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Macromedia Director 8: Creating Powerful Multimedia / Edition 1
     

Macromedia Director 8: Creating Powerful Multimedia / Edition 1

by ATC Against The Clock
 

ISBN-10: 0130325236

ISBN-13: 9780130325235

Pub. Date: 10/05/2000

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This two-color, spiral bound book offers users easy reference and access while they work at their computers—no matter what hardware environment they work in. It works for software across hardware platforms—both Mac and Windows, employing project-based instruction to teach users the basics of the software programs while they complete real-world projects. A

Overview

This two-color, spiral bound book offers users easy reference and access while they work at their computers—no matter what hardware environment they work in. It works for software across hardware platforms—both Mac and Windows, employing project-based instruction to teach users the basics of the software programs while they complete real-world projects. A user-friendly icon system indicates key information, activities, or instruction, and directs readers to these important areas—eliminating the need to pore over entire sections of the book. Chapter openers provide a preview of the chapter goals and objectives, while sidebar comments and a variety of exercises throughout, give learners insights into specific tasks, and strengthens their basic awareness of software functions. Illustrations of completed assignments presents users with a guide for finalizing projects. For graphic arts and computer design professionals, and for use in corporate training environments.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130325235
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
10/05/2000
Series:
Against the Clock Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
8.27(w) x 10.87(h) x 0.24(d)

