Books & Videos

Table of Contents

  1. Creating a Flash Animation

    1. Chapter 1 Getting Around Flash

      1. Starting Flash
      2. A Tour of the Flash Workspace
      3. Panels and Toolbars
      4. The Flash CS5 Test Drive
    2. Chapter 2 Creating Simple Drawings

      1. Plan Before You Draw
      2. Preparing to Draw
      3. Drawing a Shape
      4. Choosing a Drawing Mode
      5. Creating Original Artwork
      6. Copying and Pasting Drawn Objects
      7. Adding Color
    3. Chapter 3 Animate Your Art

      1. Frame-by-Frame Animation
      2. Editing Your Frame-by-Frame Animation
      3. Making It Move with Motion Tweens
      4. Editing the Motion Path
      5. Copying and Pasting Properties
      6. Shape Tweening (Morphing)
  2. Advanced Drawing and Animation

    1. Chapter 4 Organizing Frames and Layers

      1. Working with Frames
      2. Working with Multiple Layers
      3. Organizing Layers
      4. Spotlight Effect Using Mask Layers
    2. Chapter 5 Advanced Drawing and Coloring

      1. Selecting Graphic Elements
      2. Manipulating Graphic Elements
      3. Spray Painting Symbols
      4. Drawing with the Deco Tool
      5. Advanced Color and Fills
    3. Chapter 6 Choosing and Formatting Text

      1. Text Questions
      2. Choosing TLF or Classic Text
      3. About Typefaces and Fonts
      4. Adding Text to Your Document
      5. Choosing and Using Text Containers
      6. Animating Text Without ActionScript
      7. Text Properties by Subpanel
    4. Chapter 7 Reusable Flash: Symbols and Templates

      1. Symbols and Instances
      2. Templates
    5. Chapter 8 Advanced Tweens with the Motion Editor

      1. Applying Motion Presets
      2. Modifying a Motion Preset
      3. Editing a Tween Span
      4. A Tour of the Motion Editor
      5. Changing Transparency with the Motion Editor
      6. Easing Tweens
    6. Chapter 9 Realistic Animation with IK Bones

      1. Linking Symbols with Bones
      2. Making Shapes Move with Bones
      3. Apply Spring to a Motion
      4. Animating an Armature with ActionScript
    7. Chapter 10 Incorporating Non-Flash Media Files

      1. Importing Graphics
      2. Importing Illustrator Graphics Files
      3. Importing Photoshop Graphic Files
      4. Importing Fireworks Graphics
      5. Editing Bitmaps
      6. Exporting Graphics from Flash
    8. Chapter 11 Incorporating Sound and Video

      1. Incorporating Sound
      2. Incorporating Video
      3. Importing Video Files
  3. Adding Interactivity

    1. Chapter 12 Introduction to ActionScript 3

      1. Getting to Know ActionScript 3
      2. Beginning Your ActionScript Project
      3. Object-Oriented Thinking
      4. Using Data Types, Variables, and Constants
      5. Conditionals and Loops
      6. Combining ActionScript's Building Blocks
    2. Chapter 13 Controlling Actions with Events

      1. How Events Work
      2. Mouse Events
      3. Getting Help for Events and Event Listeners
      4. Creating a Tabbed Window with Mouse Events
      5. Keyboard Events and Text Events
      6. Keeping Time with TimerEvent
      7. Removing Event Listeners
      8. In Case of Other Events
    3. Chapter 14 Organizing Objects with the Display List

      1. The Display List: Everything in Its Place
      2. Adding Objects to the Display List
      3. Managing the Stacking Order
      4. Summary of Properties and Methods
    4. Chapter 15 Controlling the Timeline and Animation

      1. Slowing Down (or Speeding Up) Animation
      2. Timeline Stop and Go
      3. Organizing Your Animation
      4. Looping a Series of Frames
      5. Reversing a Series of Frames
    5. Chapter 16 Components for Interactivity

      1. Adding Components
      2. The Built-In Components
      3. Finding Additional Components
    6. Chapter 17 Choosing, Using, and Animating Text

      1. What Font Does Your Audience Have?
      2. Controlling Text with ActionScript
      3. Creating Text Fields with ActionScript
      4. Positioning, Sizing, and Formatting a Text Field
      5. Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
      6. Formatting with HTML and CSS
      7. Choosing the Right Text Formatting System
    7. Chapter 18 Drawing with ActionScript

      1. What's the Point?
      2. Beginning with the Graphics Class
      3. Drawing Lines
      4. Drawing Curves
      5. Drawing Built-in Shapes
      6. Drawing Irregular Shapes
      7. Making Drawings Move
      8. Shape, Sprite, and Movie Clip for Drawings
      9. Removing Lines and Shapes
  4. Debugging and Delivering Your Animation

    1. Chapter 19 Testing and Debugging Your Animation

      1. Testing Strategies
      2. Testing on the Stage
      3. Testing in Flash Player
      4. Testing Inside a Web Page
      5. Testing Download Time
      6. The Art of Debugging
      7. Analyzing Code with the Debugger
    2. Chapter 20 Publishing and Exporting

      1. Optimizing Flash Documents
      2. Publishing Your Animations
      3. Exporting Flash to Other Formats
    3. Chapter 21 Introducing Adobe AIR

      1. Meet Adobe AIR
      2. Creating Your First AIR Application
      3. Create a Code Signing Certificate
      4. Convert a Flash Animation to AIR
      5. Publish Your AIR Application
      6. Manually Install Adobe AIR Runtime
  5. Appendixes

    1. Appendix Installation and Help

      1. Flash CS5 Minimum System Requirements
      2. Installing and Activating Flash Professional CS5
      3. Uninstalling and Deactivating Flash Professional CS5
      4. Getting Help from Flash
      5. Getting Help from Adobe
      6. More Flash Books
      7. Finding Flash Gurus
    2. Appendix Flash Professional CS5, Menu by Menu

      1. File
      2. Edit
      3. View
      4. Insert
      5. Modify
      6. Text
      7. Commands
      8. Control
      9. Debug
      10. Window
      11. Help