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Macromedia Flash MX Virtual Classroom

Macromedia Flash MX Virtual Classroom

by Doug Sahlin
     
 
Macromedia Flash MX Virtual Classroom is a revolutionary new way to learn. We've combined a clear, step-by-step book approach with easy-to-understand multimedia tutorials. Pop in the CD-ROM, and follow along as the author explains and demonstrates the techniques discussed in the text. Work at your own speed and replay the tutorials as often as needed to reinforce the

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Macromedia Flash MX Virtual Classroom is a revolutionary new way to learn. We've combined a clear, step-by-step book approach with easy-to-understand multimedia tutorials. Pop in the CD-ROM, and follow along as the author explains and demonstrates the techniques discussed in the text. Work at your own speed and replay the tutorials as often as needed to reinforce the book's lessons.

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You’ve heard it before: “So-and-so really brings the topic to life...it’s like having him right behind you, guiding you through every step.” Well, in Macromedia Flash MX Virtual Classroom, that’s almost literally true. Doug Sahlin complements his excellent Flash MX guidebook with more than an hour of digital movie clips on CD-ROM -- so you can actually watch him perform tasks that might otherwise be befuddling, as he explains what he’s doing, and why.

Sahlin goes further, faster, than many “intro-level” Flash books. You don’t just learn how to create and modify graphic objects; pretty soon you’re building complex graphics using intersecting lines, overlapping shapes, and layers. You don’t just create frame-by-frame animations; you dive into tweening and motion paths. There’s a full chapter on audio, including coverage of synchronization and trade-offs between size and quality. And while this isn’t a book on ActionScript, Sahlin introduces some fairly sophisticated techniques here, too.

The video clips focus on complex tasks such as creating preloaders, drag-and-drop objects and “on-while-pressed” buttons; loading movies into target windows; and building sound controllers. If you want to learn Flash using your eyes, your ears, and your brain, check this one out. (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.

Step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to create interactive movies in Flash MX for web sites and multimedia presentations. The guide highlights the features new to the latest version of Flash, such as the free transform tool, the property inspector, text scroll bars, and an ActionScript reference panel. The CD-ROM contains video tutorials. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780072223989
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Series:
Virtual Classroom Series
Edition description:
BK&CD-ROM
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 9.99(h) x 0.94(d)

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