-- Covers everything from the basics to advanced animation and game programming -- even how to use Shockwave to build multimedia Web applets.
-- Exercises at the end of every chapter help make this book both an ideal tutorial for professionals and an ideal textbook.
-- CD-ROM for Windows and Macintosh includes a trial version of Director 5.0 and special tools and media for building user interfaces and interactive applets immediately.
The Lingo Handbook shows interactive developers how to dramatically enhance their effectiveness with Macromedia Director, the #1 multimedia development tool. It begins by introducing the basics of Director 5 and its Lingo scripting language. Next, it introduces Lingo syntax, components and punctuation, and shows how to store Lingo scripts. Developers quickly learn basic interactivity and program control techniques, and discover how to troubleshoot Lingo scripts. The Lingo Handbook walks through the construction of a basic user interface; and shows how to use Lingo to control virtually any multimedia element, including sound, sprites, graphics and color palettes. It then moves on to more advanced topics, including Parent Scripts, Child Objects, Shockwave for the Web, Xtras and XObjects. The Lingo Handbook is the first book that helps multimedia developers leverage the power of Lingo quickly and effectively -- with as little complexity as possible.