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Craig Campbell's School of Flash Presents: Flash CS4, Step 1 LiveLessons

Video Description

Designed specifically for new Flash developers, Craig Campbell's School of Flash: Flash CS4, Step 1 LiveLessonsteaches the basics of drawing, animation, and building a basic website, and it will also contains a few brief introductory topics on coding with ActionScript 3.

Also highlighted in the series will be the newest features of Flash CS4, including Inverse Kinematics, 3D transformations, and the new Motion Tween model. These particular lessons will also benefit experienced Flash users who want to get up to speed with the latest features.

With these lessons, the beginner user will learn how to start from scratch and create their own basic Flash website that contains animation, sound, and video. Flash CS4: Step 1consists of about 7.5 hours of video tutorials on the basics of Flash CS4.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction 00:02:27
  2. Section 1 - The Flash Authoring Environment
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:25
    2. The Welcome Screen 00:02:49
    3. The Default Workspace 00:03:54
    4. Workspace Presets 00:02:11
    5. Customizing Your Workspace 00:06:08
  3. Section 2 - Using the Flash Drawing Tools
    1. Learning Objectives 00:02:59
    2. Drawing Basics 00:11:23
    3. Drawing Basics, Part 2 00:18:53
    4. Creating a Button Symbol 00:07:28
    5. Editing Symbols 00:02:13
    6. Editing Symbol Instances 00:03:41
    7. Duplicating Symbols 00:08:05
    8. The Deco Tool 00:05:26
    9. The Spray Brush Tool 00:04:48
    10. The Pen Tools 00:08:08
  4. Section 3 - Flash Animation
    1. Learning Objectives 00:03:32
    2. Frame-by-Frame Animation 00:10:40
    3. Motion Tweens 00:09:14
    4. Altering the Motion Path 00:03:23
    5. Orient to Path 00:04:42
    6. Custom Motion Paths 00:05:02
    7. Easing 00:10:26
    8. The Motion Editor 00:12:45
    9. Filters 00:11:20
    10. Animating Filters 00:14:21
    11. Stopping an Animation 00:09:53
    12. Graphic Symbols vs Movie Clips 00:07:45
  5. Section 4 - Using 3D in Flash CS4
    1. Learning Objectives 00:01:15
    2. The 3D Rotation Tool 00:07:11
    3. The 3D Translation Tool 00:03:43
    4. 3D Text Effect 00:09:21
  6. Section 5 - Inverse Kinematics
    1. Learning Objectives 00:02:05
    2. The Bone Tool 00:09:36
    3. Armature Options 00:08:45
    4. Animating the Armature 00:04:30
    5. Tail Wag Animation 00:14:41
    6. The Bind Tool 00:12:49
  7. Section 6 - Building Website Navigation
    1. Learning Objectives 00:03:50
    2. Setting Up the Website 00:11:00
    3. Importing Images 00:02:31
    4. Using Masks 00:07:42
    5. Filling Out the Graphics 00:08:42
    6. Adding a Shadow 00:06:13
    7. Pages for Your Website 00:08:40
    8. Creating Menu Buttons 00:08:33
    9. Coding a Button 00:16:24
    10. Coding the Rest of the Buttons 00:14:58
    11. Linking to a Website 00:13:45
    12. Frame Labels 00:06:59
    13. Animated Transitions 00:15:06
    14. Finishing the Transitions 00:10:22
    15. Coding the Transitions 00:04:21
    16. Efficient Frame Labels 00:04:01
    17. Compressing the Timeline 00:11:04
  8. Section 7 - Inserting Sound and Video
    1. Learning Objectives 00:00:59
    2. Adding Sounds to Buttons 00:07:25
    3. Adding Video 00:09:28
    4. Stopping the Video 00:08:13
  9. Section 8 - Publishing Your Website
    1. Learning Objectives 00:00:45
    2. Publishing Your Files 00:09:47
    3. Customizing the HTML 00:04:20
  10. Conclusion
    1. Conclusion 00:01:46