Supports the new version of Flash, due later this year; will be a huge market Provides professional best practices—strong emphasis on planning, documentation, and adhering to strict and clean coding from the outset Teaches you to create dynamic, reusable rich-client web applications and services
Object-Oriented ActionScript 3.0 teaches the theory and practice of object-oriented programming (OOP) with ActionScript 3.0. Assuming no serious programming experience, the authors take you through the complete development cycle of object-oriented Flash applications and services. This book demonstrates professional OOP skills and techniques that are completely transferable to other programming languages and technologies, including Inheritance, Polymorphism, managing classes, component development, consuming web services, and much more. It also includes cutting edge Flash-specific techniques such as ActionScript programming techniques, and animation and effects classes.
Powerful development and design tools require thorough and authoritative technical advice and documentation. When it comes to Macromedia Flash, no one is more authoritative than Macromedia Development and writing teams. Now their official documentation is available to you in printed book form. As you work, keep this guide by your side for ready access to valuable information on using Flash. We've designed it so that it's easy to annotate as you progress. Learning ActionScript 2.0 for Macromedia Flash 8 shows you how to write proper ActionScript syntax to create useful and interactive Flash applications. This book includes examples of object-oriented programming, and teaches you how to write custom classes for your Flash applications. Learning ActionScript 2.0 for Macromedia Flash 8 also includes numerous hands-on examples on how to apply expressive and interactive features to your files using ActionScript code, such as file upload, filter effects, scripted animation, and anti-alias text using the FlashType font rendering engine. In Learning Actionscript 2.0 for Macromedia Flash 8, learn how to: • Write proper ActionScript syntax using the fundamentals of the ActionScript language. • Use object-oriented programming techniques to build Flash applications. • Use ActionScript classes to add interactivity and expressive features to your Flash applications. • Use best practices and coding conventions to optimize, structure, and write consistent ActionScript.
Supports Flash 8, due later this year; will be a huge market Provides professional best practices—strong emphasis on planning, documentation, and adhering to strict and clean coding from the outset Teaches you to create dynamic, reusable rich-client web applications and services
Andrew Rapo and Alex Michael explain all the important programming concepts from a designer's point of view, making them completely accessible to non-programmers. Completely revised and rewritten this second edition will help you develop professional ActionScript 2 applications, and communicate knowledgably about current, Object Oriented ActionScript 2 techniques. Divided into four sections to take you from novice to professional results: * Flash Fundamentals: Introduces the Flash authoring environment and basic core Flash concepts. * ActionScript 2 Fundamentals: Explains basic programming concepts and terminology, and shows how ActionScript 2 classes are constructed and used. * Built-in Classes: Describes the built-in ActionScript classes that are available for use in applications, including the MovieClip class, Key class, Sound class, etc. * Using ActionScript to Build a Game: Describes the development process for creating a complex Flash application and presents commercial-quality game coding examples.
Experienced Flash developers and programmers coming from other languages will enjoy the sheer depth of Moocks's coverage. Novice programmers will appreciate the frequent, low-jargon explanations that are often glossed over by advanced programming books.
Object-Oriented Flash MX teaches object-oriented programming skills using Flash MX ActionScript. It assumes no previous programming experience and encourages Flash users that normally avoid ActionScript.
