ActionScript 3.0 Animation

Two days of hands on making things move with ActionScript 3.0.

Learn the basics of animation, difference between “static” animation and dynamic animation, and strategies for animating with code. We’ll start with simple motion – getting an object to move on one axis with a fixed velocity and build it up slowly, incorporating multiple different forces in two and even three dimensions and various kinds of motion, forces, gravity, friction, bouncing, user interaction, etc.

The course is aimed at developers and code-oriented designers interested in using code to animate visual objects in ActionScript.

Presented by Keith Peters



1. ActionScripted Animation Basics
- Basic animation concepts
- Basics coded animation
- Trigonometry for animation
- Rendering techniques

2. Basic Motion
- Velocity
- Acceleration
- Boundaries and bouncing
- Friction
- User interaction: dragging and throwing

3. Advanced Motion
- Easing
- Springing
- Collision detection
- Coordinate rotation and bouncing off angles
- Billiard ball physics
- Particle attraction and gravity
- Forward kinematics: making things walk
- Inverse kinematics: dragging and reaching


- The cost of this 2 days training is £200 + VAT (£230).
- This includes lunch.


Special Offer
Thanks to the ever supportive friends of ED for at extra £15 all attendees can take away one of Keiths books:
- AdvancED ActionScript 3.0 Animation – £31.49 (Amazon)
- Foundation Actionscript 3.0 Animation: Making Things Move! – £29.92 (Amazon)


All attendees with require
- Their own laptops with a copy of Flex Builder, FDT 3.0 or Flash CS3/CS4 installed.
- Introductory or Intermediate level knowledge of Actionscript 3 and Flex Builder, FDT 3.0 or Flash CS3/CS4.


Date: 17th-18th September 2009 ( 17/09/2009 – 18/09/2009 )
Times: Day 1 10:00 – 18:00 (doors open at 09:30) / Day 2 09:00 – 16:30 (doors open 08:30)
Venue: Leroy House, 436 Essex Road, N1 3QP (click for map)
Tube: Highbury / Angel


- To book a place on this course please contact training AT
- Maximum 15 attendees (11 places remaining).


More info on our training philosophy can be found here

2 Responses to “ActionScript 3.0 Animation”

  1. Mat Leach says:

    Top-notch course, with world renowned – at a real price.

  2. Chris Ellis says:

    Cheers Keith for an interesting and informative course!

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