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Foundation ActionScript Animation: Making Things Move!

Posted on: September 10, 2008

Foundation ActionScript Animation: Making Things Move!
friends of ED | ISBN: 1590595181 | 488 pages | October 17, 2005 | CHM | 8.6MB

Sure you can animate using motion tweens, in fact we’ll help you do that with our Flash Cartoon Animation book, but isn’t there something extra special in making things move with just a few lines of code?
In this book Keith Peters guides us through some basic animation theory and then demystifies the math and physics behind creating realistic animation, looking at trigonometry, velocity and acceleration, and bouncing & friction.
This book will teach you how to use Flash ActionScript to move the objects in your movies, rather than letting Flash’s tween engine do it for you. The benefit of this is smaller, more realistic, more dynamic interactive movies that seem to come alive on your screen. Almost all of the code featured in this book will work fine in either Flash MX 2004 or Flash 8, and with a few minor adjustments, most of it can even be applied to Flash MX.

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