Macromedia Flash 8: Advanced Design Techniques

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MTAFS8DTQ

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INTRODUCTION (2 topics)

  • Exploring the finished project
  • Reviewing the beginning template

WORKING WITH GRAPHICS (6 topics)

  • Understanding the object drawing model
  • Using gradients
  • Using strokes
  • Understanding filters
  • Understanding blend models
  • Pixel perfect control

IMPORTING CONTENT USING XML (10 topics)

  • Reviewing the text controls- dynamic, static, input
  • Understanding XML
  • Introducing the XML class
  • Loading XML
  • Retrieving text nodes
  • How to grab individual values
  • Populating page text fields
  • Parsing XML data into Flash data
  • Working with arrays of objects
  • References to external graphics

WORKING WITH TEXT (5 topics)

  • Introducing anti-alias rendering
  • Minimising file size with the rendering engine
  • Using the TextFormat object for styles
  • Using Cascading Style Sheets with text
  • Adding CSS to text fields

ADVANCED GRAPHIC LOADING (8 topics)

  • Loading JPG/GIF/PNG formats
  • Using LoadMovie
  • MovieClipLoader
  • Image Caching
  • Attaching movie clips dynamically
  • Creating a pre-loader
  • Displaying random images
  • Creating Position-Aware elements

REVIEWING ANIMATION BASICS WITH ACTIONSRIPT (7 topics)

  • Reviewing animation on the timeline
  • Introducing custom easing
  • Modifying timeline animation with custom ease control
  • Masking with ActionScript
  • Animating with ActionScript
  • Using setInterval ()
  • Understanding bitmap caching

ADVANCED ANIMATION WITH ACTIONSCRIPT (2 topics)

  • Introducing the Tween Class/Penner formulas
  • Introducing the transition class

CUSTOMISING COMPONENTS (4 topics)

  • Using styles
  • Styling with CSS
  • Modifying component graphics and/or skins

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (1 topic)

  • Questions and Answers

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