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Adobe Animate CC ActionScript : Introduction

Two Day Course


This Adobe authorised course focuses on developing practical ActionScript 3 skills. The course is designed for people who already have some experience using Flash but who now want to master the fundamentals of ActionScript 3.

This course assumes no previous ActionScript experience and will provide you with the core skills needed for developing powerful, interactive Animate content which can be deployed across desktops, smartphones, tablets and TVs.

For those who wish to learn Class based developments, you will also need to attend our two-day Adobe Animate: Advanced ActionScript 3 course. You should have attended the Introduction to Adobe Animate course at Media Training or have an equivalent knowledge.

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Course Outline

  • Day One


    • Object Orientated programming concepts

    Essential building blocks
    • Syntax and terminology
    • Declaring, data typing and initialising variables
    • Testing with trace()
    • Understanding compiler errors
    • Reading and writing MovieClip and Button properties

    • Global functions and object methods
    • Creating and calling user defined functions
    • Setting function parameters

    Conditional logic
    • Boolean values
    • The ‘if’ statement
    • Using ‘else if’ and ‘else’
    • Nested conditionals

    • Understanding Events and handlers
    • Adding listeners for Events
    • Removing Event listeners
    • Handling MovieClip and Button MouseEvents
    • Using the Handler parameter
    • Working with the Event target

    The Display List
    • MovieClip
    • TextField
    • Sprite

    Using the Math Class
    • Number, int and uint datatypes
    • Creating random values
    • Creating random values within a range
    • Conversion methods

  • Day Two

    Application architecture
    • Navigating between nested timelines
    • Loading external content
    • Preloading

    Dynamic display
    • Export MovieClip for ActionScript
    • Using AddChild()

    Arrays and Loops
    • Understanding Arrays
    • Accessing Array elements
    • Array methods
    • For Loop syntax
    • Looping through an Array
    • Creating multiple objects with Loops

    Working with text
    • Working with dynamic TextFields
    • Formatting dynamic text
    • String conversion methods
    • HTML text
    • Embedding fonts
    • Displaying time and date information

    Animating with ActionScript
    • Animating with EnterFrame
    • Animating with the Tween Class
    • Creating screen-wraps
    • Regenerating objects
    • Collision detection
    • Removing objects

    Applied interactivity
    • Keyboard controls
    • Drag and drop

    External data sources
    • About XML
    • Loading XML
    • Testing for successful load
    • Loading images from the data source

    Questions and answers
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