In this article, you will learn the basics of creating simple animations in Macromedia Flash.
1 Open Macromedia Flash 10
Step 2. Select frame 1 in the timeline, which is located at the top of the canvas
Step 3. In the first frame, you can draw whatever you want (for example, a curved line)
Step 4. Select the next frame based on the length of your animation
The greater the spacing between frames, the longer your animation will be.
Step 5. Right click on the frame and click "Insert Key Frame"
Step 6. Right-click anywhere between the first and last frame and select "Create Motion Tween"
Now, the image you drew in the first frame will appear in the last one as well.
Step 7. Edit this image the way you want
You can change the size, position and other effects. To access these options, click on the object and select “Settings”.
Step 8. Press Control + Enter to watch the animation
Step 9. Try different settings and experiment
There are many other settings that are available in Macromedia Flash.
- Try creating different layers for different objects by clicking on the “+” in the Layers panel, next to the canvas.
- Try to find out more at websites such as freeflashtutorials.com. Once you're ready to learn more advanced Flash, try gotoandlearn.com.
- Also, try the so-called FBF (or animation - frame by frame), in which you draw an image on one frame, and on the second, the continuation of the "movement" of the first frame. If you continue like this, you can create very good animation (with the right skill). However, this method takes a lot of time and patience.
- The more frames, the longer the animation will take.
- Try different methods; learn about each button and option for their meaning. That way, whenever you want to create something in Flash, you will know how to do it.
- You can set the number of FPS (Frames per second) you need using the selection tool, and without choosing anything, click on the menu under the "Actions" option to call these settings, and in the upper right corner, you can see the set number of FPS.
- As you work on a Flash project, save as often as possible, essentially like any other activity.
- The more frames per second you set, the better your animation will look.