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Adobe Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced 2 Days - Manchester

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Expand your coding skills and add expert-level programming control to your Flash ActionScript projects. Learn the techniques that will free your work from the limitations of visual-only design. Get the professional tips you need and make your Flash content stand out from the crowd.

Together, we will take a deep dive into the most complex programming features of ActionScript, showing you how to work with classes, objects, and XML data. With this powerful knowledge at your fingertips, you will be able to create and manage Flash projects much richer than those that could be produced using visual design alone. This course is ideal for those looking to harness the full power of Flash.

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Price: £550.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe Flash CS6
Level: Advanced
Duration: 2 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Manchester
Computer: Windows & Mac
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Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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Flash ActionScript Advanced 2 Days Overview

Flash Logo and advanced course participants

This 2-day Advanced course gives existing ActionScript users the expert techniques for taking full programmatic control over all types of Flash projects. Together, we will look at dynamic loading of graphics, using XML, advanced styling, and more.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Load graphics dynamically
  • Insert advanced Flash text and CSS
  • Use XML in Flash projects
  • Apply blend modes
  • Animate with Tween and Transition classes
  • Add skins and themes

Our goal is for to you understand the professional methods for writing scripts to control your Flash projects.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is for experienced Flash designers who have a basic understanding of ActionScript and who want to take their ActionScript knowledge to the next level.

You will need significant experience in using Flash. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe Flash CS6 ActionScript Introduction 3 Day course.

 

Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

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Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Introducing the Course
  • Introducing the course
  • Understanding the course format
  • Discussing the course objectives
  • Reviewing the course prerequisites
  • Reviewing the course outline
Architecting a Flash Application
  • Architecting with layers
  • Architecting with Movie Clips
  • Placing code in external ActionScript files
  • Introducing object oriented programming concepts
  • Working with Flash classes
  • Writing methods, functions and event handlers
  • Referencing dynamic variables using bracket notation
  • Extending the Movie Clip class
  • Detecting Movie Clip interactions with hitTest()
Working with Graphics
  • Learning about Flash drawing models
  • Using filters
  • Using blends
  • Creating filters and blends with ActionScript
  • Introducing bitmap caching
Importing XML Data
  • Learning about XML
  • Using XML in Flash
  • Accessing XML data
  • Looping through XML data
Working with Text
  • Implementing advanced anti-alias rendering
  • Introducing the TextFormat class
  • Formatting text with cascading style sheets
  • Resizing text fields
Implementing Advanced Graphic Loading
  • Creating reusable instance-based code
  • Loading external media with Movie Clip Loader
  • Creating instances of the Flash Object class
  • Introducing listeners and event handlers
  • Understanding the Movie Clip Loader event handlers
  • Using create Empty Movie Clip and get Next Highest Depth
  • Attaching Movie Clips
  • Positioning visual elements dynamically
  • Understanding swapping depths
Reviewing Animation Basics with ActionScript
  • Creating Timeline-based custom easing
  • Animating with ActionScript
  • Interacting with the mouse location
  • Adding easing via ActionScript
  • Creating a mask with ActionScript
Learning Advanced Animation with ActionScript
  • Introducing the Tween class
  • Handling Tween class events
  • Introducing the Transition classes
  • Using Delegate to create a component listener
Styling and Skinning Components
  • Styling components
  • Skinning components with themes
  • Skinning components manually

Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

Alex Farr, University of Portsmouth, Flash - 3 Day Introduction

What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Further details on benefits included with this Adobe Flash CS6 course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching Flash. Get the Animation skills you need with our experienced Flash professionals.

Included with our Flash courses is the Flash Visual Quickstart Guide provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified Flash course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP


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Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

Send Course Details Book this training course

The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

Alex Farr, University of Portsmouth, Flash - 3 Day Introduction

Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

Send Course Details Book this training course

The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

Alex Farr, University of Portsmouth, Flash - 3 Day Introduction

Testimonials

The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

Alex Farr, University of Portsmouth, Flash - 3 Day Introduction

I found the course most rewarding and the trainer was excellent. The whole experience exceeded my expectations and it took my knowledge to a whole other level.

Lena Hultkvist, The Swedish Church in London, Flash ACA - 5 Day Masterclass

The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!

Michelle Harrison, Greater Manchester Police, Bespoke Intermediate - 1 Day Bespoke

The training was very effective and the key concepts of using Flash were delivered very well. The trainer quickly adapted to our specific needs.

Aaron Singson, Idox, Flash - 2 Day Bespoke

Learnt more than expected from an intro course! Trainer made sure we got it at all stages and the small group really helped.

Leyla Sanai, The Co-operative Group, Flash - 2 Day Introduction

The trainer was fantastic, we covered a lot of material but at a pace we could all keep up. He really tailored the course to our company's specific needs and was really helpful when we asked loads of questions!

Charlotte Mew, TPP, Bespoke InDesign and Illustrator Introduction

Very impressed with the training. Very informative and feel confident in going away with the knowledge of being able to complete the tasks that I have to do.

Niki Taylor, Floramedia, PitStop Pro - 1 Day Introduction

The trainer was very informative and very patient! Thanks

Trisha White, Countrywide Assured Group plc, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

Brilliant two days of training which allowed me to be confident in my own self taught/on the job knowledge, efficient working methods and hints and tips. Thank you.

Jackie Williams, British Council, Adobe InDesign - Two Day Advanced

Very in-depth and thorough training for people completely new to the program. Covers everything you'd need to know at a very reasonable pace.

Andy Porter, Breaking Free Online, InDesign Introduction - 2 Days

Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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The instructor was very clear and constructive. Good examples to work through.

Alex Farr, University of Portsmouth, Flash - 3 Day Introduction

Flash CS6 ActionScript Advanced

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

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