Flash CS4 Professional Getting Started explores the many creative projects made possible by this powerful and flexible tool. Todd Perkins demonstrates the updated interface and explains Flash fundamentals, including drawing tools, objects, and symbols. He shows how to work with vectors, bitmaps, audio, and video. Both new and established animation features are explored, including bones, shape and motion tweens, and the Flash Timeline. Todd also introduces ActionScript 3.0 and some of the ways it can be used to add interactivity to a project. Example files accompany the course.
Understanding the FLA, SWF, and FLV file types
Creating and saving custom workspaces
Merging objects and other drawing methods
Using motion presets and the motion editor
Publishing finished projects to the web