Flash CS5 boasts a host of new features, including better support for mobile devices, a whole new animation engine enabling full manipulation of tweens and paths, custom easing, improved inverse kinematics, a revamped timeline, built-in 3D, and much more.
This book is all you’ll need to learn Flash CS5 from the ground up. If you already have Flash experience, this book will allow you to quickly catch up on all the cool new features. Flash experts Tom Green and Tiago Dias guide you step-by-step through all facets of Flash CS5, keeping the emphasis firmly on good design techniques that you use in your own projects.Learn Flash design from the ground up, or just get to grips with the new features, with a series of step-by-step tutorials. Provides an easy introduction to ActionScript 3.0 coding, but the focus is mainly kept on design. Learn from the experts—written by renowned Flash designers Tom Green and Tiago Dias. What you’ll learn The ins and outs of the Flash CS5 interface How to use all of Flash CS5’s essential features, such as text, graphics, and animation How to use video and sound effectively in Flash How to create a mobile application The fundamentals of Flash CS5’s new animation and timeline features The basics of ActionScript 3.0 How to populate a Flash movie with dynamic data such as XML. Who this book is for
This book is for both beginners who want a solid grounding in Flash CS5, and designers with previous Flash experience, who want to get up to speed with the new features.Table of Contents Learning the Flash Professional CS5 Interface Graphics in Flash CS5 Symbols and Libraries ActionScript Basics Audio in Flash CS5 Text Animation Animation, Part 2 Flash has a Third Dimension Video Building Interfaces with the UI Components XML (Dynamic Data) CSS Building Stuff Optimizing and Publishing Flash Movies
Using a unique project-oriented focus you will be creating carefully developed projects designed to give you the skills and confidence necessary to undertake interactive and web design experiences aimed at devices ranging from smart phones to the TV set in your living room. Along the way you will discover how many of the tools in the Adobe Web Design CS6 collection can be fully utilized to create expressive and engaging web applications. This includes:
Building interactive projects using the Edge Animate timeline and coding tools. Learning how Fireworks, Photoshop, and Illustrator are used for Edge Animate content creation. Discovering how pages created in Dreamweaver and Muse can become fully interactive and contain motion graphics in Edge Animate.
Using a series of carefully developed tutorials, Beginning Adobe Animate CC will lead you from basic Animate CC document workflows to the point where you can create animations, interactive projects, and anything else using a variety of techniques. Each chapter focuses on a major aspect of Animate CC and then lets you take over with a series of "Your Turn" exercises that let you create amazing projects based on what you have learned.Beginning Adobe Animate CC focuses on the core skill set needed to master Animate CC and while you are at it, you will be guided to the mastery of the fundamentals, such as drawing tools, movie clips, video and audio content, text, graphics, external data, components, and a solid overview of the code you need to know to take your skills to the next level.What You Will Learn:
Create and deploy animated and interactive content for the HTML 5 universe.Create images and vector graphics for use in Animate CC.Examine a variety of animation techniques that make full use of the Animate CC timeline.Add video and audio content to an Animate CC project.Use many of the graphic creation tools in Animate CC.Publish your projects to a variety of formats.
Who This Book is For:
Those who are proficient in creating and publishing animated and interactive web-based content. It will also help those who are proficient in using Adobe Flash Professional CC to understand the improvements and new workflows found in Adobe Animate CC.
This book focuses on the core skill set you need to feel at home with Flash CS4, and also introduces you to some of the biggest names in today's Flash community through interviews and actual "How To" examples, so you can learn from the masters. You will start by studying the Flash CS4 interface, and while you're at it, you'll be guided toward mastery of the fundamentals, such as movie clips, text, and graphics, which will lead you into some of the more fascinating aspects of Flash, including audio, video, animation, and 3D transformations.
By the time you finish, you will have created an MP3 player and a Flash video player, been introduced to the basics of ActionScript 3.0, learned how to combine Flash with XML, styled Flash text with CSS, created animated scenes, and worked your way through a host of additional projects. All of these exercises are designed to give you the knowledge necessary to master Flash CS4 from the ground up. If you're already a seasoned Flash designer, this book will get you up to speed with the fourth version in relatively short order.
This book covers all of the new Flash CS4 features, such as the new animation and 3D tools, the new Adobe Media Encoder, and a pair of the coolest new additions to the tools panel: a spray brush tool and a deco tool.
You can discover more about this book, download source code, and more at the book's companion website: www.foundationflashcs4.com.
When Flash Professional 8 was released, it seemed as if we’d embarked on a web video revolution almost overnight. Up until then, web video was a morass of competing players, technologies, standards, codecs, and playback quality. The inclusion of the On2 VP6 codec, the FLV Playback component, alpha channel video, and the Flash 8 Video Encoder has ended the infancy of web video, creating an instant benchmark with no stops in between.
And this book is the ultimate guide to Flash 8 video it offers practical advice, technical guidance, and a full series of creative projects ranging from the dead simple to the complex in a manner that talks to you as an equal and makes only one assumption: basic familiarity with the Flash interface.
We start with the basicshow to edit video in some of the most popular packages available (such as iMovie and Movie Maker 2) and create a Flash video file and import it into Flash.
Next, we move on to the good stuffcreating a custom video player; creating an alpha channel video and using it in some spectacular projects; turning your creativity loose by applying filters and blend effects to video using the Flash interface and ActionScript; creating video walls, menus, and stunning masking effects; and exploring how Adobe After Effects 7 and Flash Professional 8 are poised to become a motion graphics powerhouse. Best of all, you will discover something the authors had discovered by the time they started writing this book...this stuff is fun!
Using a unique project-oriented focus you will be creating carefully developed projects designed to give you the skills and confidence necessary to undertake interactive and web design experiences aimed at devices ranging from smart phones to the TV set in your living room. Along the way you will discover how many of the tools in the Adobe Web Design collection can be fully utilized to create expressive and engaging web applications. This includes:
Building interactive projects using the Edge Preview timeline and coding tools. Learning how Fireworks, Photoshop, and Illustrator are used for Edge Preview content creation. Discovering how pages created in Dreamweaver and Adobe's upcoming "Muse" technology can become fully interactive and contain motion graphics in Edge Preview.
In Season 3 of Coming to the Stage, Comedy Dynamics’ first original series, host Tom Green introduces a new group of up-and-coming comedians who people WILL be talking about tomorrow. This season features: Matthew Brassard, Kevin Christy, Travis Howze, Jamel Johnson, Miles K, Liz Miele, Jared Moskowitz, Dave Ross, Caleb Synan, Mo Welch, Paige Weldon, Nick Youssef, and Comedy Dynamics' very own, Mr. Microphone!