Whether you are a designer who hasn't yet used Flash, a professional animator who wants to create digital animation for the first time, or a Flash user who hasn't yet made the most of the animation features this book will show you how to bring your ideas to life.
Get to grips with Flash and bring inspiration to your work using Alex Michael's easy to understand approach, demonstrating a wide selection of animation styles from a range of artists, along with key tips and tricks from the professionals.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 - The art of animation in Flash 8
Chapter 2 - Planning and Production
Chapter 3 - Character Animation
Chapter 4 - Facial Animation and lip syncing
Chapter 5 - Sound and Dialog
Chapter 6 - Titling, Pixel Fonts and Typography
Chapter 7 - Flash mobile and flash lite 2
Chapter 8 - Introduction to Video
Chapter 9 - Flash Professional and Video video for Broadcast
Chapter 10 - Advanced Video Techniques
Chapter 11- 3D animation in a 2D environment
Chapter 12 - Flash Professional Tips and tricks
Appendix A - fonts
Appendix B - Mobile Supported ActionScript
Appendix C - shooting terms
Appendix D - Mobile pets
Reviews of current edition:
'.....[Animating with Flash MX] sets itself apart by drawing on other apps - such as Poser and Swift - in the creation of Flash movies, and also by demonstrating how to tailor delivery to both Web and non-Web platforms.'
'Overall, this book is an excellent read. It has 15 chapters of useful flash and digital animation information. I recommend it to the newbie to the flash environment as well as the programmer.'
E. Okyere, Flash Magazine
"If you are looking for a more practical book on today's animation, then it would be smart to pick up Alex Michael's Animating with Flash 8: Creative Animation Techniques." - Animation, Nov. 2006