Macromedia Flash MX for Designers

Introduction

Welcome and About This CD
Flash Overview
What's New in Flash MX pt. 1
What's New in Flash MX pt. 2

Interface and Setup

Interface Overview
Grid
Rulers and Guides
Preferences
Editing Preferences

Flash Basics

Vector Graphics vs. Bitmap Graphics
Symbols and Instances
Shared Libraries
ActionScript
Previewing Your Movies
Naming Conventions

The Toolbox

Toolbox Overview
Arrow Tool
Subselection Tool
Line Tool
Lasso Tool
Pen Tool
Text Tool
Oval and Rectangle Tools
Pencil Tool
Brush Tool
Free Transform Tool
Fill Transform Tool
Ink Bottle, Paint Bucket and Eyedropper Tools
Eraser Tool
Hand and Zoom Tools
Color Selection

The Panels

Panels Overview
Toolbars
Help Panels
Library
Common Libraries
Properties
Align
Color Mixer
Color Swatches
Info
Scene
Transform
Actions
Reference
Debugger and Output
Movie Explorer
Accessibility
Components and Component Parameters
Sitespring

The Timeline

Overview and Customizing the Timeline
Layers
Frames and Keyframes Overview
Working With Frames and Keyframes
Tweening Overview
Motion Tweening
Shape Tweening
Shape Hints
Motion Guides
Onion Skinning
Frame Labels, Comments and Named Anchors
Frame Actions
Mask Layers

Creating and Editing Artwork

Basic Drawing and Editing
Editing Symbols
Editing Instances vs Drawn Shapes
Transform Menu
Draw a Flower pt. 1
Draw a Flower pt. 2

Working with Bitmaps

Bitmap Overview
Modifying Bitmaps
Tracing Bitmaps

Working with Video

Video Overview
Modifying and Controlling

Working with Text

Text Overview
Text Options
Modifying Text
Text From External Sources

Working with Sound

Importing and Placing
Sound Options
Compression

Graphic Layout

Graphics Interaction
Instance Interaction and Stacking
Grouping and Aligning

Flash Architecture

Architecture Overview
Scenes
Movie Clips
Instance Names
Flash Hierarchy
Targeting
Controlling Movie Clips

Interactivity

Simple Buttons
Animated Buttons
Activating Buttons
Custom Cursors
Drag and Drop
Variables

A Simple Flash Website

Nav Panel
Nav Buttons
Content Movie Clip
Duplicate Content
Variables and Welcome Message
Frame Labels
First Button Actions
Duplicate Button Actions
Controlling Variables

More ActionScript

The Flash Object
Functions

Components

Components Overview
Built-in Components
Additional Components
Components In A Feedback Form

Preloaders

Preloaders Overview
Simple Preloader
Progress Bar Preloader
Percentage Preloader

Optimizing and Publishing

Good Practices
Bandwidth Profiler
Publishing Formats
Flash Publish Settings
HTML Publish Settings
HTML Code

Where Now?

Author Contact