Flash CS5.5: The Missing Manual (Missing Manuals) by Chris Grover

By Chris Grover

You could construct every little thing from basic animations to full-fledged iOS and Android apps with Flash CS5.5, yet studying this complicated software could be difficult—unless you've got this totally up to date, bestselling advisor. the way to create stunning Flash results whether you haven't any programming adventure. With Flash CS5.5: The lacking handbook, you are going to flow from the fundamentals to power-user instruments with ease.Learn animation fundamentals. detect tips to flip basic principles into attractive animations. grasp Flash's instruments. study the animation and results instruments with transparent reasons and hands-on examples. Use 3D results. Rotate items and lead them to circulation in 3 dimensions. Create realistic movement. Use the IK Bones software to simulate lifelike physique events and different associated motions. construct apps for capsules and smartphones. Create the following iteration of iPhone, iPad, and Android apps. upload multimedia. comprise your individual audio and video records into Flash. Create wealthy interactive animations. Dive into complicated interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.

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Other Flash Panels As you can see from the examples on the preceding pages, each Flash panel performs specific functions, and most of them deserve several pages to describe them fully, as you’ll find throughout this book. For now, here’s a table that gives a thumbnail description and notes the page where the panel is described in detail. If you’re eager to get started actually using Flash, jump to page 53 to start the Flash CS5 Test Drive. 5: the missing manual Panels and Toolbars Table 1-1. Flash Panels and their uses (in order as they appear on the Window menu) Panel Name Keyboard Shortcut Purpose Timeline Windows: Ctrl+Alt+K Mac: Option-⌘-T Technically, the timeline is just another panel.

The Save command also appears on the menu bar: File→Save. Both maneuvers save the animation with the current name. fla. 5: the missing manual The Flash CS5 Test Drive If you want to save the file under a different name, use Save As or Ctrl+Shift+S (Shift-⌘-S). A standard window opens where you can choose a folder and give your document a name. When you use Save As, you end up with two documents, the original and one saved with the new name. The newly named document is the one that remains open in the Flash workspace.

Flash creates a document that’s just the right size and has the programming options and support for making iOS apps. Flash Lite 4 is similar to the iPhone format but works for several other handheld devices. • You can also create an ActionScript File (a file containing nothing but ActionScript, for use with a Flash animation); a Flash JavaScript File (used to create custom tools, panels, commands, and other features that extend Flash); or a Flash Project (useful if you’re planning a complex, multifile, multideveloper Flash production and need version control).

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