Flash CS4 Professional Advanced for Windows and Macintosh Visual QuickPro Guide

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2008-12-19
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
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The must-have guide for busy professionals who are ready to move forward with more advanced Flash topics bull; In classic Visual QuickStart Guide style, this book covers all things Flash CS4, including drawing tools, motion tweening, inverse kinematics, support for true 3D, and more. bull; Approach emphasizes methodology and problem solving with five primary sections: animation, ActionScript, navigation, graphics and sound, and information control. bull; Companion Web site includes sample media and files. Adobe Flash CS4 is the leading software for Web designers creating dynamic Web sites. Adobe Flash CS4 Professional Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide offers the most efficient way for smart, creative, busy professionals to learn Flash. Updated to include the important new features in Flash CS4, this book covers the latest ActionScript standards that make Flash CS4 so powerful, and details the expanded support for rich media. This handy guide combines a visual approach with straightforward, step-by-step instructions and screenshots, concise explanations of animation techniques, and task-based learning. Taking the highly accessible instructional format of the popular Visual QuickStart Guides to a more advanced level, the book guides readers through all the intricacies and new features of this topselling Web multimedia application, such as the new user interface, new drawing tools, a powerful new motion tweening model for animation, inverse kinematics, support for true 3D, and the revamped Adobe Media Encoder for encoding videos for Flash.

Author Biography

Russell Chun is a freelance educational art and multimedia developer, writer, and teacher. He teaches Flash and new media at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He previously taught at the Graduate School of Journalism at UC Berkeley and lectured at national and regional workshops. He has written numerous articles on Flash in magazines such as SBS Design and Macworld Magazine. He holds a Master’s degree in medical illustration. Russell lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Table of Contents

Approaching Advanced Animation
Building Complexity
Working with Video
Getting a Handle on ActionScript
Advanced Buttons and Event Handling
Controlling Multiple Timelines
Managing Outside Communication
Transforming Graphics and Sound
Controlling & Displaying Graphics
Controlling Sound
Working with Information
Controlling Information Flow
Controlling Text
Manipulating Information
Managing Content and Troubleshooting
Keyboard Key Codes
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