Week 8

Monday * Feb. 21

Buttons and controlling the Timeline in Flash (frame labels); introduction to ActionScript 3

DUE 9 a.m. Monday (via e-mail): Critique 1

READ Lesson 6 in Adobe Flash CS5 Professional Classroom in a Book (ACiaB), pp. 194–223. SEE NOTES BELOW.

EXAMINE Greenhouse gas emissions animation (BBC News): In this simple graphic, there are exactly three buttons. Can you figure out how each one works, using frame labels on the Timeline?

Screen capture: Greenhouse gas emissions

Notes * * *

The ActionScript for buttons is a fundamental part of designing interactive Flash animations. Don't be intimidated by it.

Please read pp. 214–217 BEFORE coming to lab on Monday.

Supplemental * * *