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Warner Bros. Animation Art: The Characters, the Creators, the Limited Editions
Jerry Beck
0760734925
August 2002
Hardcover
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From Booklist
"Before 1977, relatively few people were aware of animation cels as an art form," Beck and Friedwald inaugurally opine. Discussion of collectible cel art soon slips away, though, as the object becomes not to evaluate Warner animation, but to praise it on big, lavishly illustrated pages that are bound for heavy duty. Exhaustiveness is not a concern: Beck and Friedwald spotlight a lesser character like Michigan J. Frog, but not many others, mostly, it seems, because M. J. is the spokes-'toon for Warner's TV network. Still, there is plenty of tribute to major creative stalwarts like voice man Mel Blanc and directors Bob Clampett, Friz Freleng, Bob McKimson, Tex Avery, and Chuck Jones. The upbeat exposition even cites a few controversies, such as the trimming of Heckling Hare that contributed to Avery's leaving Warner...


How to Draw Animation: Learn the Art of Animation from Character Design to Storyboards and Layouts (Christopher Hart Titles)

0823023656


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The Animation Book: A Complete Guide to Animated Filmmaking, from Flip-Books to Sound Cartoons
Kit Laybourne
0517886022
December 1998
Paperback
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Review
"After 'Why is the sky blue?' one of the most important questions we ask is 'What is a cartoon?'. This is the definitive book that tells all about the process closest to our hearts--animation."
--Albie Hecht, President, Film and TV Entertainment, Nickelodeon

"This book is great! If ever there was the ultimate textbook for animation, this is it. The Animation Book is the perfect starter kit for anyone interested in entering the animation business or learning about the art of animation."
--Terry Thoren, CEO/President, Klasky Csupo Inc.

"I love the new edition of Kit Laybourne's The Animation Book. As with the first edition, he manages to give a world-eye view on the art and craft of my favorite medium with extra emphasis on personal styles and techniques, while including...


Art of Cars

0811849007


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Book Description
In the tradition of the smash hits Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and The Incredibles comes the newest film from Pixar Animation Studios, Cars, the story of a race car who learns that it's not all about the fast lane. (In fact, life begins at the off-ramp.) Offering an insider's view into the artistic development of Cars, this gorgeously illustrated book celebrates the whimsical yet painstaking research that fueled Pixar's directors, production designers, and artists. Fascinating storyboards, full-color pastels, on-the-road snapshots, and hundreds of character sketches reveal the origins of Pixar's charming and clever automobile-based world. Gleaned from the team's trips to racetracks and down the famed Route 66, The Art of...


Macromedia Flash MX Professional 2004 Application Development
Jeanette Stallons
0321238346
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Author Jeanette Stallons has spent a lot of time thinking about application development with Flash MX--so that you don't have to! Instead, you can get right down to doing: Drawing on the wealth of information Jeanette has developed as technical lead for Macromedia's Authorized Training curriculum, this volume offers a series of step-by-step tutorials that will have you using all of Flash MX 2004's new features in the process of developing a dynamic real-world Flash application. Along the way, you'll learn about using ActionScript 2.0, the Flash UI component framework and dynamic data, screens, MovieClip objects, and more. In the end, you'll come away with a solid grounding in Flash theory and technique that will propel your own projects to stunning results. The accompanying DVD includes all of the project files...


The Art of the Polar Express
Mark Cotta Vaz
0811846598
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
The Art of The Polar Express celebrates the transformation of Chris Van Allsburg's celebrated children's book The Polar Express into a full-length, animated feature film through a fascinating collection of concept art, production storyboards, and computer-generated renderings. Production designer Doug Chiang shares his original, never-before-seen artwork that evolved into the final motion picture. Weaving these pieces together are candid interviews with the star-studded cast and crew, including Robert Zemeckis and his team of filmmaking visionaries, that deliver rare insight into the film as they divulge the secrets behind their creative process.

About the Author
Mark Cotta Vaz recently completed his 19th book, a biography of Merian C. Cooper, creator of King Kong which...


