Flash is known as an animation tool. This tutorial will introduce
you to the basics of Flash animation. Do keep in mind that Flash has
the capabilities of doing a lot more than you will cover in this tutorial.
define the moment in the timeline where actions or animations occur.
playhead shows the current frame that you are viewing in the timeline.
blank keyframe is an empty location on the timeline that is ready
to have content placed.
Frame View allows you to change how the timeline is displayed.
organize your work from back to front on the stage so that one object
can move in front of another one.
displays the current position of the playhead
shows the number of frames per second (fps) your animation will play
in the browser
the time elapsed from Frame 1 to your current position at the selected
Flash movies can refer to three
different kind of files:
has an extension of .fla and is the
master authoring file used to create content
has an extension of .swf and is the
only kind of file you will upload to the Internet. It is a compiled
version of your project.
A stand alone
projector file for viewing on a windows computer
File type: Macintosh
A stand alone
projector file for viewing on a Macintosh computer
Interface | Flash Tools |
Animation | Tweening | Symbols/Instances
Timeline | Properties
| Keyframes | Onion
Skinning | Frame Rate | Adding
and Deleting Frames | Copying Frames
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