Flash movies—the ones that play and then, well...stop—are all well and good. They are great as platforms for cartoonists and motion type artists to showcase their stuff. But it's the non-interactive and uninterruptable aspect of these Flash events that has led to some serious underestimations of the power of Flash. All you need to do to begin creating the cutting-edge Flash web-sites of the future is learn how to get the most out of ActionScripting, how to hook up your Flash movie with client/server coding and begin working with a back-end database. And it really is that easy! Suddenly, the world of true Flash functionality is at your fingertips. Flash 5 Dynamic Content Studio is written by a collective of Flash 5 experts who will show you everything you need to know to upgrade your Flash 5 knowledge to Flash 5 expertise. Assuming a basic knowledge of Flash, the book gives you a thorough grounding in ActionScripting techniques, teaches you the basics of a myriad of scripting languages and their Flash interaction capabilities, discusses and implements client-side/server-side interaction, explains the middleware that can make your life considerably easier (Ultradev, Generator, Swift Generator, ASP Turbine), and demonstrates database interaction and usability (Access, SQL, and MYSQL). To conclude this admittedly tough but not prohibitive learning curve, the book walks you through a selection of fairly generic real world case studies, using Flash with middleware and database connectivity, demonstrating how these elements come together to give you truly dynamic, interactive Flash sites. This book is about visual richness and utility. This Web business is getting beautiful, and Flash is getting useful. What you’ll learnWho this book is for Flash 5 Dynamic Content Studio addresses the growing market of web artists under pressure to learn the finer points of interactive design with Flash 5. This book demonstrates the best tools for integrating dynamic content using a Flash front-end. Readers will see how to link Flash movies, via a middleware bridge, through to a back-end datastores (images and/or text). This book assumes that the reader already knows the fundamentals of creating Flash movies, but doesn't assume any programming knowledge at all. The book covers ActionScripting, (of course!), ASP, PHP, JSP, Perl, CGI, Cold Fusion, Macromedia Generator, ASP Turbine, Swift Generator, and Macromedia Ultradev.
Hailed as "a superb resource" (Computer Arts magazine) and "a boon to serious users" (.NET magazine), this unique guide shows intermediate designers how to harness the full potential of Flash Organized into self-contained sections covering Flash art, interactivity, media, and delivery, the book offers easy-to-follow explanations as well as hands-on projects and tutorials The logical organization and navigation grid at the front of the book make it easy to find information on a particular topic The CD-ROM includes a Flash tryout, tutorial files, sample animations and ActionScripts, graphics files, and third-party tools Now at a new value price below $40-$5 less than the previous edition!
Today's ActionScript-based applications require increasingly sophisticated architectures and code. This book aids intermediate and advanced ActionScript developers in learning how to plan and build applications more effectively. You'll learn how to apply design patterns as solutions to common programming scenarios. Beyond a reference, Advanced ActionScript with Design Patterns is a practical guide complete with sample mini-applications illustrating each design pattern. Table of Contents: Part I - Successful Projects 1. How to Design Applications 2. Programming to Interfaces Part II - Patterns 3. MVC 4. Singleton 5. Factory (Abstract Factory and Factory Method) 6. Proxy 7. Iterator 8. Composite 9. Decorator 10. Command 11. Memento 12. State Part III - Advanced ActionScript Topics 13. Working with Events 14. Sending and Loading Data 15. E4X (XML) 16. Regular Expressions
"No matter what your background, the pages that follow will provide you with some excellent knowledge, insight, and even a little bit of wisdom in the realm of Flash and ActionScript. Happy learning!" -- Branden Hall, from the Foreword Written by Flash insiders with extensive knowledge of the technology, this guide is designed specifically to help Flash designers and developers make the leap from ActionScript 2.0 to the new object-oriented ActionScript 3.0 quickly and painlessly. Formatted so you can find any topic easily, ActionScript 3.0 Quick Reference Guide explains: Object-oriented programming (OOP) concepts, such as packages and classes ActionScript 3.0 features and player enhancements that improve performance Workflow differences between ActionScript 2.0 and ActionScript 3.0 including tools, code editing, component sets, and image and font rendering Where did it go? A guide to help you find familiar features in ActionScript 3.0, such as global functions, operators, properties, and statements How do I? Step-by-step solutions for performing tasks with ActionScript 3.0, including input, sound, video, display, events, text, and more Also included are overviews of Flash and ActionScript features and workflows. ActionScript 3.0 is a huge upgrade to Flash's programming language -- and this guide helps you upgrade your skills to match it.
