This project-based guide from Adobe will teach readers all they need to know to create engaging interactive content with Flash CS4. Using step-by-step instructions with projects that build on the knowledge learned in each lesson, readers will learn the key elements of the Flash interface, including panels, timelines, and frames. From there, readers will learn how to work with vector and bitmap graphics; create and edit symbols; modify text and add interactivity with ActionScript 3.0; and incorporate animation, music, and sound to their projects. They'll also learn how to prepare and export their finished projects for Web and broadcast. Of course, readers will also learn how to take advantage of the new features of Flash CS4 - the streamlined user interface, new drawing tools, the powerful new motion tweening model, inverse kinematics, true 3D support, new video encoding features in the Adobe Media Encoder, and much more. The companion CD provides users with all the sample files they need to complete all of the projects.
Features and Benefits
The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
* Project-based lessons show readers the key techniques for working in Flash CS4.
* Covers new features, including a new user interface, new drawing tools, support for true 3D, and more.
* Official training series from Adobe Systems Inc, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
Table of Contents
1 Getting Acquainted
2 Working with Graphics
3 Creating and Editing Symbols
4 Adding Animation
5 Articulated Motion and Morphing
6 Creating Interactive Navigation
7 Working with Sound and Video
8 Using Components
9 Loading and Controlling Flash Content
10 Publishing Flash Documents
About the Authors
The Adobe Creative Team of designers, writers, and editors has extensive, real-world knowledge of Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing projects to help both new and experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.