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Fundamentals of ActionScript 3.0: Develop and Design by Doug Winnie

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17. Animation Using ActionScript

Animation on the timeline is very powerful, and it has been the cornerstone of Flash Professional since it was first created. As scripting and coding have become more advanced, the need for dynamically created animations that are driven by data or random events has also evolved.

This chapter will introduce you to creating animations using ActionScript. As the saying goes, this is just the tip of the iceberg. There are countless implementations, evolutions, and mind-blowing examples of how you can extend the basics of code-based animation, including new 3D capabilities in the Flash runtimes. When you finish this chapter, you’ll have a pretty cool ActionScript animation example—an animated starfield that looks like ...

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