Ready to take your Flash knowledge to the next level? Then Macromedia Flash MX Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide is your ticket. Designed for professionals like yourself-users who have mastered the basics of Flash but need help with the advanced animation techniques and ActionScripting--this guide is a must-have for graphic designers, Web animators, game programmers, interface designers, and multimedia pros.
In this volume, veteran Flash instructor Russell Chun eschews "cool effects" and case studies for an approach that emphasizes methodology and problem-solving. Using the task-based format that readers have come to expect from this popular series, Russell has divided the text into three primary sections: animation, navigation, and interactivity. The guide covers all of Flash's new features, including the revamped user interface, brand-new commands, and added drawing and text tools. Plus, you'll find plenty of screen shots and visual aids to reinforce the text. With Flash MX Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide by your side, you'll soon find yourself thinking--maybe even dreaming--in Flash.
About the Author
Macromedia Flash X Advanced for Windows and Macintosh: Visual QuickPro Guide is targeted at intermediate-to-advanced Flash developers, including graphic designers, Web animators, game programmers, interface designers, and producers. These are the people who are already familiar with the basics of Flash and need a book to help them learn advanced animation techniques and ActionScripting.
Russell Chun, an experienced Flash instructor, sidesteps "cool effects" and specific case studies in favor of demonstrating basic ways to approach animation and interactivity in Flash. By presenting material in a logical fashion that emphasizes method and problem-solving approaches, this book encourages readers to "think" in Flash and truly understand its flexibility and functionality. The text is divided into three sections: advanced animations, advanced navigation, and advanced interactivity. All of Flash X's new features are covered, including the revamped user interface, brand-new ActionScript commands, and Flash's new drawing and text tools.
Russell Chun earned his B.S. In Biology at the University of Michigan and later earned an M.A. In Medical Illustration from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Since then, he's been involved with developing interactive educational media for the sciences, most recently as the Senior Producer for Art and Media at Benjamin Cummings Publishers. He also teaches advanced Flash classes at the Center for Electronic Art in San Francisco and has written several Flash articles for Macworld and SBS Digital magazines. He has conducted both national and regional workshops on Flash, and is the author of all previous editions of this book.