Prelab assignment for 810:023 01 - due Thursday, April 7th, 2011

  1. Audio and animation and buttons: Which three Flash sound projects from Spring 2010 810:023 do you like the best. Describe briefly why for each one.
  2. Watch the following video tutorial on Actionscript 3.0 and Flash and audio and animation. Answer the following questions or tasks:
    1. What are the FOUR STATEMENTS that you will see in any Flash application that plays an external audio file. Write down both the general description of what each one does as well as the specific and exact ActionScript syntax.
    2. Which of the buttons navigates to a URL in the following application? The left, middle or right button? Note that reqT and tablaURL are the variable names for the two URLRequests. One URLRequest navigates to a URL with Books, CDs and Videos. The other URLRequest is just for playing an .mp3 audio file named tabla.mp3 that you will see as you carefully look over the code at the bottom of the soundLesson.html web page.
    3. What is the most difficult thing covered in the video tutorial that seems the most challenging or confusing? Be specific with what it is and any questions you have.

  3. Rolling the dice: Look at and play with this Flash ActionScript 3.0 Dice rolling application. Write down what you think is the statement that generates the random number 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 for one of the dice..