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Adobe Flash CS4 Advanced

Video Description

With Total Training for Adobe Flash CS4 Professional: Advanced, you'll take your skills to the next level by learning advanced design and coding techniques to create stunning Flash movies! Before you're done watching this training series, you'll see you'll know how to build more efficient movies from a design perspective, and how to handle larger-scale, more complex projects. Plus, you'll lift the mystery behind ActionScript, and have the ability to create highly interactive movies that use dynamic content, work with data, and change "on the fly".

Table of Contents

  1. CHAPTER 1: Working with Movie Clips
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating Reusable Animations with Movie Clip Symbols 00:09:51
    3. Applying & Tweening Live Filters 00:13:33
    4. Using 9-Slice Scaling 00:10:33
    5. Using the 3D Translation & 3D Rotation Tools 00:09:40
  2. CHAPTER 2: Using Shared Libraries
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. About Shared Libraries 00:03:02
    3. Creating a Shared Symbol 00:08:26
    4. Linking Multiple FLA Files to a Shared Symbol 00:06:31
    5. Setting Up Symbols for Runtime Sharing 00:05:35
    6. Targeting Shared Assets at Runtime from an SWF 00:08:34
  3. CHAPTER 3: Introduction to ActionScript 3
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Exploring the Actions Panel 00:04:29
    3. Creating an Actions Layer in the Timeline 00:01:37
    4. Using Stop, Play & Goto Actions 00:12:17
    5. Assigning Frame Labels 00:07:56
    6. Assigning Instance Names 00:05:25
    7. Adding a Stop Action to a Button Using an Event Handler 00:10:25
    8. Adding a Play Action to a Button Using an Event Handler 00:06:58
    9. Targeting & Controlling a Movie Clip Timeline 00:11:37
  4. CHAPTER 4: Using Variables & Conditional Logic
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating Variables to Store Information 00:13:27
    3. Using a Trace Statement to Track Variables 00:06:43
    4. Using Operators & Expressions 00:09:01
    5. Introducing Conditional Logic 00:08:52
    6. Testing Variables Using an If Statement 00:10:20
  5. CHAPTER 5: Working with Dynamic Text
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating & Formatting Dynamic Text Fields 00:13:22
    3. Assigning Values to Dynamic Text Fields Using Variables 00:10:13
    4. Working with User Input Text Fields 00:05:59
    5. Changing Text with ActionScript 00:10:20
    6. Character Embedding & Anti-aliasing Techniques 00:11:51
  6. CHAPTER 6: Advanced ActionScript Concepts
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Creating an Array 00:10:25
    3. Looping through an Array & Using a Dynamic Text Field 00:12:39
    4. Adding an EventHandler & EventListener to the Add Button 00:05:57
    5. Creating a Function to Add Guests 00:11:21
    6. Adding Parameters to a Function 00:07:22
    7. Adding an EventHandler & EventListener to the Remove Button 00:03:30
    8. Creating a Function to Remove Guests 00:06:09
    9. Creating a Function to Build & Rebuild a Guest List 00:07:40
    10. Using Generic Objects to Store Data 00:05:50
  7. CHAPTER 7: URLs & the URLRequest Object
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Making an Invisible Button 00:07:25
    3. Working with a URLRequest Object 00:06:00
    4. Using the navigateToURL Method 00:05:04
  8. CHAPTER 8: Loading External Images & Text
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Adding a URLRequest, Loader Object & addChild Method 00:12:14
    3. Tracking the Loading Operation 00:13:55
    4. Communicating Loading Progress to the User 00:14:26
    5. Fine-tuning the Appearance of the Image 00:08:37
    6. Adding a URLLoader to Load Text-based Data 00:08:34
    7. Targeting the Data Property to Load Text & Listening for Errors 00:09:32
    8. Formatting Text Data with HTML Tags 00:07:34
  9. CHAPTER 9: Flash UI Components
    1. Introduction 00:00:06
    2. Introducing Components & the Component Inspector 00:03:40
    3. Adding TextInput & CheckBox Components 00:08:43
    4. Adding ComboBox & Radio Button Components 00:11:12
    5. Adding Values to a ComboBox 00:06:57
    6. Targeting Component Properties with ActionScript 00:14:36
    7. Adding a SubmitButton Component 00:02:53
    8. Collecting Information from the SubmitButton Component 00:14:28
    9. Collecting Information from a RadioButton Group 00:07:07
    10. Credits 00:00:12