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MarkBrodhuber
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I couldnt write actionscript if my life depended on it. :)

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AlexH
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you shouldn’t get a flash book. It’s a waste of money. You’ll learn most from video tutorials and experimenting

I can’t say this often enough: gotoandlearn.com, actionscript.org, and press f1 when in flash.

but the programming shouldn’t be hard, a little pythagoras and lineTo(); should do the trick.

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wickedpixel
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you shouldn’t get a flash book. It’s a waste of money. You’ll learn most from video tutorials and experimenting
Ha ha ha…
That way you will learn only little dirty tricks… the real stuff is in the books… You must always read a book from start to the end to know all stuff the program is capable of… else.. you will end only with pieces of tricks and you will look forever for tutorials even for simple things…

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Racoon
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I’ve never done really any programming or scripting, the problem is I don’t want to rush it but I’d like to be able to do most of what I need in three days tops, is there any help ? Although I will check out those links AlexH, maybe learning actionscript could help me income wise, who knows.

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Racoon
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So what is a good book for someone in my situation?

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Flashoptimist
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So what is a good book for someone in my situation?

Sham Bagnal (2004) Foundation ActionScript for Flash MX2004 . FriendsOfEd.

Cheap (it’s old) excellent (because of the relaxed style) and has all of the code (feely downloadable).

Buy it, stick with it, enjoy.

Ian

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Racoon
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You sure, it’s for flash mx ?

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Racoon
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Only problem, I can’t buy that book any more I don’t see it on amazon.

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Flashoptimist
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Here’s the referenced for the code:

http://www.friendsofed.com/book.html?isbn=9781590593059

And here is the link for the book at amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Foundation-ActionScript-Macromedia-Flash-2004/dp/1590593057

Spend a little, learn a little, live a lot. ActionScript is better than Magic Mushrooms because you need to make some effort.

Ian

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I couldnt write actionscript if my life depended on it. :)

You have forgotten more AS than I will ever know. Ian

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