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Macromedia Studio 8: Training from the Source by Shaowen Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell

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Chapter 8. Creating Animation and Interactivity

In Lesson 7, Creating a Flash Movie, you worked with the layout, architecture, and graphic design of the organic farming movie. You didn’t work specifically with the movie’s behavior, however—that is, what the movie does. Developers primarily turn to Macromedia Flash to create animations and interactivity. In this lesson, you’ll upgrade the organic farming movie so that it becomes much more interesting to the user than a static graphic.

Originally intended as an animator’s tool, Flash enables developers to create several types of animation. You can make an element move across the stage in a straight line or along a curved path. You can also make an element change its shape or color over time and rotate ...

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