I want to design a restaurant digital menu sign, divided in four sections. 3 are static one is animation and fly in pictures. How do I do this? Domino's pizza has the same type of sign. What program do I design the static frames in? How do I set the screen size to fill the entire monitor? Once I get to this point do I go to flash Catalst and import the static screens? And then bring in the pictures and animation into the forth screen? For now I just want to play it on a stand-alone system inside the restaurant. Thanks
yes, you can do this in Catalyst. The images can be created in any image program (Illustrator, Fireworks, Photoshop), and brought into Catalyst. I would recommend you read my blog post about resizing vs. scaling (http://chrisgriffith.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/understanding-resizing-and-scaling-in-flash- catalyst/)
You can probably prototype this quite easily in Catalyst, but I would recommend looking at Adobe Edge as a better solution for the long term.