The definitive guide to creating animation for the web and mobile devices with top animation designer Chris Georgenes and designer/developer Justin Putney. They reveal how to create and successfully animate characters in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 and how to push the limits of timeline animation with stunning visual effects using ActionScript® 3.0.
This Studio Techniques book is designed for intermediate or advanced users who understand the basics of Flash and want to create a more immersive interactive experience. The book includes coverage of storyboarding, 2D character design and rigging, character animation, visual FX with code, workflow automation, and publishing your animation on the web and to mobile devices.
Chris Georgenes is a highly respected authority on Flash and animation. He has used Flash professionally for more than a decade and is the proprietor of Mudbubble.com, a web animation studio. He has worked as an Art Director for Playdom and Acclaim Games as well as for clients ranging from the Cartoon Network and Dreamworks, to Comedy Central and Shockwave.com. Chris is a popular speaker at such conferences as Flash in the Can, Flash on Tap, FlashForward, and Adobe MAX.
Justin Putney is a freelance designer, developer, and consultant, and he produces animations for his studio, Ajar Productions. Justin has created dozens of free Flash extensions and scripts for other Adobe applications that are used by animators and designers around the globe. See his animation work, tutorials, and extensions at blog.ajarproductions.com, and his portfolio at putney.ajarproductions.com.
Note from the publisher:
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Chapter 1 Getting Started
Chapter 2 Character Animation
Chapter 3 Introduction to ActionScript Classes
Chapter 4 Workflow Automation
Chapter 5 Sharing Your Animation