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Managing digital assets

Managing digital assets provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part o… Show More

Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

with Todd Perkins

Video: Managing digital assets

Managing digital assets provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics
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  1. 3m 29s
    1. Welcome
      1m 20s
    2. Getting the most from this training
      1m 20s
    3. Using the exercise files
  2. 15m 26s
    1. Managing digital assets
      4m 8s
    2. Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
      5m 1s
    3. Creating custom color swatches
      3m 41s
    4. Creating a custom template
      2m 36s
  3. 14m 36s
    1. Working with variables
      3m 41s
    2. Using functions
      3m 29s
    3. Working with events
      2m 11s
    4. Using event listeners
      2m 42s
    5. Working with arrays
      2m 33s
  4. 29m 40s
    1. Understanding dynamic text fields
      2m 37s
    2. Loading text from an external file
      6m 42s
    3. Reading HTML from a text field
      5m 29s
    4. Applying CSS with ActionScript
      6m 59s
    5. Applying external CSS to a text field
      7m 53s
  5. 45m 21s
    1. Masking dynamic text
      4m 58s
    2. Dragging the Scroll Bar
      7m 3s
    3. Calculating a scroll percent
      5m 20s
    4. Setting scroll boundaries
      4m 8s
    5. Connecting the ScrollBar to the text field
      2m 54s
    6. Easing the text with the ScrollBar
      4m 11s
    7. Scrolling the text with buttons
      2m 38s
    8. Animating the scrolling text with the buttons
      4m 25s
    9. Setting boundaries for the scrolling text
      4m 25s
    10. Easing the text using the buttons
      1m 37s
    11. Connecting the ScrollBar to the Scroll buttons
      3m 42s
  6. 20m 45s
    1. Organizing a complex object into layers
      1m 51s
    2. Duplicating MovieClips
      1m 29s
    3. Undocking the timeline
      1m 20s
    4. Animating a complex MovieClip
      4m 36s
    5. Creating an animated Hinge effect
      5m 12s
    6. Creating complex animations
      6m 17s
  7. 28m 0s
    1. Controlling objects with buttons
      4m 6s
    2. Understanding frame labels
      3m 24s
    3. Using buttons to navigate labeled frames
      2m 30s
    4. Nesting code within MovieClips
      5m 8s
    5. Adding sound to the application
      2m 34s
    6. Adding drag interactivity to the robot
      6m 1s
    7. Animating the dragged robot
      4m 17s
  8. 20m 2s
    1. Understanding components
      2m 30s
    2. Using components to setup a form
      3m 45s
    3. Setting up the form to send an email
      3m 38s
    4. Working with form variables
      6m 10s
    5. Skinning components
      3m 59s
  9. 27m 35s
    1. Using transparency in a video
      4m 16s
    2. Working with embedded video
      3m 37s
    3. Animating a VideoClip
      2m 53s
    4. Creating an advanced animation with video
      2m 40s
    5. Working with the bitmap data class
      3m 36s
    6. Working with the bitmap class
      1m 39s
    7. Copying the video to create a reflection
      1m 35s
    8. Reflecting the video
      2m 41s
    9. Enhancing a video reflection with a mask
      4m 38s
  10. 1h 38m
    1. Viewing the finished MP3 player
      1m 45s
    2. Understanding the project flow
      2m 51s
    3. Preparing to build the MP3 player
      5m 10s
    4. Understanding classes and packages
      5m 31s
    5. Creating the MP3 player class
      9m 58s
    6. Loading sounds from external files
      9m 19s
    7. Accessing ID3 tag information
      6m 11s
    8. Controlling sound playback with Play and Pause buttons
      11m 3s
    9. Changing tracks
      12m 0s
    10. Displaying the current volume
      9m 33s
    11. Changing the volume
      6m 40s
    12. Wiring the progress bar
      8m 4s
    13. Building the progress bar slider
      10m 3s
  11. 5m 35s
    1. Making Flash movies accessible
      1m 48s
    2. Adding a name and description to your Flash movie
    3. Accessibility and text fields
      2m 55s
  12. 11m 58s
    1. Understanding Flash Mobile
    2. Exploring Device Central
      1m 44s
    3. Updating Device Profiles
      1m 6s
    4. Creating a Flash file from Device Central
      2m 7s
    5. Creating and testing Flash Lite applications
      2m 47s
    6. Downloading the Flash Lite player for Windows Mobile
      1m 43s
    7. Getting a Flash Lite application onto your phone
      1m 56s
  13. 27s
    1. Goodbye

