AdvancED Actionscript 3.0 Animation
By (author) Keith Peters
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AdvancED Actionscript 3.0 Animation by Keith Peters
Book DescriptionThis book is a compilation of advanced ActionScript 3.0 animation techniques for any user creating games, user interaction, or motion control with ActionScript. It's an anthology of topics that follow from the author's earlier book, Foundation ActionScript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move, and things that became possible in version 10 of Flash Player. This book covers a diverse selection of topics that don't necessarily lead one into the other. You don't need to start with Chapter 1 and read it cover to cover. Just start with any chapter that looks interesting and jump around as you see fit. In this book, you'll find chapters on advanced collision detection, artificial intelligence and steering behaviors, isometric projection, using the camera and microphone for input, 3D, and much, much more. AdvancED ActionScript 3.0 Animation is also more experimental in nature. The techniques shown here might not be the best way to do things, but they should work well and get you started in your own efforts to achieve a perfect implementation. In fact, many of the chapters can be seen as introductions to very complex topics that could fill a whole book by themselves. Many of these subjects have been extensively covered elsewhere, but not necessarily targeted for Flash or ActionScript 3.0. So it took a fair amount of work to pull the data together and get it all working and explain it all clearly in ActionScript. This book will inspire you to find out about subjects that you might not have considered before, acting as a springboard into your own research into the possibilities of ActionScript 3.0.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781430216087
(229mm x 191mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Friends of Ed
Publish Date: 25-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Keith Peters
Foundation ActionScript 3.0 Animation, Paperback (April 2007)
This is the first definitive and authoritative book available on ActionScript 3 animation techniques. It is an update to Keith Peter's best-selling ActionScript animation book. It supports Flash 9, Flex Builder 2, or the Flex SDK.
ActionScript 3.0 Cookbook, Paperback (October 2006)View all books by Keith Peters
ActionScript 3.0 is an object-oriented language, whose code executes up to 10 times faster than code from other versions. This book offers solutions that enable ActionScript developers of all levels to work with the version right away. It concentrates on the practical application of ActionScript, with more than 300 solutions.
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Author Biography - Keith Peters
Keith Peters lives in the vicinity of Boston with his wife, Kazumi, and their daughter, Kristine. He has been working with Flash since 1999, and has co-authored many books for friends of ED, including Flash MX Studio, Flash MX Most Wanted, and the ground-breaking Flash Math Creativity. In 2001, he started the experimental Flash site, BIT-101 (BIT-101.com), which strives for a new, cutting edge, open-source experiment each day. The site won an award at the Flashforward 2003 Flash Film Festival in the Experimental category. In addition to the experiments on the site, there are several highly regarded Flash tutorials which have been translated into many languages and are now posted on web sites throughout the world. Keith is currently working full time doing freelance and contract Flash development and various writing projects.
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