Through three very different projects, we have looked at the uses of parallax scrolling to create unique, pseudo-3D experiences. The concept itself is a fairly simple one, so much so that it can almost be explained with a Tarzan-like simplicity.
"Things close move fast, things distant move slow!"
Although it is relatively simple in concept, the implementation of parallax scrolling can help to create some fantastic effects. By separating your contentwhether it be in animations, games , or interfacesinto separate planes and animating movement of those planes at different rates, you can bring a wonderful 3D feeling to your Flash projects without having to ever leave the Flash authoring environment.