AJ and I will both be at Adobe MAX in LA this year.
I will be leading a BYOL (Bring your own laptop) lab entitled Extending Flash Pro using JSFL. Feel free to sit in even you don’t have your laptop with you.
Additionally, Chris Georgenes and I will available on Monday October 25th, between 6pm and 7pm, outside of the official Max Store to sign copies of Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques and answer questions.
I recently completed a book with with star animator Chris Georgenes entitled Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques. My wife AJ, the other half of Ajar Productions, also served as Technical Editor on the book. As you can imagine, we’re very excited about this book’s release!
Here’s the info from the back cover:
In Animation with Scripting for Adobe Flash Professional CS5 Studio Techniques, top animation designer Chris Georgenes and designer/developer Justin Putney reveal how to create and successfully animate characters in Adobe Flash Professional CS5 and how to push the limits of timeline animation with stunning visual effects using ActionScript® 3.0.
This Studio Techniques book is designed for intermediate or advanced users who understand the basics of Flash and want to create a more immersive interactive experience. The book includes coverage of storyboarding, 2D character design and rigging, character animation, visual FX with code, workflow automation, and publishing your animation on the web and to mobile devices.
You can order the book from these fine retailers:
Peachpit | Amazon | Adobe Press
Let us know if you have any questions about the book. We hope you find it useful!
I’ve had a number of users contacting me regarding ways to learn Adobe Flash Professional. There are a lot of great resources available for users interested in animation, design, and development in Flash. Whether you’re an advanced user, or totally new to Flash, there are tons of resources available. Over the years, I’ve read dozens of books and visited hundreds of sites. So, I decided to put together a single page with many of my favorite Flash learning links. Enjoy!
FrameSync is a Flash extension, originally released nearly 2 years ago, that allows you rapidly lip-sync your characters with an audio track. With this newest release, you can sync your characters even faster and easier than before.
In the process of putting together a Flash CS5 animation book with Chris Georgenes, I started looking at new features that could be added to FrameSync based on the updated extensibility layer in Flash Professional CS5. In addition to that, I had a few requests from users about displaying label-less keyframes in the FrameSync panel. While I was under the hood making these changes, I made a few other improvements as well. Hope you enjoy!
The new features for version 2.0 are as follows…