Add some Flash to your website If you want to create an animated Web page you must learn Flash, which is effectively the only animation system for the task. You will learn how to navigate the Flash screen and import, convert, edit, and manipulate graphics, video, and sound with the most widely used entry-level program in business and education.
Adobe® Flash CS3 Professional FOR THOSE WHO WOULD RATHER BE SHOWN HOW THAN TOLD HOW SEE HOW TO · Improve publishing and productivity with the CS3 interface and templates · Browse, organize, and process files using Adobe Bridge and Version Cue · Import Photoshop and Illustrator files directly into Flash · Keep track of the changes in Flash on a per-object basis · Copy and paste graphic filters and motions · Create more compelling designs with built-in filter effects and gradients · Use blend modes to change the way the image of one object on the Stage is combined with other images · Preview changes to 9-slice scaled movie clips on Stage · Simplify common timeline and scripting tasks with Timeline Effects and Behaviors · Use Script Assisted mode to create scripts without detailed knowledge of ActionScript · Test content on different target devices using Adobe Device Central On the Web This book uses real world examples to give you a context in which to perform a task. This book also includes workshops to help you put together individual tasks into projects. The Flash example files that you need for project tasks are available at www.perspection.com. Perspection has written and produced books on a variety of computer software, including Adobe Flash 8, Adobe Photoshop CS3 and CS2, Adobe Dreamweaver CS3, Microsoft Office 2007 and 2003, Microsoft Windows Vista and XP, Microsoft Expression Web, and Apple Mac OS X Panther. Perspection was founded in 1991, and is committed to providing information and training to help people use software more effectively. Perspection has written more than 80 computer books, and sold more than 5 million copies. Introduction 1 Getting Started with Flash CS3 2 Working Within the Flash Environment 3 Creating Graphics 4 Working with Groups, Symbols, and Instances 5 Working with Text 6 Importing Graphics 7 Creating Frame_By_Frame Animation 8 Animating with Motion Tweening 9 Animating with Shape Tweening 10 Creating Masks 11 Working with Sounds 12 Working with Video 13 Applying Timeline Effects 14 Using ActionScript Behaviors 15 Using Basic ActionScripts 16 Debugging a Movie 17 Adding Display Components 18 Adding Advanced Display Components 19 Adding and Modifying Data Components 20 Automating Your Work 21 Publishing a Movie 22 Using Advanced Flash Features 23 Working Together with Adobe Programs Workshops: Putting It All Together New Features Adobe Certified Expert Index
This book and CD package combines two elements: a comprehensive and in-depth reference resource for Flash MX ActionScript and a collection of practical tutorials on using ActionScript effectively in Flash movie design. It contains 20 chapters of tutorials, 100s of detailed reference entries, and 100s of example FLAs and SWFs. The CD reproduces and expands the book's Complete ActionScript Dictionary, providing a comprehensive and portable reference tool.
-- Major concepts are combined to show how to create more elaborate, elegant, and outstanding FlashO movies.-- Set of ActionScript utilities and examples that can be used as a clear reference whenever a new scripting challenge is encountered.-- Learn strategy for integrating ActionScript into a Flash movie to produce a desired effect.-- Readers are shown basic algorithms for creating movies not possible without ActionScript.-- Each ActionScript will include examples for the reader to enter and test their understanding of concepts.-- Book arranged to take reader from a common base and build from one logical step to the next -- eliminating getting lost in previous concepts. Designed as a confidence builder.-- Provides an active learning process for the reader, teaching the understanding of basic logic and structure of ActionScript in the context of Flash.-- Provides step-by-step understanding of how to use ActionScript in Flash movies.
* The only book completely devoted to this exciting new technology that enables Flash to utilize resources on the server side * Flash Remoting MX allows developers to turn Macromedia Flash movies into serious Web applications like message boards, e-commerce applications, and e-mail clients * Packed with hands-on instructions and fully-functioning Flash Remoting MX applications to help readers build their own applications quickly and easily * Written by an expert Flash developer whose clients include Warner Brothers, Sony, and Disney