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DIG2500c: Fundamentals of Interactive Design Fall 2009 Semester Dr. Rudy McDaniel Lecture 9: ActionScript Programming: The Basics, Part 2
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Reminder Lab 3 due this Friday by 5pm Please name your files correctly and be sure to upload them into the correct directory! From now on, all code examples from lecture can be found online here:
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How to Study Don’t forget: treat these programming slides like math problems. Try each and every example on your own until you understand how the logic and syntax works. It will be slow going at first, but you’ll become more comfortable with coding over time. Download the examples from the web, tweak them, play with the values, and experiment! You’ll need to use these
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Lecture Review from Last Time Computers are stupid. That makes our jobs difficult as programmers. Think iteratively and design in English, pseudocode, then code. Last week, we discussed variables, variable typing, instance names, and basic dot notation on objects.
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Remember the Method Write it out in English first Then sort into the programming structures Identify all variables, conditions, loops, and functions required Write out in pseudo-code Refine pseudo-code Investigate if functions close to what is needed are built into programming language Study vocabulary and syntax!
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This Week Controlling the Timeline and Movie Clips Loading External Web Pages Conditional Logic Loops
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Controlling the Timeline and Movie Clips Controlling the Timeline Controlling Movie Clips The gotoAndPlay and gotoAndStop functions URL objects and functions
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Controlling the Timeline Movies by default play in their entirety until it reaches the last frame of the Timeline, unless you tell it to do otherwise.
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