Flash 5! Creative Web Animation

Flash 5! Creative Web Animation

by Derek Franklin, Brooks Patton

Multimedia Set(BK&CD-ROM)

$39.99

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780201719697
Publisher: Pearson Education
Publication date: 12/22/2000
Series: Productivity Kit Series
Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
Pages: 568
Product dimensions: 7.03(w) x 8.97(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction ix
Why Flash?
1(10)
Speed
1(3)
Web Standard
4(1)
Interactivity
5(1)
Ease of Use
6(1)
Design Capabilities
7(1)
Versatility
8(1)
Widespread Viewability
9(1)
Integration
9(2)
Getting Started
11(36)
How Flash Works
11(3)
What's New in Flash 5
14(2)
Interface
16(20)
Options and Settings
36(8)
Setting Movie Properties
44(2)
The QuickTime Interactive Tutorials
46(1)
Graphics
47(54)
Tools and Options
48(8)
Drawing Tasks
56(7)
Using the Pen Tool
63(6)
Pen and Drawing Preferences
69(1)
Editing Simple Shapes
70(4)
Strokes and Fills
74(11)
Importing Vector Graphics
85(3)
Optimizing Graphics
88(1)
Using Color
89(11)
Interactive Tutorial
100(1)
Text
101(26)
What Is Text?
102(1)
Creating Text Elements
102(4)
Working with Text Elements
106(15)
Using Font Symbols for Dynamic Type Styling
121(3)
Breaking Text Apart
124(1)
Animation Considerations
124(2)
Interactive Tutorial
126(1)
Sound
127(20)
Understanding Sound
128(1)
Importing Sounds
129(1)
Adding Sounds to the Timeline
130(2)
Configuring/Editing Sound Instances
132(7)
Sound Properties
139(4)
Updating Sounds
143(3)
Advanced Sound Capabilities
146(1)
Using Sounds in Shared Libraries
146(1)
Interactive Tutorials
146(1)
Bitmaps
147(20)
Importing Bitmaps
148(2)
Adding Bitmaps to Your Movie
150(1)
Working with Bitmaps
150(6)
Bitmap Properties
156(2)
Optimizing Your Images
158(3)
Updating Bitmaps
161(1)
Using Bitmaps in Shared Libraries
162(1)
Using Animated GIFs
163(2)
Using PNGs
165(1)
Interactive Tutorial
166(1)
Symbols
167(24)
Understanding Symbols and Instances
167(4)
Creating Symbols
171(8)
Editing Symbols
179(3)
Working with Instances
182(8)
Interactive Tutorials
190(1)
Working with Elements on the Stage
191(24)
Selecting
191(6)
Groups
197(1)
Placing Elements on the Stage
198(9)
Transforming Elements
207(6)
Duplicating Elements
213(1)
Cutting, Copying, Deleting, and Pasting
213(1)
Interactive Tutorial
214(1)
Using Layers to Separate Content and Functionality
215(20)
Understanding Layers
216(2)
Working with Layers
218(6)
Identifying Graphical Elements on Different Layers
224(2)
Using Guide Layers
226(1)
Special-Purpose Layers
227(5)
Layer Properties
232(2)
Interactive Tutorials
234(1)
Using Animation to Build Movement
235(42)
How Animation Works
236(2)
Understanding the Timeline
238(7)
Working with Scenes
245(2)
Frames
247(11)
Creating Animation
258(13)
Putting It All Together
271(4)
Using QuickTime Video
275(1)
Interactive Tutorials
276(1)
Basic Actions for Building Interactivity
277(40)
Interactivity in Flash
278(11)
Actions Panel
289(9)
Basic Actions in Depth
298(18)
Interactive Tutorials
316(1)
Building Advanced Interactivity Using ActionScript
317(90)
What Is ActionScript?
318(2)
Thinking Like a Programmer
320(3)
Variables
323(11)
Operators
334(8)
Expressions
342(2)
Statements
344(8)
Functions
352(6)
Working with Multiple Timelines
358(25)
Objects
383(14)
Smart Clips
397(1)
The Actions Panel Options Menu
398(1)
Printing
399(6)
Interactive Tutorials
405(2)
Using the Library to Manage Your Assets
407(18)
The Interface
408(2)
Managing Library Assets
410(3)
Working with Symbols in the Library Window
413(2)
Working with Sounds, Bitmaps, and Videos in the Library Window
415(1)
Viewing and Organizing Library Items
416(2)
Special Libraries
418(6)
Interactive Tutorials
424(1)
Using Movie Explorer to Manage Structure
425(14)
Understanding the Display List
426(8)
Movie Explorer Tasks
434(4)
Interactive Tutorial
438(1)
Testing
439(18)
Getting Ready to Test
439(1)
Testing Within the Flash Authoring Environment
440(2)
The Test Movie and Test Scene Commands
442(1)
The Testing Environment
443(14)
Publishing Your Work
457(50)
Delivery Methods
457(28)
Flash and HTML
485(12)
Player Issues
497(1)
Understanding Templates
498(8)
Interactive Tutorial
506(1)
Appendix A On the CD 507(2)
Appendix B Keyboard Shortcuts 509(8)
Appendix C Resource Sites 517(4)
Appendix D Third-Party Software 521(4)
Index 525

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