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Macromedia® Flash® 8 ActionScript: Training from the Source by Danny Patterson, Jobe Makar

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Chapter 9. Bitmap Features

Macromedia Flash 8 introduces many new bitmap features not previously available to Flash Player. You can apply runtime filter effects such as realistic drop shadows and bevels. You can also optimize animations by caching bitmap surfaces of complex vectors. And perhaps the neatest new feature in Flash is the Bitmap API, which enables you to work with images pixel by pixel.

Bitmap Features

By using new bitmap features, you can apply runtime filter effects such as bevels and glow effects.

What You Will Learn

In this lesson you will:

  • Learn about bitmap surface caching

  • Apply filter effects to movie clips

  • Apply blends to movie clips

  • Use the BitmapData ...

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