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Through five releases of Macromedia's industry-standard Web graphics software program, James Mohler has become the indispensable resource for those looking to master the power of Flash. Flash:8 Graphics, Animation & Interactivity delivers Mohler's widely praised hands-on approach to learning for the newest version of Macromedia Flash. Exercises and examples in the book, and the on back-of-the book CD, combined with step-by-step explanations, provide the best of both worlds-not just telling you how flash works, but showing you as well. For those new to flash, there are plenty of exercises designed to quickly get users up to speed quickly. Intermediate and advanced Flash users will find new exercises that demonstrate the latest features of version 8 as well as a valuable series of examples that illustrate some of the more complex elements of the software. The book features chapters on graphic techniques, bitmap graphic integration, typography and text, symbols, libraries, sound, animation, interactive techniques-plus an essential introduction to Flash's internal scripting language, Action Script.
An Overview of Flash.Getting Started.Flash Basics.Drawing and Painting Tools.Working with Text.Symbols and Libraries.Bitmap Graphics.Sound Elements.2D Animations and Effects.3D Animations and Flash.Video and Flash.Testing, Integration, and Distribution.Introduction to ActionScripting.Working with Actions.Printing and Accessibility.Glossary.Appendices.Index