Flash 8 Cookbook

Flash 8 Cookbook

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This practical, nuts-and-bolts toolkit puts theory into practice with ready-made answers to common Flash development questions. It's the perfect resource for Flash developers, as well as designers who are ready to start doing development work. Flash 8 Cookbook offers quick look-up (and cross-referenced) recipes in four main categories: Creating Flash Content Building Interactive Flash Interfaces Adding Multimedia and Data Planning Flash Projects Using O'Reilly's popular Problem/Solution/Discussion Cookbook format, this book offers 280 standalone recipes that include a brief explanation of how and why the solution works, so you can adapt it to similar situations you may run across in the future. For people who say, "I understand everything in theory, but I don't know where to start in practice," this book offers ready-to-use answers to real-world problems. Joey Lott is the author of ActionScript Cookbook (O'Reilly) and co-author of Flash MX 2004 ActionScript Bible (Wiley). He's a leading speaker and consultant in the Flash development community.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 536 pages
  • 178 x 233 x 27mm | 845g
  • Sebastopol, United States
  • English
  • 1, black & white illustrations
  • 0596102402
  • 9780596102401

Table of contents

1. Drawing in Flash
1.1 Drawing Straight Lines
1.2 Drawing Curved Lines
1.3 Modifying Curves
1.4 Selecting a Line
1.5 Applying Line Styles
1.6 Controlling How Lines Scale
1.7 Customizing Line Caps
1.8 Customizing Join Styles Between Line Segments
1.9 Creating Effects with Strokes
1.10 Drawing Primitive Shapes
1.11 Drawing Regular Polygons
1.12 Drawing Stars
1.13 Drawing Other Assorted Shapes

2. Importing and Exporting Artwork
2.1 Importing Assets from Fireworks
2.2 Importing Content from Freehand MX
2.3 Importing Simulated 3D Shapes from Freehand MX
2.4 Importing Acrobat PDF Content
2.5 Importing Illustrator AI and EPS Content
2.6 Exporting Single-Frame Images
2.7 Exporting Animated GIF Files
2.8 Exporting Image Maps (HTML Images with Clickable Regions)

3. Structuring Movies and Laying Out Content
3.1 Setting the Background Color
3.2 Setting Stage Dimensions
3.3 Setting the Frame Rate
3.4 Applying New Default Document Settings
3.5 Creating Document Templates
3.6 Lengthening the Duration of the Movie
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About Joey Lott

Joey Lott is the author of Complete Flash Remoting MX as well as the co-author of the ActionScript Bible. Joey has been teaching Flash and ActionScript since 1999 when he first began training throughout Southern California. Joey has professional experience in the Internet industry beginning in 1996 including co-founding RightSpring, Inc. and consulting for YourMobile/Premium Wireless Services (J2EE B2C application) and Ads.com (leading the development of a J2EE B2B application).
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