Flash 5 Bible

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Enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller! 100% of what you need to know to learn and master the latest version of Macromedia Flash. Includes a CD-ROM packed with files from the book and valuable tryouts.

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Overview

Enhanced and revised edition of the bestseller! 100% of what you need to know to learn and master the latest version of Macromedia Flash. Includes a CD-ROM packed with files from the book and valuable tryouts.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780764535154
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/2001
  • Series: Bible Series
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 1299
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 2.16 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Reinhardt has developed multimedia courses for educational facilities in Canada and the United States, delivered conference seminars on Web design, and served as technical editor for several Photoshop and Web books. With a degree in photographic arts, Robert takes a holistic approach to computer applications for the creation of provocative multimedia. Recently, he created installation and digital art for the Warner Bros. feature film Gossip. Now based in Los Angeles, he continues his work through The Makers as a multimedia artist, programmer, and instructor with his partner Snow and his creatively inclined dog, Stella.

Jon Warren Lentz is a graduate of the Classical Studies program at UCSC, and a freelance artist and author. He is the lead co-author of a popular Web design book, deconstructing web graphics.2, co-authored with Lynda Weinman. He's also an associate editor and columnist for EFX Art and Design magazine, formerly known as Mac Art & Design. Prior to entering the photodigital frontier, Lentz achieved notice as a sculptor working with sand-carved glass — a process that he helped to define as a fine art medium. Jon's images have been featured in the 1997 Graphis Poster Annual, Mac Art & Design magazine (Sweden), IdN — the International Designer's Network magazine (Hong Kong), and other magazines. In July 1998, Shutterbug magazine explored connections between his fine art abstractions and commercial works.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

Part I: Mastering the Flash Environment.

Chapter 1: Understanding the Flash Framework.

Chapter 2: Exploring the Interface: Panels, Settings, and More.

Chapter 3: Using Tools for Navigation and Viewing.

Chapter 4: Working with Selections and the Pen Tool.

Chapter 5: Working with the Drawing and Painting Tools.

Chapter 6: Applying Color.

Chapter 7: Working with Text.

Part II: Creating Flash Graphics.

Chapter 8: Exploring the Timeline.

Chapter 9: Checking Out the Library: Symbols and Instances.

Chapter 10: Drawing in Flash.

Chapter 11: Animating in Flash.

Chapter 12: Using Bitmaps and Other Media with Flash.

Chapter 13: Designing Interfaces and Interface Elements.

Part III: Sound Planning.

Chapter 14: Understanding Sound for Flash.

Chapter 15: Importing and Editing Sounds in Flash.

Chapter 16: Optimizing Flash Sound for Export.

Part IV: Adding Basic Interactivity to Flash Movies.

Chapter 17: Understanding Actions and Event Handlers.

Chapter 18: Navigating Flash Timelines.

Chapter 19: Controlling Movie Clips.

Chapter 20: Sharing and Loading Assets.

Part V: Programming Flash Movies with ActionScript.

Chapter 21: Planning Code Structures.

Chapter 22: Creating Subroutines and Manipulating Data.

Chapter 23: Understanding Movie Clips as Complex Objects.

Chapter 24: Sending Data In and Out of Flash.

Chapter 25: Understanding HTML and Text Field Functions in Flash.

Chapter 26: Advanced Movie Clip Architecture and Beyond.

Part VI: Using Flash with Generator and Other Server Technologies.

Chapter 27: What Is Generator?

Chapter 28: Revving Up Generator.

Chapter 29: Working with Third-party, Server-side Applications.

Part VII: Using Flash with Other Programs.

Chapter 30: Working with Raster Graphics.

Chapter 31: Working with Vector Graphics.

Chapter 32: Working with Audio Applications.

Chapter 33: Working with 3D Graphics.

Chapter 34: Working with QuickTime.

Chapter 35: Working with RealPlayer.

Chapter 36: Creating Full-Motion Video with Flash.

Chapter 37: Creating Cartoon Animation with Flash.

Chapter 38: Planning Flash Production with Flowcharting Software.

Chapter 39: Working with Authoring Applications.

Part VIII: Distributing Flash Movies.

Chapter 40: Publishing Flash Movies.

Chapter 41: Integrating Flash Content with HTML.

Chapter 42: Using Players, Projectors, and Screensaver Utilities.

Appendix A: Using the CD-ROM.

Appendix B: Contact Information for Contributors and Expert Tutorialists.

Index.

End-User License Agreement.

CD-ROM Installation Instructions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2002

    Great Book - - - Except a few minor mistakes

    As the title says, it's a great book, from beginning to end. Only thing I found wrong with it, was that there were things missing off the CD that came with the source files for the book - I came to realise that these can be downloaded from www.flash5bible.com - All in all a must have - it's done me the world of good :) Giapai3k

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2001

    a rocky start...

    Except for the 'Quick Start' tutorial that, after three painstaking tries still doesn't work, the book seems to be well written and thorough. The tutorial is so bad that I almost gave up on Flash. My advice to the person who has no Flash experience whatsoever (like me) is to skip the 'Quick Start' and save yourself a ton of frustration.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2001

    On the fifth day...

    So Jon and Robert created this great creature of paper, and every living and especially moving thing with which the internet teems, according to their kinds, and every winged bird animation to its kind. And the rest of us saw that it was good. And their publisher blessed them and said unto the book, 'Be fruitful and increase in number and fill the water in the seas, and let the distribution increase on the earth.' And there was evening, and there was morning--the fifth version. Great great book. A must read...

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