Flash CS4 Professional

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Flash CS4 Professional Part 1 Mary ET Boyle, Ph.D. Department of Cognitive Science UCSD
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Run Animation Hit Enter! Return to timeline Go to Frame 1 Insert “Shape Tween” Make an Oval Press the “O” key The timeline panel Select Frame 20 Press F7 (inserts a blank keyframe) Make a rectangle Press “R” key Make the rectangle Open Flash Select ActionScript 3.0
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Make a rectangle Press “R” key Make the rectangle
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The timeline panel Select Frame 20 Press F7 (insert a blank keyframe)
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Make an Oval Press the “O” key
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Return to timeline Go to Frame 1 Insert “Shape Tween”
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PLAY DEMO CNTL Enter will create a temporary .swf file so that you can see how it will play.
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“Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.” Buckaroo Bonzai and the 8 th Dimension Always know where you are. Power to edit anything Static graphics Animations Movie clips
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Quick Tour of Flash Workspace Stage Tools Timeline Panels
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Visual workspace Any graphics placed in this area are visible to the audience watching Flash when it plays. Stage size and Zoom
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Aspect Ratio width:height TV 4:3 HDTV 16:9 35mm 3:2 Computer screen resolutions 640 x 480, 800x600, 1024 x 768)
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Scale resize as necessary Flash movies maintain aspect ratio Beware some things do not scale
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Selection tools Creating tools View tools colors Options area The tools in the Tools panel let you draw, paint, select, and modify artwork, as well as change the view of the Stage. The tools area contains drawing, painting, and selection tools. The view area contains tools for zooming and panning in the application window. The colors area contains modifiers for stroke and fill colors. The options area contains modifiers for the currently selected tool. Modifiers affect the tool’s painting or editing operations.
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frames • sequence of individual images (frames ) that make up an animation •Images on Frame 1–Frame 2 … etc. 16,000 panel •Can be undocked as a separate panel • Window > Timeline •V isua l animation cues (hollow or solid circle) • Color and icon cues & red playhead All animation is movement over time!
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•first frame startpoint •Last frame endpoint Images on a roll of film… All animation has a start and end point.
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Divide time into frames •L ike films, Flash divides lengths of time into frames. •Use frames to organize and control the content of your document. Frames in Timeline •P lace them in the order you want the objects in the frames to appear in the finished document.
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time Number of frames between start and end Frame rate Flash default rate: 24 fps Frames per second At 24 fps: 24 frames = 1 second movie! At 12 fps: 24 frames = 2 second movie!
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Frames •Each image is a frame •The frame shows the content on the stage at any point in time.
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