Official SWiSHmax Bible

Official SWiSHmax Bible

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* Developed and comarketed with, this first--ever SWiSHmax book is packed with tips, techniques, and secrets from the world's top SWiSHmax users * SWiSHmax offers an easy, intuitive interface that lets Web designers create cool Flash movies, effects, and even games--without learning Flash or ActionScript * SWiSHmax is the premier product of, which reports 500,000 unique visitors a month, 3 million downloads, and 200,000 registered users * A companion Web site is packed with examples and templates from the book, exclusive SWiSH content, and a tryout version of SWiSHmax
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  • Online resource | 696 pages
  • 188 x 228 x 40mm | 1,038.73g
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • 0764575635
  • 9780764575631
  • 1,476,667

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If you can dream it, you can build it with SWiSHmax . . .SWiSHmax gives you nearly all of the functionality of the higher-priced Macromedia(R) Flash, and this comprehensive reference contains everything you need to know to create animations and Web sites in the Flash format with SWiSHmax. Even if you are a complete newcomer to SWiSHmax and making Flash movies, the QuickStart in Chapter 1 will get you going right away. And, if you're experienced, you'll find a gold mine of tips, projects, and expert advice from SWiSHmax users worldwide.Inside, you'll find complete coverage of SWiSHmaxGet the feel of SWiSHmax in a hurry by creating a special QuickStart projectCustomize the SWiSHmax interface to suit the way you workCreate original material with SWiSHmax drawing toolsAnimate your movie and add special effects, color, and soundLearn to work with sprites, instances, and button objectsProgram elements with SWiSHscript to make your movies interactiveUse SWiSHmax with Dreamweaver(R), PowerPoint(R), and other programsUtilize techniques from the world's top SWiSHmax expertsExplore various ways to construct menus, build a Web site interface, and create an image gallery
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About Donna L. Baker

Donna L. Baker is an author, graphic designer, and instructor who has trained Macromedia Flash users in both conference and classroom settings. She has been a writer and contributing editor for an online magazine since 1998, writing 10 to 11 graphics articles per year. Her articles have included three Flash series, covering V 3 through MX, as well as pieces on other animation software such as Adobe Live Motion. She is the author of CourseBuilder for Dreamweaver f/x and Design (The Coriolis Group, 2001), Acrobat 5: The Professional User's Guide (Apress, 2002), How to Use After Effects 5.5 (Que, 2002), Acrobat 6: The Professional User's Guide (Apress, 2003), The 100 Best Acrobat 6 Tips & Tricks (Peachpit, 2003), Premiere 6.5 Complete Course (Wiley, 2003), Premiere Pro Complete Course (Wiley, 2003), and HTML Complete Course (Wiley, 2003). She is the coauthor of Jan Kabili's Photoshop cs Complete Course (Wiley, 2004). She has been working on the Internet since its very early days, building her first Web site in 1993. More information about and demos of motion graphics and video are available on her Web site at
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Table of contents

Foreword.Acknowledgments.Introduction.Part I: Getting Started with SwiSHmax.Chapter 1: SWiSHmax QuickStart.Chapter 2: Welcome to SwiSHmax.Chapter 3: Starting a New Movie Project.Part II: The Basic SWiSHmax Building Blocks.Chapter 4: Viewing a Movie's Content.Chapter 5: Drawing in SwiSHmax.Chapter 6: Modifying Basic Shapes.Chapter 7: Choosing and Using Color.Chapter 8: Working with Images.Chapter 9: Using Animations and Flash Movies in SwiSHmax.Chapter 10: Working with Text.Chapter 11: Adding Sound.Part III: Animating Your Movie.Chapter 12: Introducing Movie Effects.Chapter 13: Using Basic and Authored Effects.Chapter 14: Customizing Core Effects.Part IV: Exploring SWiSHmax Objects.Chapter 15: Creating Sprite and Instance Objects.Chapter 16: Building Buttons.Part V: Adding Interactivity to a Movie.Chapter 17: Writing Scripts in the Script Panel.Chapter 18: Understanding Events.Chapter 19: Applying Actions to Control a Movie.Part VI: Distributing SWiSHmax Movies.Chapter 20: Testing Movies and Preparing for Export.Chapter 21: Exporting SWiSHmax Movies.Chapter 22: Using SWiSHmax SWF Movies in Other Programs.Part VII: Sample Projects.Chapter 23: Building Menus.Chapter 24: Welcome to Preloaders.Chapter 25: Constructing a Web Site Interface.Chapter 26: Constructing a Shopping Cart Using SWiSHmax and PHP.Chapter 27: Building a SWiSHmax Image Gallery.Chapter 28: Building a Daily Horoscope in SwiSHmax.Part VIII: Appendixes.Appendix A: About the Contributors.Appendix B: Web Sites of Interest.Appendix C: Menus, Toolbars, and Keyboard Accelerators.Appendix D: SWiSHmax Effects.Index.
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