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FLASH PRO 8 ADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT DVD COURSE
 
FLASH PRO 8 ADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT DVD COURSE
 
£250.00
 

COURSE CODE 357


 

We carry a fantastic range of courses on interactive CD-ROM & DVD. Many of our computer training courses are tracked towards the latest certifications for Microsoft, CompTIA, Adobe, Novell, Oracle, Cisco and more.

Experience the Power of Visual Learning. Increase your retention rate, train at your own pace and work alongside industry experts.

Master any software application in days - no expensive classroom training, no boring books to read, just high quality training that plays on your own computer, at a price that you never thought possible.

Learn how to unleash your creative potential with advanced tutorials on the industry's most advanced authoring environment for creating interactive websites. You will learn scripting basics and then dive into how ActionScript works and how and where to include it in your applications.

HIGHLIGHTS

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      Expand your skills beyond the basics of Flash 8 Professional with interactive lessons designed to broaden your Flash skills set.
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      Tackle the advanced capabilities of ActionScript for looping movie clips, playing sounds, and creating menu buttons.
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       Learn how to create compelling 2D animations and take video where it has never gone before.

This course is PC and MAC compatible

Course syllabus

Part 1 - Exploring ActionScript

1. GETTING STARTED (1:05:12 min)
Lesson 1: The Trace Function & Comments
Lesson 2: ActionScript Preferences & the Check Syntax Button
Lesson 3: The Actions Panel
Lesson 4: Creating a Variable
Lesson 5: Identifying & Measuring Movie Clips
Lesson 6: Accessing the Values of Movie Clip Properties
Lesson 7: Changing the Properties of Other Movie Clips
Lesson 8: Adding Dynamic Text & Buttons
Lesson 9: Using the TextField.text Property of Dynamic Text
Lesson 10: Best Practices for Working with String & Number Variables
Lesson 11: Using Script Assist to Attach Script to a Button
Lesson 12: Keeping Your Script Organized
Lesson 13: Connecting All the Actions Together


2. ACTIONSCRIPT SYNTAX & STRUCTURE (1:07:46 min)
Lesson 1: Changing the Position and Size of an Object
Lesson 2: Introducing Dot Syntax
Lesson 3: Using the Movie Explorer
Lesson 4: Placing Objects Inside Other Objects Using Paths
Lesson 5: Comparing Absolute vs. Relative Paths
Lesson 6: Altering the Parent of an Object
Lesson 7: Using the Insert a Target Path Tool
Lesson 8: De.ning Classes, Objects, Properties, Methods, & Events
Lesson 9: Adding an Event Handler to a Movie Clip
Lesson 10: Making Things Easier by Declaring Object Types
Lesson 11: Building a Button
Lesson 12: Using a Method to Add a Speci.c Action to a utton
Lesson 13: Understanding the Purpose of Objects e.g. Date
Lesson 14: Using Various Methods to Obtain Speci.c Date Data
Lesson 15: Creating a Named Dynamic Text Field


3. TEXT & FORM HANDLING (54:20 min)
Lesson 1: Creating Dynamic Text Fields from Static Text
Lesson 2: Using ActionScript to Insert Text into a Field
Lesson 3: Modifying TextField Properties to Size & Wrap Text
Lesson 4: Overview of Creating Text Fields with ActionScript
Lesson 5: Creating New Text Fields with ActionScript
Lesson 6: Changing Text Color with ActionScript
Lesson 7: Changing Text Properties with a TextFormat Object
Lesson 8: Using setNewTextFormat, Grouping Scripts & Auto Format
Lesson 9: Embedding Fonts into a Flash Movie
Lesson 10: Creating Input Text Fields
Lesson 11: Retrieving Data from Input Fields
Lesson 12: Exporting Data to a Website via URL
Lesson 13: Adding Navigation Between the Form & Home Text


4. WORKING ON EXTERNAL DATA (1:11:43 min)
Lesson 1: Importing Data from a Text File Using a LoadVars Object
Lesson 2: Accessing Variables in a Text File
Lesson 3: Setting Up How the Data Displays on Screen
Lesson 4: Setting Up a Navigation System to Access Variables
Lesson 5: Introducing Components
Lesson 6: Setting Parameters & Using ActionScript to Load Lables
Lesson 7: Using a TextArea Component
Lesson 8: Linking the ComboBox Data to the TextArea Data
Lesson 9: Setting Up an XMLConnector to Bring in Data
Lesson 10: Setting Up a Binding in the Component Inspector
Lesson 11: Binding an Array of Data to the ComboBox
Lesson 12: Binding the Description to the ComboBox
Lesson 13: Assigning the Default Value for the Selected Index
Lesson 14: Adding Areas & Setting Up Their Bindings
Lesson 15: Using a Loader Component to Load Graphics
Lesson 16: Adding Image Loaders for the Sun & Water Indicators
Lesson 17: Changing Styles with ActionScript

