eHelp Corp. has released the RoboDemo FLA Module, an add-on to the RoboDemo tutorial software that lets Macromedia Flash MX users import RoboDemo projects.
RoboDemo, which is Mac OS X compatible, records the use of any application, or on-screen activity, and instantly creates a movie in Macromedia Flash format with visible and audible mouse clicks. Flash tutorials created with RoboDemo can be further enhanced in Flash through the addition of extra effects, animation, and ActionScript. The RoboDemo FLA module creates FLA files from RoboDemo projects; the files contain the elements from the original project, and can be fully edited in Flash, unlike a SWF file.
The RoboDemo FLA Module automatically launches Flash MX from RoboDemo. RoboDemo frames are converted into movie clips and inserted into the Flash MX timeline. Objects on a RoboDemo frame automatically become individually labeled layers. The Macromedia Flash library is automatically populated with folders containing all of the objects and images from the RoboDemo project. Objects that can be imported and edited in Macromedia Flash MX include backgrounds, keyboard activity, rollover captions, loading screens, text captions, mouse movements, highlight boxes, click boxes, text entry boxes, images, audio, expiration dates, and end-of-movie actions.
Macromedia Flash developers can install the FLA Module and import RoboDemo project files from within Flash MX. Once the project is imported, the Flash developer can add additional Flash elements to the project. What’s more, RoboDemo lets Flash developers record any on-screen activity — including software applications and Web sites.
The RoboDemo FLA Module is US$99 when purchased with RoboDemo, or $149 separately.