If you're new to ActionScript 3.0, this is the ideal introductory guide. You'll learn the language and how it works through hands-on exercises that build skills as the book progresses. Learn how to animate graphics, load assets, draw with code, build navigation systems, control sound and video, move assets in 3D, and much more. Updated for Flash CS5, this feature-rich guide is invaluable for Flash designers, developers, and beginning programmers alike. Written by teachers for students, authors Rich Shupe and Zevan Rosser draw on their vast experience as Flash developers and instructors to give you a solid ActionScript foundation, without losing site of creativity.