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Flash 4    Tutorials

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Creating a Simple Flash Movie

In this example we will create a flash animation to demonstrate manual animation.

. Open Flash 4 and create a new Flash Movie Project. See Flash Overview.

2. Select frame 1 with the mouse and drag to the right five frames This should leave frames 1-5 highlighted.

3. Hit "F6" to insert keyframes into the five highlighted frames.



Creating a Simple Flash Movie

Creating a Tween

Creating Advanced Tweens

Creating a Button

Assigning Actions to a Button


Figure 1

Figure 1

4. Select Frame 1 with the mouse.

5. Using the Circle tool, draw a small circle in Frame 1.

6. Select the circle with the Pick tool and copy it. (CTRL + C or "Edit > Copy").

7. Select Frame 2 with the mouse and paste the circle into it. (CTRL + V or "Edit > Paste").

8. Using the Pick tool, Click and drag the circle a little to the right of where it was in Frame 1.

9. Repeat this process with Frames 3, 4 and 5, each time moving the circle a little further to the right. (See Figure 2)

Figure 2

Figure 2

10. Select "Control > Test Movie" from the Menu Bar.

This is a simple Manual Animation. In the next lesson we will learn how to create an Automatic Animation or "Tween". (See Creating a Tween)


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