Anime Mania: How to Draw Characters for Japanese Animation
Christopher Hart
082300158X
May 2002
Paperback
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From Library Journal
A successful contributor to MAD magazine, the "Blondie" cartoon strip, and various film and TV productions, Hart previously brought us Manga Mania: How To Draw Japanese Comics. In this follow-up, he demonstrates anime, the unique Japanese animation style of heavy shading, dramatic camera angles, and beautifully rendered special effects, most popularly known to U.S. audiences through series like Digimon and Sailor Moon. Based more on character than action, these anime include high-tech cyberpunks and teen characters with troubled relationships, as well as monsters, fantasy warriors, and giant robots. Hart covers storyboarding, sketching, perspective, the basics of animating, and the functioning of an animation studio. Rounding out the book are interviews with two anime directors. Highly recommended for...


Cartoon Animation (The Collector's Series)

1560100842


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From the Publisher
The Collector’s Series books offer a selection of popular projects form best-selling titles in the How to Draw and Paint series. The Collectors Series books cover fundamentals and explore the techniques of featured artists. Each title provides in-depth instruction and numerous illustrations. All are perfect for the coffee table or reference library.


Web Animation Expert: All That You Need to Create Your Own Fantastic Web Animations
Graham Davis
1586636790
September 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Beginning with the basic theory behind moving images, this starter’s manual explains how browsers understand Web animation; how to use it judiciously; and how to achieve a variety of effects. Find out exactly what you can animate, and different ways to create the illusion of movement. A number of simple techniques are displayed, with information on animating with Flash and animated type.


The Photoshop Channels Book
Scott Kelby
0321269063
February 14, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
One big advantage Photoshop professionals have always had was the understanding of channels. It was their secret weapon, and it enabled them to do things, and work in an entirely different way than their competitors, and maybe that's why the secret power of Photoshop's channels has been such a closely guarded secret. Until now.

Award-winning, bestselling author Scott Kelby (Editor of Photoshop User magazine) shows you how to unlock the power of Photoshop's Channels and really start using Photoshop like a pro. But this isn't a book of theory and technical explanations, this is a step-by-step project-based book that will teach you exactly how to the pros use  channels in their everyday work (Using channels is one of the secrets they use to get twice the work done in half the...


Macromedia Flash 8
James English
0321336291
Oct 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
What began life as a simple Web animation tool has evolved into a powerful platform for Web application development—which means that if you’re serious about developing for the Web, you need to get serious about learning Flash. With its breakthrough motion-graphics capabilities and powerful run-time effects, Flash 8 provides the tools, authoring power, and rich video capabilities you need to provide stunning interactive content. This Macromedia-certified guide provides the key to learning the basics of Flash 8. Through a series of hands-on projects, master trainer James English provides a firm foundation in everything Flash—from graphics, animation, and video to ActionScript fundamentals. Simple step-by-step instructions and tons of screenshots guide you through the process of creating...


The Macintosh iLife 06
Jim Heid
0321426541
May 11, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The definitive iLife reference, completely updated and revised. The Macintosh iLife ’06 is the ultimate iLife learning experience, a lavishly illustrated handbook packed with easy-to-follow instructions, essential technical background, and tips for iLife users of all levels.

• Shop ’til you drop at the iTunes Music Store
• Take your iPod beyond music—watch videos, view photos, store contacts and calendars, and more
• Improve your photography and video-shooting techniques
• Create spectacular slide shows, photo books, calendars, and greeting cards
• Refine your photos to perfection with iPhoto 6
• Share photos via email, Web albums, and cutting-edge photocasts
• Explore the latest video formats with iMovie HD
• Record and...


Illusion of Life: Disney Animation, Vol. 1
Frank Thomas
0786860707
October 1995
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Thomas and Johnston, two of Disney's original animators, here give the inside scoop on how the studio created the works that have charmed the world. "The text is ambitious," said LJ's reviewer (LJ 12/15/81). The "authors simultaneously give a history of Disney animation and explain the processes involved in clear, nontechnical terms." Along with the splendid text are dozens of color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations. A "magnificent volume" that remains "essential for film collections and a feast for the most casual peruser."Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.


Rides on a Plane
Claude Lapierre
289450182X
Oct 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
Caillou goes on vacation with his family and enjoys his first-ever plane ride.

From the Publisher
In the Backpack series, children rediscover the adventures they’ve seen in the animated Caillou television series produced by CINAR Corporation. Caillou continues his discovery of life as he stars to explore the world beyond his home.


Timing for Animation
Harold Whitaker, John Halas
0240517148
February 2002
Paperback
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John Lasseter
"The principles of timing laid out in this book are move applicable (now) than ever before."

