Good Books for Learning Flash

February 3rd, 2009

There was a discussion on Direct-L last week about books that are good when trying to learn Flash (and in particular AS3). Several nice ones were mentioned.

I picked up ActionScript 3.0 Game Programming University the other day and am starting to work my way through it. I feel that learning a new language by programming simple games is a good idea, since you always have a true goal in mind. Even better, a bit of physics gets thrown in so that aliens can behave in a realistic fashion when moving through varying gravitational fields 🙂

The book was written by Gary Rosenzweig, who many might know from years on various Director lists. Be sure to drop by the site that goes along with book called FlashGameU.

ActionScript 3 Game Programming U Book Cover

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4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. tablo  |  February 5th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    Is there a book like this, but on 3D game development in Director 11 that you can recommend ?

  • 2. Raman  |  February 5th, 2009 at 9:02 am

    The best 3D book I’ve ever seen is Director’s Third Dimension by Paul Catanese. It was written for Director 8.5 but it still works for D11 since little has changed on the 3D side of things.

    It is no longer being published, but you might be able to find a used copy (be sure to get the CD that came with it).

    Here is where you could look through it on Google Book Search.

  • 3. tablo  |  February 5th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    thank you very much !

  • 4. Frobots  |  February 14th, 2009 at 6:37 am

    I hate Flash, will never use it. And it’s old technology, new web standards will replace it. But I love Director 🙂

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