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Adobe LiveMotion
Publication Information:
San Jose, Calif. : Adobe, [2000]

Physical Description:
vii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in.).
General Note:
Includes index.
Disc contents: Lesson files to accompany the chapters in the book -- Adobe Type Manager for Windows NT 4.0 -- Fonts.
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TR897.7 .A36 2000 Book and Software Set Central Closed Stacks

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Sixteen lessons walk through the basic features of the web graphics and animation program. The workbook shows how to create customizable and interactive graphics, animations, sounds, rollovers, links, and text for web pages, and then export the files to any of the common web formats. The CD-ROM contains lessons with customized files and images. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Author Notes

The Adobe Creative Team is made up of designers, writers, and editors who have extensive, real-world knowledge of and expertise in using Adobe products. They work closely with the Adobe product development teams and Adobe's Instructional Communications team to come up with creative, challenging, and visually appealing step-by-step projects to help both new and more experienced users get up to speed quickly on Adobe software products.

Table of Contents

Getting Started: About Classroom in a Book
Installing the program
Installing the Classroom in a Book fonts
Copying the Classroom in a Book files
Additional resources
Adobe Certification
Lesson 1 Getting to Know the Work Area
Getting started
Using the tools
Viewing the composition
Editing composition settings
Using the rulers, grid, and guides
Working with palettes
Previewing in LiveMotion
Previewing in a browser
Using online Help
Lesson 2 Drawing Basic Shapes
Getting started
Starting a new file
Creating a shape
Saving to the Library
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 3 Working with Type
Getting started
Opening the file
Using text as a mask
Working with a style
Changing text alignment
Combining shapes and text
Breaking text apart
Using Photoshop filters
Using the Adjust palette
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 4 Working with the Pen Tool
Getting started
Opening the file
Modifying shapes with the pen tool
Creating a freeform shape
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 6 Editing Keyframes
Getting started
Opening the file
Animating the plane
Reversing keyframes
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 7 Animating Object Properties
Getting started
Opening the file
Animating an ellipse
Animating a gradient highlight
Animating type
Adding sound to the Animation
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 8 Creating Basic Rollovers
Getting started
Building Multiple Rollovers Simultaneously
Creating layered effects
Creating rollover states
Labeling the rollover buttons
Linking rollovers to URL addresses
Exporting the rollover buttons
Lesson 9 Creating Animated and Remote Rollovers
Getting started
Building the composition
Making a time-independent group
Animating rollover states
Creating remote rollovers
Creating a group of remote rollovers
Setting targets for remote rollovers
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 10 Animating Masks
Getting started
Opening the file
Animating a simple mask
Creating an animated text mask
Creating a third mask
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 11 Creating Basic Behaviors
Getting started
Opening the file
Creating a timer
Creating the tens-of-seconds and minute counters
Applying behaviors to a counter that counts off one second
Making each counter increment the next
Adding a song
Adding behaviors to Start and stop the song
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 12 Animating Time-Independent Groups
Getting started
Building the main composition
Animating the Firedance group
Animating the cube
Creating the Jumping Text animation
Arranging the order of appearance
Exporting the main composition to SWF format
Assembling the final composition
Exporting the final composition
Lesson 13 Adding Sounds to Your Composition
Getting started
Opening the composition
Adding sound to the Noise animation
Adding sound to the Rain, Firedance, and Jumping Text animations
Adding sound to the Cube animation
Exporting the composition to SWF format
Lesson 14 Creating Advanced Behaviors
Getting started
Opening the file
Importing the floor plan
Creating the moving view
Creating rollovers
Adding photos to the offices
Adding close buttons to the photos
Exporting the finished composition
Lesson 15 Combining Animations with QuickTime Movies in Adobe GoLive 5.0
Starting the composition
Setting up labels for behaviors
Adding behaviors to play a movie
Adding the movie controller to the composition