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Overview

Whether you are a designer who hasn't yet used Flash, a professional animator who wants to create digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features this book will show you how to bring your ideas to life.

Get to grips with Flash and bring inspiration to your work using Alex Michael's easy to understand approach, demonstrating a wide selection of animation styles from a range of artists, along with key tips and tricks from the professionals.

If you want to learn how to do quality, professional animation using the Flash environment then this is the book for you. Whether you are a designer who hasn't yet used Flash, a professional animator who wants to create digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features in Flash this book will show you how.

The easy to understand, clear and informative approach, illustrated throughout in full color, with a wide selection of different animation styles from a range of artists, along with key tips and tricks from the professionals, will allow you to get to grips with Flash and bring inspiration to your work.

Fully updated covering all the latest tools, features and techniques included in Flash 8 - such as 'Interactive Mobile Device Development' which allows users to build content once and test it on a wide variety of mobile phones and'Higher-quality Video Codec' providing superior video quality, competitive with today's best video applications at a much smaller file size. This book will be an essential tool to achieve a comprehensive understanding and superior results! Discover the capabilities of Flash and create professional animations with this comprehensive guide

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"Whether it be for a designer new to Flash, a professional animator creating digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features in Flash, Alex Michael has produced a clear and informative guide to creating professional interactive graphics and animations." - Aninmated News, Oct. 2, 2006

"If you are looking for a more practical book on today's animation, then it would be smart to pick up Alex Michael's Animating with Flash 8: Creative Animation Techniques." - Animation, Nov. 2006

"The book, which comes with a convenient CD-ROM, is a great addition to the growing list of primers on Flash technology, and is bound to come in handy for all those working hard to make this TV-friendly technology, create more sophisticated and better-looking toons in the years ahead." Animation, November 2006
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240519661
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 6/26/2006
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 456
  • Product dimensions: 7.58 (w) x 9.78 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author

Managing Director of Sprite Interactive Ltd, UK a new media agency, and previously Creative Director with Disney and Buena Vista International.

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 - The art of animation in Flash 8
Chapter 2 - Planning and Production
Chapter 3 - Character Animation
Chapter 4 - Facial Animation and lip syncing
Chapter 5 - Sound and Dialog
Chapter 6 - Titling, Pixel Fonts and Typography
Chapter 7 - Flash mobile and flash lite 2
Chapter 8 - Introduction to Video
Chapter 9 - Flash Professional and Video video for Broadcast
Chapter 10 - Advanced Video Techniques
Chapter 11- 3D animation in a 2D environment
Chapter 12 - Flash Professional Tips and tricks
Showcase
Appendix A - fonts
Appendix B - Mobile Supported ActionScript
Appendix C - shooting terms
Appendix D - Mobile pets

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