that can publish some AS 3.0. Save up!

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I am I am! I am currently saving 100% of my current $0 income! :D

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ActionScript 3.0 development, Advanced debugger & Timesaving coding tools seems great! I would like to test it… do you know where i can get a Flash CS9 Trial ??

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There doesn’t seem to be a trial available yet, I’m sure they’re still preparing it. When it becomes available you’ll be able to find it on Adobe’s website on their trial downloads page.

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thanks Arcane! can’t wait to test it =)

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Trials are expected 3-4 weeks after actual product launch.