Table of Contents

Getting Started 1(1)
Platform
1(1)
Naming Conventions
1(1)
Key Commands
1(1)
The CD-ROM and Initial Setup Considerations
2(5)
Introduction
Getting Acquainted With Director
7(20)
The Stage
9(1)
The Cast
10(7)
The Cast Palette Buttons
13(1)
Imported Cast Members
14(1)
Linked vs. Embedded Cast Members
15(1)
Creating Cast Members in Director
16(1)
The Score
17(6)
Channels
19(1)
The Playback Head
20(3)
Special Channels
23(1)
The Control Panel
23(2)
The Toolbar
25(1)
Maximizing Performance of Your Director Project
25(1)
File Sizes
25(1)
Working from the Hard Drive
26(1)
Memory Issues
26(1)
Accepted File Formats
26(1)
Working with Text and Graphics
27(12)
The Paint Window
28(8)
Filled Shape Tools
29(1)
Outlined Shape Tools
30(1)
Gradients
31(1)
Bitmap Text
32(1)
The Air Brush
33(1)
The Paint Brush
34(1)
Line Tools
35(1)
The Text Window
36(1)
The Text Inspector
37(2)
Animating Sprites
39(14)
Placing Sprites on the Stage or in the Score
40(2)
Sprite Overlays
40(1)
Sprite Preferences
41(1)
Extending Sprites
42(1)
Copying and Pasting Sprites and Cast Members
42(2)
Aligning Objects
44(3)
Guides
45(1)
Grids
45(1)
Tweak
46(1)
Align and Distribute
46(1)
Animating
47(6)
Keyframes and Tweening
47(2)
Sprite Properties
49(1)
Animating in Space
49(1)
Animating in Time
50(1)
Real-Time Recording
51(1)
Reversing an Animation
52(1)
Transitions and Ink Effects
53(10)
Transitions
54(5)
The Transition Channel
54(1)
The Transition Dialog Box
55(1)
Types of Transitions
56(3)
Ink Effects
59(4)
Paint Ink Effects
59(1)
Sprite Ink Effects
60(1)
Sprite Properties Visible in the Score
60(3)
Interactivity, Navigation, and Buttons
63(12)
Basic Interactivity
64(2)
Using a Frame Script to Pause a Movie
65(1)
Creating a Main Menu
66(2)
Interactive Buttons
68(2)
Creating Buttons with the Tool Palette
68(1)
Turning Cast Members into Buttons
69(1)
Markers
70(5)
Lingo and Markers
70(1)
Creating Markers
70(1)
Navigating to Markers
70(5)
Adding Sound and Video
75(12)
Sound
76(3)
Recording Sound
76(1)
Importing Sounds
77(1)
Sound channels
77(1)
Sound Properties
78(1)
Video
79(3)
Importing Video
79(1)
Exchanging Linked Video Files
80(1)
QuickTime Window
81(1)
Video Properties
81(1)
Placing Video in the Score
82(1)
Playing Video
82(3)
Extending Video Across Many Frames
82(1)
Playing Video Using Tempo Channel
83(1)
Playing Video Using Lingo
83(1)
Playing Video Using Buttons
83(2)
Movie in a Window (MIAW)
85(1)
Copyright Laws
85(2)
Paint Tools and Vector-Based Graphics
87(18)
Paint Window Tools
88(1)
Rulers
88(10)
Registration Point Tool
89(1)
Rotation Tools
90(1)
Skew/Warp/Perspective
90(1)
Smooth/Trace Edges
91(1)
Invert/Lighten/Darken/Fill/Switch Colors
92(4)
Onion Skinning
96(2)
Vector Shape Window
98(5)
Vector Shape Tools
98(1)
Pen Tool
99(1)
Stroke/Fill/Background
100(1)
Gradients
100(3)
Project Assignment νm;1
103(1)
Review νm;1
104(1)
Masks and Alpha Channels
105(12)
Using Type to Create Masks
106(4)
Gradient Vignette Masks
110(7)
Applying Behaviors
117(10)
The Library Palette
118(5)
Animation Behaviors
119(1)
Controls Behaviors
120(1)
Internet Behaviors
120(1)
Media Behaviors
121(1)
Navigation Behaviors
122(1)
Text Behaviors
122(1)
Paintbox Behaviors
123(1)
The Behavior Inspector
123(4)
Manipulating Sprites
127(12)
Sprite Properties and Settings
128(6)
The Active Sprite
129(1)
Start/End Frames
129(1)
Editable/Moveable/Trails
129(1)
Ink Effects
130(1)
Blend Percentage
130(1)
Foreground/Background Color
130(1)
X/Y Coordinates
131(1)
Width/Height
131(1)
Flip Horizontal/Vertical
132(1)
Lock
132(1)
Rotate/Skew
132(1)
Top/Bottom/Left/Right
132(2)
Film Loops
134(3)
Sprite Tweening Options
137(2)
The Cursor
139(8)
Changing the Cursor
140(2)
The Cursor Properties Editor
141(1)
Animated Cursors
142(5)
Color: Settings, Pickers, Palettes and Cycling
147(14)
Color Settings
148(2)
General Preferences (for Macintosh only)
148(1)
Movie Properties
149(1)
Color Pickers
150(2)
Favorite Colors
150(1)
The Color Picker Box
151(1)
Suitable Color pickers
151(1)
The Color Palettes Window
152(3)
Custom Color Palettes
153(1)
The Color Palette Channel
154(1)
Color Cycling
155(6)
Frame Properties Palette
155(1)
The Library Palette
156(5)
Lingo Basics
161(12)
Scripts
162(2)
Cast Member Scripts
162(1)
Score Scripts
163(1)
Movie Scripts
163(1)
Parent Scripts
163(1)
Script Hierarchy
164(1)
Script Anatomy
164(2)
Event Handlers
164(2)
Dissecting Lingo Instructions
166(1)
Script Window Preferences
166(1)
Script Errors
167(1)
The Debugger
167(1)
The Message Window
168(1)
Menu Commands
169(3)
Lingo Tips
172(1)
Frequently Used Lingo Scripts
172(1)
Instruction
Definition
172(1)
Preparation and Delivery
173
Projectors
174
About Shockwave Movies
181
Streaming Shockwave Movies
182
Printing Screens
186
Project Assignment νm;2
189
Review νm;2
190
Projects
Project A: Magic Carpet Tours (Complete after Chapter 1)
A-I
Project B: Redi-Base (Complete after Chapter 3)
B-1
Project C: Digital Portfolio (Complete after Chapter 5)
C-I
Project D: Emily's Photo Album (Complete after Chapter 7)
D-1
Project E: ABC's (Complete after Chapter 11)
E-1
Glossary
Index

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