Synopses & Reviews
A completely revised and updated edition of the all-time bestselling Flash title
- Written by two of the world’s leading Flash experts, this comprehensive reference provides you with undocumented techniques, tips, and tricks on the CS4 release of Flash, the popular tool that allows you to create animations and build interactive Web sites
- In-depth coverage on more than one thousand pages includes something for everyone—whether you’re a Web novice or an accomplished Web professional—this resource will be your guide to the inner workings and capabilities of Flash CS4
- Two of the world’s leading Flash experts offer more coverage than any other book on the market
- The accompanying CD-ROM includes trial software, addons, plugins, shareware, templates, and examples
Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
About the Author
(Los Angeles, CA) is one of the world’s leading Flash experts and is co-principal of [theMakers], a multimedia company. He has developed multimedia courses for educational facilities in Canada and the United States, is a regular speaker at conferences, and the author of several books.
Snow Dowd (Los Angeles, CA) is a co-principal at [theMakers] and has worked with Robert Reinhardt for the last six years on various multimedia projects.
Table of Contents
Part I: An Introduction to Flash Web Production.
Understanding the Adobe Flash CS4 Blueprint.
Exploring Web Technologies.
Planning Flash Projects.
Part II: Mastering the Flash Environment.
Drawing in Flash.
Symbols, Instances, and the Library.
Working with Text.
Part III: Creating Animation and Effects.
Timeline Animation and the Motion Editor.
Applying Filters, Blends, Guides, and Masks.
Character Animation Techniques.
Part IV: Integrating Media Files with Flash.
Part V: Adding Basic Interactivity to Flash Movies.
Understanding Actions and Event Handlers.
Building Timelines and Interactions.
Making Your First Flash CS4 Project.
Part VI: Distributing Flash Movies.
Publishing Flash Movies.
Integrating Flash Content with Web Pages.
Using the Flash Player and Projector.
Part VII: Approaching ActionScript.
Knowing the Nuts and Bolts of Code.
Controlling Movie Clips.
Using Functions and Arrays.
Interacting with Movie Clips.
Part VIII: Applying ActionScript.
Animating with ActionScript.
Sharing and Loading Assets.
Sending Data In and Out of Flash.
Applying HTML and Text Field Formatting.
Creating a Game in Flash.
Building an Image Gallery Component.
Part IX: Appendixes.
Using the CD-ROM.
Guest Experts’ Information.
Digital Audio Basics.
Digital Video Basics.