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Flash (tm) MX Bible

Flash (tm) MX Bible

by Robert Reinhardt, Snow Dowd
     
 
  • Master Flash fundamentals and create animations and interfaces for complete Web projects
  • Take your projects to the next level with tips and specialized production techniques from over 30 Flash experts
  • Harness the power of ActionScript and new MX features to build dynamic Flash applications

"The Flash MX Bible is the only book

Overview

  • Master Flash fundamentals and create animations and interfaces for complete Web projects
  • Take your projects to the next level with tips and specialized production techniques from over 30 Flash experts
  • Harness the power of ActionScript and new MX features to build dynamic Flash applications

"The Flash MX Bible is the only book that offers an indispensable wealth of reference material, as well as rich and in-depth tutorials."-- Eric Jordan, President / Chief Creative Officer 2Advanced Studios

If Flash MX can do it, you can do it too . . .

Whether you’re a Web development newcomer or a Flash 5 veteran, this book shows you step by step how to make the most of Flash MX and take any Web site to the next level. Packed with examples and illustrations including 16 pages in full color as well as expert tutorials from Flash pros, it delivers everything from a "Flash in a Flash" Quick Start to brand-new coverage of embedded video, accessibility options, components, font applications, ColdFusion, and Pocket PC movies. It’s all you need to unleash the power of Flash MX and start creating state-of-the-art animations, interfaces, and dynamic applications.

Inside, you’ll find complete coverage of Flash MX

  • Get up to speed fast using the "Flash in a Flash" Quick Start
  • Discover secrets for streamlined production of engaging animated graphics and effective interfaces
  • Make the most of enhanced Flash MX drawing tools and animation controls
  • Build complete Web projects using Flash and dynamically loaded content
  • Harness ActionScript, pre-built components, and native JPEG and MP3 loading to create dynamic effects, interactive games, and more
  • Integrate Flash content with Dreamweaver, ColdFusion, and other applications

Create art and effects with Flash MX drawing tools

Use ActionScript to load JPEGS into your site at runtime

Bonus CD-ROM

  • Additional expert tutorials, chapters on troubleshooting Flash movies, and appendixes of Flash MX compatible formats and actions
  • Reusable ActionScript components and complete FLA files from examples described in the book
  • Sorenson Squeeze for Flash MX video compressor trial software
  • Color Schemer shareware and ColorSafe and Swift 3D demos

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“…huge and indispensable guide…definitely a must-have…(Practical Web Projects, August 2003)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764536564
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
07/28/2002
Series:
Bible Series, #94
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
1336
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.22(h) x 2.08(d)

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Eric Whittman
A truly valuable reference guide for learning Macromedia Flash MX.
—Eric Whittman, Director of Product Management for Macromedia Flash

Meet the Author

Robert Reinhard is one of the world's leading Flash experts and is co-principal of [theMakers], a multimedia company based in Los Angeles. He has developed multimedia courses for educational facilities in Canada and the United States, was a speaker at the FlashForward2000 conferences, and will be presenting some of the exciting new features of Flash at the first-ever Canadian Flash festival, FlashintheCan 2002. With a degree in photographic arts, Robert takes a holistic approach to computer applications for the creation of provocative multimedia. Recent projects have included screen graphics for Sean Penn's film The Pledge (2000), and a Flash web site for the Warner Bros. feature film Training Day (2001.)

Snow Dowd is a co-principal at [theMakers] and has worked with Robert Reinhardt for the last four years on various multimedia projects. Snow initially collaborated with Robert on film and photography-based installation projects while earning a degree in Image Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto. Snow has been able to synthesize her background in visual arts and communication theory with an ever-expanding software toolkit. She currently works on print and web projects for education, art and entertainment clients in Los Angeles.

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