Interactive QuickTime: Authoring Wired Media (QuickTime Developer)
||Author: Matthew Peterson|
List Price: $54.95
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Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann (08 August, 2003)
Sales Rank: 55,867
Average Customer Rating: 5 out of 5
Customer ReviewsRating: 5 out of 5
Excellent lessons useful in other dev environments as well
This really is an excellent book. The examples that Matthew uses to teach in each chapter are useful far beyond just wired QuickTime. I keep it next to my desk for use in my other development environments as well.
For example there is a chapter on scripted motion which talks about linear interpolation, easing in and out, motion along mathematical functions, circular motion, paths and spline interpolation. I incorporated a few of these animation algorithms into my desktop applications and they work/look great.
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is one of the most helpful computer books I have ever read. I not only learned from the numerous examples, I was inspired by their creativity to create content of which I'm proud, and to go from making a me-too product to something people will talk about.
It is truly amazing what the unpublicized, interactive capabilities of QuickTime allow you to make.
I would warn anyone buying this book, use LiveStage Pro on a Mac as nature intended it; the Windows version is quite buggy and more than a little clunky.
Rating: 5 out of 5
Super helpful book
I just started using Live Stage Pro to author quicktimes 2 months ago and found the software's manual to be helpful but light on insight. In a nutshell 'Interactive Quicktime' is a crucial book to get if you're learning LSP (although the author goes into other methods of working with quicktime too). What can I say? It helps you understand what's going on within the world of the quicktime architecture and walks you through tons of projects to help you get it. I wasn't getting it with the LSP manual. As the author states it would be helpful to know a little bit of applescript or some other programming language but I'm picking it up slowly but surly and I've never written a word of code in my life. It's well worth the price.
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