Flash CS4 Professional:

Advanced, ACE Edition

Activity-Level Outline

                         Days:  1

          Prerequisites:  Flash CS4 Professional: Basic, ACE Edition, or equivalent experience

                         Unit 1 :  Vector illustration

                               Topic A: 0  Creating vector paths

                                      A-1:  Creating paths with the Pencil tool

                                      A-2:  Creating paths with the Pen tool

                               Topic B: 0  Editing vector paths

                                      B-1:  Adjusting anchor points

                                      B-2:  Adding and removing anchor points

                               Topic C: 0  Using mask layers

                                      C-1:  Masking a layer with a vector path

                         Unit 2 :  Advanced animation techniques

                               Topic A: 0  Inverse kinematics

                                      A-1:  Animating shapes by using the Bone tool

                               Topic B: 0  Shape tweens and animated masks

                                      B-1:  Creating a shape-tween animation

                                      B-2:  Adding shape hints and a mask

                               Topic C: 0  Filter animation

                                      C-1:  Animating a filter and other effects

                               Topic D: 0  The Motion Editor

                                      D-1:  Using the Motion Editor

                                      D-2:  Reusing an animation as a motion preset

                         Unit 3 :  ActionScript animation

                               Topic A: 0  Programming principles

                                      A-1:  Discussing ActionScript 3.0

                                      A-2:  Exploring a scripted application

                                      A-3:  Preparing symbol instances

                                      A-4:  Reading instance property values

                                      A-5:  Storing values by using variables

                               Topic B: 0  Event listeners and event handlers

                                      B-1:  Implementing continuous motion

                                      B-2:  Controlling speed with a variable

                                      B-3:  Stopping motion when a condition is met

                                      B-4:  Making a clip move when clicked

                               Topic C: 0  Modular code

                                      C-1:  Creating modular code

                               Topic D: 0  Special classes

                                      D-1:  Creating a Document class

                                      D-2:  Extending the MovieClip class

                                      D-3:  Associating a custom class with an object

                               Topic E: 0  The Debugger

                                      E-1:  Using the Debugger

                         Unit 4 :  Interactive techniques

                               Topic A: 0  Adding audio

                                      A-1:  Adding sound with ActionScript

                               Topic B: 0  Scripting a link to a Web page

                                      B-1:  Adding a hyperlink

                               Topic C: 0  Loading dynamic content

                                      C-1:  Loading text from an external file

                         Unit 5 :  Video

                               Topic A: 0  Flash video basics

                                      A-1:  Discussing video encoding

                                      A-2:  Converting DV content to FLV

                               Topic B: 0  Video in Flash files

                                      B-1:  Importing video

                                      B-2:  Changing FLVPlayback component parameters

                                      B-3:  Creating code to respond to cue points

              Appendix A :  ACE exam objectives map

                               Topic A: 0  Comprehensive exam objectives