50 Fast Flash MX Techniquesby Ellen Finkelstein, Gurdy Leete
* Covers the latest Flash "X" release.
* 50 cool techniques that will take your Flash animations to the next level. Includes topics such as Simulating a 3D Cube, Creating an Explosion, Building Letters from an Images, Making Mono Clips Sound Like Stereo, Creating a 3D Morph, Triggering Speech Bubbles, Building a User-response Form, Putting a Flash Movie onto a PDA.
* Covers the latest Flash "X" release. Most of these effects can also be created with Flash 5.
* 50 step-by-step methods to make your Flash 5 and Flash "X" animations more impressive, engaging, effective, and fun. Includes a 32-page full-color insert highlighting the most dramatic visual tricks.
Sometimes you want to plug in something cool to freshen your Flash movies -- but you want to do it quickly, without having to earn a graduate degree first. Reach for 50 Fast Flash MX Techniques. Flash mavens Ellen Finkelstein and Gurdy Leete have pulled together easy, step-by-step techniques and sample files you can use to do all manner of fun stuff with Flash MX (and, in most cases, Flash 5, too).
There’s a little of everything here. 2-D Animation (how to make characters walk, lakes ripple, fireworks shoot, and bubbles... well, bubble). A bit of simulated 3-D. Loads of funky text tricks (imagine placing a movie inside your text so there’s animation running within the letters).
Ever wanted to create one of those cool virtual reality panoramas, where you drag the mouse left or right to see any part of a 360-degree view? Or create interactive shadows, so as the user moves the mouse, different objects are lit or placed in shadow? Or create tabbed menus? (Oh, and if you’ve never learned how to validate forms, or give users a progress display while your movies preload, that’s here, too.) Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.
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Meet the Author
Ellen Finkelstein is the author of many other computer books, including AutoCAD 2002 Bible and several guides to PowerPoint.
Gurdy Leete, a professor of digital media at Maharishi University of Management, has twenty years of computer animation experience. Together, he and Ellen wrote Macromedia Flash MX For Dummies.
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