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Macromedia Flash

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Macromedia Flash MX. It assumes the student has no knowledge of Macromedia Flash ...

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This course provides a comprehensive introduction to Macromedia Flash MX. It assumes the student has no knowledge of Macromedia Flash at all but they must have access to a computer with a CDROM drive and Macromedia Flash MX installed.

By the end of the course, the student should be able to easily understand all the major aspects of Flash MX and use it to produce their own Flash applications.


There are 12 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Flash
  2. Introduction, Vector graphics, Bitmap graphics, Streaming, How flash works, Upgraded features
  3. Using the Flash MX editor
  4. Creating a new document, Setting preferences, Editing, Clipboard, Action script editing, Zooming, Scenes, Objects, Moving the stage, Grids,Guides, Rulers, Timeline, Keyframes, Layers, Frame labels, etc.
  5. Drawing & Colour
  6. Toolbar, Basics of drawing in flash, Pencil tool, Drawing lines and shapes, Brush tool, Masks, etc
  7. Working with objects & symbols
  8. Objects, Arrow tool, Lasso tool, Symbols, Assets, Library, etc
  9. Working with text
  10. Static text, Embedded and Device Fonts, etc
  11. Working with graphics
  12. Turning bitmaps into vector graphics, Using bitmaps as fills, Modifying bitmap fills, The magic wand.
  13. Animation
  14. Frame by frame animation, Tweened animation, Setting up a movie, Animating, Layers, Adding a background, Creating timeline effects.
  15. Actionscript
  16. Creating interaction, Planning scripts for a movie, Object oriented programming, The movie clip object.
  17. Using audio in your movies
  18. Unsynchronised sound, Synchronised sound, Importing sounds, Adding sounds to frames, Adding sounds to buttoons, Using event sounds, Start sounds, Streaming sounds, Stopping sounds, Looping sounds, Editing sounds.
  19. Using video in your movies
  20. Quality, Keyframe interval, Scale, Importing audio, Working with video, Importing video.
  21. Components
  22. The check box, Importing text scroll bar, Creating a form, Adding a check box, Adding a combo box, Push buttons, Configure components, Write action script to gather data, Action script for the entire movie, Action script to each key frame, Testing the movie.
  23. Publishing
  24. How to prepare your finished movie for distribution via the Internet, CD and other formats. You will also learn techniques for optimising your movies so they perform efficiently and on multiple system configurations.

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading. 


  • Correspondence
  • Online

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Delivery Method Online
Finance Option Finance Available
Study Time 100 Hours, 9 Hrs/Week