Review
"Halas and Whitaker's 'Timing for Animation' was, and still is, without a doubt, the best book for students of the art of animation. I can't recommend it highly enough."
Bob Godfrey, Oscar winning leading animated filmmaker and author.

"Secrets of 'action timing' lucidly explained and demonstrated by two of Britain's most highly respected and adept practitioners. An essential primer for both traditional and C.G. animators."
Ken Clark, animation historian and writer

"...this is the only publication devoted wholly to one of the most vital concepts in the art of animated film... The book is a vital source of reference for students as well as every studio and every...


Macromedia Flash MX 2004 Beyond the Basics Hands-On Training with CDROM
Shane Rebenschied
0321228537
Apr 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
You're not a still-wet-behind-the-ears Flash developer, but you're no pure-ActionScript wizard either: At last there's a book that addresses your needs as a budding Flash master. If you've mastered Flash basics and have a good understanding of animation, symbols, and basic ActionScript, this project-based tutorial from the folks at Lynda.com Training is the answer to your prayers. As you follow along with the book's exercises and the CD's QuickTime tutorials, you'll build an entire Web site in Flash--in the process exploring all of the intermediate-level Flash techniques that you've been dying to get your hands on. You'll learn how to dynamically load text and images, create scrollable text, build a preloader, add music and video, build a dynamic slide show, produce a feedback form, create a Flash plug-in detector, and...


Hayao Miyazaki: Master of Japanese Animation
Helen McCarthy
1880656418
September 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Director Hayao Miyazaki ranks among the most interesting and original figures currently working in world animation. His charming children's films My Neighbor Totoro and Kiki's Delivery Service enjoy a rapidly growing audience in the U.S., and his brilliant Princess Mononoke, which broke box-office records in Japan, was released theatrically in the U.S. in November of 1999. Although storybook adaptations and a few Japanese volumes about individual films have appeared in the U.S., a major study of his work in English is long overdue. Miyazaki's many fans will enjoy Helen McCarthy's Hiyao Miyazaki and Mark Schilling's Princess Mononoke: The Art and Making of Japan's Most Popular Film of All Time, but neither is fully satisfactory.

McCarthy, who has written extensively about anime, offers an overview of the artist's...



ActionScript for Flash MX
Colin Moock
059600396X
Jan 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Updated to cover Flash MX, the newest version of Macromedia Flash, ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide, Second Edition is the one book no serious Flash developer should be without. ActionScript is Macromedia's programming language for Flash MX, the popular authoring tool for creating rich internet applications and animations for the Web. With Macromedia's new focus on application development, ActionScript now includes a direct drawing API, loading of external MP3 and JPG files, improved sound control, an extensive set of text formatting tools, complete support for component development using movie clip subclasses, local data storage, accessibility features, and much more. And ActionScript for Flash MX: The Definitive Guide is the most complete, up-to-date reference available for the...


Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours (Sams Teach Yourself in 24 Hours)
Phillip Kerman
0672327546
October 10, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Explore the depth and flexibility of Macromedia Flash 8 with Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours. Fundamental topics are presented one-by-one in a series of 24 one-hour lessons that will help you master the basics of Flash. Author Phillip Kerman, an internationally-known Macromedia trainer and multimedia expert, offers you a clearly-written, well-organized introduction to Macromedia Flash 8 without becoming too overwhelming. You will cover such subjects as: Drawing and Painting Original Art Using Motion Tween to Animate Animatng Using Movie Clips Using Actions to Create Non-Linear Movies Optimizing a Flash Site Publishing a Creation Not only will you master the basics of Macromedia Flash 8 with Sams Teach Yourself Macromedia Flash 8 in 24 Hours, you will also be better...


Official Blender 2.3 Guide: Free 3D Creation Suite for Modeling, Animation, and Rendering
Ton Roosendaal
1593270410
June 2004
Paperback
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blogcritics.org, August 2004
"an invaluable aid to understanding the program and its possibilities"

Book Description
Blender is the first and only fully-integrated 3D graphics creation suite allowing modeling, animation, rendering, post-production, and realtime interactive 3D with cross-platform compatibility--all for free. Originally developed by Not a Number (NaN) as a commercial product, Blender has since been released as free software, with the sources available under GNU GPL. The Official Blender 2.3 Guide is an introduction to the sometimes complicated Blender interface and a complete guide to everything that Blender can do. Written by the designers who created and currently maintain Blender, the book covers methods of designing models, materials, and light; rendering 3D scenes;...


Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
Tim Burton
1557046999
Nov 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
A stunning visual companion to the newest film from Tim Burton (The Nightmare Before Christmas, Edward Scissorhands, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), featuring storyboards, movie stills, and Burton's own drawings. Corpse Bride carries on in the dark, romantic tradition of Tim Burton's classic films Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas. Set in a 19th century European village, this stopmotion, animated feature follows the story of Victor (Johnny Depp), a young man who is whisked away to the underworld and wed to a mysterious Corpse Bride (Helena Bonham-Carter), while his real bride, Victoria (Emily Watson), waits bereft in the land of the living. Though life in the Land of the Dead proves to be a lot more colorful than his strict Victorian upbringing, Victor learns that there is nothing in this...


Learning Maya7 : Foundation
Alias Learning Tools
1894893743
September 9, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This exceptional, full-color Maya Press title - produced by Alias, the software's creators - is a comprehensive mid-cycle revision that uses the award-winning short film Blue as the basis for the book's all-new hands-on tutorials. Artists, students, educators, and hobbyists will appreciate this book's comprehensible coverage of 3D and Maya basics. Project-focused lessons use actual production files from the film Blue to teach you most of the tools available in Maya Complete. The companion DVD includes instructor-led tutorials, scene files, artist interviews, and Maya PLE. Also includes Alias's Sketchbook Pro Version 1.1.1, $129.99 value.

From the Back Cover
This exceptional, full-color Maya Press title – produced by Alias, the software's...


Anime from Akira to Howl's Moving Castle: Experiencing Contemporary Japanese Animation
Susan J. Napier
1403970521
November 2005
Paperback
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Review
Praise for the first edition:
"...A thoughtful and carefully researched account."--The New York Times
"Napier draws a rather complete picture of Japanese animation as a legitimate art form, and uses anime as a key to the culture that creates it."--Entertainment Weekly
"This worthy addition to the burgeoning literature on Japanese popular culture will stand the test of time."--Choice


People Drawing Book
Eyeball Animation
1579391311
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
*Step-by-Step Doodle Eyedeas for every page.*Trivia The Guinness Book of World Records would be proud of.*FREE Pencil Sharpener with each book.Keep the pencil point sharp and the eyes rolling! These Drawing Books will generate page after page of original eye-popping creations! Eyeball Animation®books are crazy fun full of step-by-step doodle "Eyedeas" and nutty did-you-know trivia on all 48 8-1/2"x11" pages. Comes with free built-in nose sharpener.


Macromedia Dreamweaver 8 : Training from the Source
Khristine Annwn Page
0321336267
March 28, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Learn by doing! The lessons in this book guide you step-by-step through the creation of a project Web site, “Yoga Sangha.” With Macromedia's official guide, you’ll learn how to use the leading, best-selling Web editor and gain a thorough understanding of how you can use Dreamweaver 8 to effectively manage and maintain Web sites, develop sites that are accessible to a wide audience, and work in an environment that integrates visual and code editing. As you complete the tasks, you’ll develop the skills and techniques that you need to create Web sites on your own. In addition to the basics of creating a Web page that incorporates text, graphics and tables, you'll learn about all that's new in Dreamweaver 8: visual authoring with XML data, advanced CSS support including a...


Stop Motion: Craft Skills for Model Animation (Focal Press Visual Effects and Animation Series)
Susannah Shaw
0240516591
October 2003
Paperback
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Review
'A wonderful introduction to a rather complicated and unique art form.'
Ray Harryhausen director of The 7th Voyage of Sinbad, and Jason and the Argonauts

'Don't attempt stop motion before you read this book! Susannah has covered everything in this no-nonsense approach to the industry.'
Richard Goleszowski director of Creature Comforts and Rex the Runt

'Stop Motion contains a huge amount of valuable information for the budding stop-frame film maker. A great addition to the film craft library.'
David Sproxton, co-founder and Managing Director of Aardman Animations

'Practical, informative and full of quotes from key characters in the story of the stop-frame industry. I wish I'd had this book when I was a student.'
Joan Ashworth, Head of Animation, Royal College of Art

'When it comes to...


