London MMUG - 16th Feb, 2006 - Flex 2 Beta 1 and After Effects

The London MMUG is holding its monthly meeting on the 16th (next Thursday). Sign up today if you want to attend my session on Flex 2 Beta 1 and Vishal Shah's Introduction to After Effects.

Here are the session summaries:

Cutting Edge: Macromedia Flex Beta 1

by Aral Balkan

Adobe just announced some very exciting news regarding Flex: The Flex framework and compiler are going to be made available for free. This is big! It suddenly catapults Flex to the head of the pack of available RIA technologies in terms of competitive advantage.

To coincide with this announcement, Adobe also released the public Beta of Flex, including Flex Enterprise Services (FES). In this session, I will take you through the latest changes in Beta 1 and provide and overview of where Flex is heading and why you should care.

Compositions in Time: An Introduction to After Effects

by Vishal Shah

Compositions in Time will look a some key features within After Effects. The presentation will cover basics and introduce you to techniques such as image masking, time mapping, layering multiple video images, keyframe animation and combining the still image with moving image media. The presentation will provide you with the knowledge base required to start experimenting and developing your own work using After Effects.

The meeting will take place at our usual venue (City University in Angel, London) in room CM505. Doors open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start. At 9.30pm, we'll hit the neighbourhood pub for some late-night drunken socializing.

Sign up to attend on the London MMUG web site.