Unlock the power of Flash and bring gorgeous animations to life onscreen. With this Missing Manual, you'll move easily from the basics to power-user tools - even if you have no programming experience. Start creating animations in the very first chapter, and learn how to get professional results for everything from simple animations to high-end desktop applications in no time. The important stuff you need to know: Learn animation basics. Find everything you need to know to get started with Flash. Master the Flash tools. Learn the animation and effects toolset, with clear explanations and hands-on examples. Use 3D effects. Rotate and put objects in motion in three dimensions. Create lifelike motion. Use the IK Bones tool to simulate realistic body movements and other linked motions. Speed up development. Use templates, code snippets, and motion presets. Go mobile. Learn what it takes to design for BlackBerry and Android mobile devices. Add multimedia. Incorporate your own audio and video files into Flash. Create rich interactive animations. Dive into advanced interactivity with easy-to-learn ActionScript examples.