The idea is to create a particle system tool that can be used inside the Flash IDE which doesn’t rely on heavy ActionScript coding skills; a designer’s tool to achieve a developer’s effects.
So, the idea originally was to create a thingy which took a predefined number of flies and made them fly about and behave like real flies. I soon got side tracked and ended up doing stuff with the mouse and so The Fly took on a different purpose. A big fat juicy timewaster.
Here are some links to different versions. All the same engine. Warning: They are a bit CPU heavy…. that will teach me to not rebuild in AS3.
TheFly – Experiment 2 – The same as before but now they shift their ass.
TheFly – Experiment 3 – Now they change colour.
TheFly – Experiment 4 – Another variation
TheFly – Experiment 5 – Trust me, there are hundreds.
I have lots more which I will upload in time. However… here’s the original FLA Flash 8, AS2
Play around with the library symbols. Easy.