Lesson 1. Introduction to ActionScript 2.0
Introductions form the start of any great relationship. Get ready, then, to be introduced to your new best friend: ActionScript! We believe you'll find ActionScript a satisfying companionespecially as you delve deeper into the relationship. Although you might not necessarily think of scripting as a creative endeavor, a working knowledge of ActionScript can spark all kinds of ideasones that will enable you to create dynamic content that can interact with your users on myriad levels. Best of all, you'll get the satisfaction of watching your ideas grow into working models that fulfill your projects' objectives.
In this lesson, we'll show you some compelling reasons for learning ActionScript, as well as what makes it tick. And if you're feeling a little shy, sometimes the best thing to do is jump right inwhich is exactly what you'll do here as you create and test a complete interactive project before lesson's end.
We'll create several projects in this lesson, including this interactive scene that moves the balloon with key presses.