Chapter 1 – Mastering the Basics
Session 01 : Symbols
See the difference between movie clips, graphics and button symbols.
Session 02 : Frames and Keyframes
The difference between the two and when to use each, as well as quick ways of adding and deleting.
Session 03 : Basic Motion Tween
Change the position and rotation of an object on the stage.
Session 04 : Basic Shape Tween
Learn to make one shape morph into another.
Session 05 : Symbols and Instances
This session explains the difference between Symbols and Instances and shows how to label them.
Session 06 : Nesting Movie Clips
Making a rotating movie clip and placing it inside a moving clip on the timeline. This shows how to build complex animations.
Session 07 : Flash Detection
Detect your visitors version of Flash and send them to a download if they don’t have the required version.
Session 08 : Animated Filters
Changing the way filters move over time, creating a realistic shadow under a helicopter as it takes off.
Session 09 : Flash on CD and DVD
Creating multimedia projects with Flash and controlling the screen viewing options.
Chapter 2 – Creating Imagery
Session 10 : Hi-Tech Interface
Add some depth to interfaces by using the vector drawing tools in Flash.
Session 11 : 3D Buttons
Create 3D buttons with gradients and learn how to set them up as basic button symbols.
Session 12 : Thumbnails from Images
Create thumbnails filled with images for galleries, interfaces and buttons using some really great time-saving techniques.
Session 13 : Scan Lines and Patterns
Making those trendy scanlines, diagonal lines and grids in Photoshop and Flash.
Session 14 : Make a Web Banner
Using Flash to convert an animated GIF to a SWF in a Web banner.
Session 15 : Bitmap Caching
Using a new feature in Flash to make complex vectors animate more smoothly.
Chapter 3 – Alive with Motion
Session 16 : Motion Blurred Slide-In
The trendy blurred object slides in and then becomes sharp, adds realism and fluidity to slides.
Session 17 : Animated Page Transitions
Make things shimmer, wipe or fade in, rather than just appear.
Session 18 : Shim of Light on a Logo
Add the moving gleam of light that makes a logo really pop.
Session 19 : Shimmering Metal
Moving highlights to simulate shimmering metal.
Session 20 : Freehand Writing
Looks like someone is really writing on the page.
Session 21 : Motion on a Path
Make an object animate along a path. We will make a fish move in an arc as it jumps out of the water.
Session 22 : Unrolling a Scroll
An animated effect that looks like a scroll being unrolled.
Chapter 4 : Special Effects
Session 23 : Vector Hand Painted Technique
Take a photo and turn it into vector art and learn how to fade it into a real photo.
Session 24 : Morphing an Outline to an Image
This effect can be found on many entertainment sites. An outline is drawn which then fades into a full image.
Session 25 : Creating an Outline the Easy Way
Create an outline easily around a bitmap object.
Session 26 : Optimizing Raster Graphics
Make your images load quickly and reduce the SWF file size substantially.
Session 27 : Animated 3D in Flash
Learn to import art from a 3D animation application into Flash.
Session 28 : Smoke and Steam
Create an effect that mimics moving steam and smoke.
Session 29 : Reflections
See how to add a reflection under your movie clips.
PART 2 – Mastering Flash
Chapter 1 : Character Animation
Session 01 : Easing
Learn to make your animations have a natural beginning and ending by using custom easing.
Session 02 : Anticipation
A useful and often necessary animation technique that is easy to learn and will significantly enhance your animation projects.
Session 03 : Squash & Stretch
A traditional animation technique that adds weight and volume to an otherwise rigid object.
Session 04 : Hinging - Free Transform, Scale and Object Positioning
Learn how to “hinge” your character's body parts for easier rotation and positioning.
Chapter 2 : Adding Interactivity
Session 05 : Advanced Buttons
No one uses button symbols anymore. Learn why and create the smoothest buttons in town.
Session 06 : Actionscript
Learn how to write and implement ActionScript (A basic overview of ActionScript).
Session 07 : Custom Animated Preloader
Say goodbye to boring status bars. This session shows how to make really cool preloaders.
Session 08 : Custom Graphic Cursor
Replace the user's cursor with something a lot cooler. See how to attach a movie clip to the mouse movement.
Session 09 : Click and Drag
How to make a movie clip that can be dragged.
Session 10 : Photo Gallery with Thumbnails
Click on thumbnails to load images dynamically from the library. This is easier than you think and offers unmatched flexibility.
Chapter 3 : Navigating with Style
Session 11 : Entire Site in Flash
Build a timeline-based navigation system.
Session 12 : Build a Graphical Shell to Load Pages
Loading external assets (SWF and JPG). This is an essential skill to building an entire site in Flash.
Session 13 : Bringing Things into Focus
Have a few objects out of focus and as you rollover or click they come into focus.
Session 14 : Slide-out Menu
Click a tab and the menu slides out.
Session 15 : Drop-down Menu
Learn to build a popular drop-down menu for sub-navigation.
Chapter 4 : Working with Video & Sound
Session 16 : Keying out Video
Using Adobe After Effects to make the background transparent.
Session 17 : FLV Integration
How to make an FLV from Quicktime, Final Cut or After Effects.
Session 18 : Masked Video with Green Screen
Add video with transparency to a Web page to interact with flash motion. Add video to a portion of a page with transparency, so that the other graphics are visible underneath.
Session 19 : Silhouette Effect
Recreate the effect that Apple used for the iPod commercials.
Session 20 : Vector Video
Make video look like it’s a hand-painted animation.
Session 21 : Old Scratched Cinema Effect
Like watching an old movie with all the scratches and dust.
Session 22 : Skinning Components
Change the appearance of video components.
Session 23 : Add Sound to a Button
When you click it makes a noise.
Session 24 : Looping Music with a Mute Button
Add looping music to your page that can be turned on and off by the users.
Chapter 5 : Widgets for Your Use
Session 25 : Variables
How to use Variables as containers.
Session 26 : Buttons that Remember
Adding a visited state to buttons using variables.
Session 27 : Photo Gallery using XML
Configure a photo gallery that loads the images using XML.
Session 28 : Scrolling Dynamic Text
Scrolling text that is loaded in from an external text file that is easy to update without opening Flash.
Session 29 : MP3 Music Player
A music player for Websites, that loads different songs and allows you to play or skip songs.
Session 30 : Email Form
A Form in Flash that invisibly sends an email in the background.