Macromedia Flash 4

Basic Concepts

What is Flash?
Flash Interface
Frames
Symbols
Action Scripting
Scenes
Movies
Publish
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Basic Functions

Setting up
Frame Rate
Views
Speed vs Quality
Using the Grid/Rulers

Drawing Toolbox

Arrow Tool
Lasso Tool
Line Tool
Text Tool
Oval Tool
Rectangle Tool
Pencil Tool
Brush tool
Ink Bottle Tool
Paint Bucket
Eyedropper Tool
Eraser Tool
Hand Tool

Colors & Fills

Solid Colors
Gradients
Lock Gradient
Transform Gradient
Alpha Settings

Originating Shapes

Initial Shape
Editing & Optimization
Lines To Fill
Expand Shape
Soften Edges
Grouping
Scale & Rotate
Importing Graphics
Illustrator & Freehand

Bitmaps

Bitmap vs Vector
Import Bitmaps
Tiled background
Trace Bitmap
Alpha Channels

Functionality

Send to Back
Lock
Flipping
Remove Transform
Remove Colours
Edit Centre
Align
Typesetting

Animating

Layers
Frames
Keyframes
Motion Tween
Tween Scaling
Tween Rotation
Shape Tween
Motion Guides
Easing In/Out
Guide Layer
Masking
Shape Hints
Onion Skinning
Frame Display

Symbols

Why use Symbols?
Creating Symbols
The Library
Editing Symbols
Animation Effects
Movie Clip Symbol
Unlink an Instance
Open as Liary

Scenes

Scenes
Copy & Paste Frames
Paste in Place

Interactivity

Actions
Create Frame Action
Create Buttons
Button Actions
Test Movie/Scene
Load Movie
Unload Movie
Tell Target
Get URL
If Frame Is Loaded
Button Movie Clip

Action Scripting

Action Script Overview
Variables
If statements
Else/Else If
Trace/Comment
Error trapping
Loops
Set Property
Call statement
Text Fields
Drag Movie Clip

Using Sound

Sound
Import Sound
Keyframe Sound
Editing Sound
Looping
Button Sound
Stop All Sounds
Remove Sound
Hit Sounds
Streaming vs Event Sound

Web Optimize

Optimize Flash
Test Streaming
Bandwidth Profiler

Publishing

Publish Overview
Formats
Publish Flash
Publish HTML
Publish Projector
Publish QuickTime
Publish
Export Sequence
Export Image

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Create Background
Import Illustrator
New Symbol Instance
White-out
Add New Scene
Text Morph
Payoff Scene

Drop Down Menu

Getting Started
Movie Clip
Menu Contents
Retracting the Menu

Flash Form

Text Fields
Create Checkbox
Reset Button
Send Button
Recipient & Redirect
Form as Clip or

Movie Pause

Set Variable
If loop
Dupe the Loop
Extend pause

Sound On/Off switch

Single Scene
Sound in Movie Clip
On/off Button
Using Tell Target

Multiple Choice Buttons

Name Instances
Script Combi-Buttons
Process Variables
Label Frames

Drop Target

Name Instances
Droptarget Action
Remove from stage