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Hi. I've just started at a new college after finishing my HnD and I'm at a bit of all because there is a Flash class and I'm two years behind the other students (due to entering year 3) and I was just wondering if there was a definitive Flash book or DVD available that concentrates of Character animation, and a little bit of interactivity and games. Any book I pick up in the local book store concentrates way to much on scripting.
Thanks in Advance.
Oh, and by the way, this smilie rocks the kazzbar.
There's a guy in Atlanta that is soon to publish a book on flash animation. I went to the demo, and it's about making cartoons, without using any scripts. His name is Mark Smith and the book is supposed to be called:
Acting With a Pixel:
Drawing Flash Animation
I got the impression that it's suppose to be very basic animation.
i don't think that you will need a book...go through the tutorials which come with flash and you will know everything you need for char animation...you can do character animation without going into actionscript at all, but it's good to know a few things which will give you better opportunities to reach your aim...and also if a programmer will take your movieclips and apply them in a game, it's good to know about the structure and basic action script knowledge, so the cooperation works without problems.
So my tip in short form:
Keep the money. Go through the tutorials and gather basic knowledge about actionscript. Also gathering infos about animating the classical way is not a bad idea.
That's ok I'm actually not a bad classical animatorOriginally Posted by FozzybarAlso gathering infos about animating the classical way is not a bad idea.
Yeah, maybe you guys are right. I'll just experiment and see.
My thoughts exactly.Originally Posted by sciboyEwwwww, Flash.
I just left the worlds most hopeless Uni course where they had us using Flash for pretty much everything, I suspect I'll be having 'Nam style flashbacks and nightmares about Actionscript for at least the next three years.
Anyway, this book covers the interactive / programming side pretty well. It's dull but comprehensive, chances are your college will have a copy somewhere.
For actual animation techniques and principles, I'd avoid Flash-specific books and go for one of the classical animation standards, I'd suggest "Animators Survival Kit"
Last edited by Flake; October 1st, 2006 at 11:59 AM.