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For any professional designer or developer working in the world of web technologies or multimedia, Flash is the must-have application, and knowing how to use it effectively is vital. Add in ActionScript 3.0, and Flash becomes an even more powerful tool for the development of high-performance web applications.

The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript introduces and explores the possibilities available to you through using Flash CS4. You will learn the aspects basics of Flash's working environment and, using a step-by-step approach, work through the features of Flash and ActionScript needed to quickly achieve results. From navigating the interface to using graphic tools to write scripts and troubleshoot, you'll master all of the of deploying highly interactive applications with rich audio, video, and animation.

Written for the beginning-to-intermediate Flash user, this book uses complete examples that highlight best practices that you can apply to your daily work as a developer or designer in today's rich media world. Learn to create and manage assets in Flash using the graphics tools and the library. Acquire a comprehensive understanding of animation using the new Motion Editor and inverse kinematics tools. Discover the dynamic world of ActionScript development including classes, events, and XML. Learn to use and customize Flash's UI components. Become familiar with audio and video assets including preparation and integration. Debug, publish, and deploy Flash applications for the Web with Flash Player and the desktop using the Adobe Integrated Runtime (AIR). Summary of Contents Part One: Basics Chapter 1: How It All Began Chapter 2: The New Interface of Flash CS4 Chapter 3: Drawing with Flash's Vector Tools Chapter 4: External Assets and Symbol Management Chapter 5: Working with Blends, Filters, and 3D Transformations Part Two: Animation Chapter 6: Basic Animation in Flash Chapter 7: Playing with Dolls: Introducing Flash IK Part Three: ActionScript Chapter 8: The Programming Primer: A Flash Designer's Intro to ActionScript 3.0 Chapter 9: The Building Blocks of Interactivity Chapter 10: Learning the Display Model and Bringing It All Together Chapter 11: Managing External Assets and Communication Chapter 12: XML: The Best Way In and Out of Flash Part Four: Additional User Interfaces Chapter 13: Working with Text and Strings Chapter 14: Using Components Part Five: Enhanced Media Development Chapter 15: Using the Adobe Media Encoder--A Crash Course Chapter 16: Working with Audio in Flash Chapter 17: Working with Video in Flash Part Six: Preparing Your Project for Deployment Chapter 18: Publishing, Exporting, and Debugging Your Flash Project Chapter 19: Building AIR Applications with Flash CS4

Synopsis:

Written for the beginning-to-intermediate Flash user, this guide introduces the basics of Flash's working environment and, by using a step-by-step approach, works through the features of Flash and ActionScript needed to quickly achieve results. It also uses complete examples that highlight best practices that users can apply to their daily work.

Synopsis:

For any professional designer or developer working in the world of web technologies or multimedia, Flash is the must-have application, and knowing how to use it effectively is vital. Add in ActionScript 3.0, and Flash becomes an even more powerful tool for the development of high-performance web applications.

The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript introduces and explores the possibilities available to you through using Flash CS4. You will learn the aspects basics of Flash's working environment and, using a step-by-step approach, work through the features of Flash and ActionScript needed to quickly achieve results. From navigating the interface to using graphic tools to write scripts and troubleshoot, you'll master all of the of deploying highly interactive applications with rich audio, video, and animation.

Written for the beginning-to-intermediate Flash user, this book uses complete examples that highlight best practices that you can apply to your daily work as a developer or designer in today's rich media world.

Synopsis:

The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript is the complete guide to everything a developer needs to know to deliver rich and versatile interaction over every major platform. From setup to scripting there isn't a more concise compilation of real world applications and learning in a book than you find here.

With world wide penetration reaching over 98%, Adobe's Flash platform is the most widely distributed piece of software in the history of computing. Flash CS3 has become the premiere application for the development of high-performance web-based applications. In addition, ActionScript 3.0 has provided the freedom and flexibility of a fully object-oriented, open-source programming language to Flash. Flash CS4 builds on this combination of tools, capabilities, and third-party API development, to add even more dynamic ability, video and audio capabilities, and greater integration with Adobe's entire Creative Suite. Provides complete introduction to new Flash CS4 user interface, tools and features Written by experienced professionals who are active professionally and in the user community Your key to delivering high-quality, dynamic content in a platform- and browser-agnostic world What you'll learn New Features Environment Configuration Animation Techniques Actionscript 4.0 Primer XML Integration The Inverse Kinematics Engine 3D Integration Component Usage Video Usage Debugging and Publishing Who is this book for?

This book is authored for those looking to get up to speed quickly with the Flash IDE. Developers already familiar with Flash can also use this title to establish a robust real world understanding and best practices for the entire scope of the software.

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Boucher, Michael
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Programming - Software Development
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Software Development & Engineering - General
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Computer Graphics - Flash
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"Synopsis" by , Written for the beginning-to-intermediate Flash user, this guide introduces the basics of Flash's working environment and, by using a step-by-step approach, works through the features of Flash and ActionScript needed to quickly achieve results. It also uses complete examples that highlight best practices that users can apply to their daily work.
"Synopsis" by , For any professional designer or developer working in the world of web technologies or multimedia, Flash is the must-have application, and knowing how to use it effectively is vital. Add in ActionScript 3.0, and Flash becomes an even more powerful tool for the development of high-performance web applications.

The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript introduces and explores the possibilities available to you through using Flash CS4. You will learn the aspects basics of Flash's working environment and, using a step-by-step approach, work through the features of Flash and ActionScript needed to quickly achieve results. From navigating the interface to using graphic tools to write scripts and troubleshoot, you'll master all of the of deploying highly interactive applications with rich audio, video, and animation.

Written for the beginning-to-intermediate Flash user, this book uses complete examples that highlight best practices that you can apply to your daily work as a developer or designer in today's rich media world.

"Synopsis" by , The Essential Guide to Flash CS4 with ActionScript is the complete guide to everything a developer needs to know to deliver rich and versatile interaction over every major platform. From setup to scripting there isn't a more concise compilation of real world applications and learning in a book than you find here.

With world wide penetration reaching over 98%, Adobe's Flash platform is the most widely distributed piece of software in the history of computing. Flash CS3 has become the premiere application for the development of high-performance web-based applications. In addition, ActionScript 3.0 has provided the freedom and flexibility of a fully object-oriented, open-source programming language to Flash. Flash CS4 builds on this combination of tools, capabilities, and third-party API development, to add even more dynamic ability, video and audio capabilities, and greater integration with Adobe's entire Creative Suite. Provides complete introduction to new Flash CS4 user interface, tools and features Written by experienced professionals who are active professionally and in the user community Your key to delivering high-quality, dynamic content in a platform- and browser-agnostic world What you'll learn New Features Environment Configuration Animation Techniques Actionscript 4.0 Primer XML Integration The Inverse Kinematics Engine 3D Integration Component Usage Video Usage Debugging and Publishing Who is this book for?

This book is authored for those looking to get up to speed quickly with the Flash IDE. Developers already familiar with Flash can also use this title to establish a robust real world understanding and best practices for the entire scope of the software.

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