Macromedia Flash MX is a huge upgrade, designed to simplify and streamline the creation of any Flash project -- including projects that would’ve been too big or complex for Flash before. Whether you’re upgrading or working with Flash for the first time, this book delivers the most solutions in the fewest words.
Katherine Ulrich begins by getting you comfortable with yet another new Flash interface (including the context-sensitive Property Inspector, which streamlines Flash’s panel set; and significant improvements to the Timeline). Next, she offers concise, step-by-step coverage of every aspect of Flash movie production: creating graphics; using audio and video; animation (with and without tweening), and interactivity. Ulrich gets into some surprisingly complex interactivity techniques in this edition, notably nested timelines and invisible variables.
Among the many new features Ulrich introduces: templates that help you quickly build ads, presentations, slide shows, and quizzes, and capture your own original work for easy reuse; built-in user interface elements that go way beyond Flash 5’s SmartClips; support for embedded video clips; and much more. It’s all explained simply -- with hundreds of screen shots and the trademarked QuickStart clean design. This book’s a bestseller because it deserves to be. Bill Camarda
Bill Camarda is a consultant, writer, and web/multimedia content developer. His 15 books include Special Edition Using Word 2000 and Upgrading & Fixing Networks For Dummies®, Second Edition.