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Flash 4 Magic

Flash 4 Magic

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by David J. Emberton, J. Scott Hamlin, Scott Hamlin
     
 

With Flash 4 Magic, New Riders re-introduces the best-selling Magic series, redefined and redesigned for the working professional and the serious student of CG.

The first Flash book not written exclusively for beginners and intermediate users, Flash 4 Magic is all about inspiration and quick solutions. The format is simple: A brief contextualizing

Overview

With Flash 4 Magic, New Riders re-introduces the best-selling Magic series, redefined and redesigned for the working professional and the serious student of CG.

The first Flash book not written exclusively for beginners and intermediate users, Flash 4 Magic is all about inspiration and quick solutions. The format is simple: A brief contextualizing description of a Flash technique or effect, the steps on creating the effect (including code and plenty of graphics), and a wrap-up on extrapolating the effect for other purposes, modifying the effect, and other relevant yet tangential info you can use later.

  Flash 4 Magic is designed to keep you coming back for ideas and for alternative implementation options as you tackle your own projects. The authoring/development team for this book brings a wide variety of creative input, vital for providing inspirational breadth on top of technical depth to the content, and you will see that these artists are doing some of the most amazing Flash work on the Web today. They've each taken time out of their schedules to show some of their best stuff in this book, but the kicker is that it's not just for show. The idea is to let you try the material out for yourself (check the CD!) and take it in your own direction.

There's no other Flash book doing this, and no other series designed to bring developmental technique and artistic inspiration to the computer graphics audience at this level and in quite this style.

About the Authors:

David Emberton is a Web developer, writer, and columnist. He's also the editor of FlashZone.com and the producer of Flash-Challenge.com and ShockFusion.com. David also writes "Flash Point," a regular column on C|Net's Builder.com. His other interests include Web surfing and Flash.

J. Scott Hamlin is the director of Eyeland Studio, a Web entertainment company and content provider for clients such as Sun Microsystems, Nabisco, and MTV Europe. Scott is the author of several books, including Effective Web Animation (Addison Wesley Longman) and is a regular contributor to numerous periodicals in the Web and multimedia fields, including AV Video and Multimedia Producer magazine and Web Technique Magazine.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This is the best Flash book on the market. It offers step-by-step instructions on 21 interactive Flash projects: lava lamps, jukeboxes, e-commerce (product catalogs, shopping carts), guestbooks, games, games, and more games. The CD-ROM includes demos of Flash 4, source code, and other third-party software. However, this is not for beginners; readers should be familiar with the software. Intermediate and advanced web designers will be inspired by the authors' considerations of Flash's aesthetic and technical potential. Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.\

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780735709492
Publisher:
Pearson Education
Publication date:
01/11/2000
Series:
Magic Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
325
Product dimensions:
10.09(w) x 8.06(h) x 0.70(d)

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