What product to get?

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Well, I was looking into all the flash products macromedia had to offer and all I saw was this Flash CS3 Professional. If (once i get my basics down) I was to purchase the latest and greatest, would this be the right product to buy?

 
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Yea it would be. Well its good for a person thats new at actionscript. Are you new at it?

 
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It depends on whether or not money is a problem for you, and if you will be using it to make games or to make animations. Flash 8 or even Flash 5 would be fine for animation, as it’s only really the programming capabilities that have increased through the ages. (CS3 is FLash 9)

 
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I’m not sure if the benefits stay the same, but I just got an email from Adobe for the software I installed a bit back and I got a free month subscription to lynda.com — an excellent Flash resource.

 
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I am new to flash, but im learning and i plan on first making an animation (by the end of next summer) and then i plan on making a game (by the end of the summer after next). Its going to be kinda of a summer hobby, and during the year in high school ill do it on and off and then, the year after that I’ll be in college so i’ll have a bunch of time to work on it inbetween class and studying. I have flash 8 but I dont plan on getting the new flash version till I start working more with AS.

 
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Yeah, Flash CS3 is the latest and greatest. If you have Flash 8 and youre still learning though, stick to that.

 
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Flash 8 is the shiznets =) I never heard of lynda.com though.

 
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I actually know Lynda :)

She runs the FlashForward conferences.

 
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Never heard of it. You know Lynda is real life?

 
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You know Lynda is real life?

I’ve met and spoken with her over the years. I’ve been a speaker at her conferences several times.

 
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Wow, thats really cool.