Programming Microsoft ADO.NET 2.0 Applications: Advanced Topics
Glenn Johnson
0735621411
November 2, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Get in-depth coverage and expert insights on advanced ADO.NET programming topics such as optimization, DataView, and large objects (BLOBs and CLOBs). Targeting experienced, professional software developers who design and develop enterprise applications, this book assumes that the reader knows and understands the basic functionality and concepts of ADO.NET 2.0 and that he or she is ready to move to mastering data-manipulation skills in Microsoft Windows®. The book is structured so readers can jump in for reference on each topic as needed, complete with pragmatic and instructive code examples.

From the Publisher
This reference delves into more than a dozen beyond-the-basics topics that are not thoroughly explored in other books on ADO.NET 2.0, providing the guidance needed...


Foundation ActionScript: Animation: Making Things Move
Keith Peters
1590595181
October 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Sure you can animate using motion tweens, in fact we'll help you do that with our Flash Cartoon Animation book, but isn't there something extra special in making things move with just a few lines of code?

In this book Keith Peters guides us through some basic animation theory and then demystifies the math and physics behind creating realistic animation, looking at trigonometry, velocity and acceleration, and bouncing & friction.

This book will teach you how to use Flash ActionScript to move the objects in your movies, rather than letting Flash's tween engine do it for you. The benefit of this is smaller, more realistic, more dynamic interactive movies that seem to come alive on your screen. Almost all of the code featured in this book will work fine in either Flash MX 2004 or Flash 8, and with...


The Art of Animation Drawing
Don Bluth
1595820086
June 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
While its predecessor, Don Bluth's Art of Storyboard, described in detail the technical and creative processes involved in crafting the visual blueprints for animated films, Don Bluth's Art of Animation Drawing focuses on the process of designing characters; adapting them to script, voice talent, and music; directing their "performances"; the timing and rhythm of movement; analyzing action; and more. The acclaimed animator/director of The Secret of N.I.M.H., An American Tail, and All Dogs Go to Heaven, Bluth's gorgeous artwork and lively commentary make this a must for animators of any level and a delight for animation fans of any age.


Apple Training Series : iLife 06 (Apple Training)
Michael Rubin
0321421647
April 26, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
In the only Apple-certified guide to iLife ’06, you will be making miracles with iLife within the first few pages. Using real-life material and practical lessons that you can apply immediately to your own projects, this book/DVD combo offers a complete, self-paced course in all aspects of iLife ’06. Focused lessons take you step-by-step through everything from arranging your iTunes library to creating Hollywood-style movies using motion titles.  Fully updated to cover all the new features of iLife ’06 including the brand new iWeb application, this book will take you from newbie to producer of your own media content in one day! The book is both a self-paced learning tool and the official curriculum of the Apple Training and Certification Program, used by schools and training centers...


Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Hands-On Training (Hands on Training (H.O.T))
James Gonzalez
0321293886
December 22, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Do you like to learn by doing? Do manuals leave you bored and craving real-world examples? Do you want to concrete training that goes beyond theory and reference materials? If so, this book is for you.

These hands-on exercises teach you to start creating Flash animations and interactive files with little effort. You’ll learn to create vector animations using a wide variety if drawing tools and Timeline effects, and add interactivity and dynamic content to your projects by using ActionScript 2, Components, and the Behaviors panel.  You’ll also learn how to import bitmaps, sounds, and video to make your Flash projects more engaging, and find extensive coverage of the new Flash 8 features: the improved text tool, new text rendering engine, new graphic filters, and more.  

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Essential ActionScript 2.0
Colin Moock
0596006527
June 16, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
In September 2003, Macromedia released Flash MX 2004, and with it, ActionScript 2.0, a dramatically improved version of Flash's programming language. ActionScript 2.0 introduces a formal object-oriented programming syntax and methodology for creating Flash applications. From a developer's perspective, the new OOP-based techniques in ActionScript 2.0 make applications more natural to plan and conceptualize, more stable, more reusable across projects, easier to maintain, change, and expand upon, and much more. In short, they enhance the entire development process. In Essential ActionScript 2.0, bestselling author Colin Moock--one of the most universally respected developers in the Flash community--covers everything you'll need to know about the new ActionScript language and its methodologies for producing...

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