Cal State University East Bay
Alvin Liuson has been employed at Macromedia/Adobe for five years. He is a Senior Quality Engineer for the Flash Player team. He has a B.A. degree from Pomona College and, at the end of the day, loves to go home to his wife and baby in Oakland. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Macromedia Flash MX 2004 for Windows and Macintosh, Visual QuickStart Guide, Katherine Ullrich, Peachpit Press.
Homework will be assigned weekly and will exercise lessons that have been learned in class. Please upload your files in Blackboard.
You will develop a final project using Flash. It should incorporate the animation techniques and interactive elements that you will have learned in this course.
Week 1: Intro to Flash and Animation I
Text: Ch 1: The Flash Authoring Tool / Ch 2: Creating Simple Graphics / Ch 3: Modifying Simple Graphics / Ch 7: Frame-by-Frame Animations
Week 2: Animation II
Text: Ch 4: Complex Graphics on a Single Layer / Ch 6: Saving and Reusing Graphic Elements / Ch 8: Animations with Motion Tweening / Ch 9: Animation with Shape Tweening
Week 3: Animation III
Text: Ch 5: Graphics on Multiple Layers
Week 4: Masks and ActionScript
Ch 14: Using Non-Flash Graphics / Ch 10: More-Complex Animation Tasks / Text: Ch 11: Building Buttons for Interactivity
Week 5: Buttons and Button Actions
Text: Ch 11: Building Buttons for Interactivity
Week 6: Whish-bang! and Movieclip Actions
Text: Ch 12: Basic Interactivity Using Behaviors / Ch 15: Adding Sound
Week 7: Video
Week 8: Components
Week 9: Databases and XML
Week 10: Final Project Presentations