- Tutorial and reference to the leading QuickTime
- Visual lessons provide fast-track learning
- Cross-platform format supports both Macintosh and
Published by Totally Hip Software, LiveStage Professional 3
is the leading QuickTime 5 authoring tool for developers
and digital media producers. In LiveStage Professional 3
for Macintosh and Windows: Visual QuickStart Guide, media
professionals will learn how to create, produce, and
deliver impressive broadband and interactive wired movie
content in a cross-platform environment. Beginning with a
basic overview of LiveStage 3, this book goes on to cover
advanced features such as static visuals, moving visuals,
text tracks, sprite tracks, animations, audio and much
more. The format of this Visual QuickStart Guide makes it
easy for beginners to learn LiveStage while more advanced
users will find the book a handy quick-reference for
specific features. With its illustrated step-by-step style,
this book is ideal for developers creating content for
e-commerce, advertising, entertainment, learning, and
I. BUILDING A PROJECT.
1. The Tracks Tab.
About the Tracks Tab.
About Tracks. About Samples. About the Timeline.
2. The Stage and Library.
About Stage Basics. About
Using the Stage. About Grids. About Align Tools. About Draw
Setting. About the Library.
3. Setting Track Properties.
About the Track Tab. About
the Spatial Tab. About the Composition Tab. About the
4. The Script Editor.
About the Script Editor.
About Events. About the Script Edit Field. About QScript
Syntax. About Action Statements. About QScript Properties.
About the QScript Reference Window.
5. Setting Movie Properties.
6. Basic Visual Tracks.
About the Play Section.
About the Movie Section. About Looping Movies. About
QuickTime Properties. About Intermovie Communication. About
II. EXPLORING TRACKS.
About Color Tracks. About
Picture Tracks. About Skin Tracks. About External
7. Movie Tracks.
About Movie Tracks. About
Child Movies. About Slaving Child Movies. About MIAM
Playback Parameters. About the Layout Pop-Up Menu. About
Loading Child Movies.
8. Text Tracks.
About Text Margins. About Text Appearance. About Text
Effects. About Animated Text. About Hotspots. About
Formatting Hotspots. About Advanced Hotspot Editing. About
9. Streaming, Flash, and VR Tracks.
About Streaming Tracks.
About Flash Tracks. About Scripting Flash Tracks. About
Flash Buttons. About VR Tracks. About VR Tracks and
QScript. About VR Hotspots. About Multi-Node VRs.
10. Sprite Tracks.
About Sprite Images. About
Sprites. About Sprite Layout Properties. About Sprite
Backgrounds. About Behaviors. About Sprite Buttons. About
Scripting Sprites. About Image Override
11. Animations and Manipulations.
About Source Pop-Up Menus.
About Tween Tracks. About Cell Based Animations. About
Effect Tracks. About Transitions. About Filter Effects.
About Special Effects.
12. Working with Audio.
About Sound Tracks. About
Track Volume. About MIDI. About Instrument Tracks. About
13. Advanced QScript.
About Constants. About
Variables. About Debugging Projects. About Conditional
Statements. About Custom Events.
Appendix A. Keyboard Shortcuts. Appendix B. Online Resources. Appendix C. Useful QScripts.
Switching Fonts Based on
Pop-Up Window. Monitoring a Movie's Download