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In ActionScript 3.0 in Flash Professional CS5 Essential Training, Todd Perkins shows Flash designers how to incorporate ActionScript code into their projects and create interactive presentations and applications. The course includes a review of ActionScript language basics and the object-oriented programming (OOP) methodology, a tour of those Flash Professional CS5 features designed for developers, such as code hinting and the Code Snippets panel, and instructions on interacting with objects in the Library and placing code on the Timeline. Exercise files are included with the course.
Hi! I'm Todd Perkins. Welcome to ActionScript 3.0 in Flash CS5 Professional Essential Training. If you're familiar with Flash, but want to take your ActionScript skills to the next level to add more complex interactivity, then this course is exactly what you're looking for. Throughout this course, you'll see all the features of Flash Pro that you can utilize to make writing ActionScript as smooth as possible. We'll start at the beginning,discussing how to control the colors and fonts of ActionScript in Flash.
From there, we'll get experience working in the Actions panel and see what each button does. Then we'll begin writing our own code, starting with the basics, like modifying properties of movie clips and controlling timelines. Once you're used to writing basic ActionScript on your own, you'll use that knowledge to build real-world apps. We'll start with simple games, like a skateboarding game and a drag-and-drop game. Then we'll make more complex projects, like a slideshow viewer that loads external images, a SWF Player for playing back animation, and a video player.
By the time we're finished with this course, you'll have seen just about everything Flash has to offer to help write ActionScript, and we'll have built many powerful, real-world applications as well. So, good luck and have a great time!
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