Animating with Flash MX: Professional Creative Animation Techniques / Edition 1

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Overview

If you are a professional animator and want to learn to use the Flash environment as a vehicle for your creative work then this is the book for you. It gets you up to speed fast with the basics of how to use Flash MX to animate, so you can start concentrating on how best to translate your animation skills to this medium.

The techniques shown throughout the book build up in skill level quickly, showing you clearly and concisely the most effective way to translate your animations into Flash with the focus remaining on the importance of creative animation techniques.

Benefit from Sprite Interactive's wealth of tips and tricks from their wide range of professional Flash animation work and successful training courses. Learn how to apply these techniques to your own work, how to make your characters run in Flash, speed them up and slow them down, make them stumble as they walk, show their anger or fear, make them come to life.

Alex Michael, Lead Animator and MD of Sprite Interactive (www.sprite.net), shows you how to achieve all the creative skills of traditional animation using Flash so you can create work for a wide variety of new and innovative platforms, including PocketPCs and interactive TV, as well as video and the web. The free CD includes all the files you need to try everything in the book for yourself, as well as invaluable time and money saving animation processes and tools.

Make sure you are at the cutting edge of animation and push your creative skills to the edge, if you want to animate successfully in Flash, buy this book.

Audience: Professional animators and designers working with Flash, either designers from multi-discipline design practices (e.g. art directors) with not much Flash experience who now want to do animations, professional animators who are using Flash for the first time, or Flash users moving over to producing animations themselves for the first time. Students on new media and animation courses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780240519050
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/28/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 7.48 (w) x 9.68 (h) x 1.02 (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; Animation Technique Overview and Drawing tools; Basic Animation Techniques; Defining Character Animation, Techniques for Conveying Motion; 3D Animation; Using Sound to Enhance your Animation; Lip-Synching and Facial Expressions; Basic ActionScript and Interactivity; ActionScript Fundamentals; ActionScript driven animation techniques; Dynamic animations; Internet/Video Cartoons and the Internet; Games Developing; The PocketPC: Overview of developing for the PocketPC; Interactive TV: Overview of developing for interactive television using the Liberate platform; Appendices: Applications for Sound, 2D and 3D creation; Web links; ActionScript for Zak pac; Animators' Glossary; What's on the CD? Index.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2004

    cool

    i have been looking for a good anima maker literaly ALL day long. i set it to no books and this still came up. i looked at it and its perfect for what i need! it teaches anima making and it lets u try yourself!

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