Understanding Macromedia Flash 8 ActionScript 2: Basic techniques for creatives

1st Edition

Andrew Rapo, Alex Michael

Routledge
Published February 17, 2006
Reference - 312 Pages
ISBN 9780240519913 - CAT# Y141740

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Summary

Andrew Rapo and Alex Michael explain all the important programming concepts from a designer's point of view, making them completely accessible to non-programmers. Completely revised and rewritten this second edition will help you develop professional ActionScript 2 applications, and communicate knowledgably about current, Object Oriented ActionScript 2 techniques.

Divided into four sections to take you from novice to professional results:

* Flash Fundamentals: Introduces the Flash authoring environment and basic core Flash concepts.
* ActionScript 2 Fundamentals: Explains basic programming concepts and terminology, and shows how ActionScript 2 classes are constructed and used.
* Built-in Classes: Describes the built-in ActionScript classes that are available for use in applications, including the MovieClip class, Key class, Sound class, etc.
* Using ActionScript to Build a Game: Describes the development process for creating a complex Flash application and presents commercial-quality game coding examples.

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