Lately, I’ve been doing A LOT of administrative work, and I’m tired of it. Even though I have a shit ton of work to do for ARC, I decided to have some fun and chill out this Sunday. I loaded up some old flash files of mine. After having a conversation with an artist in town, it looks like I’ll be doing more AS3 work this summer, so I thought I’d warm up. This one uses OOP! The asteroids ship drawing, the asteroids ship animation, and the asteroids ship’s bullets are all independent. This work is a rebuild of the great work taught by Keith Peters in the book, Actionscript 3.0 Animation – Making Things Move. Mr. Peters didn’t teach how to combine the independent files, but I figured it out after a while. Have fun spraying bullets! Not that spraying bullets is much fun, but this is just the beginning.
Use the spacebar to shoot bullets, the up arrow to move forward, left and right arrow to rotate. Be sure to click in the flash block to activate it.