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Overview

Foundation Flash 8 is the book you need if you’re looking for a solid foundation in Flash 8 Basic and Flash 8 Professional.

Thousands upon thousands of designers have already learned from its previous editions and it’s easy to understand why.

The fourth edition of friends of ED’s legendary beginner Flash book, Foundation Flash 8 uses a series of structured exercises and detailed discussions to help you start your exploration of Flash. The detailed tutorial style will ensure that you retain the knowledge you gain and are able to draw upon it throughout your Flash career. Foundation Flash 8 features a running case study that evolves into a fully-functional Flash website as you work through the tutorials, so you’ll immediately see everything that you learn being used in a practical project.

This book focuses on the core skills that you need to get started working with Flash 8: understanding the interface, becoming familiar with the creative tools and their capabilities, grasping the relationships between the different components that make up a Flash movie, and getting insight into how to put all the pieces together to create your own Flash-based website.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590595428
  • Publisher: Apress
  • Publication date: 11/2/2005
  • Series: Foundation Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Product dimensions: 1.19 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 9.25 (d)

Meet the Author

Sham Bhangal has worked on books in new media for five years, during which time he has authored and co-authored numerous friends of ED books, including critically acclaimed, award-winning, and bestselling titles like Foundation Flash, New Masters of Flash, Flash MX Upgrade Essentials, Flash MX Most Wanted, and the Flash MX Designer's ActionScript Reference. He has considerable working experience with Macromedia and Adobe products, as well as other general web design technologies (such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.). In addition to speaking appearances at FlashForward, the biggest Macromedia Flash developer conference, Sham has also been a beta tester for Macromedia and Discreet products for a number of years.

Kristian Besley has worked with multimedia for three years, but has been creative with computers for much longer. He currently develops Flash-based material within an educational environment. This material includes interactive presentations to illustrate how scientific things work, as well as graphical user interfaces and tools allowing web-based content creation with basic computer skills. He was a contributing author on the seminal Flash Math Creativity, and many other friends of ED books. In 2002, he launched the world's first bi-annual HTML markup-based TableArt competition. The competition was an unbelievable success.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Flash movie essentials 1
Ch. 2 The Flash tools panel 29
Ch. 3 Flash symbols and libraries 71
Ch. 4 Managing content 97
Ch. 5 Working with color and images 131
Ch. 6 Motion tweening 175
Ch. 7 Shape tweening 207
Ch. 8 Masks and masking 225
Ch. 9 Advanced animation, effects, and commands 249
Ch. 10 Actions and interactions 301
Ch. 11 Intelligent actions 327
Ch. 12 Multimedia : sound and video 353
Ch. 13 Optimizing 391
Ch. 14 Publishing 415
Ch. 15 Intermediate ActionScript, part 1 437
Ch. 16 Intermediate ActionScript, part 2 473
Ch. 17 High-level site design 505
Ch. 18 Futurescape 519
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