Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Buy Now $31.99
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
6Activity

Table Of Contents

Part One: Creating a Flash Animation
Starting Flash
A Tour of the Flash Workspace
Menu Bar
The Stage
The Timeline
Panels and Toolbars
Toolbars
Tools Panel
Properties Panel
Library Panel
Other Flash Panels
The Flash CS5 Test Drive
Open a Flash File
Explore the Properties Panel
Resize the Stage
Zoom In and Out
Make It Move
Play an Animation
Save a File
Plan Before You Draw
Creating a Storyboard
Five Questions for a Better Result
Preparing to Draw
Setting Document Properties
Adding Measurement Guides
Drawing a Shape
Choosing a Drawing Mode
Merge Drawing Mode
Object Drawing Mode
Using Merge Mode and Object Mode Together
Selecting Objects on the Stage
Essential Drawing Terms
Creating Original Artwork
Drawing and Painting with Tools
Aligning Objects with the Align Tools
Erasing Mistakes with the Eraser Tool
Copying and Pasting Drawn Objects
Copying and Pasting Drawn Objects
Adding Color
Changing the Color of a Stroke (Line)
Changing the Color of a Fill
Frame-by-Frame Animation
Creating a Frame-by-Frame Animation
Test Your Frame-by-Frame Animation
Editing Your Frame-by-Frame Animation
Selecting Frames and Keyframes
Inserting and Deleting Keyframes and Frames
Editing Multiple Frames
Working with Multiple Layers
Showing and Hiding Layers
Working with Layers
Renaming Layers
Copying and Pasting Layers
Reordering (Moving) Layers
Deleting a Layer
Locking and Unlocking Layers
Organizing Layers
Outline View
Organizing Layers with Folders
Spotlight Effect Using Mask Layers
Selecting Graphic Elements
The Selection Tool
The Subselection Tool
The Lasso Tool
Manipulating Graphic Elements
Modifying Object Properties
Moving, Cutting, Pasting, and Copying
Transforming Objects
Moving and Rotating Objects in 3-D
Stacking Objects
Converting Strokes to Fills
Aligning Objects
Spray Painting Symbols
Drawing with the Deco Tool
Advanced Color and Fills
Color Basics
RGB and HSB
Creating Custom Colors
Specifying Colors for ActionScript
Saving Color Swatches
Using an Image As a Fill “Color”
Applying a Gradient
Importing a Custom Color Palette
To import a custom color palette:
Copying Color with the Eyedropper
Text Questions
Choosing TLF or Classic Text
Choose a Text Type
About Typefaces and Fonts
Adding Text to Your Document
Changing Text Position, Height, and Width
Rotating, Skewing, and Moving in 3-D
Changing Text Color
Creating a Text Hyperlink
Creating a Hyperlink Using Classic Text
Choosing and Using Text Containers
Creating Vertical Text Containers
Multiline and Single-Line Text Containers
Applying Advanced Formatting to Text
Create a Multicolumn Text Container
Flow Text from One Container to Another
Animating Text Without ActionScript
Experimenting with Animated Text
Moving Text in Three Dimensions
Text Properties by Subpanel
Text Engine Properties
Position and Size
3D Position and View (TLF Text Only)
Character
Advanced Character (TLF Text Only)
Paragraph
Options (Classic Text Only)
Container and Flow (TLF Text Only)
Color Effect (TLF Text Only)
Display (TLF Text Only)
Filters
Symbols and Instances
Graphic Symbols
Multiframe Graphic Symbols
Movie Clip Symbols
Button Symbols
Button symbol
Templates
Opening a Prebuilt Template
Customizing the Photo Album Template
Create Your Own Template
Applying Motion Presets
Saving a Custom Motion Preset
Modifying a Motion Preset
Changing the Motion Path
Deleting a Motion Path
Orienting Tweened Objects to a Motion Path
Swapping the Tweened Object
Editing a Tween Span
Viewing and Editing Property Keyframes in the Timeline
Copying Properties Between Property Keyframes
A Tour of the Motion Editor
Workflow for Common Tweens
Adding and Removing Property Keyframes
Moving Property Keyframes
Fine-Tuning Property Changes
Adding and Removing Color Effects
Using Filters in Tweens
Customizing Your Motion Editor View
Changing Transparency with the Motion Editor
Easing Tweens
Applying an Ease Preset
Creating a Custom Ease Preset
Linking Symbols with Bones
Changing the Pose Layer
Creating Branching Armatures
Controlling the Degree of Rotation
Moving Bones
Repositioning Symbol Instances
Changing the Length of a Bone
Perfect Posing with Control Handles
Deleting Bones
Perfect Posing with Control Handles
Baby Steps with Pins
Making Shapes Move with Bones
Working with Control Points
Apply Spring to a Motion
Animating an Armature with ActionScript
Importing Graphics
Importing Illustrator Graphics Files
Importing Photoshop Graphic Files
Import Options for Bitmaps
Import Options for Text
Other Photoshop Import Options
Importing Fireworks Graphics
Import Options for Objects
Copying Fireworks Effects and Blends
Editing Bitmaps
Turning Bitmaps into Fills
Turning Bitmaps into Vectors
Editing Bitmaps with Photoshop
Importing a Series of Graphics Files
Exporting Graphics from Flash