 
5. ANIMATING WITH ACTIONSCRIPT (1:19:44 min)
Lesson 1: Creating Simple Animations with ActionScript
Lesson 2: Using Buttons to Play & Stop Animations
Lesson 3: Writing Script to Control the Alpha of a Movie Clip
Lesson 4: Using a Conditional Statement to Create Smarter Animations
Lesson 5: Creating a Reusable Function
Lesson 6: Adjusting the Speed of the Animation
Lesson 7: Creating Buttons to Fade In & Out
Lesson 8: Varying the Speed of an Animation
Lesson 9: Creating & Using Functions
Lesson 10: Animating with the SetInterval Function
Lesson 11: Animating with Transitions
Lesson 12: Animating with the Easing Parameter
Lesson 13: Adding Tweens to an Animation
Lesson 14: Comparing Di.erent Methods of Tweening
Lesson 15: Final Comments & Credits

Part 2 - Putting ActionScript to Work

1. MAKING FLASH WEBSITE STRUCTURES (1:08:14 min)
Lesson 1: Setting Up a Basic Slide Presentation
Lesson 2: Masking JPEGs to Use as Background Images
Lesson 3: Setting Up a Reusable Text Animation
Lesson 4: Creating New Slide Screens Using Established Layout
Lesson 5: Adjusting the Text Background to Match the Text
Lesson 6: Working with Form Screens
Lesson 7: Creating Buttons Based on ActionScript
Lesson 8: Using ActionScript to Add Styles to Buttons
Lesson 9: Using ActionScript to Set Up Button Behaviors
Lesson 10: Using Tween Classes to Create a Tracking Pointer
Lesson 11: Using the Go To Slide Method


2. BUILDING A BASIC GAME (55:48 min)
Lesson 1: Placing the Button & the Bubble
Lesson 2: Using the Math Function for Random Placement
Lesson 3: Using the Duplicate Movie Clip Function
Lesson 4: Storing the Movement of a Bubble in an "initObject"
Lesson 5: Making the Bubbles Move Randomly
Lesson 6: Staying Inside a Frame with Conditional Statements
Lesson 7: Setting Up a hitTest
Lesson 8: Rotation, Alpha & Unloading the MovieClips
Lesson 9: Making the Pin a Dragable Element
Lesson 10: Creating More Bubbles with "for" Statements
Lesson 11: Adding a Sound Object
Lesson 12: Adding the Score & Starting Position of the Pin


3. MORE GAME STRUCTURES (57:44 min)
Lesson 1: Setting Up the Key Command
Lesson 2: Creating Variables & Instances to Control Motion
Lesson 3: Creating a Function to Listen to Keyboard Commands
Lesson 4: Using the Attach Move Method
Lesson 5: Creating an Init Bullet to Shoot from the Gun
Lesson 6: Removing Unused Movie Clips
Lesson 7: Creating an Init Function for the Aliens
Lesson 8: Setting Up the Alien Movement
Lesson 9: Using the Hit Test Method for Movie Clip Collision
Lesson 10: Setting Up Sounds & Explosions on Contact
Lesson 11: Setting Up Hits & Misses


4. CONTROLLING VIDEO WITH ACTIONSCRIPT (59:42 min)
Lesson 1: Importing Video & Changing Parameters
Lesson 2: Managing Video Playback Options
Lesson 3: Accessing the Control Bar & Video Content
Lesson 4: Building a Control Bar & Customizing Buttons
Lesson 5: Setting Up a Video Playlist
Lesson 6: Placing Cue Points in the Video
Lesson 7: Using Listener Objects to Get Data from a Cue Point
Lesson 8: Animating Movie Clips to Sync with Cue Points
Lesson 9: Setting Up Video & XML Files for Closed Captioning
Lesson 10: Parsing the XML File
Lesson 11: Setting up a "for" Loop
Lesson 12: Assigning the Caption Text to the Cue Points


5. PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER (1:00:02 min)
Lesson 1: Formatting a Slideshow in ActionScript
Lesson 2: Extracting Data from an XML File
Lesson 3: Adding Thumbnails into a Flash Movie
Lesson 4: Perfecting Rollovers with Nesting & Tweening
Lesson 5: Building a Function to Generalize Script
Lesson 6: Loading Mulitple Images Using a Single Function
Lesson 7: Arranging Thumbnail Positions in a Flash Movie
Lesson 8: Using a SetInterval Function to Animate Images
Lesson 9: Coordinating Animation with the User's Mouse Movement
 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


FLASH PRO 8 ADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT DVD COURSE
 
FLASH PRO 8 ADVANCED ACTIONSCRIPT DVD COURSE
 
 
£250.00
 

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