Flash CS4 : The Missing Manual

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 12/3/2008
  • Publisher: Oreilly & Associates Inc

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Unlock the power of Flash and bring gorgeous animations to life onscreen. Flash CS4: The Missing Manual includes a complete primer on animation, a guided tour of the program's tools and capabilities, lots of new illustrations, and more details on working with video. Beginners will learn to use the software in no time, and experienced Flash designers will improve their skills.

Author Biography

Christopher Grover lives in Fairfax, California with his wife and two daughters. Chris received degrees in Creative Writing and Film from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. He's worked as a technical writer, advertising copywriter and product publicist for more than 25 years. His freelance articles have been published in a variety of magazines from Fine Homebuilding to CD-ROM World. Chris's latest project is launching Bolinas Road Creative, an agency that helps small businesses promote their products and services. He's also the author of "Word 2007: The Missing Manual" and "Word 2007 for Starters: The Missing Manual."

Table of Contents

Getting around Flashp. 17
Creating simple drawingsp. 47
Animating your drawingsp. 89
Organizing frames and layersp. 141
Advanced drawing and coloringp. 165
Reusable Flash : symbols and templatesp. 227
Advanced tweens with the motion editorp. 271
Realistic animation with IK Bonesp. 299
Incorporating non-Flash media filesp. 319
Incorporating sound and videop. 341
Introduction to ActionScript 3p. 375
Controlling actions with eventsp. 409
Organizing objects with the display listp. 443
Controlling animationp. 473
Components for interactivityp. 499
Choosing, using, and animating textp. 535
Drawing with ActionScriptp. 569
Testing and debuggingp. 593
Publishing and exportingp. 623
Installation and helpp. 661
Flash CS4, menu by menup. 669
Indexp. 707
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