First off, I just want to say to the creator of this forum zwetan, thank you.
The Flash community is dwindling but I will always remember the time where it was the hottest shit in town and everyone is just talking about how best to execute certain fun experiments in Flash 5 onwards.
This forum is where I come to and read stuff to be happy again.
Thank you for a place of home…a place where I can remember.
I couldn’t thank you enough zwetan.
I really appreciate what you are doing here…you sharing your story about how you were exposed to Flash while working for Microsoft and all that happens since then.
I have gotten to know you via your replies but I dare not show my presence because I like what you have created so much I don’t want to risk destroying what I needed so much, a place where I can feel that loving Flash is a wonderful thing, I don’t want to screw up this place with my stupid speeches and dumb responses.
But today, I believe I actually have a really valid question to ask so I will take the plunge:
First of all, my current work flow:
1: Do all the art and placement and movieclip and put it all on the stage arranged nicely. [YES MOVIECLIP ! Take that you elitist who are constantly trying to leave the Flash IDE, it is a wonderful WYSIWYG visual editor and I am done feeling like I should be ashamed to use it, it is a wonderful thing and I LOVE and EMBRACE IT !]
2: Code the *.as files in FlashDevelop, I love the way it format codes, it is just wonderful for it.
Now unto the question:
I wanted to see what are my options to export what I have created in the Flash IDE + external *.as files [linked via Flash’s library IDE I never use the “embed” codes in *.as files, I do all the linkage in Flash’s library IDE, no I will not be ashamed of it, NEVER ashamed of it and will not be made to feel ashamed because of it, LOVE the Flash IDE.] to HTML5.
1: I looked into Flash Builder…the whole Flash Builder/Flex Framework…
Never once understood why it seems to be impossible to use Flex’s component inside Flash [as in import the flex components into main.as and addchild, then menu->control->test movie in Flash IDE] even though the other way run seems to be totally easy [making a custom component in Flash IDE and export as swc for use in Flex using Flash Builder/FlashDevelop :: Easy compared to the other way round.]
In any case, I care very little about Flex beyond a breezing curiosity.
Don’t export to HTML 5 since it is just a glorified component framework and that have nothing to do with exporting to another format.
Everytime I google Flash Develop->HTML 5, all I get is that son of a bitch Haxe fucking language, I read the manual…study it…and I HATE it, I HAAATE Haxe, it’s like AS3 but trying to be different JUST to be different for no apparent reason, I can go into depth about how much I HATE Haxe but that is not the point, all I know is I will NEVER use Haxe even if it is the last computer language on Earth.
The creator could have create an AS3 compiler the same where he does the AS2 compiler but noooo, he think it has a “better” language, which would be actually awesome if it is actually better, but it is not better and it just being different for different’s sake, no…never EVER going to use it.
So can FlashDevelop actually use AS3 and export to HTML 5 without using fucking Haxe ?
3: Apache Royale
Finally some AS3 goodness…but didn’t get anything about a MovieClip class in Apache Royale…another Flash WYSIWYG IDE hating elitist concept, I will never understand why people would want to var button:button = new button(), then addChild and spend 20 minutes setting .x = bla and .y = bla and width/height = bla when they can just draw it out in the Flash IDE and move and size to their heart’s desire.
Is there a way to use the Flash for component/movieclip creation with all the power of it’s IDE timelines/scenes etc and then use this apache Royale thing to convert to HTML 5 ?
4: Is there any valid Flash IDE using AS3 to HTML5 output ?
[Please don’t suggest that built in canvas/webgl output in Animate CC, it doesn’t use AS3 and use some bastardized wannabe sorry excuse for a version of AS3 call createJS, what an act of utter betrayal that Adobe went this route instead of allowing devs to just use AS3 as per usual and just allow export to HTML 5 directly.
Is there any true AS3 to HTML 5 system ?