Anticipates your goals and uses professional examples to show you the best ways to attain them. Hands-on tutorials allows you to apply different techniques to projects that will yield useful, real-world results. Softcover. CD-ROM included.
This is the first book in our Savvy series, a new line of premium quality, in-depth guides covering topics like Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Maya. All Sybex Savvy books have coated paper for great image reproduction, plus stylish matte covers, an emphasis on professional quality examples, and a clean, clear interior design. Our goal with these books is to set a new standard for ourselves and for the industry. We hope you enjoy the results.
We're really excited about the outstanding job Norb and Ethan have done with Flash MX Savvy. Their book makes for a great launch to the series. It combines depth with accessibility, and works as both an excellent teaching tool and a reliable reference.
--Associate Publisher, Graphics, Sybex Inc.
"A superb resource that budding Flash designers should not be without. This [Flash MX Savvy] is one of the best Flash MX tutorials yet produced. 5/5 stars"
--3D World Magazine
Savvy: practical know-how
Flash MX is so powerful and versatile that even experienced web designers require additional help to move up to the next level. Focusing on program features as well as results, Flash MX Savvy anticipates your goals and uses professional examples to show you the best ways to attain them. You can either work your way through the book or zero in on any topic or group of tasks, from content creation to media integration to interactivity and ActionScript.
Hands On tutorials allow you to apply different techniques to projects that will yield useful, real-world results. Web designers, animators, artists, and developers will discover what’s new in Flash MX, learn the whys, not just the hows, and find a helpful ActionScript reference.
Content Creation: painting and drawing, text manipulation, reusable content.
ActionScript: understanding ActionScript as a language, Movie Clip management and parameter control, plus a reference section with essential ActionScript terms.
Interactivity: interface elements and controllers, new Flash components.
Audio Integration: synchronization, compression schemes, scripting of audio interactivity.
Media Integration: with audio applications, with Director, with CD-ROM content, with 3D animation.
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About the Author
Ethan Watrall is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Visual Communications at Ivy Tech State College in Columbus, IN, where he teaches several web design classes. He is also a trained archaeologist, working on this Ph.D. at Indiana University. Norbert Herber creates and designs interactive experiences: visual and aural statements that communicate on the nonlinear, digital stage.