| About Curtis Frye and the epic software group, inc.Curtis Frye |
Curtis Frye is a freelance writer living in Portland, Oregon. This is his fourth book for Microsoft Press. Previously, he wrote Microsoft Excel Version 2002 Step by Step, Microsoft Access Version 2002 Plain & Simple, and co-authored Microsoft Office XP Step by Step. He is also the author of five other books (most notably Privacy-Enhanced Business from Quorum Books), three online courses for DigitalThink, and is the editor and chief reviewer of “Technology & Society Book Reviews.” When he is not writing, and often when he is writing, he is a professional improvisational comedian with Portland’s ComedySportz group.
epic software group, inc.
For the past eleven years, the artists, animators, and programmers at the epic software group, inc., have been helping their clients use the power of the computer to tell their stories in ways that are not possible with traditional media. epic creates applications such as multimedia presentations, electronic catalogs, computer-based training, interactive brochures, and touch screen kiosks. Their work is distributed on CD-ROM, disk, and the Internet.
In 1997, the epic software group entered the world of publishing when the company was chosen to create over one hundred 3-D illustrations for the “Happy and Max” series of children’s books. In 2000, epic authored Macromedia Flash 5 – From Concept to Creation, followed by Macromedia Director Game Development – From Concept to Creation. Book projects currently in the works by the epic software group are titles on Flash 6, Director Shockwave 8.5, and LightWave 3D.