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Foundation Flash Catalyst by LordAlex Leon, Greg Goralski

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Chapter 8. SWFs, Video, and Audio

SWFs, Video, and Audio

What we'll cover in this chapter:

  • Controlling SWFs

  • Using sound effects

  • Controlling video

Files used in this chapter:

  • weatherApp-start.fxp

  • weatherApp-complete.fxp

  • weather.swf

  • Folder: weatherIcons

Although Catalyst has the ability to create some fairly sophisticated animated transitions, Flash's use of the timeline, guide paths, and scripted animation make it a much more powerful and flexible animation tool. Thankfully, as part of the Flash platform, Catalyst works very efficiently with files created in Flash. This allows you to create elaborate animations that involve numerous elements in Flash and then bring them into Catalyst. ...

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