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Byte-Size Flash MXAnything to reduce our .swf's a few bytes while still looking cool
| Byte-Size Flash MX |
Friends of Ed Publishing
$29.99 US/$46.99 CAN
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Which brings me to this new book. Which really raises Flash to a whole new level.
I have seen a number of experimental Flash sites that use ActionScripting to create movement and even using the new Drawing API in Flash MX to create motion graphics with absolutely no symbols at all. While many of these sites will let you download the .fla and .swf files to play with the code, they don't explain in detail how these projects came to be.
That's where Byte-Size Flash MX comes in.
In this book, there are many examples on how to create amazing Flash motion graphics and presentations that are extraordinarily small and powerful. You'll be able to create everything from a 3D city landscape to fire effects to, er, uh, place in the city landscape. One of my personal favorites are the various effects that resemble designs I used to create back in the 70s on my old Spirograph. I already have plans to use and tweak these as background elements for some of my future projects. That's how cool they are.
Also in the book are examples of how to create a midi-like music device that kind of resembles a Casio keyboard to a navigational scheme that uses XML to create it's links.
Just do me a favor. Don't use 'em all in one .swf or that byte-sized 5K example could eventually end in a 500K .swf. Then we'll all have to unleash Jakob on you.
Adam Bell is the Design Director, CEO, Videographer and sometimes janitor with firstname.lastname@example.org (http://datatv.com/) amazingly not getting plastered in the French Quarter of New Orleans, LA.
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