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    DescriptionIf you're new to ActionScript 3.0, this is the ideal introductory guide. Flash designers, developers, and programmers alike will find this book invaluable for navigating ActionScript 3.0's steeper learning curve. You'll learn the language and how it works through hands-on exercises that build skills as the book progresses. You will learn how to: * Harness the power and performance of ActionScript 3.0 * Manipulate text, work with sound and video, and draw with code * Animate graphics, create particle systems, and apply simple physics * Avoid common coding mistakes and reuse code for improved productivity * Load SWF, image, text, HTML, CSS, and XML file formats, and more This second edition enhances the text further with improvements to clarity and understanding, tighter code examples, and new material. The skills taught, and majority of code examples, are fully compatible with Flash Professional versions CS3 through the present. Select new features introduced in versions CS4 or CS5 round out the content, including: * Manipulating assets using the basic 3D engine in Flash Player 10 * Significantly improved text control using the new Text Layout Framework * Expanded access to the user's microphone at runtime, and more This acclaimed four-color book features illustrations and screenshots throughout, but also presents all code examples in color. Syntax-colored scripts help you quickly identify key elements of the language and make it easier to compare the printed code to your own. The companion website is an additional resource for source files, short quizzes to test your knowledge of key concepts, and valuable supplemental material. Learning ActionScript 3.0 explains topics using simple examples written in the timeline, but also introduces object-oriented programming over time so you can get the most out of your reading. Or, if you prefer, the companion website includes class-based examples for every chapter, allowing you to choose if and when you immerse yourself in OOP. Written by teachers for students, authors Rich Shupe and Zevan Rosser draw on their vast experience as Flash developers and instructors to give you a solid ActionScript foundation, without losing site of creativity.


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    Title
    Learning ActionScript 3.0
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Richard Shupe, By (author) Zevan Rosser
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 456
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 21 mm
    Weight: 1,016 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781449390174
    ISBN 10: 144939017X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: COM
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S10.2
    B&T Book Type: NF
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: QA
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 01
    Abridged Dewey: 004
    B&T Merchandise Category: COM
    Ingram Subject Code: XB
    BISAC V2.8: COM060000, COM051230
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16360
    DC22: 006.76
    B&T General Subject: 233
    DC22: 006.786
    BISAC V2.8: COM060130
    Libri: FLAS2000, MACR8200
    LC subject heading:
    Libri: ACTI8200
    BIC subject category V2: UML
    B&T Approval Code: A93603227
    Thema V1.0: UBW, UML
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Imprint name
    O'Reilly Media, Inc, USA
    Publication date
    05 November 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Sebastopol
    Author Information
    Rich Shupe is the founder and president of FMA--a full-service multimedia development company and training facility in New York City. Rich teaches a variety of digital technologies in academic and commercial environments, and has frequently lectured on these topics at Flash on the Beach, Flashbelt, Flash on Tap, FlashForward, Macworld, and other national and international events. He is a faculty member of New York's School of Visual Arts' MFA Computer Art Department. Rich is also the author or coauthor of multiple books, including Learning ActionScript 3.0 (O'Reilly), The ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide (O'Reilly), Flash CS3 Professional Video Training Book (Peachpit Press), CS3 Web and Design Workflow Guides (Adobe). He also presents video training on Flash and other topics for Lynda.com.
    Review quote
    "Learning ActionScript 3 ist ideal für Flash-CS-Kenner, die ihre SWFs mit Skripten aufpeppen wollen. Wer sich für Grafikdemos, Soundeffekte und Spiele interessiert, kommt hier auf seine Kosten." - Entwickler Magazin, 3/2011