'Flash MX 2004 Accelerated - A Full-Color Guide' gets you up and running in a flash through hands-on experience creating meaningful, fun projects. Its learn-by-doing approach makes the road to proficiency quick and painless. Start off with a clear-cut introduction to the essential concepts, functions, and terminology that are difficult to grasp on your own. Then, immediately put your new skills to the test by following the step-by-step practical exercises. Full-color, crisp screenshots and graphics on every page give you a clear image of what’s possible. Dozens of real-world examples, from straightforward to advanced, demonstrate how to integrate techniques and pull all your knowledge together. By the end, you’ll know how to enrich your website with animation, special effects, audio, and motion - a level of competency that classifies you as a skillful Flash user. Projects you will complete include draw an animated logo, design posters using bitmap images, animate a boy on a skateboard, move a mini-movie inside a main movie, add movie clips to buttons, attach sound to buttons, create Windowless Flash movies, simulate motion blur for a moving train, make an animated text banner with SwiSH, generate a rotating 3D logo with Swift 3D.