Incorporating Sound
Importing Sound Files
Adding an Imported Sound to a Frame (or Series of Frames)
Editing Sound Clips in Flash
Incorporating Video
Encoding: Making Flash Video Files
Encoding Part of a Video Clip
Resizing and Cropping a Video Clip
Adding Cue Points to Your Video
Other Techniques for Reducing Video File Sizes
Video techniques for reducing file sizes
Preparing to Import Video Files
Importing Video Files
Importing a Flash Video File Stored on Your Computer
Arrays
ActionScript Built-In Data Types
Variables
Constants
Conditionals and Loops
Conditionals: if() and switch() Statements
Loops: while() and for() Statements
Combining ActionScript’s Building Blocks
How Events Work
Mouse Events
Getting Help for Events and Event Listeners
Creating a Rollover with a Mouse Event
Add Statements to an Event Listener
Creating a Tabbed Window with Mouse Events
Setting the Stage for Tabbed Folder Display
Planning Before Coding
Copy-and-Tweak Coding
Keyboard Events and Text Events
Using Event Properties
Capturing Text Input with TextEvent
Keeping Time with TimerEvent
Keeping Time with TimerEvent
Removing Event Listeners
Removing Event Listeners
In Case of Other Events
Smartphone and Tablet Events
Organizing Objects with the Display List
The Display List: Everything in Its Place
When Display Objects are Display Object Containers
Adding Objects to the Display List
Add a Second Object to the Display List
Using trace() to Report on the Display List
Placing Objects Inside Display Containers
Moving Objects from One Container to Another
Removing Objects from the Display List
Managing the Stacking Order
Adding Display Objects by Index Position
Removing Display Objects by Index Position
Getting the Name or Index Position of a Display Object
Swapping the Position of Two Children
Summary of Properties and Methods
DisplayObjectContainer Properties
DisplayObjectContainer Methods
Slowing Down (or Speeding Up) Animation
Setting a Document Frame Rate
Setting a Frame Rate with ActionScript
Timeline Stop and Go
Using ActionScript to Start a Timeline
Organizing Your Animation
Working with Labeled Frames
Working with Scenes
Looping a Series of Frames
Looping Part of the Timeline
Reversing a Series of Frames
Reversing Frames in the Timeline
Adding Components
Making Button Components Work with ActionScript
Joining Strings
Using TextField’s appendText() Method
Adding Line Breaks to a String
Finding a String Within a String
Replacing Words or Characters in a String
Converting Strings to Uppercase or Lowercase
Creating Text Fields with ActionScript
Creating Text Fields with ActionScript
Positioning, Sizing, and Formatting a Text Field
Formatting the Text Field’s Background and Border
Adjust the Space Between Text and Border
Autosizing a Text Field
Formatting Characters and Paragraphs
Formatting with HTML and CSS
HTML and CSS Philosophical Differences
Using HTML Text in Flash
Creating a Hyperlink with HTML
Using CSS to Format Classic Text in Flash
Formatting Text with an External CSS File
Choosing the Right Text Formatting System
Choosing the Right Text Formatting System
Drawing with ActionScript
What’s the Point?
Beginning with the Graphics Class
Beginning with the Graphics Class
Drawing Lines
Drawing Curves
Drawing Built-In Shapes
Drawing Irregular Shapes
Drawing Irregular Shapes
Making Drawings Move
Using ActionScript’s TimerEvent to Animate Drawings
Moving Objects Independently
Shapes, Sprites, and Movie Clips for Drawings
Removing Lines and Shapes
Part Four: Debugging and Delivering Your Animation
Testing Strategies
Planning Ahead
Techniques for Better Testing
Testing on the Stage
Using the Test Movie Commands
Using the Test Movie Commands
Testing Inside a Web Page
Testing Download Time
Simulating Downloads
The Art of Debugging
Checking with the Syntax Checker
Finding Errors with the Compiler Errors Panel
Using the Output Panel and trace() Statement
Analyzing Code with the Debugger
Setting and Working with Breakpoints
Optimizing Flash Documents
Ten Optimization Strategies
Publishing Your Animations
Publishing As a Compiled Flash (.swf) File
Publishing As a Web Page
Publishing a Frame As a Static Image File
Publishing As an Animated GIF
Publishing As a Standalone Projector
Exporting Flash to Other Formats
Exporting the Contents of a Single Frame
Exporting an Entire Animation
Meet Adobe AIR
Differences Between AIR and Flash
Icon Settings
Publishing, Installing, and Testing Your App on an iDevice
Building a Tap-Ready App
Tips for iOS App Development
Tips for iOS App Development
Meet AIR for Android
Your First “Hello Android” App
App Building with the Android Accelerometer Template
Building Apps for Both iOS and Android
Resizing Graphics for Multiplatform Development
Tips for Android App Development
Tips for Android App Development
Part Five: Appendixes
Index
P. 1
Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual

Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual

Ratings: (0)|Views: 738|Likes:

You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iOS and Android apps with Flash CS5.5, but learning this complex program can be difficult—unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual, you'll move from the basics to power-user tools with ease.

Learn animation basics. Discover how to turn simple ideas into stunning animations. Master Flash's tools. Learn the animation and effects tools with clear explanations and hands-on examples. Use 3D effects. Rotate objects and make them move in three dimensions. Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions. Build apps for tablets and smartphones. Create the next generation of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash. Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.

You can build everything from simple animations to full-fledged iOS and Android apps with Flash CS5.5, but learning this complex program can be difficult—unless you have this fully updated, bestselling guide. Learn how to create gorgeous Flash effects even if you have no programming experience. With Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual, you'll move from the basics to power-user tools with ease.

Learn animation basics. Discover how to turn simple ideas into stunning animations. Master Flash's tools. Learn the animation and effects tools with clear explanations and hands-on examples. Use 3D effects. Rotate objects and make them move in three dimensions. Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions. Build apps for tablets and smartphones. Create the next generation of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash. Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.

More info:

Publish date: Jun 14, 2011
Added to Scribd: Aug 15, 2011
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reservedISBN:9781449313746
List Price: $31.99 Buy Now

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
This book can be read on up to 6 mobile devices.
See more
See less

04/07/2015

864

9781449313746

$31.99

USD

You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 35 to 124 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 159 to 427 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 462 to 576 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 611 to 727 are not shown in this preview.
You're Reading a Free Preview
Pages 762 to 864 are not shown in this preview.

Activity (6)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 thousand reads
1 hundred reads
2009_antonio liked this
germanHLo liked this
ratish kakkad liked this
windua liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->