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Animating with Flash MX: Professional Creative Animation Techniques [NOOK Book]

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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 ...
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Animating with Flash MX: Professional Creative Animation Techniques

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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: 9781136133978
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/2/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 448
  • File size: 42 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

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

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Ch. 1 Animation technique overview and drawing tools 1
Ch. 2 Basic animation techniques in Flash MX 23
Ch. 3 Defining character animation 53
Ch. 4 Flash and 3D animation 77
Ch. 5 Using sound to enhance your animation 99
Ch. 6 Lip syncing and facial expressions 115
Ch. 7 Adding interactivity 131
Ch. 8 ActionScript fundamentals and component user interface design 147
Ch. 9 ActionScript-driven animation techniques 185
Ch. 10 Dynamic animation 207
Ch. 11 Internet/Video 229
Ch. 12 Games development 251
Ch. 13 The Pocket PC 293
Ch. 14 Interactive TV 309
Ch. 15 Typography for the animator 329
Case Studies 345
Showcase 355
App. A: Animators' glossary 403
App. B: Animation software 410
App. C Professional organisations for TV and iTV 415
App. D: Animators' web links 417
App. E: CD contents 421
Index 423
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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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