I designed this animation in time for Christmas 2006. You can use this page to create your
Flash version of Christmas with Santa and his raindeers flying across the night sky. This Flash animation
offers many configurable options to create many possible customized versions. I try to cut down the number
of options so that they can all be on one single page.
This animation is designed for night scene and works best against a very dark background. You can leave all
options at their default values and generate the final Flash file including the appropriate HTML codes with
just one click. You do not need to know Flash or program its scripting language. You do not have to use any
traditional desktop Flash tools to create this effect.
The size of the snow flakes and blinking stars as well as their positions and movements are randomly computed
based upon the image size so each scene is slightly different from one another. If you are undecided which
scenes you like best, it is recommended that you should save each generated scene to your computer for
You can vary several basic parameters such as the initial and ending font size, text colors, the number of
raindeers and Santa's cruising speed, etc. to customize the animation sequence for your design need. This animation
is available with five high-quality commercial typefaces. The parameters are self-explanatory hopefully to most
of us. If you do not understand its meaning, change its value and see how it affects the text animation.
The image is originally designed at 480 by 360 pixels. If the image width and height are specified at this size,
no scaling will occur.
The Linux-based ActionScripting engine behind this page generates the graphic file in industry standard Flash swf
format that is supported by most modern browsers, and is compatible to all Flash player versions.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas.