First, you’ll learn how to add audio to your Flash project. Iain shows you how to control the balance, panning and fading of your audio files in the timeline as your animations play. Along the way, you‘ll also pick up useful tips on audio quality and file formats.
Next, you’ll dive into the world of script-controlled interactivity. You’ll learn the differences between Actionscript 2 and Actionscript 3 - Flash’s native scripting language - and when to use which one. You’ll also learn the basics behind making buttons which will give you the power to control and navigate your flash movies. Iain shows you how to use prebuilt elements like “Components” and “Code snippets” to make your life easier. After watching this section, you’ll be inspired to learn more about scripting!
Finally, you’ll see how easy it is to publish your Flash project to a variety of platforms. You’ll get lots of handy tips on how to maintain the quality of your work but keep your file sizes manageable to optimize playback performance, both for the web and mobile devices.
As an added bonus, Iain takes you “under the hood” of “Lefty and Ron” his cute little interactive children’s book he created in Flash and then converted to an iApp… Yes! With a little setup beforehand and a Developer’s Account (sold separately) you, too, will be able to produce apps for most major app stores, directly from Flash CS6!
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Scott Hamlin wrote on January 12, 2013
Flash is what I do for a living. I've worked in Flash since before it was called "Flash" and owned by Macromedia. I even wrote a number of books on Flash. But I thought...you know what...let's see what Ian has found that I haven't. Sure enough Ian touched out a few tidbits I wasnt' aware of. One of them I know will pay pay the hour I spent watching this and then some. Great job, again, Ian!