Flash 5 ActionScript Studio / Edition 1

Flash 5 ActionScript Studio / Edition 1

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by Sham Bhangal, Jamie Macdonald, Jose Rodriguez, Michael Bedar
     
 

ISBN-10: 1903450357

ISBN-13: 9781903450352

Pub. Date: 04/30/2001

Publisher: Apress

The pressure on web designers using Flash has been seriously stepped up. Flash 5 is a major revision over Flash 4, and the difference between the two is most apparent in the broader, deeper scope of ActionScript. To use the features of Flash 5 effectively, therefore, a thorough understanding of ActionScript is required. The desire to learn ActionScript at the basic

Overview

The pressure on web designers using Flash has been seriously stepped up. Flash 5 is a major revision over Flash 4, and the difference between the two is most apparent in the broader, deeper scope of ActionScript. To use the features of Flash 5 effectively, therefore, a thorough understanding of ActionScript is required. The desire to learn ActionScript at the basic level is addressed in the friends of ED Foundation series. Flash 5 ActionScript Studio takes this basic level of knowledge up towards commercial best practices, thanks to the contributions of a range of leading talents who present abundant real-world examples of their techniques. This book is recommended for web designers who realize that coding is the way ahead at the top end of the industry, Flash movie creators who need urgently to get deeper into interactivity, and those who are competent in ActionScript but still need guidance from the experts.

The book is split broadly into three sections. The first of these serves as a quick lesson/refresher in ActionScript syntax and technique, focusing on the notation in Flash 5 ActionScript, and its relationship with object-oriented programming. Flash 5 ActionScript presents all of its functionality in the form of objects, and each of these is dissected with examples of its purpose and use. Section Two consists of a set of self-contained examples that each demonstrate a particular use of ActionScript, including topics such as interface design, real-time 3D processing, interaction with JavaScript, and using data in XML files. Finally, the third section comprises worked case studies that involve ideas from all the preceding chapters, along with insights into the design processes used by the authors as they put together their ActionScript-rich movies.

What you’ll learn

Who this book is for

Flash 5 ActionScript Studio assumes a readership that already has a reasonable understanding of ActionScript and some HTML. Readers will likely be existing web design professionals with 4 to 6 months of experience with Flash 5, or considerable experience with Flash 4.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903450352
Publisher:
Apress
Publication date:
04/30/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
472
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.50(d)

Table of Contents

Core Skills
1: Introduction
2: Animation Techniques
3: Classic ActionScript Structures
4: Objects, Methods and Properties
5: Using Predefined Objects
6: Project Structure

Specialization
7: Advanced Interface Design
8: Sound Chapter
9: 3D Flash
10: Writing Flash Games
11: The XML Object
12: ActionScript and Generator
13: Creativity in Practice

Case Studies
14: A Web Site from Scratch
15: XML for Data and Design

Index

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Flash 5 ActionScript Studio 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is 600+ pages of straight-to-the-point lessons. It deals nothing with the boring basics that everyother flash book does. The authors assume you're smart enough to draw a line, unlike other books that spend chapters on it. Here's a section from the book which sort of sums up the books worth. 'in this book, we're assuming that you know your way around the flash interface, and that you know what the basc building blocks of a flash movie are. what you won't konw all about is flash 5 actionscript. maybe youve dabbled with the basic functions before, or you're still coming to terms with the transition from flash 4, but you wont have looked into the more advanced aspects of the language.' great, right?