"Learning Flash CS4 Professional" offers beginners and intermediate Flash developers a unique introduction to the latest version of Adobe's powerful multimedia application. This easy-to-read book is loaded with full-color examples and hands-on tasks to help you master Flash CS4's new motion editor, integrated 3D system, and character control using the new inverse kinematics bones animation system. No previous Flash experience is necessary. This book will help you: understand Flash fundamentals, with clear, concise information you can use right away; learn key concepts and techniques in every chapter, with annotated screen shots and illustrations; practice new skills and test your understanding with practical exercises and review quizzes; download sample files and discuss additional Flash features on the companion blog; and, learn Flash from Rich Shupe, author of "Learning ActionScript 3.0" and one of the most popular presenters for Flash and ActionScript at conferences and seminars. As part of the Adobe Developer Library, this is the most authoritative guide to Flash CS4 available. Get moving with Flash today!
Rich Shupe has been teaching ActionScript programming to students of all levels since the language became available. He founded his own training and development company, FMA, in 1995. A recognized authority on several technologies, including Flash, Director and QuickTime, Rich is a full-time faculty member at New York's School of Visual Arts' Computer Art Department.