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This is the ultimate, one-stop book/CD-ROM package for corporate communicators, graphic artists, educators, and multimedia producers who want to add zap and sizzle to their presentations with desktop animation.
Packed with tutorials, real-world techniques, and actual software, Macromedia Animation Studio has everything you need to create professional-quality animation. With this book and the free and purchasable software on disc, you'll learn how to easily add drama and humor to presentations, dynamically portray models of complex processes, and prepare moving images for multimedia.
The book focuses primarily on the suite of applications you'll use most frequently to create animation: Macromedia Director, Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia SoundEdit 16, and Adobe Premiere, as well as valuable ancillary tools such as Morph, Kai's Power Tools, and DeBabelizer. It covers:
-- Animation basics
-- Using Macromedia Director to animate
-- Animating business presentations
-- Animation techniques using Lingo, Director's
-- Basic and advanced techniques for character animation
-- Using 3-D elements with 2-D animation
-- Exporting Director animations to QuickTime movies
-- Developing Animation for export to video
-- Tips for adding sound effects, synchronizing sound and action, smoother playback, producing astounding 2-D animation effects and backgrounds using Photoshop plug-ins, cross-platform techniques, and much more!
The CD-ROM contains all the software you need to create professional animation, including the full retail versions of Macromedia Director 4.0 for Macintosh and Windows, Adobe Photoshop 3.0 for Macintosh and Windows, SoundEdit 16 for the Macintosh, Sonic Foundry SoundForge for Windows, MacroModel 1.5 for Macintosh and Windows, and Adobe Premiere 4.0 for Mac and Windows (all of which can be test driven, purchased and installed right off the disc in the U.S. and Canada), as well as hundreds of dollars of clip media and utilities, animated tutorials, and a searchable, electronic version of the book (see the inside flap for details).
Gary Chapman is a digital animation expert whose company, Imagix Productions, provides multimedia production services to corporations in Southern California. He teaches multimedia authoring courses and seminars and has developed extensive curricula focused specifically on Macromedia Director, as well as related production tools scripting language such as SoundEdit 16, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Premiere. Following service as a naval officer, he has been in the computer industry for over twenty years, working at NCR, TRW, and, until he established Imagix in 1992, he was a vice president with Fujitsu Systems of America.
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Book Description Random House Information Group, 1995. Paperback. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0679758003
Book Description Random House Information Group, 1995. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0679758003