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Learning ActionScript 2.0 for Macromedia® Flash® 8 by Peter deHaan, Jen deHaan

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Chapter 13. Animation, Filters, and Drawings

This chapter describes how to add animation to your Macromedia Flash Basic 8 and Macromedia Flash Professional 8 applications using ActionScript instead of (or in addition to) timeline-based animations that use motion or shape tweens. Using code to create animation and effects often reduces the file size of your finished application, and can also improve the performance and consistency of the animation itself. At times, ActionScript-based animations might even reduce your workload: code can be faster to write, and it’s easy to apply to many instances at once or reuse in other applications. This chapter also shows you how to animate by using fundamental ActionScript basics, the Tween and TransitionManager ...

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