New Riders Publishing | ISBN 1562056476 | August 1996 | 324 Pages | 3.7 MB
Includes step-by-step examples of animation techniques that require little or no programming!
This is a thorough, fact-filled guide to creating Web animations. The beginning chapters serve as a primer for animation concepts such as cell and flip-book animation and techniques such as onion-skinning. But throughout the rest of the book, animators get advice on creating animated GIFs as well as Java, QuickTime, Shockwave, and server-push (CGI-based) animations. The authors discuss the pros and cons of each type of animation, and provide tips on using animation-creation software. You also get a solid discussion of Web-production issues such as file size and cross-platform compatibility, and of sound and special effects. This is a truly well-rounded approach, and beginning and experienced animators alike can learn much from the book. An included (hybrid) CD has trial versions of Macromedia Director 5 and Authorware, animation-creation utilities, and Shockwave plug-ins.