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April 13, 2003

actionscript viewer news

the manitu group, creators of ActionScript Viewer, have been busy lately. ASV, which entered the scene as a simple sneak-a-peek-at-your-code tool, has matured into a very handy companion to flash, worthy of any developer's attention. in february the manitu group released ASV 3.1, which can now convert the outline of any flash shape to SVG or to raw data for consumption by actionscript's drawing api (thanks to peter hall's drawing class). ASV can also extract the sounds, bitmaps, and symbols of a movie (handy if you lost or corrupted your .fla file). and, for the ultra-geeks, ASV will let you look at your ActionScript code in Flash Player bytecode form.

recently, the manitu group started producing plugins for ASV, so their complete product offering now includes:
ActionScript Viewer - ActionScript and Flash decompiler
URL Action Editor - update getURL() calls in your .swf without opening flash
ActionScript Replacer - change a block of code in your .swf file without opening flash
ASV IE Cache SWF Browser - retrieve .swf files from internet explorer's cache
ASV Projector Creator - create compressed .swf files and projectors for flash player 4, 5, and 6 (i.e., reduce file size for your movies or projectors)

Posted by moock at April 13, 2003 02:56 PM

Ops, meant to say ASV+tools.

Posted by: zeh at April 15, 2003 09:11 AM

Fine and all, but SVG+tools could be a nuisance in the wrong hands.

Posted by: zeh at April 15, 2003 09:11 AM

Good to see the Blog, Colin. You may want to enable trackback for those of us who will be linking into posts.

The Flash to SVG looks good, but I am still looking for an easy and powerful SVG to Flash -- other than the current articles on DevNet.

Posted by: Kirk Mower at April 14, 2003 12:44 AM