http://www.mindbites.com/lesson/6186-actionscript-3-animation-3-animate-with-a-timer Using a Timer to animate is similar in functionality to the way the ENTER_FRAME method works, except that with a Timer, you have a little more control over the speed and fluidity of the animation. In this video series, Flash guru Craig Campbell opens up Flash CS3 and discusses several different methods for animating with ActionScript 3.0. After discussing the basics, he then jumps into a few projects in which he demonstrates some practical uses for this type of animation. This lesson is excerpted from a full course entitled Actionscript 3 Animation. By purchasing the full course, youll receive a substantial discount relative to the individual lesson pricing. The full course is available as a series of lessons on MindBites (see link above this description) or can be purchased from LearnFlash.com at http://www.learnflash.com/actionscript3animation.html. The instructor, Craig Campbell, is a Senior trainer at TechnicalLead.com. He has always enjoyed the teaching aspect of his job. He feels that relating to the person who is trying to learn something for the first time is a strongpoint of his. He has mastered the Adobe suite of products such as Flash, Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Illustrator. He also trains people in web design/development areas like HTML, CSS and WordPress. A recent student sent us the following: "Craig has a fun, relaxed style that gets his point across very well. His small flashes of humor are very welcome, and bridge the gap nicely between sitting in front of a video series and being in an actual classroom. His lightness of style "humanizes" the experience of learning this way.
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