Communication is an important part of our everyday lives. We communicate via phones, e-mail, regular mail, and so on. Since nearly everyone in the world communicates in a similar fashion, without a system of individual identification, it would be impossible to route those communications from one person to another. We all have unique phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and street addresses all of which ensure that the communications intended for us actually reach us.
Just as phone numbers, e-mail addresses, and street addresses lead communications to their intended recipients, Macromedia Flash target paths lead one timeline to another, allowing them to communicate. In this lesson, we'll take a look at the various target paths used in typical Flash projects as well as show you how to use Flash's powerful ability to have timelines talk to each other a capability you'll use to give your projects more depth and sophistication.
A thorough understanding of target paths and how to use them will allow you to create sophisticated applications where independent timelines can work together to perform tasks. The above "windowed" Flash application (which we'll create in this lesson) will provide an excellent example of the way target paths can be used to give a project more depth and sophistication.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
In this lesson, you will:
This lesson takes approximately 1½ hours to complete.