Macromedia Flash 8: Intro to Rich Media Content

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MTIFS8RMC

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INTRODUCTION (1 topic)

  • Course objectives

WORKING IN FLASH (8 topics)

  • Using the Macromedia Flash interface
  • Creating a new Flash document
  • Setting stage dimensions
  • Working with panels and panel layouts
  • Setting preferences
  • Identifying the development cycle
  • Working with vectors
  • Publishing a file

CREATING AND IMPORTING GRAPHIC ASSETS (9 topics)

  • Working with different graphic formats
  • Importing bitmap graphics
  • Layering Flash elements
  • Organising using the Layer folder
  • Using the drawing tools
  • Using Object and Merge drawings
  • Working with the colour panels
  • Creating a colour swatch
  • Using the panel library

USING TEXT EFFECTIVELY (11 topics)

  • Using the text tool
  • Adding and formatting static text
  • Changing font and rendering methods
  • Static and dynamic text
  • Embedded vs. device fonts
  • Font properties
  • Working with anti-aliased text
  • Text components in Flash
  • Adding Input Text fields
  • Embedding fonts in Input Text fields
  • Using font best practices

CREATING ANIMATIONS (6 topics)

  • Working with the Timeline
  • Using keyframes, blank keyframes and frames
  • Motion tweening
  • Motion guide layers
  • Shape tweening
  • Creating transition effects

ACTIONSCRIPT WITH SCRIPT ASSIST AND BEHAVIOURS (5 topics)

  • Using Script Assist
  • Adding Actions to a frame
  • Creating and using button symbols
  • Adding behaviours to a button
  • Loading external SWFs

USING MOVIECLIPS FOR INTERACTIVE RICH MEDIA (5 topics)

  • Creating and using MovieClip symbols
  • Organising a Movie Clip timeline
  • Using Actions to control a timeline
  • Using frame labels
  • Responding to user interactions

ADDING SOUND AND VIDEO (5 topics)

  • Importing sounds
  • Changing sound properties
  • Adding sound to a timeline
  • Embedding video in a timeline
  • Using the FLVPlayback component

PUBLISHING FLASH DOCUMENTS (5 topics)

  • Using different publishing formats
  • Using publishing profiles
  • Adding Flash Player detection
  • Publishing for deployment

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS (1 topic)

  • Questions and Answers

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