by Rosanna Yeung
You've seen its potential—its new extensible architecture, its faster run-time performance, its redesigned interface. Now it's time to tap it! When you're ready to sit down with a trusted instructor and learn the ins and outs of Macromedia's extensive upgrade to its popular interactive tool Flash MX 2004, this is the place to turn. Using lessons based on real-life projects, this friendly guide takes you by the hand and leads you through the world of Flash MX 2004, covering its new interface, its drawing and color tools, animation basics, symbols and instances, motion, bitmaps, buttons, movie clips, ActionScript, sound, components and forms, video, and more. You can follow the book's clear, step-by-step exercises at your own pace and view the techniques in action on the accompanying CD's QuickTime tutorials. (The CD also includes project and sample files.) In next to no time, you'll be integrating video, text, audio, and graphics into immersive, rich experiences with Flash MX 2004.