Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual [NOOK Book]

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You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iOS and Android apps with Flash CS5.5, but learning this complex program can be difficult?unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual, you'll move from the basics to power-user ...

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Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual

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Overview

You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iOS and Android apps with Flash CS5.5, but learning this complex program can be difficult—unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual, you'll move from the basics to power-user tools with ease.

  • Learn animation basics. Discover how to turn simple ideas into stunning animations.
  • Master Flash's tools. Learn the animation and effects tools with clear explanations and hands-on examples.
  • Use 3D effects. Rotate objects and make them move in three dimensions.
  • Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions.
  • Build apps for tablets and smartphones. Create the next generation of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps.
  • Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash.
  • Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781449313159
  • Publisher: O'Reilly Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 6/14/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 6
  • Pages: 866
  • File size: 29 MB
  • Note: This product may take a few minutes to download.

Meet the Author

Christopher Grover has worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter, and product publicist for more than 25 years. He recently launched Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He is the author of Flash CS5: The Missing Manual.

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Table of Contents

The Missing Credits

Introduction

Part One: Creating a Flash Animation

Chapter 1: Getting Around Flash

Chapter 2: Creating Simple Drawings

Chapter 3: Animate Your Art

Part Two: Advanced Drawing and Animation

Chapter 4: Organizing Frames and Layers

Chapter 5: Advanced Drawing and Coloring

Chapter 6: Choosing and Formatting Text

Chapter 7: Reusable Flash: Symbols and Templates

Chapter 8: Advanced Tweens with the Motion Editor

Chapter 9: Realistic Animation with IK Bones

Chapter 10: Incorporating Non-Flash Media Files

Chapter 11: Incorporating Sound and Video

Part Three: Adding Interactivity

Chapter 12: Introduction to ActionScript 3

Chapter 13: Controlling Actions with Events

Chapter 14: Organizing Objects with the Display List

Chapter 15: Controlling the Timeline and Animation

Chapter 16: Components for Interactivity

Chapter 17: Choosing, Using, and Animating Text

Chapter 18: Drawing with ActionScript

Part Four: Debugging and Delivering Your Animation

Chapter 19: Testing and Debugging Your Animation

Chapter 20: Publishing and Exporting

Chapter 21: Introducing Adobe AIR

Chapter 22: Making iPhone Apps

Chapter 23: Building Android Apps

Part Five: Appendixes

Installation and Help

Flash Professional CS5.5, Menu by Menu

Colophon

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