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Managing digital assets
Video Duration: 4m 8s 5h 21m Intermediate


Managing digital assets provides you with in-depth training on Web. Taught by Todd Perkins as part of the Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics

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Through several hands-on tutorials, instructor Todd Perkins shows how to best build dynamic, streamlined sites using Flash CS3 Professional. Learn how to create custom keyboard shortcuts, apply advanced text techniques such as animating scrolling text with custom easing controls, and using advanced animation techniques. Flash CS3 Professional Beyond the Basics covers many challenging features, including adding complex interactivity to a Flash CS3 project and getting Flash content on a phone. Exercise files accompany the tutorials.

Topics include:
  • Customizing Flash CS3 and managing assets Working with ActionScript variables Understanding dynamic text fields Adding interactivity to dynamic text Animating a complex MovieClip Using buttons to navigate labeled frames Working with components Exploring advanced audio and video techniques Creating accessible Flash content Understanding Flash Mobile
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Managing digital assets

In this chapter we'll talk about some things that will help you work more effectively in Flash. If you're following along, I'm working in 01_Asset_Management.fla in the chapter 1 folder in the exercise files folder. The first thing we'll talk about in regards to working more effectively in Flash, is something called Digital Asset Management. Digital Asset Management may sound kind of confusing, but it simply refers to keeping your content organized. For example, this Flash file has a few different layers. Let's say we had many, many layers inside of our Flash file.

One way to stay organized or to manage your digital assets is to put your layers inside of folders. One thing we can do for this file is put the animation and background layers in the same folder. So to create a layer folder, a layer folder simply hold slayers, click the Insert Layer Folder button. It's at the bottom left of the timeline and it has a folder for an icon. And you create a new folder, it appears in the timeline. So you can double click the folder name to change the folder name to whatever you want. I'm going to call this folder art.

I'll move the folder by clicking and dragging it right above the animation layer. You can put layers in a layer folder by clicking and dragging those layers on top of the layer folder. Now I'm clicking the animation layer, holding my mouse down, hovering the mouse over the art folder, then I'm going to release my mouse button. does the animation layer then indents indicating that it is inside of the art folder, and I'm going to click and drag the background layer and drop it inside of the art layer folder as well. When I drop the background layer in, notice that it indents as well, but now the background layer is in front of the animation layer. So now what I'm going to do is click and drag the animation layer above the background layer.

And now my art layers are inside of the art folder. You can expand and collapse a layer folder by clicking the arrow to the left of that layer folder. If I click the arrow to the left of the art layer folder you can see that the layer collapses and though I can no longer see the layers in the timeline, the art in those layers still exists on the stage. Click the arrow again to the left of letter folder to expand the layer. Now collapse the folder again. Another way to manage your digital assets is by creating folders in the library. Let's do that right now. The library in this file has several different types of assets.

It has some bitmap graphics, some graphic symbols and a sound. So let's create some layer folders to organize the content in our library. At the bottom left of the library you'll see a Folder icon. That creates a new library folder. Click the folder icon to put a new layer folder inside the library. Call the new folder bitmaps. Create a second folder and we'll call the second folder symbols. And let's create a third folder by clicking the Insert Folder button in the library and we'll call the third folder sounds.

Now let's drag all the appropriate library items into the appropriate folders. I'm going to click and drag the animating.jpg bitmap image in library, drag into the bitmaps folder. I'll do the same thing for importing.jpg, mask.jpg and mirror.jpg. Notice the library items inside of the folder are indented to show that they're inside a particular folder. If I double-click the bitmaps folder. The content in the folder then collapses. Notice that vector.jpg is a bitmap image, and it's not inside of the bitmap folder. So you just click and drag it right into that bitmaps folder, and can see that vector.jpg is now inside of the bitmaps folder. I'll double-click to collapse that folder and I'll drag the graphic symbols gfcAnimating, gfcImporting, gfcMask and gfcVector inside of the symbols folder.

I'll double click the symbols folder to collapse it. Then I'll drag voice.aif into the sounds folder. I'll double click the sounds folder to collapse that folder as well. So all of our library items are still available, but they're more organized now and easier to find. Organizing your library items into folders is especially helpful as your library increases. And there's a look at digital asset management Flash.

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