Foundation ActionScript Animation: Making Things Move! for AS3!

Aug 09 2006 Published by under General

I know I mentioned it earlier, but I thought I’d add an update that the AS3 version of Making Things Move is definitely underway. I’ve actually started updating the chapters, and have Chapter 3 pretty much done. Just need to redo a few screenshots, etc.

Chapter 2 was the biggest beast, I hope. For those of you who have the first version, Chapter 2 covers all the basics of ActionScript, timeline, movie clips, etc. So this was pretty much an entire re-write. I’m also striving to make it so all the examples are set work in the Flash 9 IDE, Flex Builder 2, or the free Flex 2 SDK. This means describing how to set up and use all three environments. It also means that there won’t be any timeline code in the book. It’s all class based, so that subject needed some more work.

I predict that Chapter 4 may be a bit of work as well, but after that, it’s mostly just converting code and explanations. At least I got through the worst part, and now it’s really getting fun.

As a side note, I’m writing all of the code for the examples using the free SDK, FlashDevelop, Ant, and my project templates. It’s working great, and I highly encourage you to try it out if you want to experiment with AS3.

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