Renowned Flash wizard and innovator Robert Penner reveals the fascinating programming and design concepts behind his signature creations. Detailing his groundbreaking designs, this book showcases Penner's work that merges maths and design with Flash. You'll get an inside look at his sophisticated and unique approach to design - which incorporates advanced ActionScript programming - and discover exclusive techniques associated with some of the most groundbreaking interactive designs ever created.
No real-world application
By Grahm - December 16, 2002
Don't get me wrong... this is a good book for some... but for most this is just another book in a big stack of Flash books that has no real-world application what-so-ever.This book essentially has 3 parts:1. How the author got into flash. 2. Equations 3. What the author can do in flash.Now it should be mentioned that this book has NO examples and that in chapter one it is clearly stated that this book is not and was not intended to be a tutorial book. Now, having said that, future buyers should be wary in that you really will not be told how or shown how to do anything with this book. The author is essentially saying, "Here are some equations you can use in flash, but I'm not going to show you how to use them, or what to use them for."Those of you familiar with the blue book for automobiles will find that this book reads strikingly similar. By this I mean the blue-book will tell you about cars, but not how to operate or service one. Likewise, this... read more
Where have you been all my (flash) life...
By Gianni D'Alerta - November 13, 2002
Incredible... I have read countless books on flash and specially on actionscript. Each has built up my understanding. This book has finally put it all into perspective. The examples are completely explained down to the thought process involved in coming up with the solution. Being that most flash designers come from a visual background, the book explains programming in a visual manner. Details like relating the makeup of an object with real life visual metaphors. The style of writing is to the point and at times witty and engaging... If you want to understand how the masters do what they do, you will not put down this book... great job... read more
By D. Caplan "dac" - November 1, 2002
Robert Penner is a genius, oh yes, and he also a flash programmer extraordinaire. There should be more books like this on the market, incisive, creative and informative. Mr. Penner's take on object oriented programming in Flash is refreshing and innovative. The examples in this book are excellent and easy to understand, highly recommended.
"Since its introduction in 1996, Macromedia Flash has become the standard for delivering high impact, vector-based graphics to the Web. Flash is deceptively simple at first, yet has great depth and ...