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Bennett Harris

Harris Educational

"Introduction and Overview of Flash® Animation including Action Script Programming with SwishMax"

Thursday December 10, 2009 10:00 AM
Location: 3211, EBII NCSU Centennial Campus
(Visitor parking instructions)



Flash® animation is becoming more and more common as a platform for delivering rich interactive multimedia. It is being used as an interface technology for websites, databases, and devices such as cell phones. Flash is also very prominently used in the development and delivery of eLearning. This lecture will acquaint the audience with basic principles of developing interactive multimedia using SwishMax (a popular editor and compiler for Flash executables). Topics will include: timeline based programming, motion, tweening, effects, sprites, and Action Script programming. (Action Script is a object oriented language with some syntax and principles that are similar to Java programming.)

Audience: Anyone interested in animation, interactive multimedia, or programming concepts. Previous knowledge of programming languages and concepts as well as web concepts such as HTML are helpful but not necessary.


Short Bio:

Bennett M. Harris is a graduate of North Carolina State University with a degree in Technology Education. While an undergraduate Mr. Harris was a lab instructor and course administrator for the introductory Engineering/Computer Science class E115. In his career he has developed and delivered education on a wide variety of technology and science topics. Most recently he has worked with IBM developing eLearning including developing flash animation and rich interactive multimedia.

Host: Dr. Dennis Bahler, CSC Dept, NCSU

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