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Need to solve problems quickly to develop creative projects to time and to budget? Want to hone your Flash skills so you can concentrate on your animation? Then How to Cheat in Flash
is for you! Chris Georgenes shows how to work from the problem to the solution - from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline. With his in-depth knowledge of the little-known secrets used by the pros to produce creative, professional animations, Chris is THE go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications or motion design with Flash. This accessible, practical book and CD package is such a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step walkthroughs that you'll wonder how you survived without it.
* Bestselling How to Cheat coverage of Flash CS4 – a proven format for successful learning.
* Learn a myriad of tips and tricks based on real-life working methods to help you work faster and more efficiently.
* Work from the problem to the solution, to gain the best possible results from Flash.
A new edition of the best selling How to Cheat in Flash by reknowned Flash expert, Chris Georgenes, with all new content for the Flash CS4 revision.
"As a veteran Flash animator, Chris offers the reader a wealth of traditional Flash animation techniques; however, what makes this book even more valuable is the knowledge he offers of ways to use the latest features in the current tool." –Richard Galvan, Product Manager, Flash
"Chris effortlessly breaks down complicated topics into easy-to-learn nuggets of digital animation wisdom. You learn everything a Flash animator wants—lip syncing tricks, walk-cycles, photo cut-out animation and even more advanced concepts like frame-by-frame traditional animation." —Aaron Simpson, Animation Producer and Founder of ColdHardFlash.com
"Through it's refreshing and approachable design, this book was an instant hit and invaluable resource in our studio. We often recommend it to Flash newbies who are starting on their creative journey." –Gray Goldberger, Animation Director, Fablevision
Get the Most out of Flash CS4 Written from the viewpoint of an animator who has been commissioned to create a job and is working to a deadline, How to Cheat in Flash CS4 is task orientated; it shows real life commercial work. The solution may involve a variety of tools and techniques; it may take many steps to complete, or only a few. The flexibility of the How to Cheat layout is such that it can accommodate both long and short tutorials, customised to the needs of the subject matter. It's an accessible (conversational in style), practical and technical book which also provides artistic inspiration, providing a goldmine of timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step workthroughs. This accessible, practical book and CD package is such a goldmine of artistic inspiration, timesaving practical tips, tricks and step-by-step workthroughs.
Written by "the" go-to guru for designers and animators who want to create great animation, applications, or motion design with Flash, this accessible, practical book and CD package offers timesaving practical tips, tricks, and step-by-step walkthroughs to gain the best possible results.
Table of Contents
Design Styles; Transformation and Distortion; Masking; Motion tips & tricks; Character animation; Flash to video; Animation Examples; Working with sound; Working with Video; Interactivity; Going Mobile; Extending Flash; Time-Saving Tips