Flash MX Complete Course
||Author: William B. Sanders|
List Price: $49.99
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Publisher: John Wiley & Sons (03 September, 2002)
Sales Rank: 309,237
Average Customer Rating: 1.17 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 1 out of 5
"Confidence Builder" is the title of the first chapter. Luckily, there was a file on the CD to show what the animation was supposed to look like when it was finished. I followed all the steps for what was supposed to be a 15-minute tutorial. To my great disappointment, when I viewed my my animation, my movie didn't look the same as the "confidencecomplete.fla" file.
So, I redid all the steps. And then I redid them again. And yet again. I must have redone the lesson a dozen times or more. After about 3 hours, I finally understood enough about Flash mx to realize that Mr. Sanders had omitted an essential instruction. Nowhere had he told us that it was necessary to set the color visibility at 100% for the text clip in the 10th frame. Without that step, the Text Clip remained at 0% visibility throughout the animation!
Actually, I would like to say that this chapter was for me, indeed, a tremendous confidence builder. When I finally figured out all by myself what was wrong with the instructions, I can honestly say that I felt on top of the world.
Rating: 1 out of 5
incorrect pictures, lack of filenames ("drag the main project movie file from the CD-ROM onto your desktop" - there is no file called anything similar so you have to guess), dead end instructions, lack of explanations or results. And that's just in the first session. Some of it you can go back and learn on your own by realizing their mistakes, but most of the omissions and errors are beyond correction. i've been banging my head on my desk trying to determine what i've done wrong, and figured i'd come to amazon to see what the reviews of the book were like. Glad to see i'm not alone. i've never given a book review before but had to save other starving artists like myself from wasting their money. This book is absolutely terrible.
Rating: 1 out of 5
Poor quality and confusing text
I have to agree with the other reviewers. Whoever did the quality assurance on this text should be ashamed. There are an incredible number of errors and dead end instructions. This is a confusing text and not even worth checking out of the library, let alone buying. Try Lynda Weinman's Flash MX HOT (Hands On Training) for a much better resource.
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