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From Barnes & NobleExploring is wonderful -- and heaven knows there's enough in Flash CS3 to explore. But what if you're a working animator on a deadline: someone who needs the speediest, easiest route to the best solution? Get How to Cheat in Flash CS3, and find what you're looking for.
You'll know what you're in for by Chapter 2, as Chris Georgenes shows how to bring a simple cube to life using just the Free Transform tool. (The applications will go far beyond cubes.)
That's Georgenes's mind-set: doing more with less. Using the Envelope tool to give your character a sock in the jaw, without redrawing the entire head. Using masks to create spinning objects, without 3D coding or frame-by-frame animation. Making text write itself. "Suggesting" motion through selective blurring. No matter how much Flash experience you have, this book will give you a whole new tool belt. Bill Camarda, from the October 2007 Read Only