When Web designers think interactivity, they think Adobe Flash. This industry-standard vector-based tool can create everything from simple animations to entire Web sites and even sleek video interfaces. In this 6-lesson Flash Basics course, you’ll develop a deep understanding of basic drawing and animating tools in Flash, mastering such critical elements as layers, symbols, and tweens. You’ll build interactivity into your designs using advanced animation techniques, 3D rotation, navigation buttons, video, and even basic ActionScript. This course will challenge you to create exciting projects including social game art, an animated advertisement, an animated character, a video gallery, and more.
Basic knowledge of Microsoft Windows Operating System and MS Word.
METHOD OF DELIVERY
Online training supported by online instructors
A Student Guide is provided for this course. The Student Guide contains information about the course, information on how to access and navigate through the course, as well as a glossary of terms used throughout the course and in the fields of graphic and Web design. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online Flash Basics course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.
Flash Basics; Welcome to Flash; The Interactive Design Tool; Flash 101: Why Flash?; Introducing the Interface; File Formats and File Extensions; Drawing with Flash;
Layers and Symbols; Symbols;
Frames and Animation; Animation Overview; Classic Tweens and Motion Tweens; Keeping Persistent Using Keyframes; Animating without Tweens
Bells and Whistles; Behind the Mask; The Substitution Principle; Tweening on a Motion Path;matching
Making a Splash; Dynamic Identity; Adding Action with ActionScript
Interactive Adventures; Sound Strategy; Making Buttons; Linking and Loading Content using Mouse Events; Loading an External SWF