Course Technology PTR and Charles River Media have announced the release of Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Game Graphics
, an instructional book on using Flash to make games.
Macromedia Flash Professional 8 Game Graphics
, written by Robert Firebaugh, teaches the essentials of Flash game art. Robert Firebaugh is the founder of vectorkid.com, a vector art community site that educates developers about the illustration possibilities in Flash. He has over 10 years of illustration and game design experience, and he is the creative director and co-founder of Electrotank, Inc.
The book covers vector and raster graphics and explains how both can be used to improve the performance of your game. Helpful tips and techniques are included throughout to help readers become more efficient at creating user interfaces, game character sprites, and special effects.
Real-world game examples are used to teach about the development process for creating game graphics and preparing them correctly for a smooth transition to programming. In addition, the book includes a companion CD-ROM with all of the source files from the book, as well as a trial version of Macromedia Flash 8 for Windows and Mac.
For more information about Macromedia® Flash™ Professional 8 Game Graphics
, visit the Course PRT website