Here’s a nice little Flash effect derived originally from Brendan Dawes‘ influential Flash Actionscript For Designers: Drag Slide Fade book. Over the years I’ve used this “image slider” quite a lot both on personal projects and in the classroom: the way the images swish across screen, decelerate, and slide into exactly the right position is highly organic and very satisfying. To try it, click here or on the image below: it will appear in a new window.
Dawes’ book dates from 2001 and all the lovely projects are written in Actionscript 1.0 – I believe he must have been using Flash 4. The version included here has been fully updated to be Actionscript 2.0 compliant and is written in my very best Flash ‘good practice’ style. You can get the .fla (2.5Mb) here in Flash MX 2004 format.
The photographs I’ve used were taken a few weeks ago by 1st year BA (Hons) Interactive Digital Media students – Alyn Spiller, Matthew Aldred, Sam East, and Rob Chalmers – from Swansea Metropolitan University.